The Prowler

Choral director Dr. John Odom instructs Chanticleer from a distance. All students are separated in 6-foot intervals and required to wear masks. Studies have shown that it is safe to sing for 30 minutes without the spread of aerosol in the air. Many students have switched to virtual further reducing the risk of contact, but fewer students and strict guidelines have forced many changes and adaptations in the performing arts.

The show must go on

September 19, 2020

COVID-19 has left the student body desperate for entertainment and creativity, but nothing has gone back to normal. Like other schools, Starr’s Mill i...

Coach Peyton Dean signals across the field as senior Lauren Flanders waits on the third base. This is Dean’s first year at Starr’s Mill High School after teaching at Rising Starr Middle School. She graduated from Armstrong State University, where she majored in health and physical science.

Peyton Dean

September 19, 2020

I'd like to follow in [my mother’s] footsteps, because I've seen how successful she's been, not only as a coach, but as a teacher.

Golden Apple - August 2020

Golden Apple – August 2020

September 10, 2020

For the month of August, the Golden Apple recipient is English teacher Kelly Corallo. Corallo was selected by Chase Penland.  “The kids really respect her, they really ...

Pinch of Positivity

Pinch of Positivity

September 8, 2020

The Prowler at Starr's Mill High School · Pinch of Positivity - Episode 9 In the ninth episode of “Pinch of Positivity,” Editor-in-Chief Mary Jane Gagliano discusses how who you are becoming is more important than where you are going.  ...

The class of 2021 gather to show off their freshly decorated parking spots. Although senior year will look different for the class, they are trying to make the most out of all of their opportunities.

Senior Walk

August 17, 2020

Students in the class of 2021 are all asking the same question: What is our senior year going to look like? I have only found one answer: different. As...

Senior Victoria Wiest decorates a parking spot with chalk on the Sunday before the first day of school. This day marks the beginning of the class of 2021’s last year at Starr’s Mill.

Chalk-full of senior traditions

August 17, 2020

On the day before the school year started, seniors gathered in small groups and chalked their parking spots. Students found inspiration for their art in va...

Pinch of Positivity

Pinch of Positivity

August 14, 2020

The Prowler at Starr's Mill High School · Pinch of Positivity - Episode 8In the eighth episode of “Pinch of Positivity,” Editor-in-Chief Mary Jane Gagliano discusses how to have a successful school year through keeping a positive mindset.   Click the image above for your “Pinch of Positiv...

Chase Penland (right) is the Golden Apple recipient for May. He shows compassion and is a positive influence for students. Ashley Collins, who received the award in April, chose Penland because of these qualities.

Golden Apple – May 2020

June 25, 2020

Teacher and coach Chase Penland received the final Golden Apple award for the 2019-2020 school year.  Penland teaches health, weight training, and team sports, while also coaching the junior varsity soccer and football teams.  “I enjoy co...

Philadelphia 76ers forward and center Joel Embiid finishes a dunk. General manager Sam Hinkie coined the phrase “Trust the process” when rebuilding the 76ers, with Embiid as one of the key components of the rebuild. I have had a wild journey from the beginning of the school year to now. Through my development as a journalist over the past year, my story is one of personal growth and trusting the process.

Trusting the process

May 22, 2020

Trust the process. Those three words were the focus for The Prowler when the school year began last August. For me, it was the words I needed to hear....