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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....

Throughout my time with The Prowler, I’ve been able to gain real-life journalism experience and determine what career path I want to go into. From talking to students, to alumni, to professional athletes, I’ve learned so much that I hope to contribute to my future.

My journey through journalism

May 22, 2020

I walked into the doors of Starr’s Mill my freshman year with no idea what I wanted to do with my future or where I would fit in.  That first year, I...

My time with The Prowler has been nothing short of amazing. From the people to the opportunities, I will forever be grateful to room 703.

Best decision ever

May 21, 2020

Three years really flew by. I never thought that I wanted to join The Prowler, but I wouldn’t trade the last three years for all the money in the world....

Every writing class that I have taken throughout these past four years at Starr’s Mill has been a wonderful learning experience. I want to both thank the school for such an inspiring and attentive department and highly recommend students to try at least one writing class beyond the required English literature and composition courses.

My four years taking writing classes at Starr’s Mill

May 21, 2020

It feels like both a century and a few days have passed since I first walked the halls of Starr’s Mill High School. I was a completely different pers...

My skills as a writer have improved each year with every teacher I have encountered. However, no room has seen me grow as a writer, a friend, and a teammate more than 703.

703 and me

May 20, 2020

My entire life I have been taught that numbers serve as nothing more than a mere medium for calculations, identification procedures, and codes. As I hav...

Teachers teaching teachers

May 18, 2020

In this episode, Principal Allen Leonard and English teacher Whitney Shoemaker reflect on their previous experiences when Leonard taught Shoemaker in hig...

Pinch of Positivity

Pinch of Positivity

May 14, 2020

In the seventh episode of “Pinch of Positivity,” News Editor Mary Jane Gagliano discusses how to have the best summer ever.   Click the image above for your “Pinch of Positivity.”...

Senior spotlights

Seniors Chloe Spradlin (top, Jo Captures Photography), Ashtyn Lally (left), and Bre Kozusko (right) are featured in this week’s “Senior Spotlights.” If you want to be included in next week’s senior shout out or nominate a senior, direct message the Prowler’s Instagram @smhsprowler, or email Caroline Hubbard at

Caroline Hubbard, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

Our senior class of 2020 has accomplished many great things during their time at Starr's Mill, with their journeys beginning in 2017. Now it’s their turn ...