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PowerSchool and the standards-based grading scale clash

PowerSchool and the standards-based grading scale clash

Rachel Perry, Managing Editor of Y's Tales

March 7, 2019

In most classes, students can receive grades on assignments ranging from 0 percent to 100 percent, yet there are courses at York that are different from the rest.   Taking a step away from the traditional grading system of points, classes such as English, business, art, and science have ad...

So, about this weather…

So, about this weather…

Mike Bindeman, A&E Editor

February 20, 2019

It’s cold. Sorry, did I say cold? I meant: we are currently existing in a frozen wasteland that brings new meaning to the expression, “When hell freezes over”. Our complaints about Chicago’s quick trip to the North Pole are fairly well justified, but we tend to forget that there is a root cau...

What’s left for Tom Brady to prove?

What’s left for Tom Brady to prove?

Joey Leonardo, Sports Editor

February 8, 2019

This past Sunday, the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 53 by a score 13-3. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won his sixth Super Bowl in what was his ninth appearance in the big game. For perspective, this was the Patriots' eleventh time in the big game, but Brady’s nin...

Life Through the Filter: VSCO’s Unrealistic Reality

Life Through the Filter: VSCO’s Unrealistic Reality

Sarah Pinkowski, Features Editor

February 7, 2019

Like many girls my age, I have a secret guilty pleasure: VSCO. First created in 2011 by founders Greg Lutze and Joel Flory as a way for users to organize and edit their photography, the app has become one of the biggest social media platforms to date. Boasting millions of aesthetically pleasing posts...

Sweet Victory is a loss for SpongeBob

Sweet Victory is a loss for SpongeBob

Michael Moriarty, Photo Editor

February 7, 2019

As many are aware, the intro to the SpongeBob halftime performance at the Bubble Bowl, the animated cartoon’s version of the Super Bowl, appeared briefly during halftime of Super Bowl LIII on Sunday night. As it came as a surprise to many, others hoped that Maroon 5 would include the SpongeBob’s...

Editorial: Should marijuana be legal?

Editorial: Should marijuana be legal?

Ethan Thomas, News Editor

January 9, 2019

The controversy over the legality of marijuana in the United States has risen dramatically since the state of Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2014. So far, 33 states and the District of Columbia have made marijuana legal, at least to a point. While some states like Colorado have legaliz...

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