Guys and Dolls

Video posted April 30, 2015 in News by Lauren Lewis


In early April 2015, the Tyrone Area High School put on their bi-annual musical. “Guys and Dolls” featured a colorful cast of athletes, band members, artists, and choral singers. Many of the students were juniors and seniors, and due to a lack of funding, there isn’t likely to be another musical during their time at TAHS.

A group of five friends joined together for the last time to sing and dance to music from the ‘50s. They played their last varsity football game together just weeks before — and they’ll run their last track meet at the end of May.

“The companionship of a doll is a pleasant thing even for a period of time running into months. But for a close relationship that can last us through all the years of our life, no doll can take the place of aces back to back.”

           – Guys And Dolls


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Lauren Lewis

Senior / Journalism

I first knew that I wanted to pursue a journalism degree after reading “Half the Sky,” a book by NY Times reporters Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. At the time, I was enrolled in a private, all-girls boarding school. The curriculum and environment were women-centered: for the first time in my life, I had instructors who kept their maiden names, studied in and encouraged STEM fields, and had an acute awareness of women’s conditions all over the world. It was progressive escape in the middle of small-town, rural living.
My three-year college plan at the Pennsylvania State University included a major in print journalism and a minor in Communication Arts & Sciences. It wasn’t long before I completed many of the requirements for photojournalism, added second and third minors in the French language study and International Studies, and accepted opportunities including being news intern at my local paper, the student seat on The Collegian Board of Directors, and the interning editor for a national peer tutoring publication, The Dangling Modifier. I also became a peer tutor in the PSU Learning Center. In the midst of it all, I never forgot my dream of continuing the project that Kristof and WuDunn began for women. I volunteered over 80 hours of my time to become a trained advocate at the Centre County Women’s Resource Center, and I continue to volunteer and work with the center on a regular basis (approx. 100 hours to date). I also joined a peer education club that aims to promote gender equality on campus. I continued my studies in French and was accepted to study abroad in Besançon, France for two months over the 2014 summer semester. Shorty after putting a deposit down on the France trip, I added a two-week international/intercultural communications opportunity in Vienna, Austria.