The Spartan Life

Hunter Kane and Mrs. Wall

An episode of The Spartan Life

By Joseph Castagna
The official podcast of Southern Lehigh High School, celebrating students, teachers, and the community!
A Crash Course in Robotics
Do you know next to nothing about SparTechs, our high school's Robotics team? Then this episode is for you! From wiring to coding to building to driving and competing, we touched base with pretty much everybody involved with team 834 in an attempt to answer the question, "What is Robotics?" Follow along as we talk with Audrey Miller, the team's Treasurer; Alex Erie, the team's driver; SparTechs President, Brandon Myung; SparTechs team Scout, Taso Rubino; and more! Know the answer to this episode's trivia question? Hit us up at SLSpartanLife@slsd.org Follow us on social media: @SLSpartanLife
46:08
April 22, 2019
Bonus Episode: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
In our first Bonus Episode, we break down the just-released teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.  Have your own thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker? Send us an email at SLSpartanLife@slsd.org and we'll read your comments on the next episode of the podcast! Follow us on social media @SLSpartanLife
23:27
April 22, 2019
Alex Becker and Mr. Ruhf (For Real This Time)
On this episode of The Spartan Life, we take our mics to MiniTHON, chat with Alex Becker about the importance of keeping a positive attitude, and get Mr. Ruhf's thoughts on the Letter to the Editor in this month's Spotlight.  Know the answer to this episode's trivia question? Drop us a line: SLSpartanLife@slsd.org Follow us on social media: @SLSpartanLife See Mrs. Tocci come in like a wrecking ball here: https://twitter.com/i/status/1109592532722376704
49:05
April 7, 2019
Alex Becker and Mr. Ruhf
BREAKING NEWS! On this episode, we take you to MiniTHON and feature EXCLUSIVE announcements from Alex Becker and Mr. Ruhf regarding the senior trip and Carnival Day!  Drop us a line: SLSpartanLife@slsd.org Follow us on social media @SLSpartanLife Want to co-host The Spartan Life? Sure, why not. Anybody could do better than Haupt :( Happy April Fool's Day, everybody! That's a bit of a spoiler, but I'm pretty confident nobody actually reads show notes. ...seriously, I could put anything in these show notes. Cheeseburger See. Anything. Are you really still reading? I mean, you're the only one. Just you and me. Probably just me. You know who definitely doesn't bother to read these show notes? Mr. Haupt. That jerkface.
11:53
April 1, 2019
Nick Ferretti and Mr. Evans
On this episode, we take our listeners inside Mrs. Wall's Chopped competition, talk to Nick Ferretti about his interest in becoming a Social Studies teacher, and chat with the breakout star of SL Carpool Karaoke, Mr. Evans! Special thanks to Emma Palmieri for calling the play-by-play during our visit to Chopped! Curious about the book written by Mr. Evans' brother, Charles? Learn more here. Know the answer to this episode's trivia question? Hit us up at SLSpartanLife@slsd.org Follow us on social media @SLSpartanLife
51:44
March 26, 2019
The Les Miserables Special
It's show week, and Haupt and Castagna are taking you backstage of SL's production of Les Miserables! Listen as we hear cast member thoughts on the passion and pain required to produce a show of this scale; chat with selected members of the cast, ensemble, stage crew, and pit orchestra; and get the low-down from the man, the myth, Mr. Wehr! Contact us via email: slsspartanlife@slsd.org Follow us on social media: @slspartanlife
58:03
March 13, 2019
McKenzie Hagenbuch and Mrs. Searfoss
Haupt and Castagna fight their way through snow day fatigue to get the skinny on both the Pennies for Patients and Mini-Thon campaigns, make some Oscar predictions with Mrs. Tocci, learn what it takes to be crowned Allentown Fair Queen with McKenzie Hagenbuch, and marvel over just how much Mrs. Searfoss has on her plate--including the upcoming Symposium. Donate to Pennies for Patients: https://events.lls.org/pages/epa/SouthernLehighHighSchool-2019 Donate to Mini-Thon: https://fourdiamonds.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=2335 Know the answer to this episode's trivia question? Know a student or faculty member we should showcase on the podcast? Want to tell us this show stinks and we should be crying ourselves to sleep at night because we're a pair of epic failures? (Just threw that last one in to see if anybody actually reads show notes.) Drop us a line at SLSpartanLife@slsd.org Follow The Spartan Life on social media @SLSpartanLife
1:03:02
February 23, 2019
Syncere Jackson and Mr. Gerhard
As we head into Super Bowl weekend, we hand the mic over to Griffin Schmoyer for some sports talk, sample the sweet sounds of Syncere Jackson, and shoot the bull with former student and current substitute teacher, Mr. Gerhard. Check it out! Syncere Jackson's full performance of The National Anthem: https://www.facebook.com/SLHSspartans/videos/335359677191165/ Know the answer to this episode's trivia question? Wanna tell us how we're doing? Drop us a line: SLSpartanLife@slsd.org Follow us on social media @SLSpartanLife Hi Ralph :)
41:49
February 2, 2019
Chris Fahy & Mason Wetterau and Mr. Wilde, Part 2
In this episode, Mr. Haupt speaks with students on the morning of their Graduation Project Presentations, Chris Fahy and Mason Wetterau describe what it takes to become an Eagle Scout, and we share the second half of our interview with Mr. Wilde. Think you know the answer to this episode's trivia question? Drop us a line at SLSpartanLife@slsd.org Don't forget to follow us on social media: @SLSpartanLife
43:11
January 19, 2019
The Spartan Life Festivus Spectacular!
Tired of the commercial and religious aspects of conventional holiday celebrations? Well, here on The Spartan Life, it's a Festivus for the rest of us! Follow along as students air grievances, Mr. Castagna attempts to complete the Feats of Strength, and a wealth of special guests drop in to say hi.  Featuring appearances by Makayla Schmid, Sloane Sexton, Mrs. Bausher, Mr. Wilde, Nicole Schroy, Garrett Schlosser, Mr. Fay, Ellie Cassel, and many more. Special Guest Star: Mr. Hershey! Let us know how we're doing: SLSpartanLife@slsd.org Follow us on social media: @SLSpartanLife
48:44
December 21, 2018
Vasco Nunes Vicente and Ms. Laney
Join us as we attempt to settle that age-old holiday debate, Is Die Hard a Christmas movie, with Mrs. Tocci and Mr. Dougherty; discuss the wonders of Wawa with Vasco Nunes Vicente; and learn what it takes to be a successful Millenial with Ms. Laney. Huge shoutout to Alex Becker for our new seasonal cover art! Extra special thanks to Joe Thomas for the OUTSTANDING commercial he put together for this episode! Know the answer to this episode's trivia question? Hit us up at SLSpartanLife@slsd.org Want to join the staff of The Spartan Life? We're holding auditions for next spring's Spartan Block offerings. Produce a segment and submit the finished product in accordance with our format. We're looking for News, Unsung Heroes, and Teachers in Classrooms Drinking Coffee. Send us an email with any questions or for further instructions on how to submit your segment for evaluation.
38:36
December 14, 2018
Dyani Hernandez and Mrs. Howsare
On this episode, we recap what it was like sitting in the Hot Seat for the Compliments Activity, complain about Black Friday shopping, analyze "Bieberisms" with Dyani Hernandez, and enjoy a low-tech conversation with Mrs. Howsare. Come across a good deal on a PS4? Know the answer to this episode's trivia question? Want to tell us how we're doing? Hit us up at SLSpartanLife@slsd.org Don't forget to follow us on social media: @SLSpartanLife Want to join the staff of The Spartan Life? We're holding auditions for next spring's Spartan Block offerings. Produce a segment and submit the finished product in accordance with our format. We're looking for News, Unsung Heroes, and Teachers in Classrooms Drinking Coffee. Send us an email with any questions or for further instructions on how to submit your segment for evaluation. Music: "A Day to Remember" by Bensound.com
42:37
December 1, 2018
Kylee Goodin and Mr. Fisher
This week, we cover news, find out what it's like to be a "nontraditional student" at LCTI with Kylee Goodin, and get some help from Byron Miller, Ben Gavin, and Jenson Kercsmar who interview band director, Mr. Fisher. Let us know how we're doing: SLSpartanLife@slsd.org Follow us on social media: @SLSpartanLife Want to join the staff of The Spartan Life? We're holding auditions for next spring's Spartan Block offerings. Produce a segment and submit the finished product in accordance with our format. We're looking for News, Unsung Heroes, and Teachers in Classrooms Drinking Coffee. Send us an email with any questions or for further instructions on how to submit your segment for evaluation.
23:21
November 15, 2018
Liam Treacy and Mr. Piperato
This week we give you an exclusive preview of Songs For a New World when we sit down with Marissa Harley and Orlando Crooms, provide a crash course on jiu jitsu with Liam Treacy, and talk AP Computer Science Principles at a sushi joint with Mr. Piperato. How are we doing? Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or hit us up at SLSpartanLife@slsd.org. And don't forget to follow us on social media: @SLSpartanLife
47:12
November 2, 2018
Hunter Kane and Mrs. Wall
Join us as we discuss news items, talk "huttin'" with Hunter Kane, and sip some coffee in the FamCam (FamCon?) room with Mrs. Wall. Know the answer to this episode's trivia question? Want to tell us how we're doing? Have some suggestions for a student or teacher we should interview? Hit us up at SLSpartanLife@slsd.org Like what you're hearing? Don't want to miss an episode? Keep living the Spartan Life on social media @SLSpartanLife
48:57
October 19, 2018
Dean Pellegrino and Mr. Fay
In an oversized episode, the homecoming court competes in the first annual "Useless Achievements Bowl" to determine the Homecoming Prince and Princess, Dean Pellegrino tells us about his experience as a professional magician, and Mr. Fay waxes philosophic on football, family, and fiction. Big shout out to ALEX BECKER who designed our new cover art! His attention to detail is astounding. He even captured the way Castagna's mustache doesn't quite connect in the middle. Haupt's avatar, however, is far too handsome. Leave us a review on iTunes or hit us up at SLSPARTANLIFE@slsd.org to let us know how we're doing. Follow us on social media: @SLSpartanLife
1:04:07
September 27, 2018
Genessa Sirard and Mrs. Guarriello
On the very first episode of Southern Lehigh High School's official podcast, we cover news and events surrounding the start of the school year, talk with senior Genessa Sirard about her humanitarian efforts over the summer, and share some deep thoughts with new principal Mrs. Guarriello. Let us know how we're doing: SLSPARTANLIFE@slsd.org Follow us: @SLSpartanLife Donations for Casa Angelina: http://my.simplegive.com/G3/nu/ Music: "A Day to Remember" by Bensound.com
29:17
September 21, 2018
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00:53
September 15, 2018
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