3 things to know for December 1: Trojan of the Year, KIND Closet, Toys for Tots


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1. Trojan of the Year

Ever since 1927, TIME magazine has announced its Person of the Year, which features and profiles a person, a group, an idea, or an object that “for better or for worse… has done the most to influence the events of the year.”

We, the writers of The Station, are proud to announce that before Christmas break, we will feature our own “Trojan of the Year.”

The process is simple. For one week, we will gather nominees as submitted by you, the students, faculty, and staff of Derry Area High School. Once the poll closes, we will gather all nominees and a reader’s poll will be created. Please know that the poll winner does not decide the selection, but it will help the student writers to make a decision.

To submit your nominee, please visit our Trojan of the Year page.

2. KIND Closet

The KIND Closet needs volunteers Wednesday and Thursday of this week from 3:00 to 5:00. This is a great community service opportunity and a way to give back to your community this holiday season. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Smolleck.

3. Toys for Tots

The officers of the Spanish and French honor societies are organizing a Toys for Tots drive. The boxes will be located in the front lobby of the high school. The boxes will be out from December 1-17. Please donate unused/new toys only.


Chicken Patty Sandwich, Baked French Fries, Green Beans, Fruit Cup, and Milk

The Foo Fighters are coming.

The Foo Fighters are going back on the road in 2022, and their first show is set for the Pittsburgh area.

The rock group is scheduled to perform at the Pavilion at Star Lake on Saturday, May 14.

Tickets will go on sale Friday morning at LiveNation, following a presale for Citi cardholders.

Photo: Deadline


They’re a nuisance, but they’re beautiful

Dozens of feral peacocks and peahens are roaming the streets and leaping from the rooftops of Tracy, California. They claw at shingles and defecate on porches. Their calls, especially in mating season, echo through the community. They have no fear of pets nor people.

Photo: Evil Genius/Alamy


(CNN) – Benzene, a known cancer-causing chemical, was found in over half of 108 batches of antiperspirant and deodorant body sprays from 30 different brands, according to a citizen’s petition filed this month with the US Food and Drug Administration.

Check out which body sprays are at risk. 

Photo: Business Wire


Omicron. Omicron.

It’s pronounced Ah Muh Kraan.

(USA Today) – Named after the Greek letter, the omicron variant is the 13th variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that has received a Greek designation under the World Health Organization’s classification system for variants of interest or concern.