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New winds to spread our wings on

New winds to spread our wings on

by | March 28, 2017

“March winds and April showers bring all the Maytime flowers.” In high schools all across the nation, these winds are admissions, the showers are the decisions made afterwards and the flowers are the final... Read More

Hollywood still so white

Hollywood still so white

by | March 28, 2017

Cultural appropriation should have been long dead by now. America has written civil rights into law, elected our nation’s first African American President, removed the word “Orient” from federal laws and yet, Yet the... Read More

Think beyond the hours, focus on the service

Think beyond the hours, focus on the service

by | March 28, 2017

Honors Society. College applications. These are the two primary reasons that pop into students’ minds when they sign up for community service events. In all honesty, it’s not their fault. The structure we have... Read More

Put the class back into Google Classroom

Put the class back into Google Classroom

by | March 28, 2017

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier: phones allow for instant communication, cars create easy transportation and at PHS the introduction of Chromebooks (and digitally based assignments) were supposed to bring similar benefits.... Read More

Let’s save our school hours for academics

Let’s save our school hours for academics

by | March 28, 2017

Swinging battered backpacks over one shoulder, gulping orange juice with bleary eyes, and hiking up to Magnolia Ave, we make our way to school every morning. The list of our reasons for this constant... Read More

So you think horse back riding isn’t a sport?

So you think horse back riding isn’t a sport?

by | March 7, 2017

Gripes about football weight room, soccer pacer tests and lacrosse sprints waft through the breezeway every day in jumbled waves. Heads nod throughout the crowd to signal their accordance with the grumblings. But when... Read More

Living in the future takes away from the moment

Living in the future takes away from the moment

by | March 7, 2017

The phrase “Just three months left!” rings through the senior class like a bell, chiming with the excitement and eagerness of closing old doors and opening new ones. While this chime acts as an... Read More

Try reading this without looking at your phone

Try reading this without looking at your phone

by | March 7, 2017

In today’s world, people prioritize their Instagram feeds and Snapchat streaks over actually talking to people and going out with friends. A Mobile Statistics study showed that on average, people spend about 90 minutes... Read More

Let’s rally together to join in on the first night rally

Let’s rally together to join in on the first night rally

by | February 7, 2017

Rallies are organized to foster a strong feeling of school spirit from students. They offer a 45 minute-long distraction from classes and everyday life, so in theory they should be welcomed by students, yet... Read More

Princess movies teach more than how to get a prince

Princess movies teach more than how to get a prince

by | February 7, 2017

The incredible songs, the animal sidekicks, and the lovable villains are just some of the many things that make Disney princess movies so magical. These princesses defined my childhood and the movies still remain... Read More