The fence

by | March 28, 2016

With all the hubbub about the Facilities Master Plan, you might have missed the discussion of the Safe Schools Plan, whose preliminary draft includes plans to build a fence around our campus. Although it... Read More

Graduation gowns

by | February 29, 2016

When the class of 2016 graduates, girls will no longer wear white gowns. Instead, we will all wear purple, a step towards gender inclusivity and away from traditional gender roles. But since the decision... Read More

The course survival guide

by | February 1, 2016

Even when we select classes thoughtfully, we sometimes end up in a class we don’t like. So to accompany our Course Selection Guide, we would like to introduce the Course Survival Guide. Firstly, it’s... Read More

How to succeed at failing

by | December 14, 2015

To PHS students, it can feel like achievement is everything. The message is everywhere, from parents on Facebook saying “Look what my kid did!” to the school scrambling for higher test scores. It’s even... Read More

Police on campus

by | November 18, 2015

Maybe it stems from action movies or maybe from major news events of the past year, but it has become all too easy to view uniformed officers as the villains. Yes, those white Stormtrooper... Read More

Get your spirit on

by | October 28, 2015

School spirit is more than wearing purple to the rally and screaming yourself hoarse at a football game. Yes, buying a shirt from the new school store is a good starting point, but true... Read More

Religious and Cultural Holidays

by | October 3, 2015

Imagine having school on Christmas: Many students would have to choose between spending the day honoring family traditions and attending school so as to avoid getting behind — a trade-off that students belonging to... Read More

One step at a time

by | September 26, 2014

This school year has been defined by the new and improved—new schedule, new Chromebooks, new PA system, new lockers, new students, new muffins.  Everything around us is being renovated and revamped—everything except the clocks.... Read More

Next year brings massive change, we propose one more

by | June 9, 2014

Breaking with the seven-day block schedule rotation that has been instituted for 18 years, next year, the high school will transfer to a five-day rotation in which all classes will be held on Monday,... Read More

Keep students informed; let us have a say in our school

by | May 13, 2014

Sports change, friends change, people change. The one constant that stays in a our lives at this age is attending high school for four years. The same lockers, the same campus, and same block... Read More