Opinions

The reason behind TPH’s declassified school survival guide

by | January 29, 2013

The freshman, sophomore, and junior classes are in the course selection process for the 2013-14 school year, which inspired the editorial board to reflect on our underclassmen years and the unknowns that came along... Read More

Students should strive for a balanced sleep schedule

by | January 14, 2013

Irritable. Sluggish. Sleep-deprived. An epidemic of sleep deprivation has plagued PHS students, leaving us more vulnerable to stress, anxiety and inability to perform in school. According to webmd.com, sleep deprivation can cause decreased performance... Read More

Finals should be before winter break

Finals should be before winter break

by | January 7, 2013

Sitting by my Christmas tree while I’m watching a Christmas movie, I’m absorbed in the holiday spirit. Yet in the back of my mind, the stress of finals linger. I want to spend my... Read More

Teachers should not be afraid to talk about religion

by | January 7, 2013

PHS prides itself in giving a comprehensive education to every student, but there is a missing focus on learning about religion. Understanding religion is important because it opens up room for discussion between people... Read More

Book lovers must adapt to movie adaptations

Book lovers must adapt to movie adaptations

by | January 7, 2013

I clearly remember thinking, ‘How could they have left out the part where Malfoy’s nose droops to his chin after he gets hit with the swelling potion?’ while watching the second Harry Potter movie.... Read More

Senior voice: in December

Senior voice: in December

by | December 17, 2012

I was not the senior typing furiously on my essay that could not even take a 2-minute break because the deadline for my college application was due that night. That phenomenon of procrastination affects... Read More

Seniors should know college admission etiquette

Seniors should know college admission etiquette

by | December 12, 2012

“Got into Tulane!”, “Accepted by Oregon!”, “Guess who’s 5 for 5?!” As Early Action acceptances have begun to trickle out, social media has begun to be filled with updates on who has been accepted... Read More

Quad should be revamped

Quad should be revamped

by | November 26, 2012

Have you ever been bothered by the long, scratchy, irritating grass in the quad? Have your eyes ever been scorched by the sun reflecting off the blindingly white food service building? Have you ever been... Read More

Senior voice: in November

Senior voice: in November

by | November 14, 2012

This year we have been bombarded with questions like: How was the SAT? How are college apps coming? Where do you want to go to college? And what do you want to study? It’s... Read More

Coaches should encourage respect on, off the field

by | November 14, 2012

The student athlete conferences will cover sportsmanship, a virtue that has not been emphasized since peewee soccer. These meetings will be effective for the beginning of the season, but at the high school level,... Read More