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The short side of life

Freshman Amanda Stickels, 4'10

January 8, 2016

By Amanda Stickels, staff writer Being short is just downright dangerous. When Sophia Tirado tried to grab a bowl that was on the top shelf in her kitchen, she realized that she couldn't even remotely reach it. Because she was 4'11", she was used to not being tall enough to reach things. She then tried many methods to get the bowl. At first, Tirado stacked a...

Shooting flowers: one student's take on gun control

Shooting flowers: one student's take on gun control

January 6, 2016

By Leo Garkisch, staff writer What do those delusional liberals want, anyways? “Take away my guns?” said typical American Connor Servative. “Not today, President Blackenstein!” Clearly, the Left doesn't understand that when the Ebolapocolypse comes, we will need all 270 million guns owned by American civilian...

Teens not excused from political awareness

Teens not excused from political awareness

December 18, 2015

By Claire Strother Honestly, I don’t remember many specific moments from elementary school beyond a couple Halloween parties where we wrapped kids in toilet paper. But there is one distinct memory I have that sticks out above the rest. I remember playing “Odyssey Baseball,” a trivia game where...

Students react to Donald Trump

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 23:  Donald Trump listens at the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C Groundbreaking Ceremony at Old Post Office on July 23, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)

December 14, 2015

By Erin Schultz Donald Trump published a press release on Dec. 7 regarding his solution to terrorism. He wants to prevent all Muslims from entering the country. We asked students what they thought about his plan. ...

Media exaggerates police brutality

Media exaggerates police brutality

December 10, 2015

By James Estrella III, opinion editor In South Carolina on Oct. 6, a teenage girl was thrown across a classroom by an officer after refusing to leave with him. On Oct. 20, 2014, Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times by police officers in Chicago. Finally, on Nov. 22, 2014, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot wh...

The end of the Kobe Bryant era

The end of the Kobe Bryant era

December 7, 2015

By Devin Prasad (@the_d_prasad) We all knew this was coming. Basketball fans all around knew that Father Time would eventually catch up with Kobe Bryant and that his time in the NBA would be complete. As a Lakers fan and Kobe fan since the day I was born, the news of Kobe's retirement did not come easy. It is h...

Miley's wild tour not worth taming

Miley's wild tour not worth taming

October 23, 2015

By Bridgette Jasinski (@bridge_midge22) What happens when you add together a band of old guys from the 80’s, a pop singer who may or may not be the most sexual human alive, a crowd that is too comfortable in their own skin and a surplus of a white liquid that looks like milk? Apparently, you get th...

Discuss the doubts

Knights' Way leaders pose to show the problems of leading a discussion without full comprehension

October 1, 2015

By Kit Fitzgerald A second-period health class of thirty kids or so, still blinking sleep from their eyes, sat horrified as a caffeine-crazed Knights' Way leader bounced around the classroom, shooting off statistics and advice. The leader was trying her hardest to generate some excitement and response abo...

Freshmen: All your questions answered

Freshmen: All your questions answered

September 21, 2015

By Erin Schultz (@erischultz) We asked 10 freshmen to write down questions they had about high school and asked people around PHS to answer those questions. ...

Tips for first-time iPad users

Tips for first-time iPad users

August 29, 2015

By Cassidy Delahunty (@cassdelahunty) 1. Stay organized. While this might sound like a tip from a parent, staying organized is essential to success, especially when using an iPad. Keep folders and dividers in Notability well-labeled and neat, and consider using a planner app to keep track of assignm...

Students vs. PARCC: unintended consequences

PARCC testing has been vilified in recent months.  But if students opt out once again, the consequences could be great

May 17, 2015

By Ben Dojutrek (@bdojutrek) Monday and Tuesday, Prospect students will once again will take the PARCC test. Students are using this to protest the unfair standardized tests and policies. While it's great that the student body has united over the issue, there's one small problem: though the test is bad, o...

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