Prepare now with ‘Exam Jam’

Prepare now with 'Exam Jam'

Emma Behrmann, Editor in Chief

January 14, 2020

As students and teachers enter the third quarter of the school year, exam preparation is in sight. AP World Modern History teachers are promoting an "Exam Jam" preparation activity and are offering a mock exam to students enrolled in the course. Read below for all of the information.  AP World Modern Exam Jam&...

Palm Harbor Parade

Eli Thompson, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2019

Every year, local businesses, scout troops, first responders, and many other people walk in the annual Palm Harbor Christmas Parade.  Starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 21, hundreds of locals will gather at the Presbyterian Church of Palm Harbor in preparation for the 1.2 mile walk to downtown...

Presidential candidates have a variety of views on medical care

Madeleine Katz, Online Editor in Chief

December 12, 2019

The 2020 presidential election is just around the corner and candidates have a wide variety of views on the way the healthcare system should operate. While the right leaning candidate has spent time pushing for reduced prices of pharmaceutical drugs and medical care, many left leaning candidates are pus...

Forever 21 files for bankruptcy

Forever 21 store in the Westfield Mall

Grace Mercer, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

Fashion retailer, Forever 21, announced it has filed for bankruptcy protection in order to restructure its business. Some of the Forever 21 stores closed not only in the US, but also in countries such as Europe and Asia. In total, the company is closing 300 to 350 stores, and as many as 178 of those...

Trendy topics come to life during homecoming week

Kahlen Pihpher ('23), Amber Wheaton ('22), and Abigail Rene ('22) dress up for decade's day.

Grace Mercer, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2019

Every year for a week, students dress as characters from movies, books, and television shows. Students walk around in vivid costumes, solicitous clothing, hats, and DIY’s. This year’s homecoming week kicked off on Sept. 9: character day. On character day, many students dressed as VSCO girls, stealing...

College Board decides not to implement adversity scores

Justine Nguyen ('20) reads a prep book for the SAT.

Madeleine Katz, Online Editor in Chief

September 16, 2019

After receiving backlash for the new adversity score SAT tool for colleges, the College Board decided to get rid of the program before it had the chance to be put into effect.  During an interview with AP News, David Coleman, the chief executive of the College Board said, “The idea of a single score was ...

19th St. closes, re-opens, and closes again

19th St. is blocked with road closed signs, a pile of dirt, draining water, and a CAT excavator. Residents living off of this road face issues with driving to and from places.

Emma Behrmann, Editor in Chief

September 12, 2019

An excavator crane, pile of dirt, and drainage block the path to several Palm Harbor homes. 19th St. has closed, re-opened, and closed again within the past two weeks.   19th St. provides access to Palm Harbor zoned neighborhoods including Barrington Oaks, Arbor Glen, Pipers Meadow, and Sever's Land...

Dog disease

Pictured in Iowa at the AHeinz57 rescue facility.

Alexis Cesarini, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2019

Brucellosis, also called Mediterranean fever, is an infectious bacterial disease that has a variety of symptoms. Its causes include ingestion of unpasteurized milk or exposure to raw meat. Working around infected animals can count as exposure, or even breathing the same air. The disease is zoonotic,...

Exam Season

Eli Thompson, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2019

Throughout the year, students work towards getting the best grades achievable by completing loads of homework and studying for hours to prepare for tests. As the end of the year rolls around, students begin having to cram for hours on end to studying for final exams. Taking final exams is just a part of school,...

Some teachers have worked at PHU since the start

Some teachers have worked at PHU since the start

Grace Mercer, Staff Reporter

December 20, 2018

Some teachers have been here for two summers or for over two decades. There are not too many, but there are a few teachers who have been teaching from the beginning,1996. Ms. Becky Bride has said to be one of the first teachers since day one. She teaches different levels of math: honors, IB and AP....

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