This season’s guilty pleasure

This season’s guilty pleasure

Marla Mitchell, Staff

December 19, 2019

The countdown has begun. Hallmark movies are a staple piece when it comes to the Christmas holiday. This year makes it the 10th anniversary that Hallmark blesses the world with Countdown to Christmas holiday movies. Throughout the entire month of December are holiday movies being played on rotation....

Smoking in the car, should it be illegal?

Lizzy Mason, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2019

Although cigarette smoking is not as prevalent in this day and age, it is still a common habit found across the country. Should the government be able to tell a smoker where they can and cannot smoke? Designated smoking areas can be seen everywhere, in amusement parks, outside stores, or outside of ...

Being part of newspaper

Erin Behrmann, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2019

The bell echoes and the sound of students typing on keyboards fills the room. Everyone may wonder what newspaper class is and what it is like being on the newspaper staff. Being part of the PHUHS newspaper, is like being part of a big family. We are able to collaborate about story ideas and talk to...

Christmas in the City

Christmas in the City

Rachel Giaquinto, Staffer

December 12, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so why not blast It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Lea Michele. Michele released her third album titled Christmas in the City on Oct 25, 2019. In an interview with Billboard she explained how it had always been her dream to release a Christmas album, and s...

iPhones perform better than Androids

Grace Mercer, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

There are many benefits to having an iPhone. Apple upgrades them every year from the last model and each upgrade has bonus features. iPhones have many shortcuts to help people save time in either life-threatening situations or in a time crunching situation. Some people believe that having an iPhone...

Nightmare before Christmas can be classified as both a Christmas and Halloween Movie

Jacyn McCrudden, Staff Reporter/Photographer

November 14, 2019

The age old question has been debated about for forever: Is Nightmare Before Christmas a Christmas movie or a Halloween movie? It’s the same idea as asking if DieHard is a Christmas movie. There is no definite answer.  Although Nightmare Before Christmas begins in the town of Halloween, and opens ...

Getting a grip versus getting the grade

Delaney Wildermuth, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2019

For many teenagers, collegiate achievement equates to happiness; however, if poor mental health comes in the way of these achievements, a teen can fall into a downward spiral. Most of the time, getting consistent A’s and an impressive GPA is what students dream of accomplishing in high school. The...

The United Nations climate action summit failed to address important issues

Madeleine Katz, Online Editor in Chief

October 11, 2019

World leaders gathered for the United Nations Climate Action Summit, traveling to New York on planes that emit harmful greenhouse gasses. Leaders of countries that promised change addressed greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy, sustainability, and net zero emissions in their three minute speeches....

The Rise of Ultra-Conservative Abortion laws

The Rise of Ultra-Conservative Abortion laws

Tessa Acree, Staff reporter

May 22, 2019

In the past few weeks, women’s rights have come under attack at the hands of conservative lawmakers in states like Alabama, Mississippi, and Ohio. Among the new laws passed is the so called “fetal heartbeat” law that has already been passed in four states, but is currently making its way th...

Summer birthday bummers

Caitlin Lucas, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2019

It may not seem like a big deal the the date of birthdays can largely impact a person-- or at least for me specifically. Having a summer birthday, in some ways can rock, but when your friends inevitably forget your birthday without the constant reminder in school, it kinda stinks. Sure, there are ...

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