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

In the wake of abortion legislation. people gather outside of the Supreme Court in protest.

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 ...

One last time

One last time

Natalie Tajeddine, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2019

We all want school to be over, until that one day comes where everyone is standing in alphabetical order, wearing a cap and gown. It’s the kids you’ve watched grow up, those who have watched you grow up, and some of the people you'll never see again. You know what I’m talking about, the senio...

Go-to tips to survive stress

Entering these gates to PHU may cause some students immense stress.

Grace Mercer, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2019

You will have the best times of your life, they said. It would be fun, they said. In high school, nothing is easy at first if over thought. Parents can also hover like helicopters and can be the type with the best reputation, leading their kids on the hard path. Using proven facts to make it easier will...

From straight A’s to failing

In Mrs.Cannaday's class, Ansley Acree ('20) prepares for her AP exam that she will have to take before exam week.

Erin Behrmann, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2019

Studying for exams is already stressful enough, but missing classes for exams before testing week causes more pressure on students. At PHUHS students take state exams before the designated exam week. Students miss either first to third period or fifth to seventh periods depending on when testing is. Most...

Dear College Board: Your adversity score system is broken

Madeleine Katz, Online Editor

May 17, 2019

The amount of adversity that students have experienced can’t simply be judged by their “neighborhood environment”, “family environment”, and “high school environment”. These categories can’t even begin to determine or show how much adversity a student has faced and putting students into...

Remakes of originals: are they as good?

Movie theaters such as Muvico, come out with movies on their release date for people to watch.

Grace Mercer, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019

Movies are started by a spark of one's imagination, and brought to life with green screens, stunts, custom designed outfits and much more. A story line can make a movie a classic and known for years on end. Alita: Battle Angel, Isn’t it Romantic, and What Men Want, are examples of movies that have co...

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