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The Important Decision

The Important Decision

Samantha Datnoff, News Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

“The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”- Anne Frank   The wise words of Anne Frank depict the most invaluable and essential lesson an individual could ever learn, the ability for one to become who they want to be based on their choices. Students hear phrases syno...

More Intelligences than One

More Intelligences than One

Aida Porter-Hyatt, Teacher’s Corner Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Junior year brings a new level of competition to Pikesville High. With one last year to boost GPAs, students are more focused on their grades than any other year. Another reason for the new completive air is that students are beginning to take their SATs and ACTs for the first time. These scores, either...

No-No Lemon

No-No Lemon

Aida Porter-Hyatt, Teacher’s Corner Editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Lululemon Athletica Inc is a Canadian athletic apparel retailer which started in 1998. They are known for their modernly designed athletic clothing. If you walk into any yoga class, chances are,you will see the Lululemon logo on at least 50 percent of the class’ participants.  People are willing to...

Why Homework is Useless and How We Can Fix it

Why Homework is Useless and How We Can Fix it

Samantha Datnoff, News Editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Homework is considered to be one of the most important assignments given and completed, but how effective are these assignments, and what impact do they have on students? In past years, countless amounts of studies have been conducted in an attempt to solve the issue of whether or not homework is necessary....

New Grading Policy Brings Greater Success to PHS

New Grading Policy Brings Greater Success to PHS

Ava Meltzer, Student Life Editor
October 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The 2016 to 2017 school year has arrived. Students are flaunting their back to school clothing, eagerly using their new, colored highlighters, and are reuniting with friends. However, the most noticeable feature amongst the students are not their new possessions or reconnections, but their stubborn views...

Why Students Should Not Be Overloading Schedules with AP Classes

Why Students Should Not Be Overloading Schedules with AP Classes

Aida Porter-Hyatt, Teacher's Corner Editor
October 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

At the start of junior year, there is a competitive air that lingers around the halls of Pikesville. While sophomores and freshmen have the choice between taking honors or GT level classes, juniors now have to decide between honors and the highly anticipated AP classes. Many former GT students’ first...

Tattoos: the Ink is Spreading

Guiliana Datnoff
June 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Whether they act as an artistic expression of one’s beliefs, a permanent reminder of a special memory, or just simply a beautiful design to look at, tattoos are an ancient craft that are now growing in popularity. Just a few years ago, tattoos were considered a taboo to be concealed and avoided. Today,...

The door to success is locked

Ava Meltzer, Student Life Editor
March 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Every student knows that having to go to the bathroom during class is distracting. One would think this uncomfortable feeling can be easily prevented; walk to your nearest bathroom and then return back to class in under five minutes. However, the situation is much more complicated at Pikesville High...

The cost of free tuition

Naomi Hoch, Online Editor-in-Chief
February 23, 2016
Filed under Opinion

If elected as president, Senator Bernie Sanders promises to introduce the “College For All Act,” which would make all four-year public colleges and universities tuition-free. Many high school students plan to vote for Sanders in the upcoming presidential election simply because they do not want to...

The true meaning of college “acceptance”

Naomi Hoch, Online Editor-in-Chief
January 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

As college acceptance, or rejection, letters arrive in the approaching months, applicants become able to measure the success of their cumulative high school careers. Little do they know that biases will very likely prevent them from attending the college of their dreams, even if they are more than qualified...

Low attendance for athletic events leads to a new thought

Morgan Anthony, Online-Editor-in-Chief
January 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Pikesville High School takes great pride in their fall, winter, and spring athletics. However, many athletic events and games lack spectators. Majority of parents attend sporting events rather than the students of PHS. In order to boost athletic support and fix the financial problem within the athletic...

New year, new contract: Superintendent possibilities

New year, new contract: Superintendent possibilities

Morgan Anthony, Online-Editor-in-Chief
January 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Along with the presidential debate, the Baltimore County Public School system also has a political decision to make. As of right now, Dr. S. Dallas Dance’s contract is expected to expire June of 2016, which leaves the Superintendent role, one of the most significant jobs within the school system, vacant....

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