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A modern-day exodus: the Syrian refugee crisis

Naomi Hoch, Online Editor-in-Chief
December 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Following the outbreak of civil war in Syria, an estimated nine million Syrians have sought to escape from their country and find refuge, facing overcrowded camps, religious persecution, and hostility along the way. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees claims that about three million refugees...

Thanksgiving or Thanksgetting?

Naomi Hoch, Online Editor-in-Chief
November 25, 2015
Filed under Opinion

In elementary school, my classmates and I were always taught that we celebrate Thanksgiving to remember the abundant feast hosted by Pilgrims to thank the Native Americans for teaching them how to survive in the New World. Today, I realize that the national celebration of Thanksgiving has far more extensive...

What you need to do this winter

Ava Meltzer, Student Life Editor
November 13, 2015
Filed under Opinion

As the days become shorter and the weather becomes colder, it can be difficult to fill your weekend with fun plans. Whether you are planning to spend your winter snuggled up indoors or enjoying the snow, there are plenty activities calling your name this chilly season. For the winter hibernators,...

Winter fashion ideas

Aida Porter-Hyatt, Assistant Student Life Editor
November 9, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The days of wearing a sweatshirt to keep warm are slowly, but surely, coming to an end. Soon it will be nothing but puffy jackets, snow boots, and huge sweatpants. You may think people come to school looking unpresentable during the warm months, but Pikesville’s style in the winter reaches a whole...

Why school needs to start later

Naomi Hoch, Online Editor-In-Chief
November 3, 2015
Filed under Opinion

According to the Center for Disease, at least 75 percent of public schools start earlier than 8:30 in the morning in more than 40 states. Schools are starting at ridiculously early times and education is suffering as a result. As a junior in high school, it can be hard to remember the last time I...

SNL takes TV by storm

Samira Annadata, News Editor
November 3, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Live from Pikesville, it's an article about SNL! SNL, also known as Saturday Night Live, is a late night American comedy show that parodies contemporary politics and news. Each show brings a guest host, usually a famous celebrity, to participate in sketches with the recurring cast. After a beginning...

Feeling “the Bern”

Josie Shaffer, Opinion Editor
October 20, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The 2016 election campaign season has just begun and already the candidates are getting their ideologies across America and making an impact on all forms of social media. There are currently 37 Republican candidates running for president, and only five Democrats. One of the Democrat’s candidates is ac...

School-related stress encourages cheating

Lexi Zimmerman, Opinion Editor
April 18, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The test is about to be distributed within minutes. Your heart is racing and your hands are sweating. You remember not studying last night, but now it is coming back to haunt you. You are terrified of failing, so what do you do? Cheat. Cheating is getting a reward for one's ability to be dishonest...

Students upset with lack of acknowledgement of national news

Hannah Stoller, Doubletruck editor
April 17, 2015
Filed under Opinion

On Nov. 25, 2014, after the grand jury’s decision on the Ferguson case, students in seven high schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota gathered their belongings, walked out the front door and marched to the 3rd precinct, bearing passionate signs. At George Washington Carver High School, following the public...

Give me liberty or give me lanyards

Lyric Cauthorne, Assistant Doubletruck Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Earlier this year, Pikesville High School distributed nametags with students’ school pictures and barcodes. I have heard that the nametags have a scanner inside of them that allows BCPS and PHS to see where students are in the building. When the nametags were first given out, I heard numerous students...

PHS implements zone lateness policy

Hannah Stoller, Doubletruck Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under Opinion

A student pulls up at school and quickly hops out of his parent’s car. He gets out of the frigid cold and into the warm building but braces himself for the cold once again as he shuffles his way through crowds of people to get to the outside trailer, where his class is. He power-walks as quickly as...

Student Government Association reschedules pep rally to celebrate new gym

Student Government Association reschedules pep rally to celebrate new gym

Lexi Zimmerman, Opinion Editor
February 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The renovation of the gym floor was not an original renovation that the school was going to work on this year. However, when a water pipe broke, the school was forced to renovate the entire gym floor. This meant that gym classes had to take place outside, but most importantly that students would not...

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