The Pipeline

Students turn to vaporizers as “safer” alternatives

Jarred Belman, Sports Editor

February 20, 2015


Filed under Doubletruck

With new research, “No Smoking” signs and television campaigns, people are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of smoking cigarettes. Knowing the risks of smoking, more people are beginning to switch from cigarettes to Vaporizer Smoke Pens, also known as “vapes”. Working as manager at...

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...

PHS administration exercises its role in preventing student drug use

Sarah Brownstein, Student Life Editor

February 19, 2015


Filed under Doubletruck

Drug abuse has been a problem in the United States for centuries and has continued to be an issue recently. Even with the risks and laws regarding the recreational use of drugs, people still abuse them and find themselves addicted and unable to fully function without them in their system. The percent...

Increase in number of drug-related teenage deaths causes concern

Hannah Stoller, Doubletruck Editor

February 19, 2015


Filed under Doubletruck

For most of the students currently in high school, motor vehicle accidents have always been stressed as the major cause of death in teens. Emotional commercials encouraging people not to text and drive air on television, schools bring in texting-and-driving and drunk driving simulations and parents constantly...

Dangers of prescription drugs present new challenges for students

Jannah Johnson, Assistant Student Life Editor

February 19, 2015


Filed under Doubletruck

Drug use is commonly associated with being a young rebellious teenager and has been for years. Recently there has been an increase in the use of prescription drug use in teens, and opiate, stimulant and depressant use is on the rise in colleges and high schools around the nation. After randomly surveying...

Naomi Hoch

Naomi Hoch

February 16, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Naomi is a junior at PHS and this is her second year on The Pipeline. She served as the assistant news editor of the paper last year and currently works as an online editor-in-chief. In addition to working on the paper, Naomi enjoys spending her time reading, cooking, and with her friends. Afte...

Ande Silverman (’16) aspires to singing career

Lacey Janofsky, News Editor

February 16, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

When "The Star-Spangled Banner" is played at a baseball game or "Jingle Bells" at malls, many students remember learning the lyrics in elementary school chorus. For Ande Silverman (’16), chorus is more than just memorizing familiar tunes. Singing is her passion, and she has been working to improve her ...

PHS senior produces electronic dance music

Dan Waldman, Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Baraq Harrison (’15) walks home from school every day, thinking about the next melody he will produce. After getting a snack and finishing his homework, he works on his music for six hours every night. At around 1:30 a.m., Harrison turns off his computer and tries to go to sleep, but he cannot stop...

Students upset with vending machine regulations

Nia Elcock, Assistant Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2015


Filed under Student Life

Come lunch time, students have a choice to make about which snack to buy. Whether it is bought from the vending machines, or from the cafeteria, there is always a side snack to accompany students’ main entrées. It could be fruit snacks, actual fruit, rice crispy treats or chips. “I like all the...

Mandatory BCPS One-cards yield mixed opinions

Lacey Janofsky, News Editor

February 16, 2015


Filed under News

Grunts and sighs were heard from Pikesville High School’s advisories on the morning of Nov. 5, when students received their BCPS One-cards. Each card features the student’s name and school photo along with a barcode, protective seal and lanyard. Some students complain about their identification pho...

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