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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...

The dangers of wrestling

Aida Porter-Hyatt, Assistant Student Life Editor

November 23, 2015


Filed under Sports

The wrestling team here at Pikesville has been successful for a long time. Wrestling is a sport that involves a lot of physical impact, and is viewed as dangerous by many. An equally dangerous element of the sport arises when wrestlers diet for weeks at a time in order to pass their weigh-ins. Weigh-ins...

PHS expresses gratitude this Thanksgiving season

Samira Annadata, News Editor

November 23, 2015


Filed under Student Life

Many people start to feel very thankful during this time of year, mostly because Thanksgiving is approaching very quickly. When I was younger I used to only be thankful for the material items in my life, however today I recognize that there are so many other things to be thankful for. Here are what the...

Will Obama follow through?: 100 Word Rant

Naomi Hoch, Online-Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2015


Filed under 100 Word Rants

Michelle Obama’s launch against obesity and unhealthy diets is infamous in America. It finally appeared that someone was addressing the detrimental effects of the American system of sacrificing quality for affordability. As Obama’s presidential term comes to a close, the lack of follow-through of...

Smartphones for the win: 100 Word Rant

Miller Friedman, News Editor

November 20, 2015


Filed under 100 Word Rants

Backlash against smartphones is illogical. Baby boomers complain that “kids don’t know how to have a conversation anymore,” but don’t realize how much easier and better conversation has become because of the smartphone. Want to talk about politics in Portugal in 1963? Pay a teacher to learn Portuguese,...

Respect comes a long way: 100 Word Rant

Morgan Anthony, Online-Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2015


Filed under 100 Word Rants

The respect level some of the kids have at this school is pathetic. Whether it is towards school property, peers, adults, or staff, it is a disgrace for those to listen and watch. Respect is something that is earned not given. It really makes you wonder how they are raised and treated at home. Do their...

Late to class: 100 Word Rant

Aida Porter-Hyatt, Assistant Student Life Editor

November 20, 2015


Filed under 100 Word Rants

“Less than thirty seconds to get to class,” I hear as I walk into school. If I run to class, I might make it before bell, but is it worth it? I will miss absolutely nothing in these few seconds. Walking into class a few seconds late, and being punished for it is ridiculous. But even more outrageous...

Shir Nagari pins down gender roles

Josie Shaffer, Opinion Editor

November 19, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Girls participating in school sports is a relatively new development in the American school system. The addition of Title IX of the 1972 educational amendments gave girls the chance to participate in sports that were previously only for males. However, even with Title IX, gender barriers still exist...

Students share thoughts on driving

Brendan Varhaftik, Sports Editor

November 19, 2015


Filed under Student Life

Turning sixteen and getting a driver’s license is a national rite of passage for high school students. Many feel that there is nothing better to look forward to than getting a license and experiencing the freedoms that come along with driving. The numerous cars in the Pikesville High School student...

Covered walkways needed: 100 Word Rant

Naomi Hoch, Online-Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2015


Filed under 100 Word Rants

Pikesville High School is an institution that claims to embody “pride, honor, and success.” However, it is impossible for the school to fully realize this mantra when it is denying students basic rights. Many classes continue to be taught in the trailers even though there are no longer covered walkways...

PHS plans to host a winter formal

Ava Meltzer, Student Life Editor

November 13, 2015


Filed under News

School spirit is the building block for a positive learning environment, so with the success of homecoming in the 2014-15 school year, SGA was eager to find new ways to increase Panther pride. Last year, right before school was let out, SGA held a meeting centered on this current school year. Members...

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,...

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