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Ivy League Trained

Ivy League Trained

David O'Connell, Advertisement Editor

September 7, 2018

Opportunity can be a hit and miss matter. The chance to achieve a better future may depend on a person’s perseverance to “seize the moment.” However, for some high school students, money can thwart dreams, but that is why certain opportunities in life can help one overcome this obstacle and lead...

One Last Go

One Last Go

Josey Ryan, Sports Editor

September 7, 2018

Four years. Freshmen feel as if this will be a lifetime of going to class. Seniors are taking in each last as it comes, making every moment count. For senior athletes, their last year is everything they have worked towards. All the morning workouts, sprints and mental beatdowns, all building up to their...

Killing It

Killing It

Ashley Mason, News editor

September 5, 2018

Eerie music softly plays in the background as fog drifts across the stage with lights dimmed low. “CUT!” Students at PLHS have auditioned for the fall play, "Done to Death", which is a murder mystery. The play will be the first for this school year. For some, it might be their first audition...

An Enduring Legacy

An Enduring Legacy

Sarah Altman, Sports Editor

September 5, 2018

A low, rhythmic rumble hangs in the humid air as hundreds begin to file into the stadium seats. Kickoff is only seconds away, but the section at the south end of Foundation Field has been teeming with life for more than an hour and a half.  Here, students stand packed together, glittering golde...

Stacked Schedules

Stacked Schedules

Caitlyn Thomas, Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2018

Senior year: for some, this year means a nice easy time before heading off to college and working harder than they have previously. For others, however, senior year means getting a jump-start on college classes and making sure that they’re maintaining good grades and  GPA.  Advanced placement classes, more commonly known as AP classes, are a great way for students to challenge themselves and earn college credit w...

Student Stress Leads to Some AP Class Drops

Student Stress Leads to Some AP Class Drops

Josh Hennings, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

The arrival of the new school year comes with many great occasions, seeing new friends, meeting more people and growing as a person. The new challenge also brings many hardships, especially for those in many challenging classes.  There are many contributing factors to students dropping, but stress, homework and difficulty levels are some of the main causes. Some st...

Educated Educators

Educated Educators

Alecsis Moguilner, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

As students, we’re always told to go to school, get an education, go to college and eventually leave school forever when we get a job. But for some people, getting a job means going back to school, but as a teacher this time. Coming back as a student teacher or new teacher can be a tough process,...

Keeping The Crown

Keeping The Crown

Emma Betts, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

Nothing feels better than reaching a goal that takes an extensive amount of time and effort to accomplish, especially when it is with your favorite group of people.  Last fall, varsity softball earned another state win for the Monarchs. Because of this, the team knows they need to stay determined to ...

Accepting the Future

Elizabeth Eidem, Copy Editor

September 5, 2018

The dreaded question at every family function; the topic that all seniors avoid when conscientious parents bring it up: college.  Applications for some universities have already opened this fall, and seniors Julia Campbell and Carly Mahoney have shaken off the typical college dread by applying and be...

Previewing the Glamour

Previewing the Glamour

Vincent Lin, Staff Writer

August 31, 2018

For a group that doesn't even earn a PE credit, Free Spirit sure sheds a whole lot of blood, sweat, and tears.  Free spirit, the varsity show choir at PLHS, had their premier night this summer on July 20, showing off their progress to friends, families, and peers. Ever since then, a lot of im...

Students’ Safety

Students’ Safety

Megan Davey, Feature Editor

August 31, 2018

It is difficult to completely prevent a tragedy, but it can be easy to prepare for one. In recent attacks and threats to schools, it was not always courage that made the difference in saving lives, but knowledge of how to handle a situation.   As the school year kicks off, teachers are working to make sure that students are not only reminded of their responsibilities in classes...

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