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Graphic above designed by Kate Poling. Featured is one of the anonymous instagram accounts that has gained popularity amongst the students at PHS.

Anonymous Instagram accounts gain popularity

Story by McKenna Hodges and Joseph Lee January 13, 2021

Sophomore Ella Rhuems was on her way home from work when she got an Instagram notification. “[When] I saw it, I pulled over and just cried.” Rheums has been posted on @phsnwordsayers.  “My...

Cases, Countries, and the Coronavirus: a situation summary by region

Cases, Countries, and the Coronavirus: a situation summary by region

Story by Sarah Alcantar and Ashlan Brooks March 18, 2020

This is a map of all of the countries that have had confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Art of Kaylen Ward holding social media post   advertising charity for Australia. Photo credit: Ashlan Brooks

Instagram model sells nude photos to save Australia: is she wrong?

Story by Ashlan Brooks, Print Co-Editor, Online Co-Editor January 11, 2020

In recent days, fires have ravaged parts of Australia, consuming more than 6,000 homes and claiming miles of land. In these times of destruction and heated turmoil, many people have stepped up with donations...

Featured above is art by Lane Phifer. The student, in the photo, stands choosing between which bathroom to use.

Bathrooms for all: equal access for every student

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor November 14, 2019

Like many transgender people, determinating which public restroom to use is a battle I face every day. I question my safety and how others will perceive me depending on which restroom I choose, not to...

Every day Americans use over 500 million plastic straws each day. Ashlan Brooks advocates for alternative usage for straws.

Brooks argues against the use of plastic straws

Story by Ashlan Brooks, Print Co-Editor, Online Co-Editor October 29, 2019

Did you know that Americans use over 500 million plastic straws each day? This number may seem astronomical, but let’s look at the facts: Every year 10 million tons of plastic waste gets funneled into...

Photo Credit: Lane Phifer. Art depicts Taylor, Antonios former general Manager, and Antonio brown.

Antonio Clown breaks up with NFL

Story by Ian Sullivan October 11, 2019

As a life-long Kansas City Chiefs fan, I can confidently say that I strongly dislike former NFL player Antonio Brown.  On Aug. 10, Brown’s former trainer filed a federal lawsuit against him accusing...

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

Nowhere to go

Story by Emma Fischer , Reporter September 27, 2018

“Do you ever feel lonely?” I asked some friends of mine this. They are the kinds of people who had those stereotypical, small-town childhoods.  The kinds of people who have been friends their...

Art by: Gabe Anderson

A test from another universe

Story by Nicole Konopelko , Managing Editor April 8, 2018

Prior to taking the SAT, I was certain my 4.5 GPA and rigorous coursework would guarantee a competitive score.   I could not have been more wrong. The SAT was a mental battle for which my teachers...

Take a knee opinion

Story by Brooklyn Ussery, Reporter November 9, 2017

Colin Kaepernick pioneered the anthem protests during Aug 2016 over what he was said was “social and racial injustice.” At first he sat on the bench, then a former soldier, Nate Boyer, got in contact...

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