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Pelham Memorial High School

Senioritis is real at PMHS, draining energy from building as end of year approaches

By Scarlett Hanlon, Entertainment Editor
June 17, 2024

“How many days left of school?” is the big question that hovers over Pelham Memorial High School as the year comes to a close. Many of the high school's seniors the Pelham Examiner talked to said...

Email in sixth grade started a seven-year career at the Examiner. Lessons learned from putting out Pelhams real newspaper.

Email in sixth grade started a seven-year career at the Examiner. Lessons learned from putting out Pelham’s real newspaper.

By Gabby Ahitow
June 1, 2024

An email appeared in my inbox almost seven years ago from Rich Zahradnik. He described the sad demise of the News of Pelham and asked, "What should we do next?" This question was not a simple one to answer,...

Time to talk with your older teens and college kids about fentanyl

Time to talk with your older teens and college kids about fentanyl

By Melissa Rona
September 11, 2023

One of my childhood friends just lost his 22-year-old son to an accidental fentanyl overdose—accidental because when he took the pill, he had no idea it contained fentanyl. At the funeral, another...

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Summers in Pelham compared to other nearby towns: Quiet and busy at same time

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Managing Editor
August 1, 2023

Pelham is a beautiful town with a great location in close proximity to New York City. The town is normally bustling with residents during the school year, but it feels more quiet during the summer. While...

It was mayhem: Pelhams swifties share their experiences buying—or not buying—tickets to The Eras Tour

‘It was mayhem:’ Pelham’s swifties share their experiences buying—or not buying—tickets to The Eras Tour

By Cristina Stefanizzi, Senior Editor
July 7, 2023

You'd have to be living under a rock, or, "all the bricks they threw at me," to not know that Taylor Swift is taking the US by storm with Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour. And, yes, this storm is complete...

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Alternatives to final months of high school: work or internships

By Lukyan Oppedisano, Staff Reporter
May 31, 2023

At the end of the school year, many Pelham Memorial High School seniors are trying to decide what kind of summer job they should get, and if they should possibly do an internship program before college. Seniors...

Teens and alcohol: Delaying their drinking produces long-term physical and mental-health benefits

Teens and alcohol: Delaying their drinking produces long-term physical and mental-health benefits

By Melissa Ronan
May 25, 2023

It’s not just that your teen is drinking. The bigger issue with teenage drinking is that many kids drink to cope instead of learning to cope. And teens with mental-health problems often drink to self-medicate,...

Helping son take ADHD quiz prompts life-changing realization about herself

Helping son take ADHD quiz prompts life-changing realization about herself

By Melissa Ronan
May 23, 2023

When I was 45, I had my son tested for ADHD. Looking over his shoulder, I read the questionnaire. “Don’t finish projects you start,” “difficulty sustaining attention,” “struggle to get organized,”...

Ban TikTok to protect national security and teen mental health

Ban TikTok to protect national security and teen mental health

By Gianluca Polenzani, Staff Reporter
April 11, 2023

“Some 67% of teens say they ever use TikTok, with 16% of all teens saying they use it constantly,” the Pew Research Center reports in an article. The article, titled “Teens, Social Media and Technology...

From Pelhams assessor: Ins and outs of property tax assessment and filing grievances

From Pelham’s assessor: Ins and outs of property tax assessment and filing grievances

By Joe Battaglia
April 3, 2023

We are all sensitive to the high taxes in Westchester, and it’s very common for property owners to feel they are overtaxed. There’s nothing wrong with being a conscientious taxpayer. It’s beneficial...

Digital Mom: Medical experts issue warnings on social media; federal limits proposed. Steps parents can take.

Digital Mom: Medical experts issue warnings on social media; federal limits proposed. Steps parents can take.

By Sarah Gallagher Trombley
March 19, 2023

Is anyone else feeling overwhelmed, worried and unsure of what we're supposed to be doing about our kids and social media? It's in the news EVERY. DAY. And frankly, it keeps me up at night. A few weeks...

Despite complaints, school lunches at PMHS often come out undercooked and lack variety and quality

Despite complaints, school lunches at PMHS often come out undercooked and lack variety and quality

By Gianluca Polenzani, Staff Reporter
March 1, 2023

School lunch has been a source of controversy among students, parents and teachers in the United States. The issue has been highlighted on the internet, as it is full of school food disasters, ranging...

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