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Black Lives Matter protesters march in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 5.

After tumultuous year, Black History Month highlights past greats but continuing need to battle racism

By Amy Paulin
January 26, 2021

Since 1976, February has been celebrated as National Black History Month. We use this time to honor the brave activists who fought against racial discrimination and oppression, as well as the artists,...

Disagrees with PMHS ban on watching inaugural live: Democracy requires our urgent attention

Disagrees with PMHS ban on watching inaugural live: Democracy requires our urgent attention

By Alessandra Biaggi
January 25, 2021

Last week we witnessed the historic inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris—affirming the strength and resiliency of American democracy. However, I was disappointed to learn that staff...

How do you know if your child should see a therapist?

How do you know if your child should see a therapist?

By Melissa Ronan
December 22, 2020

Times are difficult for everyone, and of course, we’re always concerned first and foremost about our children. That said, teens are often moody, can appear disinterested and/or disconnected from the...

A moment captured from the 2020 PMHS Olympics.

Continued teen partying during Covid-19 threatens Pelham’s health—and school traditions

By Cristina Stefanizzi, Staff Reporter
December 21, 2020

Some Pelham parents believe going to "the woods" is a rite of passage for Pelham students, but that’s not an excuse for the reckless, dangerous and illegal behavior kids take part in at Split Rock Golf...

Covid-19: My freshman experience during these times

Covid-19: My freshman experience during these times

By Gabby Ahitow, News Editor
December 9, 2020

When I was in second grade, I watched "High School Musical." It was the first time I remember being excited about high school. In 2017, I graduated fifth grade. The feeling I felt receiving my "diploma"...

Answer to strain of 2020: Decorate earlier for holidays, spread hope and cheer to others

Answer to strain of 2020: Decorate earlier for holidays, spread hope and cheer to others

By Malia McLellan
November 17, 2020

This year needs a little more cheer. With the dropping of temperatures and the wrapping up of the first academic quarter, one thing is clear: The holidays are right around the corner. There is no doubt...

School board's move to expand search and interrogation powers lacks transparency

School board’s move to expand search and interrogation powers lacks transparency

By Laurian Cristea
November 16, 2020

At this coming Wednesday’s meeting, the Pelham Board of Education is due to conduct a third reading of revisions to Policy 7330 regarding “Searches and Interrogations of Students,” which would allow...

The Pelham village board deferred putting the installation

Village of Pelham’s plan for art council fails to grant what art needs: independence

By Nick Lieggi, Senior Editor
October 21, 2020

Art and politics have always had a strong relationship. Political art has existed for as long as both art and politics have, and particularly in times of calls for social justice, this political art is...

Pelham merchants aim to return to business as usual as Covid redefines customer interaction

Pelham merchants aim to return to business as usual as Covid redefines customer interaction

By Bella Caruso
October 14, 2020

Pelham businesses have sought various ways to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic and serve the residents of the community. Ballet Arts Ballet Arts has always been known for their traditional, classic...

Leif Erikson Discovers America, 1000 AD

Leif Erikson Day vs. Columbus Day: Do both deserve a day off?

By Ulysses Conrad, Staff Reporter
October 9, 2020

On the second Monday of October, Americans across the country annually celebrate Columbus Day. The holiday is dedicated to the infamous Christopher Columbus, the first European to allegedly discover the...

On left, Village of Pelham Manor Police Department is headquartered in village hall, while Village of Pelham police are housed in Pelham Town Hall.

Reforming police agencies to eliminate racism won’t come without transparency in both Pelham villages

By Nick Lieggi, Senior Editor
September 26, 2020

“Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants,” wrote Louis Brandeis in 1913. Now it’s true that in the middle of a pandemic nearly 100 years later, there are, perhaps, better options for...

Why Latin struggles to survive in Pelham

Why Latin struggles to survive in Pelham

By Ulysses Conrad, Staff Reporter
September 14, 2020

Most people just think of Latin as a “dead” language. Latin isn’t dead, but it is dying in Pelham, and the Pelham Union Free School district has done little to help. The lack of interest in taking...

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