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‘I walked from the ash:’ 9/11 began in dorm near Twin Towers—and leaves deep collective pain years later

By Charlotte Mouquin
September 14, 2021

September 11, 2021. Thank you for being here today. Thank you to the artist Manju Shandler for “Gesture,” this incredibly moving installation here today at the Pelham Art Center (on view through...

Pelham teens protest outside Village of Pelham Manor hall

Real teen LGBTQ+ experience in Pelham: ‘I felt like I had to hide my identity’

By Julianna Lieggi, Staff Reporter
September 5, 2021

Weeks ago, Pelham and people around the globe celebrated Pride Month, a national yearly celebration of the equality and visibility for LGBTQ+ individuals in modern times and throughout history. Pelham...

Proposed NYS bills serve to protect honey bees, other pollinators

Proposed NYS bills serve to protect honey bees, other pollinators

By Caroline Michailoff, Staff Reporter
August 16, 2021

Last year, I met with State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi to discuss her bill S 407, which relates to the preservation of honey bee colonies. I also made a YouTube video on her bill. Recently, I checked to see...

News analysis: Class of 2021 lives a gap year

News analysis: Class of 2021 lives a gap year

By Sophia Leung, Senior Editor
July 28, 2021

Senior year for most is a year full of lasts. Last classes with best friends, last times in the halls with all your friends, last homecoming, last live musical, last lunches, last tests, last goodbyes....

PMHS needed gender neutral bathrooms—and more should be done to support LGBTQ+ students

PMHS needed gender neutral bathrooms—and more should be done to support LGBTQ+ students

By Jordan Schwarz
July 16, 2021

Editor’s note: This commentary first appeared on Pelham Together's website. I have never used the bathroom at Pelham Memorial High School. I do not feel comfortable using bathrooms labeled “girls”...

The head shave: Is it worth a try?

The head shave: Is it worth a try?

By Quincy Stern, Staff Reporter
June 25, 2021

The decision to shave all of your hair off is one not popular amongst many, including myself. I always thought it was a crazy and dangerous idea. Take all this hair that sits nicely on your head and...

PMHS 'reopening' plan: An ineffective, deflating compromise

PMHS ‘reopening’ plan: An ineffective, deflating compromise

By Tommy Roche, Managing Editor/News
April 12, 2021

The new reopening model for Pelham Memorial High School is deeply flawed. I have no doubt that significant time and effort went into creating this plan. However, that is not an excuse for the overly...

The new Hutchinson School under construction.

School board needs to follow June’s words on racism with action now, including discussing Princeton Plan

By Nick Lieggi, Senior Editor
April 4, 2021

Members of the Pelham Board of Education have insisted that they are committed to ending racist practices and institutions within the district's schools, even going so far as to commission a report by...

Return to full in-school: Safety concerns for students

Return to full in-school: Safety concerns for students

By Charlie Parent, Sports Editor
March 22, 2021

As a student, PMHS’ decision to return to full in-person learning comes with several safety concerns. I personally have concerns about the safety of myself and peers in the building. The use of hallways...

Return to full in-school: Essential for learning

Return to full in-school: Essential for learning

By Padraig Pearlman
March 22, 2021

Last year this month, Pelham schools closed their doors to students and teachers for a single day as the district assessed the budding threat of Covid-19. We had no way of knowing that the temporary closure...

SATs and APs: How College Board is monopolizing education

SATs and APs: How College Board is monopolizing education

By Katja Fair, Assistant Managing Editor/Photos
March 17, 2021

High school is like the Olympics. It begins with your freshman year when you light the torch of academic stress and start the competition. It is an energy drink and Dunkin' cappuccino-fueled competition...

Hack-a-thon with Syrian refugee teens and local students organized by Hello Future.

Students can aid refugees settling in U.S.—as is Pelham group part of statewide network

By Maya Mukherjee
March 1, 2021

Of all the catastrophes of our time, one that remains consistently in the news is the refugee crisis. Whether it's those searching for safety from conflict in the Horn of Africa, fleeing drug cartels in...

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