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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.

Opinion: 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...

PMHS language department's refusal to offer National Language Exam this year is mistake

PMHS language department’s refusal to offer National Language Exam this year is mistake

By Ulysses Conrad, Opinions and Ideas Editor
February 1, 2021

The Pelham Memorial High School language department has decided to not administer the National Language Exam this year. But not only are the presumed reasons for doing so flimsy at best, but the decision...

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"...

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