Pelham Examiner

Violet Massie-Vereker, Senior Editor

Violet Massie-Vereker is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School. Her experience in journalism includes writing for the News of Pelham for the past two years, serving as Youth Beat Senior Editor and photographer in 2018. In addition to reporting, Violet enjoys writing papers and poetry, and participates in a host of extra-curricular activities, including varsity track and field, Model United Nations and a cappella.

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Fifth Avenue corner curse prevails as The Chipper Truck Cafe goes under

Fifth Avenue corner curse prevails as The Chipper Truck Cafe goes under

April 13, 2020

Just under five years since its opening, The Chipper Truck Cafe in Pelham announced its closure due to financial issues unrelated to Covid-19.  Frequenters of northern Fifth Avenue and exit 12 off...

What the Constitution Means to Me breaks boundaries but lacks political diversity

‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ breaks boundaries but lacks political diversity

August 28, 2019

The lights are raised on the stage of the Hayes Theater to illuminate an array of American flags and dozens of framed portraits along the walls of the set. The portraits depict older, white men wearing...

Rocketman is a delightful labor of love

‘Rocketman’ is a delightful labor of love

June 19, 2019

I first noticed “Rocketman’s” lead Taron Egerton on an interminable plane trip looking for a staple action film I could comfortably doze through. I landed on "Kingsman," a bonkers production where...

NewStatesman.com

How appropriate is cultural appropriation?

June 17, 2019

Cultural appropriation has been a contested topic for decades, continuing as a debate in modern culture because of its many forms and definitions. The phenomenon is commonly understood to be the unacknowledged...

The value of respect in civil discourse

The value of respect in civil discourse

March 28, 2019

In today's society, we're more divided than ever. People on opposite ends of the political spectrum have decided that the opinions of those opposed to their own are no longer deserving of any respect....

PMHS students call New York State Senators demanding climate action legislation at school strike, March 15.

Walking out of the climate silence

March 20, 2019

First, to make something clear: the international School Strike For Climate last Friday was led in the form of a walkout in Pelham, but it still existed as a part of a larger movement to strike. A strike...

A call for climate revolution in Pelham

A call for climate revolution in Pelham

February 28, 2019

Can you imagine leaving your job one day a week every week, indefinitely, without the support of your family, colleagues, or representatives to demand immediate, complete restructuring of society? Can...

(John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/AP)

One year ago today

February 14, 2019

January 1, 2019. Tallahassee, Florida. Five injured. January 4, 2019. Torrance, California. Three killed, four injured. January 13, 2019. Phoenix, Arizona. One killed, five injured. January...

Sarah Palmisciano

The privilege of competing at the world-class Armory Track and Field Center

December 11, 2018

The bus rattled to the corner of Fort Washington and 168th Street, and the silver foot of Mercury loomed into view through grime-coated windows. We lugged our bags out of the seats, thanked the driver,...

Superlatives or superficial? How class awards bring harsh judgments

Superlatives or superficial? How class awards bring harsh judgments

December 7, 2018

As I grabbed a ballot from the front of the auditorium, my friend commanded me to write her in for “Most Athletic.” I jogged down the hallway back to my classroom and passed a boy who called out that...

Pelham Half Marathon and 10K send 739 around the streets of Pelham (with slideshow)

Pelham Half Marathon and 10K send 739 around the streets of Pelham (with slideshow)

November 26, 2018

For God, For Country, For Pelham! Runners passed handmade crayon signs of encouragement, and families rang cowbells from front lawns. They followed red and yellow lines spray-painted on tarmac through...

Tri-M Music Honor Society inducts 18 new members at ceremony

Tri-M Music Honor Society inducts 18 new members at ceremony

November 20, 2018

The PMHS Tri-M Music Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony Monday evening. The Tri-M advisor is Dr. Michele Zanky, conductor of the PMHS and PMS orchestras, who has run the honor society...

Reconciling infatuation with food and environmentalist ideals

Reconciling infatuation with food and environmentalist ideals

October 10, 2018

Tough, sweet pork with apple sauce. Toasted hot dog bun crab rolls. Sizzling breakfast sausages. Slapped together food truck lamb gyro. Sweet barbecue ribs sticky with Sweet Baby Ray's. Perfectly well...

Film review: BlacKkKlansman serves as a cutting wake up call

Film review: ‘BlacKkKlansman’ serves as a cutting wake up call

September 17, 2018

“Dis Joint is based on some fo' real, fo' real sh*t.” “BlacKkKlansman” starts with a famous wide shot from “Gone With the Wind” of wounded soldiers at the Atlanta railroad station underneath...

National Indivisible co-executive founder Leah Greenberg with the PWP at Cafe Ammi on Sunday, Sept. 9.

Indivisible’s national leader joins PWP in canvassing for Thursday’s primary voting

September 12, 2018

A weekend of ceaseless rain and unseasonal cold did nothing to hinder the Progressive Women of Pelham in their charge towards the primary election finish line tomorrow. With a table at Wolf’s Walk...

Snowstorm

September 6, 2018

This body of air is raging around everything All that holds against it has never looked so solid and still It seems the whole world is surging up, and all that has ever grown up from the earth...

What to see when in middle of Edinburghs Fringe festival? Everything or bust

What to see when in middle of Edinburgh’s Fringe festival? Everything or bust

August 20, 2018

EDINBURGH, Scotland — “Two-for-one flyer! Four five-star reviews! Three-thirty show just across the way in the Assembly Theatre, Studio One!” The barkers called out their pitches for different...

The website of Childrens Village in Dobbs Ferry explains how to help migrant children separated from their parents.

Migrant children detained in Westchester and breaking the bubble

July 24, 2018

You’d be hard put to find someone without knowledge of this summer’s humanitarian crisis: the separation of migrant parents from their children. Whether shying away from the uncomfortable truth or...

Boy Scouts at the 2010 Jamboree.

One Scout, Two Scout, Boy Scouts, New Scouts?

June 28, 2018

“No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.” On May 23, 2013, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) reversed a century-old policy...

Advanced screening of Rob Reiner’s ‘Shock and Awe’ sells out at the Picture House

June 17, 2018

Director, actor, and activist Rob Reiner made an appearance at The Picture House Regional Film Center Friday, June 8, for a screening of his new film that follows a collection of journalists as they question...

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