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Pro-Con: Summer Reading

Pro-Con: Summer Reading

June 8, 2018


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Summer reading is a requirement for honors and IB classes, but what is it's real value?

Social media and selflessness go hand in hand

Social media and selflessness go hand in hand

Komalpreet Kaur, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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It feels like nowadays that it is impossible to have a conversation with someone without them mentioning themselves in some way, shape, or form. While it can be a relevant part of a conversation to mention oneself, this isn’t always the case, but our me-centered social media universe has led us to be...

Access to the internet a right the government should preserve, not a privilege the government should regulate

Access to the internet a right the government should preserve, not a privilege the government should regulate

Snigda Narisetty, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


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No matter where we go, there is one quest that is constant in our lives: the quest for finding a good WiFi connection. We have become so accustomed to the internet and it is such a large part of our lives that we can’t seem to function without it. But what would happen if our access to the int...

Online friends can be beneficial

Online friends can be beneficial

Laura Koscinski, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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Just following middle school, the three most awkward years of existence, in high school you are lucky if your friends still want to hangout with you knowing all of the embarrassing things that you went through. We all probably have once wished that we could go back in time and undo some social exper...

The school’s anti-vaping campaign is unlikely to change students’ habits

The school’s anti-vaping campaign is unlikely to change students’ habits

Staff

April 26, 2018


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Our school’s administration always does have good intentions when it comes to various campaigns: whether it is about distracted driving, drinking, or vaping, they want us to recognize the consequences of the choices we make regarding dangerous habits and illegal substances. As high schoolers, ...

Extracurriculars: just ‘extra’ or worth the sacrifice?

Extracurriculars: just ‘extra’ or worth the sacrifice?

April 5, 2018


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With the limited free time students have, is it worth spending on extracurricular activities? Two staffers weigh the importance of extracurriculars at PN.

As public schools become more standardized, home schooling offers more options for individualized student learning

As public schools become more standardized, home schooling offers more options for individualized student learning

Laura Koscinski, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


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While homeschooling might have seemed taboo in years past, public education is heading in a direction that might make the home alternative more appealing. Here's 10 reasons why.   Creativity is celebrated Unlike your typical classroom with desks placed in rows, students who are homeschooled...

Why I WON’T be going Greek this fall

Why I WON’T be going Greek this fall

Lexi Gavlas, Creative Editor

March 21, 2018


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Alpha Chi Latte Phi Omega. Whatever mumbo jumbo college campus’ “Greek life” are calling themselves these days, it just sounds like something I’d never want to be apart of in the first place.  I didn’t grow up with sisters, so why would I suddenly want them as I enter into college? Not to...

Headphones should be allowed in class

Headphones should be allowed in class

Anai Freeman, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


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When you walk into a classroom and see students silently, productively working, what is a likely common denominator among them? Headphones. A majority of students would say that they prefer to listen to music while they work, and that music helps the stay on task and be more productive. Even sit...

Spring Break in the 49024

Spring Break in the 49024

Keegan Tenney, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


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Spring Break is almost upon us. The first week of April every year is full of the same thing: people leaving with friends or family to explore different places of the world for a week, posting all kinds of pictures on all kinds of social media and talking about the hot weather, only to return with am...

We need to drop the stigma surrounding blood donation

We need to drop the stigma surrounding blood donation

Meredith Ablao, News Editor

March 20, 2018


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Someone’s child. Someone’s friend. Someone’s family According to the American Red Cross, every 2 seconds someone in the United States needs blood. Not only is the person receiving the blood important, but the person donating the blood as well. Although the number of blood donors is high--nearly...

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