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The IB Diploma might not be worth the hype

The IB Diploma might not be worth the hype

Lexi Doll, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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The International Baccalaureate Diploma, aka the IB Diploma, is a two year program offered at Northern as well as other schools all around the world that offers a higher, more challenging education. This program is quite popular at PN even considering how mentally and emotionally draining it seems ...

School shootings run deeper than gun control

School shootings run deeper than gun control

Gabbie Byers, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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As the new year begins to kick in there has been a total of 18 instances of fire arms on school property in just two months. Throughout the United States, millions of parents are sending their children to school everyday. School is supposed to be a place that is safe, a place that people should be a...

Lunch passes are a rip off

Lunch passes are a rip off

Lexi Kava, Entertainment Editor

February 15, 2018


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As the new semester just rolled in, so did the deadline for buying a new lunch pass. Students scramble through their wallets and backpacks, desperate to find five dollars, and for what? To be able to leave the school at lunch, that’s what. In a calculation a rough estimate of $9,600 dollars was concluded...

What is popularity?

What is popularity?

Snigda Narisetty, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


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Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens stole our hearts in the classic Disney channel movie “High School Musical.” The popular high school boy falling in love with the nerdy new girl is a common plot displaying the stereotype of how popularity takes over high school. Putting all of this aside, I want to kn...

School falls short in preparing us for the real world

School falls short in preparing us for the real world

Trinity Woodruff, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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“Give a man a fish, he will eat for 7 days, teach him how to fish, and he will have food for a lifetime.” This parable should be the goal of the American education system, but they are missing the mark. As a high school student, I frequently find myself wondering if everything I’m taught in schoo...

Foreign language classes: just a graduation requirement or an investment in your future?

Foreign language classes: just a graduation requirement or an investment in your future?

Snigda Narisetty, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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Checking off requirement after requirement for high school graduation can become tiresome. Many students feel that some classes are unnecessary such as the mandatory two years of foreign language. Despite their claims and amateure attempts at defending them, research shows that knowing more than one lang...

Sorry Boy Scouts, but the Girl Scouts don’t need you

Sorry Boy Scouts, but the Girl Scouts don’t need you

Meredith Ablao, News Editor

November 20, 2017


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In the early 1900’s, two major organizations, the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts, set social goals and standards as well as boundaries and rules. Even today, both wear, enjoy, and learn many of the same materials, yet remain separate. Boy Scouts welcome young boys, while Girl Scouts let in young girls....

Rumors should not be a normalized part of high school culture

Rumors should not be a normalized part of high school culture

Kylie Clifton, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


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Rumors, the wretched thing practically any teenager nowadays has either experienced or taken part in.A rumor is generally considered to be a currently circulating story or report of an uncertain, doubtful, or false claim.  While nearly every student has been subjected to rumored discussion, rumors ...

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