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Spotlight Hits Home

Spotlight Hits Home

Shayla Jones, Managing Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under 2016-2017, Focus

A woman walks the street, late at night, skimpy clothes glinting under yellowed streetlights. A run down “massage parlor” is the storefront for the hallowed halls, holding misery and sucking life out of its inhabitants. A motel room, chains inside both literal and figurative, men...

Music Inspires, Molds Culture

Music Inspires, Molds Culture

Shayla Jones, Coverage Editor
December 15, 2016
Filed under 2016-2017, Focus

Music, to some, is the voice of the people. It can be used as a weapon in the war against conformity, political antics or the war against one’s self. From the crooners of the ‘60s to the angst filled rock songs of the ‘90s, music has been seen as a form of self-expression for the masses since...

Rape Culture Explored

Rape Culture Explored

Haley Keizur, Social Media Editor
December 15, 2016
Filed under 2016-2017, Focus, Showcase

Every two minutes, someone in America is sexually assaulted, a­ccording to Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP). Every two minutes, someone is forced into some sort of sexual action, which includes rape, groping or torture in a sexual manner. Every two minutes, a friend, spouse,...

Religious Views on Sexuality Examined

Religious Views on Sexuality Examined

Shayla Jones, Coverage Editor
December 15, 2016
Filed under 2016-2017, Focus, Print Publication

“Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.” This excerpt from the new international version of the Bible is a phrase that some Christians have based their views on sexual orientation. This excerpt is the catalyst between years of divide behind the Christian...

Media Affects Cultural Perspective

Media Affects Cultural Perspective

Shayla Jones, Coverage Editor
December 15, 2016
Filed under 2016-2017, Focus

Whether one finds themselves looking through their Facebook or Twitter feeds, turning on their local news station or hearing it from a friend, news travels. It reaches the corners of the earth and impacts those who hear or read it. While it can be a happy experience to learn they have cured swine flu...

Our Senior Story

Sierra Barrow, staffer
June 8, 2016
Filed under Focus, Uncategorized

Austin Stump With four years of both water polo and baseball at PHS, senior Austin Stump can seem like a typical athlete. But what sets Stump apart from other athletes may be what others consider atypical “I have always been a person that has to be involved in something. I feel like if I would...

Sleep linked to lower stress levels

Sleep linked to lower stress levels

Katie Seiberlich, Features Editor
June 1, 2016
Filed under 2015-2016, Focus, Showcase

You have an AP test tomorrow. Two essays due Thursday. A tournament on Saturday. How will you make it through the week? As high school students, stress is no foreign concept and many will think about taking a nap instead of finishing all of one’s homework, especially at an age when drama can eat...

Stress impacts both body, mind

Amanda Cohen, Managing Editor
June 1, 2016
Filed under 2015-2016, Focus

The sweaty palms felt before a final, the shortness of breath before a presentation, and the nauseous sensation that surrounds an advanced placement (AP) student before the test all these are classic examples of stress that can be felt by every student at least once in their high school career. “Stress...

Study tips help relieve symptoms

Emily Van Bergeyk, Focus Editor
June 1, 2016
Filed under 2015-2016, Focus

Every student knows that horrible feeling, the dread of your first glance at an incomprehensible test. Your heart sinks, most likely dragging your GPA along with it. Drumming your fingers on the tabletop, you struggle to gather the few dusty cobwebs of knowledge you still retain. Turning your attempt...

Techniques provided to help cope

Haley Keizur, Chief
June 1, 2016
Filed under 2015-2016, Focus

Stiffness, excessive sweating, constant fatigue, rapid breathing, panic attacks, anxiety, crying, racing thoughts, headaches or back pain-- a handful of symptoms that you might have experienced. Stress. It is that thing you feel when you have an important game, have to give a speech or are about to...

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