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Are Junior Rings Worth the Money?

Are Junior Rings Worth the Money?

Sydney Campbell, Design Editor

November 15, 2019

Junior year, the dreaded 11th grade where every student works hard in class, studies harder at home and busts their butt to prepare for standardized tests that will determine their future. Junior year is often collectively deemed the hardest year of high school by both alumni and current students ali...

On God, Kanye’s New Album Sparks Controversy

Isabel Wilder, Senior Copy Editor

November 14, 2019

Throughout history, musicians have often deviated from the norm. Whether it be The Beatles, David Bowie, Miley Cyrus or Taylor Swift, uninhibited artists make music that truly represents who they are at the time; Kanye West’s newest album, “Jesus Is King,” is no exception. Across his 15 albums...

Why Students Should Receive Excused Absences for Climate Strikes

Why Students Should Receive Excused Absences for Climate Strikes

Gianna Hutton, Design Editor

November 13, 2019

The Sept. 20 climate strike gave many students like myself their first taste of climate activism and has left me with a yearning to participate more. But for students who are penalized for missing school to attend these strikes, an unexcused absence is a luxury many cannot afford. So as we fight for the ...

Are School Events a Rite of Passage?

Sofia Vinueza, Multimedia Editor

November 2, 2019

This video is in correlation to The Panther's latest print issue's story: Are School Events a Rite of Passage?

Do Holidays Lose Their Excitement as We Get Older?

Jane Heise, Managing Editor

November 2, 2019

The end of the year marks many important holidays around the world, including important religious celebrations, festive decorations, delicious food and gift-giving. For example, as children we used to dress up in costumes and go “trick-or-treating” for Halloween, but as high school and mature respo...

What Vaping Says About Marketing

What Vaping Says About Marketing

Allison Gould, Opinion Editor

October 20, 2019

Vaping dominates society today, from an economic standpoint to a social standpoint. Advertisements for e-cigarette companies constantly show up on social media platforms and television channels, which promotes the marketing side of the company as well as influencing societal “norms”. According to BBC,,...

The Miami Dolphins are So Bad… That It’s a Good Thing?

Jack Meyer, News Editor

October 10, 2019

NFL fans constantly debate which team is the best. Some fans pick the New England Patriots, some go with the Kansas City Chiefs and some choose an entirely different team. But at least NFL fans can unanimously agree on one thing: the Miami Dolphins are the worst team in the NFL. It may just sound like...

Should Students Receive Mental Health Days?

Should Students Receive Mental Health Days?

Gemma Torras, Senior Design Editor

October 6, 2019

Suppose you wake up with a fever, scratchy throat and dribbling nose. You sit up in bed and are struck with a pounding headache. The assumption is you would stay home and call in sick. But if a student feels incredibly overwhelmed or  lackluster, he or she is still expected to attend school. Just like the...

Candidates Should Support Climate Activists

Candidates Should Support Climate Activists

Nicole Markus, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

Donald Trump recently tweeted a sarcastic comment at Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate change activist, saying that she seemed like a happy girl who was very excited about the future. While this may seem like a sweet sentiment, the tweet came in response to Thunberg’s speech at the United Nations...

What Went Wrong with Team USA?

Jack Meyer, News Editor

September 25, 2019

In international tournaments, the United States usually dominates their opponents and find themselves walking away with gold medals. The US has placed in the top 3 of the last three FIBA World Cup tournaments, winning first place back to back in 2010 and 2014. However, this streak has come to an end,...

Which Sandwich is Better: Chick-fil-A or Popeyes?

Kun Liu, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

At 6 p.m on Aug. 25, the lines outside of Popeyes are longer than ever. After hearing the chicken sandwich is sold out, the customers inside become triggered, and the atmosphere outside becomes stiffer. They waited for, on average, an hour to order the food, and an extra half-hour if they wanted the ch...

Senior Advice to a Freshman

Senior Advice to a Freshman

Allison Strasius, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2019

Dear MPSH freshman,  Whether you feel comfortable and optimistic about the next four years or the absolute furthest thing from it, just hear me out.  Now I have to start with a disclaimer. I would feel safe betting that my freshman experience began different than most. Transitioning from a tiny pr...

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