The Red & Black

College, Applications, and Essays. Oh, My!

Most of your college application can be managed in one place -- the common app.

Elizabeth Niemiec, Co-Editor

September 9, 2019

Ah, September. 'Tis the season for back to school shopping, Friday night football games, and getting used to a new routine. For seniors hoping to go to col...

Freshmen students Savannah H. (right) and Ariana A. (left) navigating the halls of PMHS on their first day of high school.

Your Guide to Surviving High School

August 21, 2019

You’re not going to make new friends right away, but that doesn’t mean you won’t. Some people come into high school with airtight friend g...

Close your eyes and think of the wind blowing your hair as the ferry takes you to Fire Island. Summer will be here before you know it.

Fun in the Sun

May 20, 2019

It seems as though a couple of weeks ago we were just studying for midterm exams and now just a few months later we have finished AP testing and approac...

Waiting for the sun to reappear

Rainy Day Blues

May 14, 2019

What is the "rainy day blues" you may ask? Well, it is the fact that you feel sad because it is raining outside. People hate rain because it is hard to...

The Dress to Impress

Camille La Vie in Carle Place has a wide selection of dresses to choose from at great prices. Whatever fit or color you’re looking for, they have it. They are one of a few dress stores on the island that provide great customer service along with great prom dresses.

Rachel Edwards, Staff Writer & RTV Field Reporter

May 3, 2019

As prom season approaches, the search for the perfect dress begins. Searching for your prom dress can be stressful and you may not even know where to star...

ASMR: Relaxing For Some; Not For All

Many ASMR channels and accounts use mics similar to this one to get brain tingling sounds for their listeners.

Gail Comiskey, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

If you’ve ever scrolled through your Instagram, Youtube, or Facebook explore page and have stumbled on videos with people doing things from eating, tappi...

Seniors from Mrs. Sullivan's AP Literature class proudly display where they are headed.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go…

May 2, 2019

The college stress is finally over. May 1st marks Decision Day for high school seniors all over. Deposits are in, roommates are being searched for, and appar...

Top 4 Easter Festivities

As kids, the Easter egg hunt was always the highlight of the season. Here are some more traditions that help make this season special.

Erin Conner, Junior Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019

With Easter hopping right around the corner, it is only appropriate to discuss the popular traditions that come with it. Fresh air, pastel colors, bunnies,...

My First Car

Whatever your first car is, be sure to accessorize it with Raider pride.

Sarah Bacon, Editor in Chief

April 15, 2019

For most people, their first car is their first time being given true responsibility like payments and taking care of the vehicle. They aren’t supposed...

A year without snow days? How do we feel about that, Raiders?

No Snow Days 2019

April 3, 2019

Perhaps for one too many times this year, we have all gone to sleep with our fingers crossed and pajamas flipped inside-out - but to no avail. For the firs...

One of the oldest tricks to play on the unexpected: toothpaste filled Oreos.

April Fool’s Day

April 1, 2019

1. Some believe that April Fool's Day marks the change in season on the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. 2. The earliest record of assoc...

Who could resist?

National Waffle Day

March 25, 2019

1) 8 in 10 americans love waffles. 2) Civilizations were eating earlier forms of “waffles” as far back as 8,000 years ago. 3) American Colonists we...

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