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PMHS students showing off their crazy socks in support of Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2019

Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the appearance of part or all of a third copy of chromosome 21. This extra genetic material causes a chang...

National Puppy Day

Nala -- The Gordon family puppy

Gianna Gordon, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

Saturday, March 23rd is National Puppy Day -- here are some interesting facts to share: -Puppies are born blind and deaf -They spend 15–20 hours...

Arguments about whether vaccines are safe have been seen all over the internet, especially on social
media. Although many concerns have been raised about the possibility of vaccines causing Autism and
other serious illnesses, many scientists and doctors have debunked these theories. Unfortunately, many
people do not trust the scientific research and have decided to not vaccinate themselves or their children,
resulting in the current outbreak of measles.

Give Me Measles or Give Me Death

March 19, 2019

There has been a recent surge of arguments on social media about the differing views concerning vaccinations. One group of people, most commonly referred to as...

National Nurses’ Day

March 19, 2019

March 19th marks National Nurses' Day, where we take the day to thank nurses around us for everything we do. There are approximately 29 million nurses wo...

Before you seek out your first job, be sure to pick up your working papers from the Guidance Office

Considering Your First Job?

February 27, 2019

It is very important to get a job in your teen years. No matter how little you work, or make, it teaches you a lot about the value of money, a sense of ...

It's no question the amount of stress and trauma that can be experienced when your job title is a firefighter. Not many people have what it takes to put others' lives before their own.

The Pros and Cons of a Volunteer Hero

February 11, 2019

There are about twice as many volunteer firefighters as there are career firefighters but, what is it about the job that causes the numbers to fluctuate...

The Challenger Disaster: 33 Years Later

33 years ago, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after take-off and completely rocked our nation. In times of great loss and defeat, the US has been the pinnacle of strength in the science community. What have we learned since then?

Sarah Varghese, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019

Excitement for the launch of Space Shuttle Challenger filled the air as children, parents, and more watched the rocket take off, just to see 73 seconds later, the explosion that tragically killed all 7 crew members. Monday (January 28th 2019) will ...

Hundreds are gathered on a hot, summer day to witness the eruption of the Old Faithful geyser at Yellowstone National Park.

Our Parks Are Victims Too

January 21, 2019

I’ll admit, the prospect of vacationing at national parks in the dry, mountainous West may not seem the most exciting. But after witnessing the unworl...

Beach Pollution — the Growing Epidemic

What can we do to protect our beaches? It's time to be more responsible and take back what we bring. Leave nothing behind.

Delaney Reh, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

Remember that bottle cap you lost on the beach? Well, a seagull just died choking on it. The human race is currently responsible for destroying the marine ecosy...

A Day With Plastics

From tupperware to dishes, plastic is all around us. This is only a tiny fraction of the total plastic makeup in an average household.

Andres Rendon, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

Plastic. The material that makes up almost everything in our existence. From bowls, toys, packaging, and more, it is quite impossible to have a day where ...

Seniors have been busy with getting all of those college applications complete.

Now That It’s Over…

January 10, 2019

Congratulations! If you have recently completed your college applications, you deserve a pat on the back. This huge accomplishment is essentially a culmination of...

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