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Kanye West – ye (Album Review)

Kanye West – ye (Album Review)

Nick Lyons, Contributor

June 10, 2018

Filed under A&E, Music Reviews, Opinion

It’s time to talk about one of the most polarizing albums to come out this year.  I know that it’s...

Let’s Put Our Trash Cans to Work

Let’s Put Our Trash Cans to Work

June 6, 2018

It’s easy to blame large corporations or inanimate objects such as automobiles for the pollution c...

Should Marching Band be Mandatory?

Should Marching Band be Mandatory?

Noah Smith, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The Patchogue-Medford High School's music program is really exceptional. It offers an opportunity for st...

Littering in our High School

Littering in our High School

May 15, 2018

Many studies support that a messy environment can contribute to the mentality of those in it. A clean environment leads to positive behavior while a dirty environment will...

An Open Letter to the Incoming Class of 2022

An Open Letter to the Incoming Class of 2022

May 8, 2018

Dear Incoming Freshmen, For centuries (or however long high school has been a thing), as graduating...

AP Exams: The Secret Sixth Step to a Five

AP Exams: The Secret Sixth Step to a Five

May 6, 2018

The time has finally come. After eight months of hard work and studious preparation, what many AP students...

Should Schools Arm Teachers With Weapons?

Should Schools Arm Teachers With Weapons?

April 22, 2018

Since the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14, a new urgency has been added t...

Simplicity is Key

Christian Silva, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I’m a simple man. I want a shoe that looks stylish while being affordable, which is why my favorite shoe brand is Puma. Although I own Converse, Nike and Vans, my pair of Pumas are my everyday shoes due to their comfortable fit, versatility, and affordable price. Puma Suedes are a necessity for any shoe connoisseur, as they of...

Versatility Makes the Price Worthy

Samantha Visco, Staff Writer/Business Manager

April 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Shoes are an important part of the wardrobe. You can wear them all week with multiple combinations of outfits, and each look will be different depending on the shoe. The top brands today include Nike/Jordan’s, Adidas, Vans, and Converse. Walk in the hallway, and you will see white Nike Air Force 1’s, white and black Adidas S...

The 2017-18 NBA Rookie of The Year Is….

The 2017-18 NBA Rookie of The Year Is….

April 13, 2018

With the regular season finally coming to an end the NBA now has to decide who deserves one of the most co...

Cramming: Smart move? or asking for trouble?

Cramming: Smart move? or asking for trouble?

April 12, 2018

Most teachers will tell you that when studying for a test you should for an hour or two everyday for...

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