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Hungry Days or Holidays?

Hungry Days or Holidays?

Anson Zhou, Co-Editor

November 7, 2018

With the holiday season approaching very quickly, many of us are already beginning to feel the urges to inhale the delicious foods that come along with thes...

Are Music Classes Making the Cut?

Are Music Classes Making the Cut?

November 7, 2018

As important as the core classes like math, science, English and history are in high school, music courses are just as crucial to the student's learning...

The Point of No Return

The Point of No Return

November 5, 2018

Every driver has experienced the quick decision making that goes on in your mind when you come across a yellow light.  The two questions, “Do I quickly ...

Mike Francesa’s “Mike’s On” Rants

Mike Francesa’s “Mike’s On” Rants

Eric Wertz, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

The retirement of WFAN radio host Mike Francesa was considered a few years too late. Francesa’s show had just turned into him getting into 20 minute argu...

Halloween: Trick or Treating Dilemma

Halloween: Trick or Treating Dilemma

October 30, 2018

Since entering high school almost a two months ago, I have realized an upcoming trend. As Halloween is just around the corner, more and more kids have...

From Pen to PC

From Pen to PC

October 22, 2018

At Patchogue Medford High School, most schoolwork, essays, and writing pieces are handwritten. However, there are a number of projects and work done on...

Social Media in Society

Social Media in Society

October 17, 2018

In a world filled with photoshop and online dating, social media has taken over society. A study by Common Sense Media found that teenagers spend an average of nearly nine hours a day consuming media on their phone. In the same study, it was also discovere...

Is Spirit Week Lacking Spirit?

Is Spirit Week Lacking Spirit?

October 16, 2018

Homecoming has come to an end, and I took the time to observe the overall feeling of Spirit week for this homecoming season. This school year, Pat-Med stu...

Haunted House Etiquette

Haunted House Etiquette

October 16, 2018

Haunted houses are an essential part of the perfect Halloween experience, and luckily Long Island has some best ones. Watching a horror movie is one thing,...

Should Affirmative Action Be Continued?

Should Affirmative Action Be Continued?

October 15, 2018

Harvard University and Yale University are perhaps some of the most prestigious universities in the world, considered by many high school students as th...

Inside One’s Mind

Inside One’s Mind

Erin Conner, Junior Editor in Chief

October 12, 2018

Switch on, switch off, switch on. Each ‘switch’ is a new alter ego, and the person you were just talking to seconds ago, is now gone. Multiple Pers...

Chelsea Chimes In

Chelsea Chimes In

Chelsea Goldberg, Staff Writer

October 6, 2018

Everyone loves to gather with their friends and go to a film they’ve been dying to see. They go to have fun and enjoy the popcorn. But there are many...

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