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The Great Christmas Debate: Artificial Christmas Trees Versus Real Christmas Trees

Lindsey Campione, Student Writer April 12, 2024

Artificial Christmas trees provide greater benefits overall when compared to real Christmas trees. Every year, during the holiday season, a big debate occurs between those who prefer real Christmas trees...

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TikTok: Is Time Running Out?

Kelsey Hunsberger, Student Writer March 28, 2024

Banning TikTok would be a misstep for the US, robbing digital creators and entrepreneurs of a vital platform that fuels both online presence and business growth. TikTok is a popular platform where people...

Natalie Pappas is taking her anatomy notes in class.

A New Approach to Learning

Liam Molyneux, Student Writer March 20, 2024

Since Covid-19, there has been a massive change in schooling due to the introduction of new technology. This new technology has created many new opportunities for students and teachers regarding learning....

Laptops lined up

Pennridge Laptops: The Future and Fate

Matt Kriney, Student Writer March 20, 2024

Poor connection, slow browsers, and durability issues are all components of the Pennridge High School student laptops. Let's be honest, at some point during the school day, our laptops have either died...

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We Are, or Are We?

Meghan Kessler, Student Writer March 20, 2024

When a high schooler in Pennsylvania is figuring out what colleges to apply to, Pennsylvania State University, more commonly known as Penn State, is generally on the list. Between University Park and the...

School cafeteria barbeque chicken bowl

Pennridge Students Want Better

Camilla Valletta, Student Writer March 11, 2024

Food is one of the necessities of life, and it is vital to know what a person puts in his or her body. For $3.25, Pennridge High School students can get lunch, which consists of the main portion, a side...

A box of Lipton tea next to a bag of Lavazza coffee.

Tea vs. Coffee: What Gets You Through the Day?

Nicholas Katits, Student Writer February 26, 2024

Coffee is often the drink of choice for many people when it comes to waking up in the morning or simply when needing a bit of energy to stay awake. However, coffee poses more risks and has more negative...

Brittany Chonko and Erica Walsh

Maternity Leave for Teachers

Alexandra Roehl, Student Writer February 15, 2024

In the United States, teachers should have extended and paid maternity leave. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, teachers are only given "six weeks after a vaginal birth or eight weeks after a cesarean...

Artificial Intelligence & AI & Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence: an aid to society

Alex Blount, Student Writer February 14, 2024

Artificial intelligence has brought many benefits to the world since its development in the 1950s. It provides an effective and efficient way to complete tasks that would otherwise be monotonous or inefficient...

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Marijuana Legalization for Medical Use Only

Jacqueline Wagner, Student Writer February 14, 2024

Medical marijuana is a treatment to help cancer patients with side effects, including pain, anxiety, and appetite. Medical marijuana benefits cancer patients and is regulated by physicians who are certified...

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How Far Hate Can Go: Violence Against the LGBTQ+ Community

Krislyn Strohl, Student Writer February 14, 2024

The LGBTQ+ community has been a hot-button topic in recent years around the world. The vastly different viewpoints, emotions, and beliefs drive people’s actions and these actions can often lead to violence....

Technology Taking Over Our Lives

Sydney Sica, Student Writer February 13, 2024

Technology can be a very controversial subject in today’s society as it’s convenient, but also damaging in ways that are not talked about enough. Technology continues to grow and become more advanced...

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