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10th year most successful year for all Puma athletics

10th year most successful year for all Puma athletics

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 2016-2017 school year has been a historic year for PHS athletics. This year was the first year that every team sport qualified for the playoffs. Athletic director Jennifer Burks said, “This year, we made it the farther into the playoffs with more teams than we ever have. So as far as how deep ...

Clouds on campus: Vape levels rise on school grounds

Clouds on campus: Vape levels rise on school grounds

Sydney Wolfe
May 24, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Vaping is a phenomenon that is growing rapidly among schools, and becoming native to many young adults. While many are unaware of specific consequences in school and outside of campus, students continue to indulge in this fad. From sour apple flavoring to spicing up your pen with decals, the industry...

After bumpy start, baseball finishes inside top 6

After bumpy start, baseball finishes inside top 6

Zach Klein, Sports Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

It is never easy to be at peace with a playoff loss, especially late in the postseason - especially when your team will lose 12 of the 25 rostered players to graduation. The class of 2017 has one of the largest senior classes in both school enrollment and baseball players, and this year’s startin...

Men’s volleyball season wrap-up

Men’s volleyball season wrap-up

Lincoln Luse, Staff Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

After a 6A division state runner up finish last season, head coach Brian Pomerantz knew it was going to be a challenge to get back to the state title game, especially after losing three starters to graduation in 2016. The Pumas had to fill the shoes of three starters from last year’s record-breaki...

Summer Assignments: What Gives?

Summer Assignments: What Gives?

Cameron Martin, Staff Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

With about one-third of students being in at least one honors or AP class, a lot of us are no stranger to summer assignments. One of the objectives of summer books and packets is to prepare students for the types of learning themes they will be tackling next year while reviewing last year’s content...

History teacher pursues musical passion

History teacher pursues musical passion

Nikki Soto, Staff reporter
May 21, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

  Teachers strive to motivate students to follow their passions, no matter how abstract they may seem. U.S. and World History teacher Paul Kreutz does this by embodying what it means to make a dream reality. A dedicated teacher and devoted musician, Kreutz is able to start the day sharin...

The “Practically Perfect” musical makes its debut

The “Practically Perfect” musical makes its debut

Madi Kimball, Staff Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Before the curtain opened, the cast and crew of “Mary Poppins” had put in hours of grueling work and preparation for the best production possible. Auditions were held right after winter break and the crew had been preparing ever since. “Mary Poppins” finally hit the stage on April 13 followed...

Gunaraj leads Speech and Debate to victory

Gunaraj leads Speech and Debate to victory

Valerie Burgess, Staff Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

After weeks of preparation and research, along with countless hours of after school practices, Speech and Debate team members have wrapped up this year’s season. This year’s team consisted of roughly 30 members participating in a range of events such as Public Forum debate and Dramatic Interpretat...

Men’s volleyball flies to the top of the rankings

Men’s volleyball flies to the top of the rankings

Lincoln Luse, Staff Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

With 32 games under their belt, men’s volleyball players is fighting to maintain their fourth-in-state ranking. Their record so far is 23-10-4, with only two games left before the playoffs begin. Although the Pumas are not doing as well as they hoped, they are still confident in their abilities to...

PHS takes a zero tolerance policy on hazing on sports teams

Hayley Crosby, Staff Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Hearing of hazing situations in other CUSD schools leaves people asking: what does my school do to prevent this situation from happening here? If it happened at one school, what’s stopping it from happening at our school? Some students are unaware of the precautions that administration takes to pr...

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