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PHS takes proactive step towards mental health

Isabel Behrendt, Opinions Editor

August 30, 2019

Living with depression, anxiety, self-harm impulses, personality disorders, and other disorders are a part of our daily reality. As time goes on, it almost seems as if these issues become increasingly common amongst youth, more specifically high school students nationwide.  Recently, as the world evolves to fit to the...

Opinion: Graduation Overhaul Step in Right Direction

Opinion: Graduation Overhaul Step in Right Direction

Grant Williams

October 16, 2018

As higher education grows increasingly requisite for career success and the number of college applicants continues to rise, many students are aggressively seeking to differentiate themselves from the hundreds of thousands of other hopeful applicants in the competition for selective scholarship awards...

Final Exams are a Nuisance to Students, but a Necessity to Future Success

Michael McKinzie, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2018

Every Semester Students across the country prepare for their final exams in pursuit of a passing grade in their various classes. Teenagers despise the tests due to the stress and anxiety they cause, but they do not recognize the impact they can have on their future. Final Exams provide students an idea of poss...

School lacks protocol regarding illness

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 20 percent of young adults from age 13-18 experience severe mental disorders in a given year.

Valerie Burgess and Sarah Lankford

December 14, 2015

As a society, we raise awareness for diseases that can be seen. We walk around a track for several hours throughout the night for cancer, or we come together in a community event to sell pastries to support the healing of a student who faced a catastrophic car accident. Their messages spread and catch...

Mental illness misconceptions need true definitions

Many people do not understand the severity of mental illnesses, let alone notice them. Those who suffer often go undetected, in the same hallways we walk every day.

Sam Nabaty and Bree Wade

December 14, 2015

It’s a similar scene played out in classrooms all over the world. A student has over-prepared for an exam, crammed flash cards and reviewed notes for 48 consecutive hours. Ever since this student was little, every time the spotlight was on them or they were in a high-pressure situation, they folded. Th...

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