The Precedent

Social media hashtag #MeToo brings sexual assault awareness

Mia Irvin, Editor in Chief

November 29, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

If you were to pull up Google and type in just the number sign, the hashtag #MeToo is the first result that will pop up. Out of all the hashtags in the world, one that intros the stories of sexual assault is the most predictable search option. Everyday, the movement’s social media presence grows. More and...

Unsigned: Beautiful luxury of Twitter ranting does not need to be utilized

Mia Irvin, Opinions Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under Opinions

In March of 2006, four Silicon Valley software developers launched their newest invention: a social media platform that would allow users to post their ideas in 140 characters or less. Eleven years later, 319 million people actively scroll through their Twitter timeline, consuming content and posting...

Turning social media’s consciousness to confidence

Turning social media’s consciousness to confidence

Sydney Wolfe, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2016


Filed under Opinions

It is no doubt that social media is shaping the world; however, is it for the best? Many people grow up in a generation where phones are in every back pocket. Study, by the University of Salford in the UK, has proven that a person’s confidence can diminish due to the unrealistic images social...

Editorial: Scars left by social media post can last a lifetime

Aja Diffin and Sarah Campbell

February 3, 2016


Filed under Award Winners, Opinions

Every day we hear adults or our parents and authorities dole out constant warnings about what we post on social media. For most of us, those warnings go in one ear and out the other, thinking we have total control over who sees what we post. Unfortunately, it is not until an irreversible mistake is made...

Goals, Expectations, Reality

Goals, Expectations, Reality

Kendall MacGregor, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2016


Filed under Double Truck

“Goals, goals, goals,” if I hear mention of this word one more time I might slam my head through a wall. The expectations of high school relationships have skyrocketed through the roof into a land of fantasy. Many teenagers now expect the world and more from their significant others. Social ...

PHS has community of students who care

Sarah Chapple, News Editor

September 25, 2014


Filed under Features, Opinions

Kids involved in various time commitments on campus would be hard pressed to tell you they don’t care about school spirit. Spending more than the average eight hours on campus due to sports, music, classes such as Student Government (StuGo) or other clubs is something familiar to many students, however...

A-Rod, MLB send mixed messages about PEDs

A-Rod, MLB send mixed messages about PEDs

Mike McGilton, Staff Writer

February 11, 2014


Filed under News

The use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) have been around in sports for generations. The most recent account is with professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez was found guilty in 2009 of steroid use by a drug test that took place in 2003 and later admitted to using them. Many years p...

Social media: the all seeing eye

Rachel Lattin, A & E Editor

April 22, 2013


Filed under News

Social media has become an epidemic in today’s society, evolving from MySpace to Facebook and now Twitter. With the growing availability of sites such as these, there come dangers and long-term consequences that are not obvious on the surface. Exposure to social media begins at a very young age, creating safe...

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