Category: Opinion

Almost, Maine Review

Almost, Maine is the most commonly performed high school production in the United States, showcasing roughly nine different couples in different stages of their relationships.  Some are meeting for the first time, and others are meeting for the last time. Almost, Maine is the perfect show for a high school audience as it addresses many […]

Cultured Butter: Thoughts on assigned reading

Assigned reading. These two words represent one of the most dreaded parts of any English class. Picking up a book you would never have considered reading otherwise, and being told that you need to finish it within a month (or something, timelines vary). Most of the time, it really feels like there’s no point in […]

Saying Goodbye to PHS

Allow me to set the scene for you. Over a week ago, I was given the assignment to write a column on my high school experience for the Pelladium. I had class time everyday for the last week to complete, or even start, writing. And yet, I am laying in my bed at 12 a.m. […]

Maggie Leach with Operation Share the Load

At the age of nine, Maggie Leach’s family lived in an extended stay without a washer or dryer while their house was built. They had to use a laundromat for six weeks and met many families that were less fortunate than theirs.  These families would sometimes have to choose between food or clean clothes. “What […]

Captain Marvel Review

I’ll be honest: I didn’t originally plan to go see Captain Marvel. Unfortunately, this is a pretty dead season for movies, so when I wanted to escape the stresses of junior year for an hour or two I opted to see Captain Marvel rather than Wonder Park or Dumbo. I was neither disappointed nor impressed. […]

5 fun activities for single people this Valentine’s Day

Being single on Valentine’s Day can be a real bummer, but it doesn’t have to be. 2019 is the year of self-love, so if you’re single this Valentine’s day, here are five snazzy things to do. 1. Take a nap It’s no secret that today’s teenagers are chronically sleep deprived. I’d put a statistic here, […]

Little Talks With Lily: Winter

As I approach the halfway point of my junior year, I find myself realizing something alarming. No, not that I am totally in over my head as far as classes go; I knew that from day one of junior year. The alarming thing that I’ve begun to realize is that it has become socially acceptable […]

Happy Accidents with Zandra Spiker: Christmas Month

October is spooky month. Everyone spends the entire month looking forward to Halloween, and on November first, Halloween is over and people move on. December should be Christmas month. Everyone spends the entire month looking forward to Christmas, and afterwards, they move on. I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I don’t approve of […]

Podcast: Sara Bennet and Rebecca Bonham on Halloween

Seniors, Becca Bonham and Sara Bennet, talk about their unpopular opinions on the topic of Halloween.

Lily and Zandra’s Podcast: Inside the Mind of Jake Paul

Jake Paul has been making videos for as long as he can remember; usually involving some form of wild antics such as pranks on his friends. He is well known for promoting his merch, whether it be for tour or his t-shirts. Some argue he goes too far in his advertising, especially for his young […]