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Easter Sunday brings strange traditions

Richard Ginwright
April 17, 2014

Easter is a holiday that celebrates the rebirth of Jesus from his tomb after his crucifixion.  However, when some people think of Easter, they think of a large rabbit who brings a basket full of candy while you are sleeping. There is no mention in the Bible of a creature like that and many people are... Read more »

Store-bought gifts aren’t only ones given at Christmas

Carmen Ensminger
December 12, 2013

With the holiday season coming up, people are trying to find the perfect gifts for their friends and family. While a store-bought gift is nice, many people are going the more “alternative” option. Alternative gifts are where the giver donates to a charitable organization in the receiver’s name... Read more »

Families of Pelham students differ in when they open Christmas presents

Austin Roberts
December 12, 2013

Giving and receiving wrapped Christmas presents is an ever-present staple of the Christmas holiday, but the time to open them differs between families. It would seem obvious that Christmas presents would be opened on Christmas day. But there are some PHS students who open some presents before Christmas... Read more »

Hanukkah has quite a rich background

Angel Sarris
December 12, 2013

Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Greek-Syrian ruler, Antiochus IV, tried to force Greek traditions and beliefs upon his territory. Jews in Judea were denied the right to practice their religion, and although they were vastly outnumbered, the religious Jews, in the region, chose to fight back and protect their... Read more »

Classic Chrismas toys still delight chidren today

Alaina Harris
December 12, 2013

The wonderful time of Christmas is coming and many children are excited at the mere thought of new toys. There have been many toys that have delighted children across the United States, and the world, but these are a few that have become iconic toys that still entertain children today. The Yo-yo can... Read more »

PHS teachers listen to music of all varieties

Nathan Gaskins
December 12, 2013

Music is a fundamental part of most peoples’ lives. From the gramophone to the iPod, music listening has been an important and unique aspect of one’s personality.  With the age of iPods, we can now take music with is and listen to it on demand. This makes it even more a part of the personality.... Read more »

The many traditions of Thanksgiving

Dogs Dress Up For Annual Tompkins Square Park Halloween Parade

Richard Ginwright
November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many people are preparing for their traditions. Those traditions include gratuitous amounts of food to eat, family, and many other kinds of traditions among different people. Some people have what is considered normal traditions, like freshman Julia H. “I... Read more »

Thanksgiving food is the most important part

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Matthew McGinnis
November 22, 2013

When it comes to the perfect Thanksgiving dinner, fall lovers and families alike must find the perfect balance of staunch tradition and delicious innovation. Thanksgiving has always been coined as the holiday of food. Generations have celebrated the holiday for the purpose of eating, family, and the... Read more »

PHS welcomes many exchange students


Dylan Smith
September 17, 2013

Among the students of Pelham High School, there seems to be a few unfamiliar faces from unfamiliar places. There are students, known as exchange students, from other countries attending classes here in of Pelham High school! There are currently three exchange students attending. They are Su T, Katie... Read more »

Auburn fans mourn the loss of Toomer’s trees

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Shelby B., Staff Reporter
May 8, 2013

For generations Auburn fans have gathered at Toomer’s corner to roll the two famous old oak trees that are over 130 years old. The tradition dates back several decades, all the way to the World War I era. Before the tradition of rolling the trees, the square was considered a social meeting place. The... Read more »