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Scholar’s Bowl covers a variety of subjects

Quinton Marchi
January 27, 2014

From Bits and Bytes to the Taika reform (which happened in 645), Scholars’ Bowl covers almost all of the varying subjects. The two Scholars’ Bowl teams, Junior Varsity and Varsity, are sponsored by Rebecca Burnette and Elizabeth Short respectively. Both teams meet on Wednesdays. Mrs. Short, sponsor... Read more »

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed

Angel Sarris
January 27, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday observed on the third Monday in January of each year, in celebration of King’s Birthday which is actually on Jan 15. King is known and recognized for being a leader of and major contributor in the Civil Rights movement.   Martin Luther King, Jr.... Read more »

Alabama Department of Public Safety develops STAR-ID program


Zach Echols
January 24, 2014

Alabama Department of Public Safety has developed a STAR ID program in order to comply with the REAL-ID Act of 2005. The new program is a step beyond an ordinary Alabama driver license or non-driver identification card. The program also meets all requirements of federal law. In order to board a commercial... Read more »

Pelham students participate in UAB Honor Choir

Richard Ginwright
January 24, 2014

Several students at Pelham High School applied to the UAB Honor Choir and nine were chosen to participate in it. To join the UAB Honor Choir one must to have “Desire, work ethic, and ability” According to Ms. Jebeles. “ This is defiantly a great experience to meet people who are enthusiastic about... Read more »

Pelham Board of Education plans Pelham City Schools


Alaina Harris
January 24, 2014

The Pelham City Schools meeting was held Jan. 14 in the Pelham High School’s auditorium for PHS faculty and staff. The new Pelham Board of Education (PBOE) was presented to the faculty and staff in order to discuss new plans for Pelham City Schools. PBOE’s new president Rick Rhoades, vice-president... Read more »

Online shopping raises questions

amazon final copy

Roberto Murica
December 16, 2013

People compare online shopping and traditional shopping looking for what offers the better deal. While reactions are mixed, both have their pros and cons. Shopping online has some great benefits. Online shopping generally offers more discounts then traditional shopping in the comfort of the buyer’s... Read more »

Local charities make the holidays special

Allie Fain
December 16, 2013

Organizations all around are trying to make the holidays very special for everyone, so there are many charity events going on to help make that possible. The Helena Belles are participating in the Jingle Bell Run on December 14, which raises funds and awareness for arthritis. The Helena Belles are always... Read more »

Christmas movies bring the spirit to many families

Hayley Boley
December 12, 2013

Many people have different opinions on their favorite Christmas movies.  Most Christmas movies embody the feeling that Christmas brings to most people such as: happiness, togetherness, and thankfulness. From classics like White Christmas to new favorites like Elf, there are many to choose from. “My... Read more »

Semester exams are the final week of the first semester

Erin McDonald
December 12, 2013

Students at PHS are finally nearing the end of the first semester, which means semester exams are quickly approaching. Students are encouraged to do their best on these exams because they account for twenty percent of their semester grades.                 Here is an easy equation students... Read more »

Times Square ball drop is rich with New Year’s history

new years ball final

Zach Echols
December 12, 2013

The Times Square ball drop is one of the best-known New Year’s celebrations internationally. It is attended by at least 1 million spectators yearly and enjoys a national television audience across multiple broadcasters. Every year at midnight on New Year Eve a ball is dropped at Time Square. The... Read more »