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Schools should have safe spaces for students

Brynn MacDougall, Op-Ed editor

June 22

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Bullying and mental illness are increasingly prominent issues in schools. The ever growing reach of social media makes it incredibly easy for nasty rumors to spread throughout the student body. Last school year, the anonymous...

Unsigned editorial: Principal abuses power

June 22

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On May 10, 2016, the Playwickian received a directive from Neshaminy’s administration to publish an article without editing the name of Neshaminy’s mascot. The editors that were available to attend an after school meeting...

Je Suis Paris, But What About Lahore?

April 13

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By Namish Siddiqui Features editor On March 28, 2016, Pakistan got hit with a Taliban attack once again. Hundreds of people were gathered at a park on Sunday enjoying Easter. Pakistan consists of 2 percent of Christians...

Anti-LGBT Laws Spread Across World, Degrades Human Rights

Brynn MacDougall, Op-ed Editor

April 13

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More and more anti-LGBT laws seem to be emerging lately. North Carolina banning transgender people from bathrooms that align with their gender identity, Georgia’s “religious faith” bill that would allow business owners to...

North Carolina passes anti-LGBT law

Brynn MacDougall, Op-ed Editor

April 8

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On Mar. 23, North Carolina passed an abhorrent anti-LGBT law known as House Bill 2 (H.B.2). The hateful law bans transgender people from using any and all public bathrooms that do not align with the gender assigned to them at...

World’s safe haven turns into nightmare

March 17

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By Brianna Rayner Op-Ed Editor As the sun kissed the stunning city of Houston, Texas farewell; the moon has grown to be the only serenity remaining for a young, humble, in particular soul. As he lay in his single bed of his...

Prom severely overrated

March 17

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By Lea Hartley Staff Writer It’s the end of high school and the seniors are eager, anxious, optimistic, or overwhelmed with the new life that they will experience. Graduation is creeping up, but first, Prom. It's the last...

Music: why it matters, aids students’ education

March 17

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On Mar. 4, 2016, Editor in Chief Timothy Cho traveled to Penn State University and received First Place from the Scholastic Journalism Competitions organization for his editorial regarding the importance of music education in publ...

Mental illness in schools

March 17

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By Kirsten Magas Staff Writer Throughout the school year, plenty of students have been absent due to flu symptoms, strep throat, and other physical illnesses. However, not many students find it acceptable to stay home because...

Look at it Our Way: block scheduling helps long-term learning

March 17

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It happens every year, a process formally known by the education system as “course selection,” during which students determine the path of their upcoming year. At Neshaminy, the current schedule is set up such that students...

Look at it Our Way: block scheduling bad idea, harmful to students

March 17

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While some school districts, such Neshaminy’s neighbor Pennsbury, have implemented “block scheduling”- a scheduling system that mimics that of a college schedule, with half the classes and double the daily class time for...

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