The Playwickian

Music: why it matters, aids students’ education

March 17, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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...

FBI vs Apple: How this battle over privacy affects Apple users

March 17, 2016

By Thomas Bank Staff Writer “If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to worry about,” has been a common phrase used by Americans since 2013 when Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the CIA, leaked classified...

How to avoid the ‘Bern,’ build the movement

Spencer David Potts, Op-Ed Editor

March 17, 2016

This election cycle has proved to be unique for many independent movements. Formerly Independent Senator Bernie Sanders has put up a fight for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, winning many states in a tight race against...

Access to safe abortions crucial for reproductive rights, freedom

Brynn MacDougall, Op-ed Editor

March 17, 2016

Easy access to safe abortion is crucial to reproductive rights, yet clinics are closing at an unprecedented rate in the United States. Many feel that the government placing restrictions in addition to shutting down clinics...

Stress, Cultural Divides, the New York Times: A Response

March 1, 2016

By Gauri Mangala Features Editor On Dec. 26, the NY Times published a front-page article about the West-Windsor Plainsboro school district in Plainsboro, New Jersey. The article illustrated the debate of how the students wer...

Schools’ unjustified fear of terrorism, abroad trips

February 11, 2016

In recent years schools in several states have canceled trips to London, Brussels, Berlin, Madrid, Paris and a myriad of the world’s other popular destinations in an abundance of caution for the possibility of an act of terrorism...

Misconceptions towards religious extremists, Muslims

Grace Marion, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2016

  With calls from Donald Trump, one of the current GOP front runner for America’s Presidency, along with several other prominent political figures, for the marking of Muslims, the monitoring of mosques, and a total maiming...

Ke$ha continues fighting for freedom

February 11, 2016

By Brianna Rayner Op-Ed Editor Kesha Rose Sebert was born during the late 80s: the golden age, hits of synthesizer melodies and vigorous anthems. Due to her emerging in the inspirational city of Nashville, Tennessee she was...

Charlie Hebdo continues racism, immature behavior

Brynn MacDougall, Op-ed Editor

January 26, 2016

Charlie Hebdo, famous for its offensive portrayal of Muslims, has once again made the headlines. The magazine recently released an issue featuring a deceased Syrian refugee child, Aylan Kurdi, as a sex offender, likely in response...

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