The Playwickian

Effect of celebrity culture, award shows on youth

January 26, 2016

By Zoey Joyce Features Editor The Golden Globes came and went on Sunday, Jan. 10. The popular media was focused on the red carpet and the celebrities that walked on it, such as Lady Gaga, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence....

Sean Penn, Joaquin Guzman: Good or bad?

January 19, 2016

Jessica McClelland Student Editor In July, one of the most wanted drug lords in the world, Joaquin Guzman, escaped from federal prison. When police investigated the scene, they found a tunnel that stretched all the way to...

Most Recent Form of Discrimination against Body Modifications

January 14, 2016

By Brianna Rayner Op-Ed Editor Ever since Sally took her very first gasp of air, it has been a relentless tussle to survive. She was born into very poor family; the sight of their glorious mansion couldn’t blind the outsiders...

Governments Failing to Protect Citizens from Racism

Brynn MacDougall, Op-ed Editor

January 14, 2016

America, like all other countries, has a wealth of problems, many of which its citizens are well aware of. However, Americans seem to gloss over the similar problems in Europe and Canada, focusing more on countries comprised mostly...

White Privilege in Crime Still Exists

Brynn MacDougall, Op-ed Editor

January 14, 2016

People of color make up about 13 percent of the United States population. However, over 60 percent of inmates in jail are non-white. On the other hand, whites count for 64 percent of the population but make up only 39 percent...

Limits to minors’ rights

January 5, 2016

By Kirsten Magas Staff Writer Minors’ right to making decisions regarding their health care varies from state to state. According to the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, the law generally requires minors to...

Police brutality a persistant problem

January 5, 2016

By Juliet Okwara Literary Editor It took 13 months for the Chicago Police Department to release the video of the shooting of Laquan McDonald, a 17 year old black teen shot 16 times over the course of 14 seconds, 13 of which...

Physics disproves Turkey, Russia

January 5, 2016

By Timothy Cho Editor-in-Chief On Tuesday, Nov. 24, Turkish jets shot down a Russian Su-24 military jet near the Turkey-Syria border, and both governments have disputed the specific details of what exactly occurred. Both presidents...

Dissent: keystones killing unnecessary work

January 5, 2016

In recent years Neshaminy High School has begun to make the move from requiring a graduation project in addition to regular classes to receive a high school diploma, to requiring passing grades on the Pennsylvania Keystones test...

Graduation Requirements Inhibit Creativity

January 5, 2016

Neshaminy High School’s current graduation requirement is for seniors to create a PowerPoint presentation and present it to the Guidance Department. After this year’s seniors graduate, the current graduation project will be...

Pressures of having the perfect body crushes teens’ self-esteem

December 9, 2015

By Brianna Rayner Op-Ed Editor Macy races through the unwelcoming halls with a bag clutched in her hands; hidden inside is a bagel. With her eyes glued to the ground she tries avoiding as much confrontation as possible. The...

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Aids pharmaceuticals, not working Americans

Spencer David Potts, Op-Ed Editor

December 9, 2015

Not many Americans may recall NAFTA, the North American Free-Trade Agreement, which drove several million Mexican farmers off of their land whilst simultaneously causing the loss of over 700,000 American jobs as production moved...

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