A twenty-first century trail of tears

Scrolling through my ever-so-informative Snapchat stories, one in particular stops me: Shailene Woodley, the outspoken Beatrice Prior in the hit movie Divergent, has taken her rebellion to the real world. She’s under arrest. Whaaaaaat!? Immediately intrigued, I looked up exactly why she has been arrested.
It turns out that Shailene, alongside Jaden and Willow Smith, was protesting the installation of the Dakota Pipeline, which would allow for 470,000 barrels of oil a day from the oil fields of western North Dakota to Illinois, linking the Dakota Pipeline to other pipelines along the way. Not only will the 1,720 mile pipeline, roughly …

Thank you, Hillary Clinton

I called my grandmother the day after the election. Having watched Hillary Clinton’s concession speech earlier, I wanted to gauge her reaction to what I saw as a scary day for our country. Plus, I just like talking to her.
I knew she would be wearing the same “Ready for Hillary” shirt she adorned the last time Hillary ended a campaign for the White House; I knew she would be feeling the same profound sadness that is difficult to describe. Women of her generation saw so much more in Hillary than a collection of policies and proposals. They dealt with …


PHS Cultural Immersion and Exchange

On November 14 and 15, French and Italian students returned to Princeton after participating in PHS foreign exchange programs. The students did a variety of things, ranging from staying with ...

Pencil These In – November

The Nutcracker November 23, 7:30 p.m., November 25–26, 2:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre Cost: $25–$60, depending on seating American Repertory Ballet will be performing The Nutcracker for the 52nd year as a ...

Obama’s legacy in question

The Republican Party, deemed dysfunctional and effectively broken just a month ago, has captured every branch of government. In a populist wave that has swept the world over, the once ...

Don’t give up on politics

The morning of Wednesday, November 9, as the sun prepared to dawn, many Americans began to realize that the largest political upset in history had just taken place. As I ...

Education beyond APs

At PHS, it often feels like intelligence is measured by the number of AP classes students take. But this “highly-accurate” indicator of intelligence may be phased out in the near ...