The Impending Eritrean Refugee Crisis

Over the course of 2016, the world has been captivated by the refugee crisis in Syria, as a full-blown civil war has driven over four million men, women, and children to flee the country. The influx of refugees into European countries such as Germany, Greece, and France, and the subsequent controversy has ignited a fierce debate that struggles to balance humanitarianism and national security. For all the headlines that the Syrian refugee crisis has made, an even more impending crisis is rapidly taking shape in Eritrea—with potentially massive consequences in years to come.
A country of six million and the second-newest …

Alt-right? More like Alt-reich

Imagine that you’re in middle school and your history teacher, for current events, depicts a hypothetical world in which the president of the United States is advised by white supremacists and neo-Nazis. Everyone laughs. Now, snap back to reality. President-elect Trump has just appointed Steve Bannon, head of a news website, breitbart.com, which Bannon claims is a platform for a movement called the “Alt-Right”—often depicted as a group of white supremacists and neo-Nazis—as his Chief Strategist. No one laughs now.
What is this “Alt-Right” movement? Is it really just a bunch of neo-Nazis and white supremacists trying to rebrand themselves?
This …


Know Their Name

They have fled by foot. They have fled by boat. 80,000 of them have streamed across the border since early 2015. Those remaining face threats of torture or concentration camps. ...

Obama and me: growing up alongside a President

One cold night, the entire fourth grade huddled around the projector in the classroom, excitedly monitoring the screen, which was constantly being updated with new results and numbers. The next ...

Vanguard Explores Religion

Click below to view the spread on religion.                  Vanguard surveyed PHS students about their religions. Here are the results:  

Arts Events: Winter Break Edition

Festival of Trees Hosted by Morven Museum and Garden (Dec 29) Hosted annually by the Morven Museum and Garden, the Festival of Trees is exactly what its name suggests—a series of ...

A&E’s Top Christmas Movies

1. A Christmas Story Is Christmas ever really what we imagine it to be? In this comedy, Ralphie Parker narrates what he believes will be the best Christmas ever—but it becomes ...

Erin Devine ’19

Erin Devine ’19 and the girls basketball team are gearing up for the upcoming season in what will be a foundational year, due to the number of underclassmen that the ...

Emily Becker ’19

Dive one yard below the surface of a pool, and the world pushes down on you twice as much as it does on the surface. For Emily Becker ’19, the ...