President Trump’s Economic Game

In the 2016 Presidential Election, the white working class was heard. Donald Trump is now the president of the United States, and with his election has come a new fiscal policy plan that will shape the future of America’s economy. In short: Donald Trump’s economic agenda will be disastrous.
Donald Trump has vowed to slash funding from welfare and crucial social safety net programs. These are the types of programs that provide poor families with a stable financial floor and allow them to put food on the table. With a loss in financial stability, thousands will face the stark reality of …

Trump’s Threat to the EPA

Forty-six years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency was founded by Republican President Richard M. Nixon, becoming a revered, bipartisan accomplishment. It now finds itself under siege—and by consequence, putting our air, food, and water under siege as well.
We are now four weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, and it is already clear that he was not overstating his antipathy for combating pollution and global warming. During this time, his administration has already had more than $800 million in budget cuts planned for the agency, which seriously impedes its ability to function. To head the EPA, Trump has nominated Oklahoma Attorney General …


Flash Features

PHS student and teacher receive Regeneron award for scientific research On January 4, Jiyoung Kang ’17 and Jacqueline Katz, a PHS science teacher, were recognized by Regeneron, a biotechnology company, as part ...

The Women’s March

January 21st, 2017 was a landmark day. Millions of people gathered around the United States—and internationally—in support of human rights. Complete with creative signs, inspiring chants, and passionate speakers, the ...

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Dear Tower Readers, In sync with one of the most widely-covered presidential and congressional transfers of power, The Tower has seen a comprehensive change in leadership of our own, with ...

Nasty Woman

Women’s reproductive rights were a major topic of controversy in this polarizing election. Again, the simple liberty to choose when to have children was questioned.  Abortion was last criminalized in ...

Mr. PHS: A place for beauty to shine

Prepare for applause, screams, and laughter at this year’s annual Mr. PHS show, tonight at 7 p.m. This ever-popular event put on by PHS’s student council pits senior men against ...

A guide to the Oscars 2017

Oscars In Different Hands This Sunday, the time has come again to see which artists will go home as the proud owners of a certain golden award. Although many had concerns ...

The will to win

If you are not from Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, or Rhode Island, chances are you were rooting for the underdog Atlanta Falcons on Super Bowl Sunday.  I was ...

There’s No “I” in Team

These days, when you watch any sports talk show on television, there will inevitably be an analyst going on about how Tom Brady is the best quarterback ever. Yes, he ...