Racial literacy at PHS: a step in the right direction

As President Trump continues to ignite the fire of racial tension within the US, the country has become ever more polarized. White supremacists in today’s America get nothing but a slap on the wrist — according to President Trump, there was “blame on both sides” regarding the events in Charlottesville. Yet, he referred to NFL players and peaceful protestors as “sons of b**ches” in Alabama.
There have been many troubling manifestations of racial prejudice, even at Princeton High School. The so-called ‘Alcoholocaust’ event and the leaked Snapchat message containing racial slurs are evidence enough of a racism problem. Just like …

Racial literacy at PHS: a futile exercise

PRS has implemented a new Racial Literacy and Justice course and summer reading selection as part of the new racial literacy curriculum, with the goal of discussing challenging issues regarding race on a local and national scale to better educate students on the topic. The changes were in part a result of issues of racism in the school community, as well as events dominating national media.
As the saying goes, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. If the district wants to provide an effective and meaningful education on race, it needs to start this education in elementary school. The …


Flash Features: October

District launches Alumni Association to connect past and present PHS students: This month, the Princeton Public Schools district announced the creation of a new Alumni Association. Designed to build a sense ...

PHS Profile: Susan Richardson

Spanish has been an interest of Susan Richardson’s ever since a young age. As a child, she always heard other students at her school speaking Spanish. “I was determined that ...

U.S. soccer: a plan of action

John Brooks. Remember him? In the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) opening match of the 2014 World Cup versus rival Ghana, this unknown defender scored a thunderous header late ...

The most important election

With clubs like JSA, PHS Democrats, and PHS Republicans, there’s no shortage of political opinions or advocacy groups at the high school. However, with so much focus on the importance ...

Lessons from a broken democracy

So much of what animates Russo- American dialogue today is politics. Russian involvement in the past year’s election cycle, the solidi cation of Vladimir Putin’s authoritarian regime in the Kremlin, ...

Review of The Hate U Give

At the age of 12, Starr Carter has two important conversations with her parents. The first is the usual birds and the bees talk; the other is perhaps even more ...

Streaming Smörgåsbord

Like most teenagers now, I watch TV almost exclusively on streaming websites: Netflix, Hulu, or HBO. However, in the past few years, networks have started making all of their shows ...

The national anthem protests

Sunday sounded special. I first heard it when I excitedly made my way to section 115, row 29, seat 17 on a 90-degree day at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia. ...