Issues with the “model minority”

The danger of the “model minority” stereotype
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I am proud to say that when my parents immigrated to this nation with only two suitcases, a few hundred dollars, and a whole lot of courage, they were able to achieve the American Dream. Despite being completely unaccustomed to the American environment, they made a living for my sister and me. However, this experience is not uncommon; it’s just one piece of a bigger picture.
On average, Asian Americans tend to be more educated and have higher average incomes than Caucasians and other racial groups.
But these trends have had a harmful …

The Democrats’ path forward

The flame of resistance
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November 8, 2016 is still a sore spot for many. Images of tearful, broken voters on national news represented the general mood of the American left — the shock of a profound loss mixed with the fear of a future that projected dark, hopeless, and oppressive times. As the results poured in, the nation held silent.
Since then, however, the Democratic Party has proven to be anything but silent. Immediately following the election, the U.S. experienced a historic backlash as hundreds of thousands of protesting voices assembled, and the slogan “Not my president!” conquered the national spotlight. …


PHS Profile: Dr. Rick Miller

Rick Miller has been a history teacher at PHS for 23 years and currently teaches AP U.S. History and U.S. History I. He received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees ...

Pencil These In: March

Spring Festival April 6-7, 11:54 a.m. to 12:24 p.m. Room 153 Cost: None To welcome the arrival of spring break, Club Sweet is hosting a celebration filled with food and fellowship in this ...

Snow days and heat waves

Dear Tower Readers, As March draws to a close, we prepare ourselves for the warmth of spring that brings us, degree by degree, to the freedom of summer. Yet, looking back ...

Princeton: Ivy Bubble?

Growing up in the small college town of Princeton, students live and breathe college. We are privileged to attend one of the nation’s top performing public school systems and are ...

Sports Smörgåsbord

Sports can be portrayed in a variety of ways based on the circumstances. Sometimes they are viewed as negative, characterized as the grading scale of the nasty school hierarchy. Other ...

Spring Sports: Baseball

With the baseball season soon to start, Head Coach David Roberts looks to use experience from past seasons going forward. After qualifying for states for the second time in three ...

Spring Sports: Softball

After finishing last season with a win against West Windsor Plainsboro High School South for the first time in the softball program’s history and qualifying for the state tournament, Head ...

Spring Sports: Track

One of the nine captains of the track and field team, Annefleur Hartmanshenn ’17 is looking forward to the season because of how hard the team has worked to reach ...