The Pel Mel

Girls College Recruiting Rules Change

Maria Comerford, Co-Photography Editor, Sophomore

May 31, 2018

Each year, as lacrosse grows in popularity, the sport adjusts the requirements and rules to better players. As time goes on, the skill level of lacrosse athletes becomes more and more intensified, and the competition to impress...

Female Athlete of the Issue

Desmond O'Rourke, Senior, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018

Junior Lucy Conway has made huge contributions to PMHS athletics all year, as she is involved in three varsity sports: field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse. This spring season, Conway has proven to be a force on the lacrosse...

Pelham Athletes Jennifer Bell and Kate Douglass Commit to University of Virginia

Madeline Bryce, Junior, Co-Web Manager and Associate Features Editor

May 30, 2018

In a happy coincidence that surprised much of Pelham’s aquatic fanbase, Pelham’s top swimmer and diver have both verbally committed to the University of Virginia. Juniors Kate Douglass and Jennifer Bell, who have both been...

Finding A Solution to Child Labor

Anna Shampanier-Bowen, Sophomore

May 30, 2018

According to the United Nations, child labor is “any work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and which is harmful to their physical, moral and mental development.” Around the world,...

The Problem with Racial Profiling

Henry Gutch, Sophomore

May 29, 2018

Racial profiling is defined by the National Institute of Justice as “a practice that targets people for suspicion of crime based on their race, ethnicity, religion or national origin.” Although using racial profiling is illegal...

Opinion of the Staff: Standardized Tests Need a Change

May 29, 2018

As one enters high school, there are many fears that cross the mind. Will I have a good experience? Will I take the best classes? Will I get the right grades to go to the college of my choice? Should I take the SAT or ACT? Tests...

The Price of a Participation Trophy

Ella Stern, Junior, Assistant Features Editor

May 29, 2018

If you are an American teenager, it is very likely that you have a “participation” trophy, medal, or certificate sitting in your room collecting dust. It has probably idly sat there since you were a part of that rec soccer...

Twitter in the Trump Presidency

Madison Popovic, Co-Managing Editor, Sophomore

May 24, 2018

Words have power, so people have to think before they speak. Donald Trump has utilized Twitter to express his views on certain topics, including the missile predicament between Russia and Syria. The president has impulsively “threatened”...

Point/Counterpoint: School Safety in the Post-Parkland Era; For

Daniela Christian, Freshman, Staff Reporter

May 24, 2018

In the first 16 weeks of 2018, according to CNN, there were 20 school shooting incidents, ranging from mere accidents to multiple homicides. Unfortunately, according to a study at Harvard University, the number of school shootings...

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