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Would a uniform help or hurt PHS?

Elizabeth Nee, PaperClip Staff

December 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Many high schools around the world require students to wear a uniform. Many schools believe that a uniform would tackle the bullying problems in school and would erase any distractions surrounding clothing in class. The idea is ...

Is TASC Encouraging Laziness?

Hannah Allen, PaperClip Staff

December 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Student Life

The start of the 2017-2018 school year here at Portsmouth High School came with many new changes. Starting time was adjusted from 7:30 to 8:20 and a new block was introduced. This block is better known as TASC, or Teachers in A...

Five Pivotal Ways Our Sister-School in Japan differs from PHS

Derrick Luu, PaperClip Staff/Writer

October 17, 2017

Filed under News, Opinion, Student Life

Dress code: Everyday, students in Japan have to follow a strict dress code. Students have to wear their uniform everyday, and they can’t even attend school if they don’t wear it. For the boys, they wear what's called a ...

Student Opinion: PHS considers K-9 Sweeps

Jack Tizzard, PaperClip Staff/Writer

October 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Student Life

With PHS considering bringing in drug dogs to sweep the school, I believe it's a good idea, but not something that PHS needs. In my time at PHS, as a senior, there has never been a legitimate life threatening situation involving...

Top Ten Food Options in Portsmouth for $20 or less

Derrick Luu, Paperclip Staff/Writer

October 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Student Life

       10. Taco Bell If you’re looking for something quick, and don’t want to wait around, Taco Bell should fill you right up. This fast food drive through will taste great, but you won’t be feeling great the next da...

What Half of Americans Don’t Know

Olivia Sirles, PaperClip Staff/Writer

October 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

There are 3.4 million US citizens living in Puerto Rico who need help recovering from Hurricane Maria, a category four storm. On Wednesday 9/20, the hurricane hit Puerto Rico with 150 mph winds and several feet of rain. The island...

Student Reaction to TASC Block

Ceci Palermo, PaperClip Writer

October 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Student Life

At the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, a new block was introduced. This blocked is called Teachers in Academic Support Centers (TASC) and allows for students to have a designated time to get extra help during school ho...

In review; IT stays afloat in 2017 adaptation

Grace Griffin, PHS Paperclip Journalist

October 4, 2017

Filed under A&E, Opinion, Showcase

Right from the start, you’re thrown into the fictional town of Derry, Maine, where a monster is lurking in the sewers just below a gang of kids who call themselves the “Losers Club.” The monster, known as IT, is making kids dis...

American Withdrawal From Paris Agreement Is A Step Backwards

Liam Carmichael, PHS Paperclip Writer

June 19, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

On June 1st, Donald Trump announced in the White House Rose Garden that the United States would be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. This was devastating to the majority. This is just the latest example of seemingl...

What You Probably Do not Know (but should!) about Guy Fieri

Georgia Dickinson, PHS PaperClip writer

June 19, 2017

Filed under A&E, Opinion

Ever since this sensuous, quixotic individual was a young boy, he had a strong love for food. When he was 10 years old, he used to hate how his mother would cook with vegetables, so she told him if he didn’t like the way she cooked, then he should cook for himself. He took that as the green light.  Fieri went down to the gro...

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