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School Schedule Puts Students at Risk

Orson Wright, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017

Next year Portsmouth High School will be starting approximately one hour later.  This will have drastically negative effects on our students. Leaving school one hour later in the winter will be sending students and student athletes...

The TASC Block: Wait What?

Luke Smith, PaperClip Writer

May 23, 2017

To review our previous article, the new TASC block will be implemented next year, along with school starting one hour later. The schedule will consist of four 81 minute blocks, with a 40 minute TASC block sandwiched in betwe...

Historic Streak Ends In Heartbreak

Jon Schlemmer, PaperClip Staff/Writer

April 7, 2017

There are two ways people think of the state of Connecticut, UConn and then everything else. UConn women's basketball to be exact. For over the past decade, no team in collegiate sports has been more dominate then the H...

Spaulding Turnpike seeks New Change in Tolls

Amayah Brokenbrough, PaperClip Writer/Contributor

April 4, 2017

An article was recently written in the Portsmouth Herald on March 21st, 2017, about the Spaulding Turnpike looking into automated tolls to reduce the traffic and corruption in the area. There has been major traffic in the Rocheste...

Yeti Coolers Take the World by Storm

Beau Arsenault, Paperclip Writer

April 4, 2017

When most people think of coolers, they just think of something worthless that keeps your drinks or food cold, but this cooler company and brand are changing that. Yeti is an up and coming company that produces coolers that can...

Wait, we had homework?

Alex Tavares, Paper Clip Staff/Writer

March 30, 2017

It’s time to take on the question that has made every teenager quiver at one point or another. “Did you finish all of your homework?” Homework is defined as schoolwork that a student is required to do at home. The Nationa...

Slow-growing Safety in Sports

Jon Schlemmer, PaperClip Staff/Writer

March 30, 2017

The societal value we all have for athletes and sports goes back all the way to ancient Rome, when men fought for their lives in front of thousands of spectators in massive stadiums. It’s been said that history has a way of ...

Is Legal Marijuana Putting NH Students at Risk?

David Ball, Staff Editor

March 29, 2017

New Hampshire is a state stuck between two legal recreational marijuana states, Massachusetts and Maine. We are also bordered by Vermont, which has just recently voted to move the bill for recreational marijuana to the next step. Wha...

Opinion: Banning of Single-use Plastic Bags

Seth A. Rice, Paperclip Staff/Writer

March 27, 2017

Recently in Portsmouth, there was a proposed ban on single-use plastic bags. Grocery stores would have to use paper bags or reusable bags instead. If customers do not have their own bags it will cost ten cents per bag. Violato...

To Pledge or Not to Pledge

Kayla A. Harmon, PaperClip Staff/Writer

March 26, 2017

Despite the fact that schools forcing all students to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance is a violation of a student’s Freedom of Speech Rights, school districts across the country continue to force and require students to s...

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