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How to take care of yourself in quarantine


May 18, 2020

Quarantine is an unsure time in everyone’s lives. There is a lot of uncertainty going on in the world at the moment, and that uncertainty can take a toll on one’s mental health. It is crucial that everyone takes necessary precautions to make sure that they stay happy and healthy during this time...

OPINION: How we can use this time of isolation to bring us together

A thank you note to all essential workers on the sidewalk in a Pewaukee neighborhood. Kids all around the the village have been leaving encouraging notes for those going out on walks.


May 8, 2020

It's easy to get caught up in the panic and uncertainty of the news of the Coronavirus when looking at the headlines. I know that whenever I turn on the news, I immediately feel my anxiety increasing out of fear for the future of our country. Will we sink into an economic depression? How many more...

OPINION: Where is the truth among the COVID coverage?

The New York Times is one of the many sources working to stay on top of the COVID-19 coverage.


May 7, 2020

With Coronavirus being the main talking point on every news outlet currently, there is a lot of information being put out. This global pandemic is affecting everyone’s lives and it is important that we all know at least the basics of this growing issue. However, with so many news outlets giving out...

Opinion: How should we be balancing our health and the economy during COVID-19?

One of the most demanded products in the past months, a N95 mask, alongside what allows Americans to put food on the table, their wages. Representations of heath and the economy, it seems that they are battling against each other for the top priority during the coronavirus pandemic, but a balance must be achieved for the sake of the livelihood of all Americans.


May 6, 2020

Even in the midst of a global pandemic, somehow politicians have still found a way to make this crisis of the COVID-19 outbreak political. Those looking at the economic side of the issue are saying that the entire crisis is being overblown by the media and we need to return to work tomorrow, while...

30 Minutes with Voices at PHS: Flexisched

April 16, 2020

Join Nick Staleos, Aiden Pierce, Tim Schultz, and Isaiah Wilson as they discuss Flexisched and the new resource protocol for the 2019-2020 school year.

Students recognize harm in vaping

Lauren Mistele, Writer

April 13, 2020

Vaping has become an epidemic throughout the young generation and is a very idiotic way to kill your body and lungs. Vaping produces no bodily benefit and children fail to fully comprehend how dangerous it is.  “I believe that the issue is very rampant. I think that students that would not normal...

Lock down Drills vs Fire Drills

Dillion Erikson, Writer

January 8, 2020

                                       Lockdown drills vs. Fire drills         Why should we have more lockdown drills than fire drills?  We should have more frequent lockdown drills than we have fire drills because there is higher chanc...

Washington gets it wrong…again

June 1, 2018

It’s not a secret that America’s middle class is suffering. Working class wages continue to decline while the top 10% sees greater gains every year. On top of the increasing wage gap, the wealthiest Americans are gaining more and more political power, creating an elite bubble around those in power, d...

Suspension policy needs revisiting

Abby Peters, Photographer/Staff

May 31, 2018

Making a bad decision leads to consequences. Teachers and administrators are responsible for creating a safe, stable environment for learning, while it’s the students responsibility to meet the expectations of the school. Consequences should be used as a growing opportunity; however, schools have inc...

Is the no-cut rule in sports justifiable?

Joe Marz, Editor-in-chief

May 24, 2018

As reported by ABC 6, a school in New Jersey recently passed a rule for its cheer leading squad after a mother complained to the administration about her daughter being cut from the team. Now, either everyone who tries out makes the cheer leading squad, or no one does. The extremity of the school’s...

In preparing for graduation, cherish the memories

PHS class of 2018 stands on the football field to capture memories they have made in the past 12 years here at Pewaukee.

Olivia Michels-Kehring

May 24, 2018

It’s safe to say that Wisconsin has finally made its way from winter into summer, which means graduation is right around the corner. The Pewaukee High School class of 2018 will be graduating on Friday, June 8 at 7:00 in the high school’s main gym. It's been one big ride for this year's seniors an...

Is college worth the cost?

Gina Paszkiewicz

May 24, 2018

Today, the life of a high school student is primarily getting ready to go to college. Then after college, the student is in thousands of dollars in debt.  This begs the question: is college really worth the price? I believe college is worth the price because it benefits an individual economically, all...

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