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FILE – This June 1, 2018, file photo, shows a housing unit in the west section of the State Correctional Institution at Phoenix in Collegeville, Pa. The first phase of transferring more than 2,500 inmates from the 89-year-old state prison at Graterford to the long-delayed $400 million SCI Phoenix prison began Wednesday, July 11, 2018, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, which plans to bus hundreds of inmates a day to the new prison facility about a mile down the road until all are relocated. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)

NPHS Staff Column- What my three days in prison taught me

December 17, 2019

When I was a teenager, my American Legion baseball team played a game per year (three total for me) inside Graterford Prison, a maximum security prison in Sk...

Protestors gather in Washington, D.C on January 21, 2017, the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump. Protests have long been part of the fabric of American democracy, and they continue to represent one part of what makes representative Democracy work.

EDITORIAL: After the torches and pitchforks

January 23, 2017

America should have learned a lot over the past several months and the past several days. Most notably, a whole lot of people love President Donald J....

Faculty Column: Make 2017 a year of opportunity

Faculty Column: Make 2017 a year of opportunity

Robert McCreary, NPHS Social Studies Teacher

December 21, 2016

Amadeo Giannini is probably not a name most people recognize from American history.  However, I bet most people have heard of what he was responsible for crea...

Faculty Column: Gratitude

Faculty Column: Gratitude

November 21, 2016

Until we entered the 21st century, the field of psychology primarily focused its work on pathology, which basically means the study of disease.  As a ...

Washington area high school students protest near the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. Hundreds of demonstrators are gathered outside the Supreme Court to protest Donald Trump’s election. They are mostly young people who appear to have walked out of school to protest. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Faculty Column: Young people can effect change

November 18, 2016

The kind of hate mongering we see promoted by our president-elect during his campaign is NOT on par with tired old accusations of political corruption...

Demonstrators holds banners as they protest during a march in downtown Washington in opposition of President-elect, Donald Trump, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. Tens of thousands of people marched in streets across the United States on Saturday, staging the fourth day of protests of Donald Trump's surprise victory as president. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Faculty Column: Winners Win, IF They Are Allowed to Play

November 18, 2016

The following commentary is a response to an article that appeared in the Faculty section of The Knight Crier following last week’s Presidential ele...

Faculty Column: The Founding Fathers would be upset

Robert McCreary, NPHS Social Studies Teacher

November 14, 2016

On the surface, the title of this piece might imply that the Founding Fathers would be upset at the results of the 2016 election.  They may indeed be upset but that is not the intent of the title. The Founding Fathers would be upset at the reaction of many people who ended up on the losing side of the Trump victory.  Over the past several days I have fielded questions...

Israelis and Americans watch a live update of the US presidential election results at Mike's place bar in Jerusalem, Wednesday Nov. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Faculty Column: Winners win

November 9, 2016

Well, election day in America has come and gone. From scandals and corruption to vulgar language and bad jokes, both major party candidates seem to...

EDITORIAL: The $15 minimum wage: A story about Molly

EDITORIAL: The $15 minimum wage: A story about Molly

May 6, 2016

All three remaining presidential candidates have either demanded an increase in the minimum wage (Sanders wants it at $15 and Clinton says $12) or at l...

Editorial: Non-establishment candidates establish feel for American pulse

A Trump supporter holds a campaign sign as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Snyder)

Kevin Manero, Knight Crier Adviser

February 2, 2016

For the last several weeks I have found myself almost involuntarily using the word “circus” every time I talk about the 2016 Presidential race. I mean,...

POLITICKING: This scene from the 2012 Simulated Republican Convention at NPHS will be revisited in January as NP holds its 2016 simulated convention.

EDITORIAL: My Christmas wish for NP students – Embrace the political circus

December 22, 2015

This week, thousands of high school students from North Penn will push their school bags into the corners of their bedrooms, take a deep breath, and begin...

NPHS Teacher reflects on her experience with Titanic the Musical

Sue Cassel, NPHS English Teacher

May 5, 2015

I would like to express my appreciation to Andrea Roney for asking me to be a part of this very special production. I had never seen this particular musical, and I had no idea what to expect. Until last Monday, I had not seen the entire show, and when I did, I was totally blown away by both the show itself and the entire production team (cast, crew, and band). Did you know...

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