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Be the “Player,” Not the “Prospect” – Why Attitude Matters

November 13, 2011

Augie Garrido is a prominent college baseball coach who has led his baseball teams to more wins than any other coach in any sport in Division 1 athletics,...

A Few Questions About Healthcare

Mr. Robert McCreary, NPHS Social Studies Teacher

November 11, 2011

With the presidential election of 2012 approaching quickly, many of the problems that we are currently facing in society will be talked about over the next year as the parties debate and nominate their candidates.  Healthcare is likely to be one of those issues once again.  President Obama has introduced his version of change in that industry.  It is commonly referred to...

Mr. Miller’s Facts for November 11

Mr. Spence Miller, NPHS Guidance Counselor

November 11, 2011

COMMON APP (AS OF 11/1/2011): 221,470 APPLICANTS SENDING OUT 571,654 APPLICATIONS (UP NEARLY 25% FROM LAST YEAR)   NORTH PENN SENIORS (AS OF 11/1/2011):   410 APPLICANTS SENDING OUT 1720 APPLICATIONS (UP 21% FROM LAST YEAR)   PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: Announced on Tuesday that 3,547 students had applied by last week’s deadline through the university’s “si...

Casting a Food Spell

Miss Liz McConnell, NPHS - English Teacher

November 10, 2011

  As I scan the cafeteria from my lunch duty perch, I am always amazed by the length of the line at the Cookie Corner. Who could resist, honestly? Students file by me with stacks of pillowy soft pretzels, the salt coating crunching under their teeth as the gossamer paper wrappers flutter to the ground, forgotten.   And those cookies—oh, the cookies. Friends of mine who g...

What Students Can Learn from Irish Catholics

What Students Can Learn from Irish Catholics

November 7, 2011

Sociologists love to study culture because of the enormous impact it has on the behavior of larger groups of people. Within the study of culture is a term...

Know What You Value

Robert McCreary, Social Studies Teacher - NPHS

October 31, 2011

  Studying values and their importance to a society is a popular one in the field of sociology.  Every culture on earth has their own set of values that they adhere to and try to promote.  Many cultures have the same set of values but differ in how they prioritize them.  For example, both the United States and Japan have personal achievement and self-sacrifice as values.  Howe...

Faculty Editorial - Mr. V's Snowtober Look at Psychology and The Upcoming Winter

Faculty Editorial – Mr. V’s Snowtober Look at Psychology and The Upcoming Winter

October 29, 2011

Walk into any home improvement store this time of year and you will be hard pressed not to find the obnoxious, in your face, advertisements citing unsubstantiated...

In Defense of Greed

Robert McCreary, NPHS - Social Studies Teacher

October 24, 2011

There is a movement that has received a lot of attention lately that is growing both in size and influence.  It’s called the Occupy Wall Street movement.  Although they also criticize government for being a little too cozy with big business, the root of their outrage is corporate greed.  Greed is a term that is usually used in the negative.  But there is a lot to be th...

Learning from Steve Jobs

Learning from Steve Jobs

Robert McCreary, Social Studies Teacher - NPHS

October 17, 2011

If you ask the average person what “deviance” means, they probably will say “bad behavior” or “something having to do with crime.”  Those are certain...

Feeling the Burn

From the Classroom to the Weightroom – The Importance of “Feeling the Burn”

October 16, 2011

In Chapter 9 of The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne describes the increasingly devious Roger Chillingworth, as he exacts revenge on the man with who...

My Passion for Weather

Anthony Veneziale, Social Studies Teacher - NPHS

October 13, 2011

 My fascination with weather began when I was very young. My parents would say too young. I cannot exactly pinpoint what spurred this fascination. Maybe it was the excitement of an impending snowstorm (and the possibility of a day off from school). Maybe it was the ominous look of a summer sky immediately preceding a severe thunderstorm. Maybe it was the possibility of a tropical...

The Mistakes of Government

The Mistakes of Government

October 12, 2011

Everybody gets to dance  A column about life and society in the United States   The mistakes of government Since the New Deal programs of the Great Depression, Ameri...

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