The Journal

  • May 19Lakyn Campbell and Lily Floyd named co-valedictorians of the Class of 2023
  • February 17Rohan Malik-Hamirani and Nelson Woofter named National Merit Finalists.
Whats Next For Seniors?
What's Next For Seniors?
Erika Gulley, Staff Writer • May 22, 2023

As a senior there is no more getting up at 6 a.m. No more procrastinating on homework assignments. No more worrying about going to classes you...

Retiring English teacher Joe Stephens.
Q&A with Retiring English Teacher, Joe Stephens
Kadence Perez, Staff Writer • May 26, 2023

After 26 years at PHS, English teacher and senior class co-sponsor, Joe Stephens, is retiring. Before his retirement, he spoke with The Journal. Q: How long have you been teaching...

Retiring special education teacher, Janey Ott
Q&A with Janey Ott, Retiring Special Education Teacher
Anna Earl, Editor • May 26, 2023

Special Education teacher Janey Ott will be retiring at the end of the 2022-2023 school year. We interviewed her about what her time at PHS was like. Q: What did you teach? A:...

Senior Christopher (CJ) Higginbotham, who was accepted to La Salle University with a rowing scholarship, rows a single during a crew race.
5 Reasons to Join the Crew Team
Catherine Hayes, Staff Writer • May 25, 2023

Starting during fall of the 2023-2024 school year, the Big Red Crew team will be recruiting new students who are willing to put in hard work...

A Cappella Choir performs on stage at the WorldStrides Heritage Festival, lead by choir director Joshua Dubs.
Choirs Bring Home Gold From Atlanta
Catherine Hayes, Staff Writer • May 5, 2023

Four PHS choral groups, A Cappella Choir, Chamber Choir, Women’s Ensemble and Men’s Ensemble, competed at the 2023 WorldStrides Heritage Festival on Saturday, April 22 in Atlanta,...

The Hate U Give is available in the PHS library. The book has remained unchallenged at PHS.
Parkersburg Community Faced with Book Censorship
Anna Earl, Editor • April 14, 2023

As time progresses, Americans have become more and more divided on important topics and censorship is right at the center. Lately members of the community have been challenging...

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