Written by Adrianna LoChirco Less than 100 years ago, women didn’t have the right to vote in the United States. On August 26th, 1920, the 19th amendment was passed, granting women the right to vote. Women’s Equality Day is celebrated … Continue reading Women Fight Back!
Written by Savannah Sosna Recently, the Ridge has gained a new staff member- one with four legs and a wagging tail. Shelby Fox is Pleasure Ridge’s one and only therapy dog. Her job is to make students’ lives a little … Continue reading Who Let the Dog Out?
written by Christian Ploetner Our Town, written by Thornton Wilder will be opening this weekend in the Fine Arts Building Auditorium. There will be three shows: Friday and Saturday at 7:30p.m. and Sunday at 2:00p.m. The play takes place in a little town called Grover’s Corners. The daily life proceeds at a predictable pace. The milkman arrives like clockwork, the neighbor’s gossip about nothing and children contemplate their future. Two of these children, George (James Power) and Emily (Reilly Geraghty), fall in love as adults and, despite last-minute nerves, get married. Their happiness does not last, however, as Emily dies … Continue reading Thornton Wilder’s Our Town to open this weekend
written by Jordan Ackerman Every Winter, the Student Council holds a canned food drive to help families in need. PRP usually collects around 2000 canned goods according to Student Council Sponsor Dee Amber Martin. The families are identified through the faculty and staff. Some families call in to the school if they need help. “I feel happy when I am helping local PRP families. I also am grateful for what I have,” Martin said. There is another part of the program called Christmas Adoption. Teachers, teams and clubs adopt local families in need and buy various gifts for the children. … Continue reading Holiday Help: Students donate items for families in need
written by Madison Campbell and Joseph Horton from Madison Walking into your first day of High school can stir up a variety of mixed emotions: excited, scared, anxious, nauseous… I think you get the point. Personally my first day was exciting yet somewhat uncomfortable. It seemed like a lot of kids were familiar with each other from middle school; however, I wasn’t fortunate enough to have many classes with people I knew, so I had to start fresh. The first friend I made was in 3rd period during gym class. I walked over to her and asked a question I already knew the answer to: “Hey … Continue reading A fresh start: Advice for freshman
written by Kaitlyn Sutton Before 2014, the title Mental Health Counselor was foreign to those in the JCPS community. This year at Pleasure Ridge Park High School, Dr. Rahsheeno Griffith has taken on that role. As Mental Health Counselor, Dr. Griffith provides mental health/healing services for youth with behavioral and emotional issues that keep them from functioning in an academic setting. He describes his job as more clinical and therapeutic, whereas the Guidance Counselors are dealing with classes, scheduling, etc. Dr. Griffith was raised in Louisville and attended Male High School. He graduated from Campbellsville University, Boyce College, … Continue reading Spotlight: Dr. Rasheeno Griffith
written by Achsah Smith At Pleasure Ridge Park, creativity is an important factor to success. Recently Mrs. Webb and her students joined forces to launch a new after school activity: Photography Club. The club provides an opportunity for students to embrace their originality in a disciplined way. “I’d like to see the club flourish,” said Junior Caitlyn McCarthy. Concluding her thoughts, McCarthy expressed hope that the club will continue after she graduates. According to Mrs. Webb, students will gain portfolio, business, scheduling, and deadline mastery. It is also a way for them to earn community service hours. Currently, they have considered an additional … Continue reading Pixel Perfect
written by Breanna Seabolt Learning the piano can be a difficult task. The time, money, and equipment that it requires may be slightly overwhelming. Well, no need to worry. This 2015-16 school year Mr. Jennings is teaching a piano class at PRP in the choir room. “I raised $3,000 through gofundme.com and the other $3,000 worth of equipment was purchased by my direct music specialist Michelle Lewis,” said Mr. Jennings about the 21 66-key pianos our school was able to purchase. 21 pianos allows each student to have their own in class. Every student in PRP’s new piano class signed … Continue reading New year, new class
written by Brooke Wright and Tiffany Roark PRP’s annual talent show kicked off on March 29, 2014. Twelve contestants battled their way through the competition with high hopes of winning. The energy in the gym kicked up a notch when Jacob Thomas performed Just to be Your Man. He finished by saying “call me.” The audience responded enthusiastically as he received good reviews from the three judges. One of the most energetic performances of the afternoon was that of Junior Reece Lamaster. As Lamaster sang Wake Me Up, several students emerged from behind the curtains dancing and jumping around. One … Continue reading Got Talent? We do!
De’Sean Ta`Jae’: Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man Written by Brooke Wright PRP Visual Arts student and Senior De’Sean Ta`Jae’ won first place in the Derby Festival Art Contest in the High School Division. He also won the Gold Key in scholastics for a vest he made out of old pants, and last year he won the Gold Key for a jacket he made out of curtains. At just eight years old, he learned how to sew by hand. “I was inspired by the thought of making something from scraps,” said De’Sean. When he couldn’t find clothes in … Continue reading Student Spotlight