Trump Calls Out NFL Players for Kneeling during Anthem which Leads to Players’ Big Response

By Reilly Geraghty Sunday is traditionally a day of football for Americans. This past Sunday, the professional football players of the NFL did more than play the game. Over 200 players chose to sit or kneel during the national anthem as a sign of protest. NFL player Colin Kaepernick started kneeling during the playing of the national anthem in the 2016 season as a symbol of silent protest for racial injustice and police brutality. Other players decided to follow his actions by doing the same. The protests increased dramatically Sunday. It is allegedly said to be due to a comment … Continue reading Trump Calls Out NFL Players for Kneeling during Anthem which Leads to Players’ Big Response

An Investigation Led on Authority in Burundi

By Debra Murray The United Nations human rights investigators looked into the country of Burundi’s top leaders and state security agencies with beliefs that the rulers have committed crimes against humanity. “We were struck by the scale and the brutality of violations,” said Fatsan Ougeurgouz, an Algerian jurist and President of the Commission of Inquiry: a world committee. People not in favor of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza’s ruling and many independent activists have become victims of attacks, including torture and rape at the hand of various members of the military and police. Some have disappeared to detention centers or escaped … Continue reading An Investigation Led on Authority in Burundi

Thornton Wilder’s Our Town to open this weekend

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

Holiday Help: Students donate items for families in need

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

Staff and students react to changes in code of conduct

written by Ximena Arellano-Marin As most students and teachers know, the Jefferson County Public School Student Code of Conduct has been changed. The new code of conduct minimizes school suspensions for certain offenses. Now even PRP’s students have had enough. Many students were told that JCPS planned on doing away with school suspensions for fighting and sexual abuse. The JCPS board had a recommendation to lessen the amount of suspension days for some offenses and eliminate suspensions for others. However, in the summer of 2016, the board decided on the changes. Profanity, gambling, dress code violations, the use of tobacco … Continue reading Staff and students react to changes in code of conduct