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A Preview of Mr. Harriton 2012

Julia Geftman, News Editor/Assistant Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2012

On March 9, 2012, Harriton Student Council will be holding the annual Mr. Harriton. With less than two months to prepare, the process has begun and the students are putting a lot of effort into making this event the best that...

The AP vs. IB War

Lexi Harder, Staff Writer

January 31, 2012

Most, if not all, Harriton students know of the “AP vs. IB war” and subsequent controversy that has gripped the junior class for the past two or so months. The war in question germinated one November day in the Advanced...

Harriton Principal Steven Kline to Retire

Moira Lavelle and Jackie Milestone, Editors-in-Chief

January 20, 2012

On January 19, 2012 a key part of the Harriton community, the principal Steven Kline, announced his upcoming retirement. In a statement, Mr. Kline explained that over the past seven years Harriton has meant a lot to him: “I...

City Ave Rezoning Worries Residents

Lexi Harder, Staff Writer

January 12, 2012

City Avenue is a bustling urban meeting point for the City of Philadelphia and the edge of the Lower Merion Township. In 1998, the City Avenue Special Services District of Philadelphia and Lower Merion (CityAve) was created in...

Physics Olympics Begins Ascent of Harriton Totem Pole

Bryan Ellis, Staff Writer

December 5, 2011

Riveting; legendary; jaw dropping—these words could be used to describe the 2004 ALCS, a confusing Salvador Dali painting, Jesus, and now? Physics Olympics. Mr. Schwartz, the resident Harriton magician, has used his powers to...

Gems Not Genocide: Changing the World One Step at a Time

Liza Atillasoy, Staff Writer

November 21, 2011

Gems NOT Genocide is a philanthropic club at Harriton with over 100 active participants, founded by sophomore Abri Bernstein in 2010. The club meets weekly to make and sell jewelry and the profits go towards helping end the ongoing...

New Club Fosters Political and Community Involvement

Alex Friend, Staff Writer

November 21, 2011

Should public schools be required to offer organic food choices? Is Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan better than Rick Perry’s flat tax plan? If you feel strongly about these subjects and more, Harriton’s Junior State of America...

Moira the Explorer: On Quidditch Night

Moira Lavelle, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2011

When I was in elementary school, I played quidditch everyday at recess. My friends and I would rush out to the field and claim the monkey bars as goalposts, and fight to get the one available dodge-ball that would act as our quaffle....

It’s Settled: Let Quidditch Live

Alex Settle, Assistant Editor-in-Chief/Sports Editor

November 18, 2011

Let me preface this column with a quick disclaimer: I am mad about the cancellation of Quidditch night. I wanted nothing more than to finish the game, and I wasn’t even on Gryffindor or Slytherin! I tried to start a “Let Them...

Guidance Department and Seniors: A Need for Dialogue

November 18, 2011

Last month, The Harriton Banner published an oped piece criticizing parts of the Harriton Guidance Department’s system for the college application process. Fall is a stressful time for Harriton seniors. It can be challenging...

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