The Student Newspaper of Paint Branch High School

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The Student Newspaper of Paint Branch High School

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The Student Newspaper of Paint Branch High School

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Prom 2024: In the Clouds
Prom 2024: In the Clouds
Yeabsira Getachew, Center Editor • May 22, 2024

The special night that the senior Panthers had been waiting for all year went...

MCPS Appoints New Principal to PB
MCPS Appoints New Principal to PB
Efratha Tewodros, Senior Pages Editor • May 22, 2024

On March 19, 2024, the Montgomery County Board of Education approved the appointment...

Smacktalk Backtalk: My NBA MVP Ballot
Ryan Bobb and Xavier Chang May 22, 2024

Smacktalk With the NBA season coming to an end the most prestigious individual...

NFL Offseason with Insight on Local Teams
Omar Akbari, Staff Writer • April 30, 2024

As the April 25th NFL draft nears, most teams have gained and lost some key...

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The Pen, the student-operated literary magazine of the Paint Branch creative writing community, publishes student fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art annually.
The Pen: PB's Literary Magazine (2024 Edition)
The Pen Staff, Contributing Writers • June 7, 2024

The Pen, the student-operated literary magazine of the Paint Branch creative writing community, publishes student fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art annually.  

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Dropout: Changing the Streaming Game
Sage Suddleson, Editor-In-Chief • May 22, 2024
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A Review Of Mad Rat Dead
Lillian Shea, Staff Writer • May 9, 2024
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"Junioritis" Hits Hard: Senior Year's Struggle Felt Beyond the Class of 2024
Abigail Alem, News & Opinions Editor • May 22, 2024

While we tend to excuse seniors for their lack of effort towards the end of...

International Night Shines Brightly at PB
International Night Shines Brightly at PB
Sumer Elsalawi, Features Editor • May 22, 2024

On Thursday, April 26, PB held International Night, an evening that included...

How Technology has Impacted the Way Kids Grow up Today
Naher Ghebru and Bereket Debebe April 24, 2024

Listen in as we talk about how technology has impacted kids. We cover our thoughts...

NBA Mid-Season Report
Naher Ghebru January 31, 2024

Join me today while I talk about the NBA and which players, teams, and coaches...

Meet the Staff
Bianca Barkmeyer
Staff Writer

For many people, winter is their favorite season. Hanging out in the cold weather and playing with snow is something that brings a smile to their faces. Bianca Barkmeyer, a senior at Paint Branch High...

Chaya Blount
Staff Writer

Do you have something in your life that you’ve always enjoyed doing? For Paint Branch junior Chaya Blount, that thing is basketball. In fact, Chaya’s favorite activity is playing basketball, something...

Bereket Debebe
Staff Writer

If you speak a language other than English, then you know how important it is to one's identity. For Paint Branch senior Bereket Debebe that begins with the language of Amharic, which he has been speaking...

Damion Tatum
Damion Tatum
Staff Writer

A big part of Paint Branch High School is football games. We sit in the stadiums eagerly waiting for our team to score as we cheer them on to victory. One part of that culture is the game performances,...

Ryan Bobb
Sports Editor

Everyone has their ambitions and aspirations but are they willing to do the work for it? For Paint Branch tenth-grader Ryan Bobb, hard work is no obstacle. One of the big goals for Ryan this year is once...

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