The Launchpad


Aleksandra Carney, Staff Writer

October 27, 2020

When the bells rang in the new school year, August 31, 2020, Pinkerton welcomed back over 1,500 students. Greeting friends and walking familiar campus paths, the bustling teens presented an air of normalcy. Closer observation...

Seniors Silent Struggle

Erilynne Tupper, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Isolated. Disappointed. Belittled. Confused… These are but a few words that high school students are using to describe how COVID-19 has made them feel over these last, long seven months. During these times, high school students are...

The 3 Amigos

The 3 Amigos

October 16, 2020

The Illness that Quarantine Causes

Kyleigh Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

June 1, 2020

The somber notes of Lewis Capaldi wash over the dark, vanilla-scented room. An arm emerges from the layers of blankets to skip the song. A knock at the door jars me fully awake. My dad asks if I want to go on a walk with him a...

Unexpected Events

Julianna Manrique, Staff Writer

May 30, 2020

One moment life was normal and students were complaining about going to school, the next, life was turned upside down and students complained about not going to school. Junior year wasn't what I expected it to be or what anyon...

Trapped: Quarantine With a Family of Six

Aleksandra Carney, Staff Writer

May 30, 2020

"I did not ask to be an extra in a bad horror movie!" Aili Carney, 15 grumbles as she prepares for school. She rolls out of bed, plops onto a desk chair, and logs into zoom. Such is the reality of living in the midst of the C...

Living Through Quarantine: A personal Experience

Madison Huckman, Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

Is it already two months into Quarantine? This family of three have experienced life in a whole new light. "Is it just me or did this house get smaller?" The Quarantine Three have an adventure ahead of them.  The first week of quaran...

COVID-19 Impact: Learning From Home

Aleksandra Carney, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

Rolling out of bed at 7:56 am in order to attend a class at 8:00 am may sound like an impossible dream, but for students around the world, it has become a reality. With the rapid spread of the novel COVID-19 virus plaguing th...

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