The Student News Site of Fairhope High School

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The Student News Site of Fairhope High School

The Pirateer

The Student News Site of Fairhope High School

The Pirateer

Ends meet… Seniors dance to the emotional “Super Trouper” song. The students cheered and the dancers readied for their next performance.
Dance Collective performs “Seasons”
Haley Gunther, reporter
Education online… A young student learns from a screen. Online learning impacted students’ ability to retain information.
Opinion
Is online learning effective?
Riley Wootten, reporter • April 2, 2024

by Riley Wootten, reporter Online learning has grown popular since COVID-19 hit the US, forcing kids worldwide to finish their school year online. Today, many students are actively part of online learning,...

Learning Languages… Students that take foreign language electives are positively benefited and exposed to new cultures and languages.
Opinion
Students should take a foreign language in high school
Gioia Calzetta, reporter • March 20, 2024

by Gioia Calzetta, reporter. Foreign languages are difficult to learn. It can take years to master another language, even with frequent practice. Even though learning a second language is challenging,...

Loving the Lambo… Texas running back Bijan Robinson shows off his sixth NIL deal with Lamborghini Austin.
Opinion
NIL should not be induced in NCAA sports
Madeline Piazza, reporter • March 6, 2024

The Price of Paying by Madeline Piazza, reporter As the debate around Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) rights in NCAA sports continues to heat up, it’s crucial to take a step back and consider the potential...

Warm up wonders… Lillian Moreno exercises and gets fit doing push ups. Push ups increased her core strength and defined her arm muscles.
Opinion
Working out increases overall health
Haley Gunther, reporter • February 29, 2024

by Haley Gunther, reporter People should work out more instead of lying around increasing health issues.Working out improves the body. By working out bones and muscles increasingly get stronger and reduce...

Pink Products… Items such as lipstick and perfume have unnecessary taxes. Photo by Grace Xu/The Varsity.
Opinion
Pink Tax unjustly upcharges women
Ellie Boyer, reporter • February 26, 2024

by Ellie Boyer, reporter How can a simple color affect a life? Pink Tax is a tax placed on women’s products, causing women to pay more for everyday items. This tax is unfair in today’s society.  Hannah...

Stressed about the test… Students become more anxious as they don’t know what answer to pick on their test. They walked away from the test rethinking everything that they did wrong. Photo by collegeprep.uworld
Opinion
Academic performance extends beyond test scores
Ann Clark-Smurda, reporter • January 30, 2024

by Ann Clark-Smurda Students' grades should resemble more of what they know and understand, not what they memorize.  In a world focused on academic performance, it's time to reconsider the emphasis...

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Hot and ready… The tenderloin chicken salad wows customers with its appearance. It tastes even better than it looks.
Review
Mr. Spuds serves satisfaction
Ellie Boyer, reporter • April 12, 2024

by Ellie Boyer, reporter Can the South really bring a Southern meal to the table? Mr. Spuds went above and beyond when mixing Southern culture and hospitality within the restaurant industry. From mouth-watering...

Food for thought... Chick Fil As expansive menu has food options for all. Whether someone is craving meat, greens or sweets, Chick Fil A has a meal ready.
Review
Chick Fil A serves fast, easy classics
Ann Clark-Smurda, reporter • April 9, 2024

by Ann Clark-Smurda, reporter Chick Fil A is a classic fast food destination for those looking for something quick and easy but also delicious. It is a typical stop for me, so my friends and I decided...

Seafood savvy… My friend’s mouth watering combo platter steals the spotlight on the table with its array of delicacies. From succulent crawfish to perfectly seared scallops, every bite was a taste of coastal bliss.
Review
Kravers Seafood brings bayou to Baldwin
Jillian Surla, editor-in-chief • March 19, 2024

Craving for Cajun by Jillian Surla, editor-in-chief Can a little seafood joint at the center of Daphne, Alabama, really impress? Well, Kravers Seafood doesn’t just impress–it wows. From gulf-fresh...

Cut but not dry… The semi-spicy House Roasted Turkey panini’s scent wafts through the air.
Review
Panini Pete’s serves New Orleans to Fairhope
Jillian Surla, editor-in-chief • March 6, 2024

French Quarter Feast by Jillian Surla, editor-in-chief What could be special about a little restaurant hidden in Fairhope’s French Quarter? Well, this little restaurant serves one of the most delicious–if...

Traditional Mexican food meets top-tier quality
Review
Traditional Mexican food meets top-tier quality
Riley Wootten, reporter • March 6, 2024

by Riley Wootten, reporter I walked into Agave and was prepared to eat at another average Mexican restaurant. It is safe to say that Agave served me some of the best Mexican food I’ve ever had.   My...

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Review
Circe: a character finds self-worth
Presley Hughes, reporter • February 27, 2024

by Presley Hughes, reporter Circe, Madeline Miller’s 2018 number one New York Times bestselling novel, is about the Greek goddess Circe, daughter of Perse, an ocean nymph and Helios, god of the sun....

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