The Student News Site of Fairhope High School

The Pirateer

The Student News Site of Fairhope High School

The Pirateer

The Student News Site of Fairhope High School

The Pirateer

Warm up wonders… Lillian Moreno exercises and gets fit doing push ups. Push ups increased her core strength and defined her arm muscles.

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...

Sing along… The members of J.E.R.I. sing “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse as the crowd does background vocals. Eden Brown, J.R. Owens and Raul Jim Coman joked and  told stories with crowd interactions.

Local band blows crowd away

Presley Hughes, reporter February 29, 2024

by Presley Hughes, reporter FAIRHOPE, Ala.-- Page and Palette hosted a live music event in the Book Cellar Bar on February 26, at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The artists of the night were a local band that goes...

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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....

Game face on….. Students pay attention to their selected subject trivia questions in Scholars Bowl practice. They concentrated intensely as they practiced.

Fairhope students participate in Alabama’s Scholars Bowl

Ann Clark-Smurda, reporter February 26, 2024

by Ann Clark-Smurda It’s that time of year for the Scholar Bowl team to come back together and start competing. The Scholars bowl is similar to a game of jeopardy, with a group of students coming together...

Show of hands… Young readers proudly show off their soon-to-be-signed books for the McManns’ Instagram pages.

Authors spread love of writing to Fairhope youths

Presley Hughes, reporter February 26, 2024

by Presley Hughes, reporter FAIRHOPE, Ala.-- Page and Palette held a book signing and author event at 5 p.m. on February 22, for young local students and readers to have questions answered and books signed...

Gleaming light… Kristy Lee enjoys her time painting and eating at Nini Squares. She wanted to try something new in her life.

Paint and Sip takes place at Nini Squares

Conner Morris, reporter February 26, 2024

by Conner Morris, reporter FAIRHOPE, Ala.-- On February 20, Branda Canady, owner of Desert Rose, hosted a paint and sip party at Nini Squares. Chris Cullen owns Nini Squares and moved his family from...

Pink Products… Items such as lipstick and perfume have unnecessary taxes. Photo by Grace Xu/The Varsity.

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...

Celebrating new beginnings... School staff along with Baldwin County school and city officials participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new facility. Mayor Sullivan announced that the track will serve the high school team and the community alike.

Fairhope High School opens new track

Madeline Piazza, reporter February 23, 2024

FAIRHOPE, Ala.-- Fairhope High School held its grand ribbon cutting Tuesday, February 20, 2024, in Founders Park. Track team members, coaches, city officials and school staff attended to celebrate the...

Still smiling… Even after a loss Ann Haven Sherrell, Ann Clark Smurda, Peyton Davis, Sadie Sparks and Mary Marshall Roberts support their teammates. The Lady Pirates congratulated Oak Mountain and ended their night with a team huddle.

Varsity girls soccer plays season opener

Riley Wootten, reporter February 6, 2024

Pirate Pride by Riley Wootten, reporter FAIRHOPE, Ala.- FHS Girls Varsity Soccer played its season opener versus Oak Mountain on February 1. Oak Mountain won with a score of 1-0. During the last two...

Best day ever….. Monkee’s owner Holly Saliski cuts the ribbon to celebrate the Grand opening of her new boutique. Friends, staff and family surrounded her to celebrate the exciting occasion.

Monkee’s makes its Fairhope debut

Ann Clark-Smurda, reporter January 31, 2024

by Ann Clark-Smurda FAIRHOPE, Ala.--Monkee’s held its Grand Opening Friday, January 26. The boutique-style apparel store is located right in between Cactus Cantina and Kind Cafe. This gem of a shop...

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