SoundCloud Students

story by: MacKenzie Leger Though Providence High School is no High School Musical, where kids are jumping on tables or storming basketball courts with song, our students have their own ways of displaying their vocal talent. Some students choose to share their music through SoundCloud, a social media site for music where one can upload, […]

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Keeping up with the colleges: an application timeline

                Story by Emma Hankins It’s that time of year again. Students are returning to school, fall sports are beginning, and for seniors at Providence, it is time to delve into the often overwhelming world of college applications. “I hate them,” says senior Melissa Burroughs. Senior Alex Reinhart […]

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Providence wins pep rally hosted by WCNC

Story and photos by Emma Hankins The student section at the Providence-Porter Ridge football game on Friday, September 5 was, to use a phrase common among students, “too hype.” It was hype enough to give Providence a spot on WCNC’s Friday Night Frenzy Team of the Week poll. Providence won out over other area teams, […]

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Fall Football Photos

A running slideshow of the fall football season Photos by Emma Hankins

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Panther Promposals

Video and story by Madeline White Although this year’s prom has come and gone, the memories of unique “promposals” will linger forever in the minds of several Providence students forever. The Prowl spoke with various students about their favorite promposals, which involved everything from Qdoba to cold hard cash.  

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The fruit of success: Providence students nationally recognized by Scholastic

Story by Sasha Rogelberg Photo by Ryan Herrera This May, seniors Aileen Ma and Ryan Herrera attended prom together. This June, the duo will be attending a prom of a different variety.  Ma and Herrera will attend Maker’s Prom, a gathering of young writers and artists across the country who have one thing in common: […]

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Student Perspectives: Favorite Senior Memory

Video and Story by Ryan Herrera With graduation approaching, many Providence seniors have been feeling nostalgic over the events that have unfolded over the past year. The Prowl interviewed various seniors to discuss their favorite senior memories. For some, their favorite event was an important milestone, such as when Jackie Fogarty participated in her golf […]

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2014 Senior College List

Organized by Ryan Herrera Below is the list of every college or university that a Providence High School senior will attend in the Fall of 2014. These results are based off the survey compiled by the Providence Guidance Department.           Akita International University  Roy Jiaxun Lee         The […]

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NJROTC succeeds at national tournament

Photo by Sasha Rogelberg Over the weekend of May 3, Providence’s NJROTC competed at the NJROTC National Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Navy team was awarded two Certificates of Excellence, both recognizing the hard work of the athletic and drills teams. The drill team won several awards including first place in Unarmed and Armed […]

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Providence’s Declassified AP Survival Guide

Story and photo by Sasha Rogelberg While many high schoolers are recovering from their Star Wars Day “May the Fourth” festivities, others are conquering a task of seemingly galactic proportions.  Advanced Placement testing has already begun around the country and will finish on May 16.  Because this may be a new and daunting experience for […]

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Chick-fil-A partners with Providence for student leadership opportunities

Story by Nikki Van Lanen Photo by Jenna Gardner When most people think of Chick-fil-A (CFA), they think of  chicken sandwiches and waffle fries. However, the Arboretum Chick-fil-A is branching out from cooking to collaborating on a new project with Providence High School. At a faculty meeting on Wednesday, April 2, Principal Tracey Harrill and […]

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Odyssey of the Mind teams venture to state finals tournament

On Saturday, March 8, Providence High School’s Odyssey of the Mind teams placed first and second in the Central Region Tournament at Wingate University. One of Providence’s teams was coached by parents Robyn Abel and Mitzi Lynch and included freshmen Wes Abel, Rachael Davis, Wil DeCramer, Noah Hunte, Devin Lynch, Luke Williams and seventh-grader Kyle […]

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2013 in Review: The Prowlies

Story and Photo by Ryan Herrera In the midst of diminishing New Year’s Resolutions and the hype over the Academy Awards, The Prowl staff decided to do its own reflecting on pop culture in the past year. “Best Actor” and “Best Supporting Actress” are famous categories in many award shows, but for the first time […]

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New AP courses expand student opportunity

Story and photo by Sasha Rogelberg As President Obama continues to push for the extension of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs in public schools, CMS schools, including Providence, have taken action to extend these opportunities to students.  Providence has expanded Project Lead the Way and Advanced Placement classes to offer them to underclassmen. Project […]

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Tablets to the teachers

Story and photo by Jenna Gardner Providence teachers received Hewlett-Packard Revolve Tablets from Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools in late December. This CMS- wide distribution provided all high school teachers, except Career Technical Education and Exceptional Children teachers, with a device. These new HP Revolve tablets feature a screen that can be used as a tablet, or […]

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The Fast and the Fleury-ous

Story and photo by Nikki Van Lanen Junior Meghan Fleury seems to be unstoppable on the basketball court. She finished the season ranked second in North Carolina in rebounding for 4A teams and led the conference in rebounds. Fleury started her basketball career in third grade in the Upwards youth league then changed to Yes […]

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One-on-One with the Harvard Acceptee

Story and photo by Ryan Herrera Every year, students and faculty anticipate the days when the mall display cases are decorated in honor of the graduating class. Sporting a long list of colleges from all over the country and colorful insignia to match, it’s a sort of tell-all on the future of many Providence seniors. […]

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Quiz Bowl is anything but trivial

Story and photos by Sasha Rogelberg In the midst of wrestling season, exams, and reverse homecoming, a team like no other has been practicing right under Providence’s metaphorical nose.  Every week, this team has been investing time and energy into studying geography, reading up on classic literature, and binging on homemade pastries.  Providence’s first year […]

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Round of “Applause”

Review and Photo by Ryan Herrera                     The zenith of Lady Gaga’s eccentric career is often placed between 2010-2011. These were the years that her fans, “Little Monsters,” and the general public alike were captivated and even shocked by Kermit the Frog costumes and Grammy entrances […]

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New production for ‘Old Lace’

Review by Jenna Gardner The yellow curtains opened to a dark set with towering red walls. The silent audience turned their attention to the stage to watch the school’s fall play, “Arsenic and Old Lace.” The play tells the tale of two seemingly innocent women and their strange idea of how to help elderly men. […]

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The mighty men’s soccer team

Story by Nikki Van Lanen The men’s soccer team won three state play-off games before being eliminated against TC Roberson in a 2-0 final score. In the past 25 years, the men’s varsity soccer team has won conference eight times and the last time was in 2007. The last time the men’s team won the […]

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Bravo Bravo Andrew Jackson

Story by Sasha Rogelberg This was not in the AP US History curriculum.  The spiked hair, the torn clothing, and the plentiful ‘rock on’ hand signs did not exist in seventeenth century America.  But this isn’t seventeenth century America; this is the Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte’s production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Bloody Bloody Andrew […]

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Later School Hours? Sleepy Teens Seek Reprieve

Story and photo by Jenna Gardner Mika Tuzon says, “I wake up so early that I feel sick.” The junior’s typical morning is being jarred awake from a dreamy residence by a harsh beeping. The abrupt noise disrupts her soothing slumber. The maddening beeps continue, getting faster and faster, as if becoming panicked. Tuzon peeks […]

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One-on-one with ‘Big 22′ winner

Story by Nikki Van Lanen Every year WSOC-TV holds a contest called “Big22” in which the station asks coaches from the Charlotte DMA area to nominate five football players they consider to be in the top 22. This year coaches nominated Bentley Spain as one of many. The players went through an interview process and […]

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The Fantastic Five

Story and photo by Nikki Van Lanen Welcome to Providence High School home of the Panthers. We have encountered 25 years of tradition, highly acclaimed academics, and subpar athletics.  Last year, Charles Lansing stepped up as the new Athletic Director.  He has helped to boost the athletics at the school by hiring five new varsity […]

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Survey Says: Affordable Care Act vs Obamacare

Story and Infographic by Ryan Herrera Note that the responses from the survey have been intentionally unedited. In a recent video, Jimmy Kimmel compared the American public’s views on Obamacare to the opposite of a McNugget by saying that “most Americans don’t like Obamacare, but they love what’s in it.” This paradox reflects how many […]

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CMS still implementing security measures

Story and photos by Sasha Rogelberg On December 14, 2012, 26 elementary school students were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.   Since this event, school districts all over the country have been increasing security measures in schools as a means to prevent such events from happening.  Among these districts is […]

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Inside Insidious: The Sinister Sequel

Story by Ryan Herrera The notorious red door is back with the latest edition to the thrilling Insidious saga, and fans can’t wait to see what lies behind it in James Wan’s newest installment. In a film that is more horrifying than its predecessor, Insidious Chapter 2 incorporates the seemingly strange combination of love songs, […]

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The “Providence Plague”

Photo and story by Jenna Gardner The students are lazily sitting in their chairs in Algebra II, completing a test. Nothing can be heard except the scratching of pencils and incessant sniffling around the room. Despite the common rule of “no one can get out of their seat during a test,” students are often jumping […]

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Yoga antics

Story and photo by Jenna Gardner Students calmly stretch out their arms and breathe deeply completing a sequence of movements called a “sun salutation.” This “sun salutation” is in a brand new yoga class at school taught by Steven Touranjoe, better known as “Coach T.” “We’ve decided to have a yoga class this year,” Touranjoe […]

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Monomania

Story and photos by Sasha Rogelberg I walk through the halls at school perplexed about many things, but the thing that perhaps perplexes me the most is an epidemic sweeping across the high school population, a plague damaging the well-being of the student body, a crisis that we cannot escape: monograms. The more I see […]

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Talking college timelines

Story and photos by Madeline White No matter what grade a student at Providence is in, each year brings different responsibilities and privileges. For juniors, one opportunity is the freedom to drive and park in the student parking lot. For seniors, it is the ability to duck out of school early for the senior bell. […]

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Beautiful Disasters

Story and photo by Emma Hankins Upon entering the girl’s restroom before the bell rings at Providence High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, an observer would first notice that it is filled with people. There are girls of varying shapes, sizes, cliques, and circles, yet they have one thing in common: almost all are applying […]

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Speech & Debate, A Revival: Acts II-IV

Photos and Story by Ryan Herrera             Three years ago, Providence’s Speech and Debate team had deteriorated to the point of near nonexistence. That was until Mrs. Jenkins, a 10th grade English teacher, joined the faculty in 2011 and was able to use her years of experiencing teaching Speech and Debate at another school to help […]

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Ringing in the New School Year

Story and photos by Sasha Rogelberg Despite the haziness of summer days, the school year approached us quickly, and the new school year is finally upon us. In several ways, it is just like New Year’s: waiting in Time Square for the ball to drop (well, no), popping champagne (definitely not), and staying up until […]

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First Day Freshmen

Reporting and photos by The Prowl Staff The Prowl wanted the freshmen’s input from their first day of high school. “I got lost my first day so make sure you know where you’re going.” Sarah Marshall, Freshman “I was nervous because I had no friends at lunch and I kept getting lost. Just don’t be […]

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2014-2015 Upcoming Movie Timeline

Story by Jack Taylor Movie posters provided by IMDB.com October 17 Fury               In the midst of World War 2, five Allied soldiers embark on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Lead by Wardaddy, an experienced army sergeant, these soldiers, with the help of one tank, advance toward the heart […]

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