Behind The Flags: The PCHS Color Guard

Written By: Shirley Guzman The PCHS Marching Band is often called the Pride of Port Chester, and rightfully so. With its fine musicality and exceptional field drill, the band has continuously proved itself to be the heart of PCHS. Yet its place in the community could not have been possible […]

Welcome Port Chester High’s Junior Class Committee

Written By: Brian Alvarado The 2022-2023 school year start has officially commenced with the brand-new Junior Class Committee. The council is as follows: Matthew Palma (President), Ava Osorio (Vice-president), Nataly Garcia (Treasurer), and Samantha Munoz (Secretary).  The most remarkable thing about Matthew Palma is his dedication towards the Class of […]

Meet The Senior Student Class Committee

Written by: Yannely Sanchez, Sophia Kamensky Hello class of 2023! It’s that time of year again. We have finally gotten the opportunity to learn who our next senior class officers will be. These officers, who will voice our ideas and make this year all the more memorable, have given Port […]

Principal’s Corner: Mr. Sotherden on Homecoming

By: The Port Light Staff With the new school year comes the anticipation of many new and wonderful things that make the school year special. Homecoming is more than just a name; it’s a tradition and an event that encourages community between students and faculty.  Before the start of homecoming, […]

Baking Ideas for Autumn Season

Written By: Ariana Pareja, Jennifer Alzerreca The beginning of autumn puts everyone in the mood to break out the sweaters, blankets, and comfy slippers. This season comes with many celebrations, like Halloween and Thanksgiving, which motivates many to start cooking and baking. Enjoying a meal or pastries with friends and […]

PCHS Welcomes New History Teacher: Mr. Hartnett

Written By: Ava Osorio, Yana Patel The first day of school came with its apprehensions, with the arrival of a new AP US History teacher. Everyone was a bit on edge, nervous to start the learning process again with a new teacher, Mr. Hartnett.  In the short amount of time […]

Hurricane Ian Leaves Florida Struggling To Recover

Written By: Yana Patel Hurricane Ian recently made landfall as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded to hit the United States. This hurricane made its way from the Caribbean to Florida. On September 23, the storm reached winds as high as 105 mph, making it a Category 2 […]

Homecoming Spirit Week Themes Raise Concerns Among PCHS Student Body

Written By: Jennifer Alzerreca In accordance with the end of the high school football season, homecoming dances and events start from between the middle and end of October. With this, many high school districts encourage their individual “spirit weeks.” This involves students typically dressing up in fun, creative ways with […]

Make Halloween 2022 The Spookiest One Yet With These Local Activities

Written By:  Andrea Vargas, Katherine Balbin, Ariana Pareja The fall season is the start of sweaters, falling leaves and fun outdoor activities. Many people seek out activities to do with family and friends during this time of year. There are plenty of activities to do around the Port Chester area […]

PCHS Football Team Lights Up the Field with their First Home Game Win

Written By: Kathleen Scarola The last Friday in September was a chilly one, especially since the weather has started to get colder and darker once the sun sets and the last remnants of summer continue to fade away. However, the local neighborhood surrounding Port Chester High School was anything but […]

Columbus Day’s Controversial Background

Written By: Ava Osorio Many people have associated Columbus Day with parades, bands, a day off from school, and of course, Christopher Columbus. In recent years, there has been a change in the narrative regarding how Americans look at this holiday. Many have heard the alternative to Columbus Day, which […]