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Palo Verde Theater Presents: Spamalot

Palo Verde Theater Presents: Spamalot

by Andrew Ochoa, Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Palo’s theater has put together yet another hilarious and song-filled play with “Monty Python’s Spamalot”. A musical twist on Monty Python’s Holy Grail, “Spamalot” delivers all the laughs from the original with added musical numbers by John Du Prez and Eric Idle. Theater’s three-day out...

An “Out-Of-This-World” Battle of the Sexes Week

An “Out-Of-This-World” Battle of the Sexes Week

by Andrew Ochoa, Features Reporter
April 8, 2017
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Palo’s Battle of the Sexes returned this year for another exciting week of boys vs girls. Dubbed “Battle in Space,” both genders competed in everything from dancing to dodgeball to find out who’s the best. Throughout the week, Palo students dressed up as all sorts of Sci-fi characters and c...

Senior Spotlight: Ethan Thresher

Senior Spotlight: Ethan Thresher

by Chandler Patrick and Brisa Muscaglione
April 5, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

  Growing up with three brothers isn’t easy, but neither is owning and running your own videography business, all while taking on high school. Senior Ethan Thresher demonstrates perfectly just what taking on your dreams can reward you with. “Every video I create gives me more experienc...

Teacher Spotlight: Coach Zach Brandt

Teacher Spotlight: Coach Zach Brandt

by Andrew Ochoa and Sedona Goodbar
March 31, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

Palo Verde High School has had some amazing teachers in its company, but one teacher that has proved to be a great addition to this pack of panthers is teacher and tennis coach, Mr. Zach Brandt. Coach Brandt is a native to Las Vegas and has been a teacher for a total of 18 years, and only two of th...

Senior Spotlight: Jillian Thomas

Senior Spotlight: Jillian Thomas

by Chandler Patrick and Brisa Muscaglione
March 15, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

Ever since she was little, star senior Jillian Thomas seems to have been destined to be a leader. From working her way up to Senior Class President to being a star in Zion’s Youth Symphony and Chorus group, Thomas sets a prime example of young adult ready to enter the world. Growing up with four olde...

The War On Living

The War On Living

by Eli Duncan, Reporter
March 8, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

The War on Drugs. The War on Men and Women. The War on Christmas and, most importantly, the War on Terror. Political figures have given any subject a new war and two opposing sides. Each war is and different, and each side is right in their own ways. The issue with having a “War on…” is that nothing is truly...

Moonlight Changes Everything

Moonlight Changes Everything

by Cole Greenberg, Senior Reporter
March 7, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

Two teen friends, both guys, sit together on a late, breezy night on a Miami beach, the Atlantic crashing onto the shore in front of them. One of the friends is popular at school, chasing girls, hanging with other guys. The other friend is quiet, timid, trying to find his way into adulthood while also sea...

PVTV Gets a Makeover

PVTV Gets a Makeover

by Andrew Ochoa, Reporter
February 27, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Video Production, one of Palo’s most popular electives, is getting an upgrade. The class, founded two years after the school was built, has only grown over the past nineteen years. Beginning as a single period, the class has gained students, increased production value, and helped win Palo Verde many...

Meet Your 2017-2018 Student Council Candidates

Meet Your 2017-2018 Student Council Candidates

by Hope Freeland and Jake Grosvenor
February 24, 2017
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

It’s that time of year again! Before ending another chapter in our lives in high school, we must elect those who will help better and improve the upcoming years with the annual Student Council Elections. On Feb. 24, the elections were held to see who would fill the position of President, first and...

Palo is Beautiful Spirit Week

Palo is Beautiful Spirit Week

by Hope Freeland and Sedona Goodbar
February 20, 2017
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

During the week of Feb. 13 to Feb. 17 Palo Verde celebrated school spirit and took on a unique twist of the “Life is Beautiful” music festival to show their school pride. Palo Verde’s 2017 Panther Week’ theme was “Palo is Beautiful.” Monday’s dress up day was rock and roll themed. Essentially,...

Mr. Panther: Season 17

Mr. Panther: Season 17

by Chandler Patrick, Editor-in-Chief
February 18, 2017
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Cheesy pick-up lines, incredible talents, and a ton of hard work and dedication were all elements of this year’s annual Mr. Panther pageant. Taking on a Bachelor-esque theme this year, Thursday, Feb. 16 marked the race for that coveted final rose. With many sponsors, wonderful judges, and some seri...

Student Spotlight: Maile Onsaga

Student Spotlight: Maile Onsaga

by Andrew Ochoa, Reporter
February 13, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

Sophomore Maile Onsaga is one of Palo’s hardest working and most creative students. If she’s not starring in one of the school’s many plays, she’s working as a member of the Pun Intended Comedy Team, not to mention her many solo endeavors. These endeavors include her musical YouTube channel, Hi...

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