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The boys break the girls’ winning streak in 2016 Battle of the Sexes

The boys break the girls’ winning streak in 2016 Battle of the Sexes

by Sedona Goodbar and Chandler Patrick
March 18, 2016
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Palo Verde students battled it out during the week of March 14th-18th for Battle of the Sexes. Battle of the sexes is an annual competition between our male and female panthers that determines who the best gender is. Students kicked off the competition wearing either Floral or Camo prints. Students...

5 useful concert tips

5 useful concert tips

by Annaka Cieri, Editor-In-Chief
March 17, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, lifestyle, music, SHOWCASE

1.Know the Set List You want to be well rehearsed by the time your concert comes around with he songs they are going to play.  Not only is it more fun to sing along live, but you don't seem like a wanna be fan. Pre-order their albums or research what songs they have played at other venues. 2.Don'...

Top Five DIY projects you need to try now

Top Five DIY projects you need to try now

by Tayler Jones, Opinions Editor
March 9, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, lifestyle, SHOWCASE, trends

DIYs are cheap, fun projects that spice up objects in your home, but people don't typically finish what they start. Some DIY projects cost you some serious time and money. Here are five easy, fast and cheap ways to add a little spunk to your life- without breaking your wallet. 1.DIY Ping Pong Ball lights ...

Student Spotlight: Olivia Salinas

Student Spotlight: Olivia Salinas

by Annaka Cieri, Editor-in-Chief
March 7, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

Olivia Salinas is currently a senior at Palo Verde, and has offered a lot to the school throughout her 4 years here,athletics wise, being both in dance and swim, while balancing a part-time job at "Firehouse Subs." "[Being both in dance and swim] has allowed me to make a bunch more friends, and it...

X’s and O’s of Success Motivate Freshman Panthers

X’s and O’s of Success Motivate Freshman Panthers

by Jake Grosvenor and Annaka Cieri
March 3, 2016
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

On Thurs, Feb 4th,  the company “X’s and O’s of Success” visited Palo Verde High School to deliver a message to the freshmen trying to inspire them to be better leaders and better team players, 5 days after their visit head sponsor and main idea man, Richard-- passed away. “Rich was my ...

Leo and his Oscar

Leo and his Oscar

by Chandler Patrick, Sports Editor
March 1, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, FEATURES, movies & tv, SHOWCASE

There isn’t much to say. The legendary, 41-year-old actor Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his own Oscar after six nominations beginning as far back as 1994. On Feb. 28, DiCaprio finally got an award that was 25 years in the making. “The Revenant”, directed by Alejandro Iñárritu, is a heart wrenching mo...

#FreeKesha, giving voice to those who don’t have one

#FreeKesha, giving voice to those who don’t have one

by Annaka Cieri, Editor-in-Chief
February 29, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, music, NEWS, SHOWCASE

If for the past three years you have been wondering where pop-star Kesha has been and whether or not she's been producing new music, be relieved to know she has, she just hasn't been legally allowed to produce it for three years. Locked in a lawsuit with Sony Music, her record label, she has no legal...

ACT Crash Course

ACT Crash Course

by Tayler Jones and Sedona Goodbar
February 29, 2016
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, lifestyle, SHOWCASE

Most students go into full panic when hearing about the ACT, a test mainly for juniors and those looking to graduate high school. When preparing for the ACT most people think “what should I study?” or “what material is the ACT covering?” Here is what you need to know: The difference between the ACT an...

Mr. Panther 2016

Mr. Panther 2016

by Chandler Patrick, Sports Editor
February 17, 2016
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Panthers shot back to the 1920s on Thursday, Feb. 11 and celebrated the annual Mr. Panther pageant 2016 Silver Screen style, hosted by Suzie Fife and Bethany Bulloch. The spectacular judges were introduced as founder of Wet N’ Wild Las Vegas Roger Bulloch, Owner of Gravady Extreme Air Sports Stee...

Silcox and Cruz: The dynamic duo leaving behind a legacy

Silcox and Cruz: The dynamic duo leaving behind a legacy

by Chandler Patrick, Sport Editor
February 13, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights, spotlights

The Palo Verde women’s basketball program has had its share of great players. For the last three to four years, Paulina Silcox and Brooklyn Cruz have been two point guards who have not only been joined at the hip but have also inspired underclassmen, fellow players and coaches alike. Their hard work ...

Palo Verde students “glow” for Panther Week

Palo Verde students “glow” for Panther Week

by Sedona Goodbar, Opinions Editor
February 12, 2016
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES

Palo Verde students blast back to the 80s with glow sticks and black lights for Panther Spirit Week. Students show their school spirit by participating in various events and dressing up throughout the week. Panthers start off the week in high spirits as they take a day to relax in their Pajamas. Students...

Balancing school and work: Teenagers and their jobs

Balancing school and work: Teenagers and their jobs

by Tayler Jones, Feature editor
February 10, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, trends

Teenager 16-18 have different types of mainly low experience leveled jobs, jobs such as working in retail, being a lifeguard or working someplace the boss hires a 16 year-old. There are other jobs for teens not as common as working in a McDonalds. Some people do things a bit more...different. “I...

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