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Mr. Sweikert becomes a Panther

Mr. Sweikert becomes a Panther

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief
October 8, 2014
Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

Palo Verde welcomes a new Panther this year: Principal Darren Sweikert. He comes to the school with high hopes of further success for PVHS and is very excited to be a member of the invigorating Palo community. “I’m just excited to be here. I’m excited to learn, to meet people, to interact with...

Palo Verde welcomes Mrs. Crosby

Palo Verde welcomes Mrs. Crosby

by Thomas Reymond, Entertainment Editor
September 30, 2014
Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

This year, we welcome a great new addition to the Palo Verde staff: Mrs. Crosby. Our new assistant principal is eager to start her career at Palo with a great year. Mrs. Crosby is starting her career in high school administration with plans of “having fun and impacting students positively.” Although...

Panthers remember 9/11

Panthers remember 9/11

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief
September 14, 2014
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

To commemorate the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and the loss of PVHS teacher Barbara Edwards, Palo Verde held its thirteenth annual 9/11 rededication ceremony during first period at the Barbara Edwards Memorial. “The significance of this heartbreaking day should never be forgotten,” said...

Let the Battle of the Sexes begin!

Let the Battle of the Sexes begin!

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 31, 2014
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES

Get ready to flash into the past and defend your gender in this year’s “Grease” themed Battle of the Sexes Week, spanning March 31 to April 1! Through spirit days, lunchtime games and after school activities, a winning gender will be chosen for best overall school spirit; who will triumph, the...

Student Spotlight: Will McInnis

Student Spotlight: Will McInnis

by Briana Gray, Features Editor
March 26, 2014
Filed under FEATURES, spotlights

Senior Will McInnis, aka Mr. Hot Buns and winner of the Mr. Panther pageant, has had plenty of entertaining high school experiences. He plans to attend Cal Poly in the fall and wants to major in engineering. He likes showing off his glutes and enjoys making people laugh. If you ever talk to Will in p...

ROTC builds integrity and résumés

ROTC builds integrity and résumés

by Gabriela Silva and Jasmine Stovall
March 26, 2014
Filed under clubs, FEATURES

Since it started in 1916, United States Reserve Officers' Training Corps Programs, more commonly known as ROTC, have been helping to prepare high school students to become productive citizens and leaders in their personal and professional lives. These programs have had a positive impact on students'...

Fashion Investigation: Spring Edition

Fashion Investigation: Spring Edition

by Gabriela Silva, Reporter
March 26, 2014
Filed under FEATURES, trends

Spring is coming up soon, and so are the trends for this season. After a month of the hottest fashion shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris, it's time to recap the major trends that hit the streets this spring season. Street-wear is one of the keywords for fashion, invading the luxury market...

“The Sound of Music” warms up for April

“The Sound of Music” warms up for April

by Holly O'Donnell, Reporter
March 26, 2014
Filed under clubs, events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Get ready for scrupulous dancing, gleeful singing and superior acting: the Von Trapp family is coming to Palo Verde’s theater April 2-4. Young and talented students will perform this 2013-2014 school year’s musical, “The Sound of Music.” The Palo Verde theatre troupe will put on three shows, Wedn...

Mr. Panther 2014

Mr. Panther 2014

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 26, 2014
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES

Group dances, pick-up lines, swimsuit fashion shows and unique talents crossed the theater stage on Feb. 26 as Palo Verde’s most charismatic senior guys strutted their stuff at one of the most beloved annual PVHS traditions: Mr. Panther, the male beauty pageant for seniors. This year’s pageant...

Student Spotlight: Kaitlin Simone

Student Spotlight: Kaitlin Simone

by Briana Gray, Features Editor
February 24, 2014
Filed under FEATURES, spotlights

Senior Kaitlin Simone is very much involved with the school and its activities. She is a part of the Belladonnas dance team, Helping Hands and figure skates on the side! She is enrolled in high level classes and loves everything she has learned, thus far. She will miss high school but is excited to continue...

Forensics students rock the Panther Classic

Forensics students rock the Panther Classic

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 23, 2014
Filed under clubs, events & competitions, FEATURES

The best student debaters from Utah, Arizona and Nevada flocked to Palo Verde on Jan. 24 and 25 for the legendary Panther Classic debate tournament. The Palo Verde forensics team overall did very well, taking first place. Forensics Historian and junior Danica Topham said, “As a school we took first...

Panthers show their spirit with a “Party in the USA”

Panthers show their spirit with a “Party in the USA”

by Samantha Burton, Sedona Goodbar, and Holly O'Donnell
February 21, 2014
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Spirit week is coming to Palo Verde, so get ready for an All-American celebration! This year’s Reverse Week, formerly known as Sadie’s, is themed “Party in the USA.” “I’m definitely looking forward to this year’s February spirit week,” said freshman Marissa Torcasso. “The dress-up...

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