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Two reporters were shot and killed during a newscast Wednesday morning

Two reporters were shot and killed during a newscast Wednesday morning

by Annaka Cieri, Editor-in-Cheif
August 27, 2015
Filed under NEWS

On Aug. 26, two reporters, Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were fatally shot and Vicki Gardner, the head of Smith Mountain Lake Chamber Commerce was injured during a live WDBJ broadcast in Virginia by former employee and gunman Vester Lee Flanagan II. “Vester was an unhappy man, he quickly...

Same sex marriage becomes legal nationwide

Same sex marriage becomes legal nationwide

by Annaka Cieri, Reporter
June 26, 2015
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

On Friday Jun. 26 history is made when the supreme court rules in favor of same sex marriage making it legal in all 50 states. "[T]he reasons marriage is fundamental under the Constitution apply with equal force to same-sex couples," said Justice Anthony Kennedy to CNN. In a 5-4 vote the court...

The Mayweather Pacquiao fight continues outside the ring

The Mayweather Pacquiao fight continues outside the ring

by Thomas Reymond, Editor-In-Chief
May 12, 2015
Filed under NEWS

Last Saturday, at the MGM grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao faced off in what was hailed as the boxing match of the century. The two welterweights fought for all 12 rounds in front of a sold-out crowd featuring the likes of Michael Jordan, Donald Trump, Paris Hilton,...

CDC orders recall on Blue Bell Ice Cream

CDC orders recall on Blue Bell Ice Cream

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor
April 21, 2015
Filed under NEWS

After a hard days work for students at Palo Verde, they are able to relax at home and enjoy a scoop of cold ‘Blue Bell Ice Cream.’ “I liked ‘Blue Bell Ice Cream’ because it was super creamy and rich, it tasted homemade and absolute. My favorite flavors were Neapolitan, Cookies n Cream, and...

Senate bill passes for higher school construction fund, wage rules excluded

Senate bill passes for higher school construction fund, wage rules excluded

by Denzel Reyes, Senior Reporter
March 10, 2015
Filed under NEWS

On Feb. 16, the Nevada state senate has approved Bill 119 in which construction and repair funds for schools are increased at the expense of the prevailing wages for laborers working on these schools. As of March 4, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed an emergency bill over political disagreement...

CCSD introduces changes to testing

CCSD introduces changes to testing

by Denzel Reyes, Senior Reporter
February 27, 2015
Filed under NEWS

With the elimination of proficiency exams for current sophomores and under class men, End of Course Exams have been introduced to replace the proficiency exams that will test a student’s knowledge in algebra, geometry, writing and reading in order to graduate, according to the Las Vegas Sun. CCSD...

Senate Bill 269 forces students to stay in school

Senate Bill 269 forces students to stay in school

by Madi Purdue, Co-Editor-In-Chief
February 5, 2015
Filed under NEWS

On Jan. 1, 2015, Senate Bill 269 was put in effect for Nevada schools. The bill states that students under the age of 18 years-old have to attend school 90 percent of the time in order to apply for and maintain a driver’s license. “We are more concerned that our students graduate with a bright...

Protests arise in the wake of the grand jury decision in Ferguson

Protests arise in the wake of the grand jury decision in Ferguson

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 5, 2014
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

A wave of civil disobedience, vandalism and protest has washed over not only the town of Ferguson but all over the country in light of the St. Louis County’s grand jury’s November 24 decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. Protesters looted and burned...

CCSD discusses changes to sex education

CCSD discusses changes to sex education

by Annaka Cieri, Reporter
December 4, 2014
Filed under NEWS

On Sept. 24 dozens of concerned parents and students gathered at the school board meeting at the Ed Greer Education Building on Flamingo, which was held to dispel the rumors for potential changes in CCSD’s sex education curriculum. Parents and students heard that the school district was going to...

Mexican police kidnap 46 students

Mexican police kidnap 46 students

by Denzel Reyes, Senior Reporter
November 23, 2014
Filed under NEWS

On Sept. 4 six college students in Mexico were allegedly kidnapped by police due to the order of mayor Jose Luis Abarca of Iguala according to the New York Times. The Wall Street Journal reported that the students have been executed by a drug cartel, whose members confessed to committing the murder six...

Electrical fire causes school evacuation

Electrical fire causes school evacuation

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief
September 27, 2014
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

On Sept. 26 Palo Verde High School students were dismissed early from school due to a school-wide power outage caused by a routine fire drill. The first evacuation, which took place at the beginning of third period, was a scheduled fire drill. When students returned to the building, however, some...

CCSD announces newly-rated schools

CCSD announces newly-rated schools

by Denzel Reyes, Senior Reporter
September 19, 2014
Filed under NEWS

On Sept. 15, Principal Sweikert announced that Palo Verde High School has achieved a four-star rating. In addition to Palo Verde, CCSD has also issued new ratings to other schools. These schools include five new five-star middle schools and three new five-star-rated high schools. “ I am ecstatic...

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