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Senior Panther Bites 2017

June 3, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, Panther Bites, SHOWCASE

After four years worth of hard work and dedication, Palo Verde seniors are finally graduating on June 10th, 2017 and taking different paths towards their future endeavors. Here is a glimpse into the high school experience of the last class of the 90s before they graduate...   What’s your favorite memory from high scho...

The Wrong Way to Handle Terrorism

The Wrong Way to Handle Terrorism

by Eli Duncan, Reporter
May 29, 2017
Filed under editorials, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Radical Islamic terrorism has plagued the Western world and the Middle East since the late 70’s. Islamic terrorism entered the Western world on April 12, 1985 when explosions shook the El Descanso restaurant in Madrid. That blast killed 18 people and injured 82, including 11 American servicemen. Over th...

The Effects of Apple’s Monopoly

The Effects of Apple’s Monopoly

by Joseph David, Reporter
May 25, 2017
Filed under editorials, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Apple’s release of the iPhone on June 29, 2007 marked the day that would initiate a technological global phenomenon that would continue to accelerate with each new release over the course of the following decade. Prior to the iPhone, companies such as LG, Blackberry and Motorola were already ins...

How Schools Are Ruining Our Youth With Abstinence

How Schools Are Ruining Our Youth With Abstinence

by Jake Grosvenor, Opinions Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Say no to drugs, wait till marriage, one hit and you’re on the road to failing, only fools and idiots drink; these phrases are some of the most echoed amongst students in the United States. The idea of teaching kids abstinence and temperance has been around for a long time, and as the years have gon...

How Schools Are Ruining Our Youth With Standardized Tests

How Schools Are Ruining Our Youth With Standardized Tests

by Jake Grosvenor, Opinions Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

The ACT, the SAT, Sbac’s, EOC’s, and every other hellish test in between are the biggest joke and scam that is killing kids hopes and chances to be who they are. With No Child Left Behind integrating a standardized test aspect to kids, now more than ever are kids being cheated and lied to about what ...

Are Video Games Harmful?

Are Video Games Harmful?

by Alexandra Timpa, Reporter
May 8, 2017
Filed under editorials, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

It’s no secret that video games are loved by kids and teenagers all over the world. However, with the video game community increasing rapidly, and with no signs of slowing down, children are spending more time locked in their rooms rather than outside. So the question is; are video games harmful? There...

How Schools Are Ruining Our Youth With No Child Left Behind

How Schools Are Ruining Our Youth With No Child Left Behind

by Jake Grosvenor, Opinions Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Public School has been one of the most heavily debated topics these past few years, new acts and systems have been put in place to help out kids have a brighter future and succeed in life. The most famous of these acts being No Child Left Behind, this act was passed in George W. Bush’s term, it req...

The Truth About Puppy Mills

The Truth About Puppy Mills

by Erica Rosado and Jake Grosvenor
April 21, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Puppy mills have been a part of pet owning for years, and it’s an issue that is acknowledged but never corrected. It’s estimated that over two-million puppies are born each year from these puppy mills, and nothing's being done about this. For those who don’t know, a puppy mill is a place where dogs a...

Fantasy vs. Sci-Fi

Fantasy vs. Sci-Fi

by Hailey Rodis and Makayla Purvis
April 17, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Have you ever found yourself imagining that you were soaring through the sky on a flying unicorn? Or have you found yourself imagining that you were battling aliens with spaceships in space? Do you discover yourself reading books about mythical creatures like vampires, werewolves, elves, or fairies? ...

We Don’t Need Modern Feminism

We Don’t Need Modern Feminism

by Eli Duncan, Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Feminism has been around since the time of the Ancient Greeks, where women weren’t viewed as equals but as property. In more recent times, the feminist movement in the West was kick-started in Seneca Falls in 1848. The original in the late 19th and early 20th century was to get women the right to v...

Intelligence vs. Education

Intelligence vs. Education

by Audrey Purciful, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Commonly, people tend to confuse intelligence and education. This is mostly because the two go hand-in-hand heavily, but they’re very different from each other, in the way that they benefit and have an influence on the lives of others, not just by dictionary definition. In truth, the two can have vast...

First Amendment in Schools

First Amendment in Schools

by Jake Grosvenor, Opinions Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

The first amendment: the right that everyone has the right to say what they want when they want, or freedom of speech. It was one of the most important things to our founding fathers when making the U.S.A. and our constitution. However, while we are guaranteed this right, it seems that schools don’t t...

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