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How Playoffs Are Starting to Take Away From the Traditional Bowls of College Football

How Playoffs Are Starting to Take Away From the Traditional Bowls of College Football

by Remington Foster, Sports Editor
January 4, 2017
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE, SPORTS, sports news

Football games are all fun to watch, with all the moments leading up to the great moment of who will take the big win at the end of the big game, but college playoffs are starting to interfere with college football bowl specialty. Many players are now starting to decide to be a bench supporter for the...

The Dreaded “G Movie” School Rule

The Dreaded “G Movie” School Rule

by Jake Grosvenor, Opinions Editor
September 20, 2016
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Every year, we all here the same thing coming to school: “Can we watch this movie?” Inevitably, the movie is PG and not allowed to be shown without a parent slip. The rule in CCSD and many other schools across the nation follow the same rule: only G movies can be shown in the class without slips. ...

Getting Hyped for Disappointment

Getting Hyped for Disappointment

by Denzel Reyes, News Editor
January 15, 2016
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

A new year, a new round of entertainment. Trailers come and go while the hype immeasurably increases. The hype adds to a sense of community between fans,  the excitement becomes unbearable as fan theories as well as videos of “trailer analysis” begin to pop up everywhere. However, an unhealthy amount...

Why hardback books are better

Why hardback books are better

by Sumner Serrano, Editor
October 13, 2015
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Since the invention of handheld devices, old school ways have been dying out. Hand writing letters, calling people to talk and most importantly, hardback books. Bookstores have been going out of business for years because books can be accessed on phones and tablets and computers. People find it easier...

Are Esports “real” sports?

Are Esports “real” sports?

by Denzel Reyes, News Editor
September 29, 2015
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE, video games & internet

  Electronic sports have been around for many years now, ranging from unknown to well known. The competitive nature of videogames traces back to something simple as to beat the high score that plagued an arcade machine. From this competitiveness, people around the world seek to beat what is ...

Do You Change With Your Clothes?

Do You Change With Your Clothes?

by McKenna Topps, Entertainment Co-Editor
September 26, 2015
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS

Can one change with their clothes? The ability to do so is actually a lot easier than one may think. Sure someone’s values and background can not change with a single outfit, but inward opinion and the way one holds oneself does. “I think your attitude changes because when you are in formal wear you fe...

Left Handed Problems

Left Handed Problems

by Trina Ausbon, Entertainment Editor
September 17, 2015
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Approximately  ten percent of the world's population is left handed, and ever since the beginning of civilization, it has been frowned upon to be a “leftie.” I am a proud left hander, but ever since the first day of kindergarten  I realized that school and play would be at my disadvantage. From...

High school according to high schoolers

High school according to high schoolers

by Annaka Cieri, Reporter
May 29, 2015
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

“The best years of your life” are broken down into 4 short years, but are they really “the best years of your life”? Did everyone fail to remember  you were surrounded by acne ridden hormonal teenagers and in some cases overly grumpy, sexist teachers?  High school isn’t something that appeals...

Teens suffer from domestic violence too

Teens suffer from domestic violence too

by Chandler Patrick, Reporter
March 11, 2015
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS

“I never imagined I would become involved in teen domestic violence. That, surely, only affected older, married women?” said Becky*, who was involved in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship that lasted off and on for more than five years. Abusive relationships are not native to one...

Block schedule will benefit students

Block schedule will benefit students

by Alexis Galvan, Senior Reporter
February 3, 2015
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS

Currently the scheduling at Palo Verde is as follows: school begins at 8:00 a.m., students attend six classes a day with each lasting 52 minutes, a 30-minute lunch break and school ends at 2:16 p.m. Palo Verde has been following this schedule since its first year in 1996. However, it is now confirmed...

Students not ready for block scheduling

Students not ready for block scheduling

by Jazmin Ferreira, Senior Reporter
February 3, 2015
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS

Recently, it has been announced that Palo Verde will switch to a block schedule for the 2015-2016 school year, and that could negatively impact students in a big way. Block scheduling reconstructs a regular schedule by there being fewer classes a day. Although each class is extended 40 minutes, only...

AP classes should challenge students

AP classes should challenge students

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 3, 2015
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS

In our society of high-stakes testing and higher-stakes grades, an Advanced Placement culture has been born, one where the pressure to succeed in AP classes is more prominent than an emphasis on being placed in a class that suits a student’s academic ability. This leads to AP classes full of complaining...

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