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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...

The 10 most important books to read in high school

The 10 most important books to read in high school

by Annaka Cieri, Editor-in-Chief
September 23, 2015
Filed under FEATURES, lifestyle, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

1.The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Written by Afghan-American Hosseini, this is a heartbreaking tale of the unlikely friendship between a very wealthy boy named Amir, and his father's servant's son, named Hassan. The two spend their days kite fighting until violence and severe prejudice is targeted at Hassan. "...

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...

Why #WomenAgainstFeminism is dangerous

Why #WomenAgainstFeminism is dangerous

by Samantha Burton, Editor-in-Chief
August 7, 2015
Filed under OPINIONS

Twitter has functioned as the forum of many a feminist discussion as of late, #WomenAgainstFeminism being the most recent trend to grace the social media site. Unlike its numerous predecessors, however, #WomenAgainstFeminism is a dangerous trend that desecrates the advancements made in gender equality...

Panther Bites: Senior Edition 2015

Panther Bites: Senior Edition 2015

by Panther Print Staff
May 29, 2015
Filed under OPINIONS, Panther Bites, SHOWCASE

What is your favorite memory from high school? My favorite memory from high school is having all my friends in one place because I didn’t realize how much that meant until now. ~ Max Griffis The thing I will miss most about Palo Verde is the squeaky clean bathrooms. ~ Ashley Feldman My favori...

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...

The cost of putting a price on education

The cost of putting a price on education

by Panther Print Editorial Staff
April 21, 2015
Filed under editorials, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Political forces, students and parents have debated the business aspect of American education for decades, but as thousands of students paid more than ever to take Advanced Placement exams this year, the high price of education becomes more apparent. The price to take one AP test this year is $91....

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...

Panther Bites: Valentine’s Day Edition

Panther Bites: Valentine’s Day Edition

by Panther Print Staff
February 13, 2015
Filed under OPINIONS, Panther Bites, SHOWCASE

What’s your opinion of Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s day is great because I get to spend the whole night eating brownies and not be judged for it ~ Senior Alexa Silvers Valentine’s Day is awesome because there’s a surplus of chocolate ~ Senior Allison Michael It’s cute if you have...

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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