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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...

Capture the memory by living it, not taking a snapshot of it

Capture the memory by living it, not taking a snapshot of it

by Caroline Piazza, Reporter
January 26, 2015
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

I’ll be honest: I adore taking photos. So much that I want to make a living out of it and be some photographer that drinks incredulous amounts of caffeine and sits around in Barnes and Noble, pondering what perfect moment I am going to document that day. Now, with social media at the tips of our...

Je suis Charlie

Je suis Charlie

by Thomas Reymond, Entertainment Editor
January 14, 2015
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

On Jan. 7 the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical French comic, were attacked by two gunmen in Paris’ 19th arrondissement, or district. As the Islamic extremist terrorists fled, two police officers were also gunned down, one of them being executed in the Parisian street as civilians filmed the unfolding...

Why go to the University of Nevada Reno?

Why go to the University of Nevada Reno?

by Madi Purdue, Co-Editor-In-Chief
January 12, 2015
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS

The University of Nevada Reno has always had a bad reputation among high school students because of its association with being a state school. The only other state school Nevada has is the University of Nevada Las Vegas, so most Vegas students assume Reno must be the exact same as the college they are...

Panther Bites: Winter Edition

Panther Bites: Winter Edition

by Panther Print Staff
December 19, 2014
Filed under OPINIONS, Panther Bites, SHOWCASE

What is your favorite part of the holidays? My favorite part of the holidays is the “Hannukah” section that is always spelled wrong at Target. ~ Sophomore Samy Carmer My favorite part of the holidays has to be the food and being with my family, my mothers cooking is phenomenal, although as she ...

Online versus physical school

Online versus physical school

by Thomas Reymond, Entertainment Editor
November 26, 2014
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS

“I don’t want to go to school.” Such phrases are often mumbled by the uninspired student, minutes before dragging themselves out of bed and to an over-populated classroom, where the unconcentrated and annoyed student will copy down some factoids before shuffling on with their monotonous day, internally...

Parents need to stop coaching on the sideline

Parents need to stop coaching on the sideline

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor
November 21, 2014
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS

High school sports are supposed to be an enjoyable experience, a motivating time for players and a chance to meet new people with the same passions, but some parents take it too seriously when they start to yell at their children on the field or court. Parents should be involved in their child’s...

Cable providers must maintain net neutrality

Cable providers must maintain net neutrality

by Jake Rainey, Senior Reporter
October 22, 2014
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS

Net neutrality involves cable providers such as Comcast and Time Warner being required to treat all data sent online equally. That policy is currently in place, but the FCC and cable providers are trying to do away with it. If net neutrality is discontinued then companies will be able to charge web sites...

Why Nintendo is in trouble

Why Nintendo is in trouble

by Jake Rainey, Senior Reporter
October 20, 2014
Filed under columnists, ENTERTAINMENT, OPINIONS, video games & internet

Nintendo is in trouble right now. The Wii U sales are diminishing and the classic gaming company is facing bankruptcy. Why is this? Nintendo is one of not the most well-known gaming publishers in the world. What caused them to fail so badly? For the answer you have to go back to the year 1996. Nintendo,...

Panther Bites: Fall Edition

Panther Bites: Fall Edition

by Panther Print Staff
October 14, 2014
Filed under OPINIONS, Panther Bites

If you could be anything for Halloween, what would you be and why? A three-person horse costume because teamwork makes the dream work. ~ Senior Max Griffis The moon emoji because it’s cool. ~ Senior Carolina Cleland I’d love to grab a buddy and be Cher and Dionne from Clueless, it’s my fav...

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