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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...

Palo Verde Students Give Blood For Cause

Palo Verde Students Give Blood For Cause

by Alexandria Margo and Joseph David
May 1, 2017
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Thurs. April 27 marked the beginning of the Palo Verde Blood Drive, hosted by the United Blood Services. The blood drive continued until Fri. April 28. It is from 8:00 A.M.-1:30 P.M. in the Palo Verde auxiliary gym. Students must be 17 and meet the height and weight requirements to donate. All donors received ...

Palo Verde Theater Presents: Spamalot

Palo Verde Theater Presents: Spamalot

by Andrew Ochoa, Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Palo’s theater has put together yet another hilarious and song-filled play with “Monty Python’s Spamalot”. A musical twist on Monty Python’s Holy Grail, “Spamalot” delivers all the laughs from the original with added musical numbers by John Du Prez and Eric Idle. Theater’s three-day out...

Top 5 Underground Artists You Need to Hear Now

by Erica Jane, Senior Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

Looking for music to lounge around to or listen to when you’re not listening to your history lecture? These artists, underappreciated but fresh, will give the category underground a new meaning. 5. Smino Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Smino is an aged soul stuck in a 25 year old’s body. He raps sickly sweet, his beats pounding through listener’s earpho...

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...

Song to Song Review

Song to Song Review

by Cole Greenberg, Senior Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv, SHOWCASE

Rating: 10/10 Director: Terrence Malick Starring: Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman MPAA Rating: R Release Date: March 24   Walking into the movie theater to go see Song to Song, I hadn’t had the best of days and frankly wasn’t feeling that well....

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? ...

An “Out-Of-This-World” Battle of the Sexes Week

An “Out-Of-This-World” Battle of the Sexes Week

by Andrew Ochoa, Features Reporter
April 8, 2017
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Palo’s Battle of the Sexes returned this year for another exciting week of boys vs girls. Dubbed “Battle in Space,” both genders competed in everything from dancing to dodgeball to find out who’s the best. Throughout the week, Palo students dressed up as all sorts of Sci-fi characters and c...

Drake’s “More Life” review

Drake’s “More Life” review

by Brisa Muscaglione, Senior Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

Album Title: More Life Record Label: Young Money Entertainment Release Date: March 18, 2017 Rating: 6.5/10   Usually anything Drake, otherwise known as Aubrey Drake Graham, is worthy of your time and money. However, Graham’s latest low-key, surprise release, More Life, isn’t something ...

Senior Spotlight: Ethan Thresher

Senior Spotlight: Ethan Thresher

by Chandler Patrick and Brisa Muscaglione
April 5, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

  Growing up with three brothers isn’t easy, but neither is owning and running your own videography business, all while taking on high school. Senior Ethan Thresher demonstrates perfectly just what taking on your dreams can reward you with. “Every video I create gives me more experienc...

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...

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