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Review: South Park’s The Stick of Truth

Review: South Park’s The Stick of Truth

by Matthew Clancy, Reporter
March 26, 2014
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, SHOWCASE, video games & internet

“South Park” the animated series debuted in August of 1997. Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, “South Park” was intended to be viewed by mature audiences, but these days, the show is more popular among younger viewers. This popularity has lead to the release of “The Stick of Truth”, th...

Dress code for comfort in the desert

Dress code for comfort in the desert

by Madi Purdue, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 26, 2014
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Here at Palo Verde, there is a very strict dress code enforced for all students. Shorts and skirts have to reach fingertip length, shoulders have to be covered and absolutely nothing can be see-through. But the weather conditions in Las Vegas can be excruciatingly hot, so the dress code should be ch...

“The Sound of Music” warms up for April

“The Sound of Music” warms up for April

by Holly O'Donnell, Reporter
March 26, 2014
Filed under clubs, events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Get ready for scrupulous dancing, gleeful singing and superior acting: the Von Trapp family is coming to Palo Verde’s theater April 2-4. Young and talented students will perform this 2013-2014 school year’s musical, “The Sound of Music.” The Palo Verde theatre troupe will put on three shows, Wedn...

College Board plans to change SAT

College Board plans to change SAT

by Matthew Townsend, Reporter
March 26, 2014
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

After re-evaluating the current material on the SAT, College Board has decided to change the scoring and administration of the test to students who are taking it during the 2015-2016 school year. The last changes to the SAT came in 2005 when the scoring was scaled from 1600 to 2400. After almost a decad...

Panthers show their spirit with a “Party in the USA”

Panthers show their spirit with a “Party in the USA”

by Samantha Burton, Sedona Goodbar, and Holly O'Donnell
February 21, 2014
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Spirit week is coming to Palo Verde, so get ready for an All-American celebration! This year’s Reverse Week, formerly known as Sadie’s, is themed “Party in the USA.” “I’m definitely looking forward to this year’s February spirit week,” said freshman Marissa Torcasso. “The dress-up...

Review: Flappy Bird

Review: Flappy Bird

by McKenna Topps, Reporter
February 2, 2014
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, SHOWCASE, video games & internet

“Flappy Bird” is an irritatingly addictive game that keeps you in its digital trance. By simply tapping the screen, you take control of a bird’s digital wings, guiding it vertically through small gaps between two pipes. Though the game seems simple at first, it is a lot harder than one might...

Men’s Varsity Basketball wins with a miracle shot in annual Hope Game

Men’s Varsity Basketball wins with a miracle shot in annual Hope Game

by Hannah Thompson and Cush Wilson, Senior Reporter
February 2, 2014
Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

The Palo Verde student body gathered on Tuesday, Jan. 28, to support the varsity men’s and women’s basketball teams in taking on the Durango Trailblazers at the annual Hope Game dedicated to Coach Phil Clarke Sr., the first men's varsity basketball coach. Some of the funds raised from this game are...

Why gay marriage should be legal

Why gay marriage should be legal

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief
January 29, 2014
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

In a culture that not only values individuality but idolizes citizens that provide unique outlooks and constantly spews pride for its inborn, unwavering freedom, it is often hard to believe that the state of Nevada still considers gay marriage illegal. Seventeen U.S. states and Washington D.C. have already...

Committee prepares to bring International Baccalaureate program to Palo Verde

Committee prepares to bring International Baccalaureate program to Palo Verde

by Montserrat Navarro, Reporter
December 18, 2013
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Members of the Palo Verde teaching staff are currently building the curriculum for an International Baccalaureate Program and planning its implementation in the next couple years at this school. This is a 2-year educational program that provides an advanced form of education with an emphasis on an international...

The art of chemistry

The art of chemistry

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 17, 2013
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Pens were poised for fierce competition in the 2013 Chemistry Poster Contest, sponsored by the Southern Nevada Section of the American Chemical Society. From the flurries of posters conveying varying viewpoints of chemistry emerged three winners from Palo Verde: junior Sooyoun Kim took first place, and...

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