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Student Spotlight: Ryan Smith

Student Spotlight: Ryan Smith

by Erica Jane, Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

The heat from the beating sun berates his vision and his hands are shaking. He watches the crowds’ faces intently, brows knit together in ultimate concentration. After the last note, the final forte, an uproar of delighted screams and applause fill Disneyland’s plaza. He stands tall, swelling in pri...

Hidden Figures review

Hidden Figures review

by Hailey Rodis, Co-Entertainment Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv, SHOWCASE

Rating: 8/10 Director: Theodore Melfi Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner MPAA Rating: PG Release Date: January 7 An amazing retelling of history inspired by Margot Lee Shetterly’s book, Hidden Figures explores behind the curtains of NASA during ...

Panthers Reunite in Annual Hope Game Victory

Panthers Reunite in Annual Hope Game Victory

by Chandler Patrick and Jared Feldman
February 7, 2017
Filed under events & competitions, games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

An annual tradition has returned to the courts of Palo Verde on Feb. 3: The Hope Game. Played to honor Coach Clarke Sr., The Hope Game raises money for a scholarship for one lucky student, and all proceeds from the night benefit the cause. “It means alot to keep doing this is his name considering the ...

Bye Bye Man review

Bye Bye Man review

by Makayla Purvis, Co-Entertainment Editor
February 6, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv, SHOWCASE

Rating: 7/10 MPAA-Rating: PG-13 Director: Stacy Title Starring: Douglas Smith, Lucian Laviscount, Cressida Bonas Release Date: January 13, 2017   Stacy Titles, director of Let The Devil Wear Black and Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horrors,  returns after a decade to bring a new boogeyman...

Split Review

Split Review

by Jake Grosvenor, Opinions Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv, SHOWCASE

Rating: 9/10 Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley Release Date: January 20, 1017 MPAA Rating: PG-13 Director: M. Night Shyamalan Split tells the tale of three women abducted by a man with over 24 personalities, and in the one hour and 57 minute movie, M. Night Shyamalan...

Ms. Balazs and her Undefeated Season with her Team

Ms. Balazs and her Undefeated Season with her Team

by Alexandra Timpa, Reporter
February 1, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

It was a successful soccer season for women’s freshman soccer coach, Ms. Balazs. She lead her team to eight victories in a row, which means that the women’s freshman soccer team went undefeated this season. “We won every game we played and were not scored on once throughout the entire seaso...

Social Media Silencing Conservative Views

Social Media Silencing Conservative Views

by Eli Duncan, Reporter
January 30, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

To say the President for this election cycle is unorthodox is an understatement. With the growing use of social media by politicians to reach their followers, the concern is this: have people taken over many of the most popular social media sites to show what party they stand for and add their bias...

Vine Shuts Down

Vine Shuts Down

by Jake Grosvenor, Opinions Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, NEWS, SHOWCASE, trends

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the app Vine shut down after almost four years of being a place for many to share videos. The social media app, Vine, had been scheduled to shut down since late 2016, but Tuesday marked the official closing of the app. Vine was a video sharing site that allowed users to upload...

Panthers Proudly Present: One Acts 2017

Panthers Proudly Present: One Acts 2017

by Cole Greenberg, Senior Reporter
January 14, 2017
Filed under clubs, events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

On Jan. 10 and 11, Palo Verde theater students put on their student-directed One Act plays for parents, family, and fellow students. There were six individual plays, each directed by a senior who has been in theater for all four years. The first night showcased The Last of Sherlock Holmes, dire...

Rouge One: A Star Wars Story review

Rouge One: A Star Wars Story review

by Cole Greenberg, Senior Reporter
January 8, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv, SHOWCASE

Rating: 7.5/10 Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna Director: Gareth Edwards MPAA Rating: PG-13 Release Date: December 16, 2016   A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there was once a small group of martyrs that lead a rebellion against an evil Galactic Empire. Scrappy,...

Why People Need to See More Independent Movies

Why People Need to See More Independent Movies

by Cole Greenberg, Senior Reporter
January 6, 2017
Filed under editorials, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

“I’ve never heard of that movie.” “I could hardly sit through that.” “But have you seen Suicide Squad?!” These are the types of questions and responses I’m bombarded with when I talk to people about films. In the modern age, mainstream blockbusters are so resonant among such huge n...

Basketball vs. Centennial Slideshow

Basketball vs. Centennial Slideshow

by Chandler Patrick, Editor-in-Chief
January 5, 2017
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

On Tuesday, Jan. 4, Panthers came back refreshed and strong from winter break to fight the Centennial Bulldogs at a home game. Students and parents alike came along to support the Panthers, as well as cheerleaders and the dance team. Panthers worked hard and with respect, but couldn't quite make ...

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