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Mr. Panther: Season 17

Mr. Panther: Season 17

by Chandler Patrick, Editor-in-Chief
February 18, 2017
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Cheesy pick-up lines, incredible talents, and a ton of hard work and dedication were all elements of this year’s annual Mr. Panther pageant. Taking on a Bachelor-esque theme this year, Thursday, Feb. 16 marked the race for that coveted final rose. With many sponsors, wonderful judges, and some seri...

Why Gendering Products is Useless

Why Gendering Products is Useless

by Hope Freeland, Senior Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Companies use many marketing techniques such as gendering to attract people to their products in hopes that it will cause people to buy the product. Products such as, razors, shaving cream, shampoo, and many other beauty products use gendering to help sell their products to men and women. Gendering is ...

What Really Elected Donald Trump

What Really Elected Donald Trump

by Eli Duncan, Reporter
February 15, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Donald Trump is the most controversial president or even the most controversial elected official in recent years. An Irish betting website has 4:1 odds that President Trump will be impeached within six months. Trump was not the popular choice, by almost 3,000,000 votes in the presidential election, b...

The xx’s “I See You” review

The xx’s “I See You” review

by Erica Jane, Reporter
February 14, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

London’s gracious, synth-boosted and pop influenced trio, the xx has returned with their new album, I See You. The band’s signature nature carries on through this release; their dreamy melodies pounce through every chord and hymn the ten songs offer. Their hit release speaks to fans deeply; it gi...

Student Spotlight: Maile Onsaga

Student Spotlight: Maile Onsaga

by Andrew Ochoa, Reporter
February 13, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

Sophomore Maile Onsaga is one of Palo’s hardest working and most creative students. If she’s not starring in one of the school’s many plays, she’s working as a member of the Pun Intended Comedy Team, not to mention her many solo endeavors. These endeavors include her musical YouTube channel, Hi...

Why Books Shouldn’t Be Banned

Why Books Shouldn’t Be Banned

by Jake Grosvenor, Opinions Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Throughout school, students are given many topics and assignments with different views and objectives. Some are to practice math skills, teach important science rules, or basics that are fundamental to a subject. In an English class it’s more than likely that students will write articles ranging fro...

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...

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