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Life is Beautiful, Indeed

Life is Beautiful, Indeed

by Brisa Muscaglione and Frida Arroyo
October 14, 2016
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

With headliners like J. Cole, G-Eazy, Empire of the Sun and The Shins, there’s no way Life is Beautiful could’ve been a bad time. From the music to the people, to the food trucks, Life is Beautiful had it all! For the past three years, Life Is Beautiful (LIB) has taken over the streets of Dow...

The Birth of a Nation review

The Birth of a Nation review

by Cole Greenberg, Reporter
October 13, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv, SHOWCASE

Rating: 8/10 Starring: Nate Turner, Armie Hammer Director: Nate Turner MPAA rating: R Release Date: October 7, 2016 Nate Parker’s bold directorial debut, The Birth of a Nation, opens with these words of Thomas Jefferson, laying the groundwork for a striking story of rebellion, courage and ...

First Friday Covers the Streets of Downtown Las Vegas

First Friday Covers the Streets of Downtown Las Vegas

by Vanessa Abbitt, Senior Editor
October 12, 2016
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, NEWS, SHOWCASE

On the night of the first Friday of every month, a music, food and art street festival is held on the streets near downtown Vegas.  It is family and pet friendly, there are multiple DJs and street musicians to listen to and plenty of space for dancing.  There are also countless art exhibits and stan...

Men’s Soccer Shuts Out the Longhorns

Men’s Soccer Shuts Out the Longhorns

by Chandler Patrick and Jared Feldman
October 10, 2016
Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the men’s varsity soccer team battled the Legacy Longhorns for a shutout win 3-0. Despite Legacy fighting as hard as they could, Palo prevailed. The game was full of lots of head balls as well as head-butts with the ref and his calls, but Palo played with heart, and it showed ...

Hurricane Matthew Moves to Category 3, Kills Hundreds

Hurricane Matthew Moves to Category 3, Kills Hundreds

by Chandler Patrick, Editor-in-Chief
October 9, 2016
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Coastal countries have always known the lingering dangerous threat of the hurricane. Take Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, LA in 2005, which claimed over 1,800 lives as a category 5 and caused $81 billion in property damages. There is now a developing hurricane on a path in the Atlantic dubbed Hurrica...

‘Warm Fuzzies’ Spread Respect at Palo

‘Warm Fuzzies’ Spread Respect at Palo

by Vanessa Abbitt and Hope Freeland
October 8, 2016
Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, NEWS, SHOWCASE

Even though the weather is cooling off, warm fuzzies are spreading like disease. The idea behind them was to get students to give more compliments, be more courteous to one another and spread kindness as part of Respect Week. The warm fuzzies are necklaces made of yarn with a yarn puff at the end of...

7 Useful Apps to Help You Survive School

7 Useful Apps to Help You Survive School

by Chandler Patrick, Editor-in-Chief
October 6, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Everyone, at one point or another, has had a stress breakout and anxiety attack from the stress of schoolwork and studying. Sometimes, it seems like no matter what you do, you feel you aren’t getting content, you’re forgetting content and you aren’t understanding the homework. It can be that wa...

Summerlin Shooter Kills One and Stands Off Police

Summerlin Shooter Kills One and Stands Off Police

by Jake Grosvenor, Opinions Editor
October 5, 2016
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

At 5:00 P.M., a call was received by the Las Vegas Metro of gunshots and a dead woman at 2100 Henniker Way. The often peaceful neighborhood became the hot spot of choppers, cruisers, SWAT cars and fire engines as a night of suspense unraveled. It started with a call from someone who has yet to give their ...

Don’t Breathe Movie Review

Don’t Breathe Movie Review

by Jake Grosvenor, Opinions Editor
October 4, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv, SHOWCASE

  Rating: 7.5/10 Director: Fede Alvarez Starring: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy MPAA Rating: R   We’ve always been told that two wrongs don’t make a right, but that’s the only thing you’ll wonder while watching Don’t Breathe. On Aug. 26, audiences were introduced to th...

Why Homework is More Harmful Than Helpful

Why Homework is More Harmful Than Helpful

by Jake Grosvenor, Opinions Editor
October 1, 2016
Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

From early on in our school lives, we are taught the value of the all-sacred homework. The almighty assignment that later on can make or break students’ grades is something that is drilled into every student's head. Homework sounds like a solid idea off the bat: something to do at home to reinf...

Bastille’s “Wild World” Review

Bastille’s “Wild World” Review

by Hailey Rodis, Senior Editor
September 28, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

Album Title: Wild World Record Label: Virgin Records Release Date: September 9, 2016 Rating: 8/10   With the release of their debut album, Bad Blood, back in 2013, the British indie pop band, Bastille, hit the top ten charts with many of their singles. For the next three years...

Senior Sunrise: The Class of 2017

Senior Sunrise: The Class of 2017

by Sedona Goodbar, Features Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Palo Verde’s royalty took a break from their duties to enjoy the breath-taking sunrise on Friday, Sept. 23. The soccer field was filled with the vibrant colors of the student’s personally decorated crowns and the sounds of laughs as the teenagers bonded and celebrated their last year of high school. “Palo’s...

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