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The Problems of Scheduling Conflicts

The Problems of Scheduling Conflicts

by Lainey Harlow, Junior Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

During the first month of each school year, flustered students flood the counselors’ offices, most with the same request: “Change my schedule!” Many students feel personally offended or mistreated when they discover that their schedule is missing an elective that they requested. Although th...

Why People Hate Jake Paul

Why People Hate Jake Paul

by Hope Freeland, Senior Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Jake Paul was  your “everyday bro with the Disney Channel flow” until he got fired for his hit Disney show for his carelessness and childish behavior. Paul is a former Vine star who switched to YouTube when vine shut down. He now has ten million subscribers on YouTube and is known for his cra...

Teacher of the Century: Cheryl Waldman

Teacher of the Century: Cheryl Waldman

by Brisa Muscaglione and Andrew Ochoa

September 8, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

Palo Verde High School is notorious for its top-of-the-line teachers, but one in particular that has made her mark at this school is a biology teacher, Cheryl Waldman. From a young age, Waldman always knew she had an interest in science, she just did not know quite where she belonged in that huge spect...

Pep Rally Sparks School Pride for First Home Game

Pep Rally Sparks School Pride for First Home Game

by Andrew Ochoa, Features Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, NEWS, SHOWCASE

On Thursday, Aug. 31, Palo students were treated to an outstanding performance in the quad to rally up players and supporters alike for the first home football game. During both lunches, panthers were able to witness the school’s dance team and cheerleaders perform a half hour-long show to get the ...

The Money Fight of 2017

The Money Fight of 2017

by Eli Duncan, Opinions Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

The perfect record. That’s what was on the line for 40-year-old American boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. when he accepted the challenge from the 29-year-old Irish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor. The superfight, rightfully nicknamed “The Money Fight,” garnered at least 500 million dollars with ...

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...

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...

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...

Teacher Spotlight: Coach Zach Brandt

Teacher Spotlight: Coach Zach Brandt

by Andrew Ochoa and Sedona Goodbar

March 31, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

Palo Verde High School has had some amazing teachers in its company, but one teacher that has proved to be a great addition to this pack of panthers is teacher and tennis coach, Mr. Zach Brandt. Coach Brandt is a native to Las Vegas and has been a teacher for a total of 18 years, and only two of th...

Senior Spotlight: Jillian Thomas

Senior Spotlight: Jillian Thomas

by Chandler Patrick and Brisa Muscaglione

March 15, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

Ever since she was little, star senior Jillian Thomas seems to have been destined to be a leader. From working her way up to Senior Class President to being a star in Zion’s Youth Symphony and Chorus group, Thomas sets a prime example of young adult ready to enter the world. Growing up with four olde...

The War On Living

The War On Living

by Eli Duncan, Reporter

March 8, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

The War on Drugs. The War on Men and Women. The War on Christmas and, most importantly, the War on Terror. Political figures have given any subject a new war and two opposing sides. Each war is and different, and each side is right in their own ways. The issue with having a “War on…” is that nothing is truly...

Moonlight Changes Everything

Moonlight Changes Everything

by Cole Greenberg, Senior Reporter

March 7, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

Two teen friends, both guys, sit together on a late, breezy night on a Miami beach, the Atlantic crashing onto the shore in front of them. One of the friends is popular at school, chasing girls, hanging with other guys. The other friend is quiet, timid, trying to find his way into adulthood while also sea...

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