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Bring on the Battle of the Sexes 2015

Bring on the Battle of the Sexes 2015

by Madi Purdue, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2015


Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Mon. March 23 marks the beginning of the annual Battle of the Sexes week at Palo Verde. The genders face off in fun and tacky games all week to declare which is dominate. The girls have won two years in a row, and it will be interesting to see if they can pull out a threepeat. "Battle of the Sexes...

The importance of red lipstick

The importance of red lipstick

by Annaka Cieri, Reporter

March 10, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, trends

Red lipstick is not a new trend, but it’s rediscovery and popularity have caused quite a controversy in today’s society. “You are going to wear it to make you feel better about yourself; you aren't trying to cover yourself up by using makeup, you are trying to express your opinion,” said sophomore...

Teenagers suffer sleep deprivation

Teenagers suffer sleep deprivation

by Emma Kate Dillard, Reporter

March 9, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, trends

Late night deadlines, all nighters, and overloading on coffee are all the signs of a stressed out and busy high school teen. Day in and day out there is a frequent murmur in the halls about lack of sleep. “I went to bed at two  last night,” “I only got one hour of sleep,” “I’m running on...

Mr. Panther showcases the men of 2015

Mr. Panther showcases the men of 2015

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2015


Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

The annual Palo Verde Mr. Panther Pageant, this year with an ‘80s theme and the catch phrase “can’t touch TH15”, debuted the men of 2015 to a crowd of swooning fans. The pageant was hosted by senior class President Kaylyn Taylor and Vice President Madison Bengston, resplendent in their puffy-sleeved...

Sadie’s week

Sadie’s week

by Annaka Cieri, Reporter

February 27, 2015


Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES

Over the past week, Palo Verde students were actually allowed to indulge in TV during school, that is for this year’s 2015 Sadie’s Week! Including TV theme dress up days and activities, it was a week to celebrate Palo Verde’s Sadie Hawkins Dance, in a technological way! Starting on Monday with...

What color is the dress?

What color is the dress?

by Annaka Cieri, Reporter

February 27, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, trends

What started out has a simple Tumblr post soared into an all out war on social media. “It’s blue and black,” “No it’s white and gold!” Well what color is this piece of cloth? “76 percent of people polled said the dress was white and gold and 24 percent of the people polled said it was...

Poetry performers celebrate recitation

Poetry performers celebrate recitation

by Annaka Cieri, Reporter

February 12, 2015


Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

On Feb. 5 Palo Verde students participated in the Clark County Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest. Two of the school's most talented speakers, senior Paulina Banuelos and junior Jessica Nemcheck, recited poems at the event, and Banuelos earned a very deserving third place and $100. “They both work...

Summerlin community honors lacrosse player

Summerlin community honors lacrosse player

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor

February 9, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, spotlights

Jeremy Huber, a former Palo Verde lacrosse player passed away on Jan. 26 of this year. Freshman Huber was found dead in his dorm room at John Hopkins University. Huber’s fellow teammates honored him by wearing patches with the No. 19 on their jerseys, Huber’s number. “Jeremy always made everyone...

Meet local band Holes and Hearts

Meet local band Holes and Hearts

by Annaka Cieri, Reporter

January 30, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, music, SHOWCASE, spotlights

Before playing at venues like The House of Blues and opening up for famous bands like KC and The Sunshine Band (known for their late ’70s songs like “Get Down Tonight” and “That’s The Way I Like It”), Palo Verde senior Riley Macek and brother Casey Macek, LVA graduate, created a band known...

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Sandberg

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Sandberg

by Madi Purdue, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

Dennis Sandberg is the Math Applications and College Preparatory Math teacher here at Palo Verde. He is known for being the “coolest teacher ever” by his students and rocking a sweater vest every day. His relaxed attitude and passion for his job is exactly why he is a favorite teacher to all of the...

Mr.Marshall leaves Palo Verde

Mr.Marshall leaves Palo Verde

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor

December 15, 2014


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

A beloved teacher left Palo Verde on Friday, Dec. 12 after school, to become a dean at Coronado, this teacher is no other than Mr. Marshall. “It’s jarring to have accepted a position and leave three days later. Palo has been very good for me and I have  left a mark here,” said Mr.Marshall. Mr....

A ‘Frozen’ Winter Spirit Week

A ‘Frozen’ Winter Spirit Week

by Briana Gray, Senior Reporter

December 12, 2014


Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Alright Panthers, it’s time to take a trip to Arendelle, because this year’s Winter Spirit Week is “Frozen” themed! The week will be filled with many different fun activities for everyone to participate in and enjoy. As always, each day will have a lunchtime activity and a dress up day. Monday...

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