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The Extensive and Interesting History of Mrs. Natellie Newman

The Extensive and Interesting History of Mrs. Natellie Newman

by Kaitlyn Suwanvichit, Junior Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

With Palo Verde being known for its academics, it is very clear that we have teachers that put in hardwork and dedication for their students to be academically successful. It just so happens to be that AP Human Geography and World History Honors teacher, Natellie Newman, is one of them. Born in Flo...

Palo’s Real Life Superhero: Mr. John Read

Palo’s Real Life Superhero: Mr. John Read

by Chandler Patrick and Brisa Muscaglione

October 25, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

When you think of a superhero, images of Iron Man or Captain America come to mind. In reality however, superheros are the ones who dedicate their time and knowledge to helping others, whether it be doctors, firefighters, or even teachers. When you combine passion, comedy, and a little bit of crazy, you get M...

New Teachers Tackle Palo Verde

New Teachers Tackle Palo Verde

by Andrew Ochoa, Features Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

Few people have as much impact on our future as teachers do. While far too many spend their lives focused on the hassles of the day-to-day, finding truly forward-thinking individuals is both rare and much needed. Being able to commit yourself to growing the minds of the often unwilling, indifferent yo...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Athlete Spotlight: Savannah Johnson

Athlete Spotlight: Savannah Johnson

by Amanda Wiseman, Reporter

November 30, 2016


Filed under SHOWCASE, spotlights, spotlights

Racing past the screaming fans, her head is spinning and her lungs are burning. Who would have known that there is so much more to running than what we see. Savannah Johnson, a varsity cross country runner at Palo Verde High School, shares her story and the passion she has for her sport. Only being...

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