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The Importance of the Midterm Elections

The Importance of the Midterm Elections

by Michelle Trajtman, Opinions Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under NEWS, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

  The upcoming midterm elections are the most important in our generation. Elected officials have the power to make decisions on issues that will affect everyone's lives. Control of the state legislatures, the US House of Representatives and the US Senate are at stake. It is past time for youn...

Tailgate Party

Tailgate Party

by Rhiannon Belanger, Junior Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, NEWS, SHOWCASE

Last Friday evening, a heap of Palo Panthers gathered around, in black shirts, to enjoy the tailgate party before the varsity blackout football game against Las Vegas High School. It was a great way for students to show school spirit and hang out with friends. There were hamburgers being grilled, outdoo...

Seventeen Years Ago

Seventeen Years Ago

by Miranda Salazar, Senior Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, NEWS, SHOWCASE

Yesterday marked the seventeenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, devastating thousands of families all over the nation. Every year, we gather on the soccer field at the Barbara Edwards Memorial for the 9/11 rededication ceremony during first period to commemorate the tragic even...

New Admin Changes

New Admin Changes

by Andrew Ochoa, Features Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, NEWS, SHOWCASE

  In Sept. of 2017, the everyday rigor of my honors English class was halted for an uneasy two hours. The dissection of the Salem Witch Trials was replaced by the building of Lego and a viewing of Lilo & Stitch. Rumors crept across the classroom of a naked man in a standoff with police; a tatt00...

The New Policy: Lanyards

The New Policy: Lanyards

by Alexandria Margo, News Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Starting on Tuesday, Sept 4, students were required to wear their color-coded lanyard with their IDs on them. The colors represent each grade: freshmen-lime green, sophomores-green, juniors -white, and seniors-black. Actions of not wearing the lanyards will result in punishment from the dean’s office....

Rally for Roe

Rally for Roe

by Michelle Trajtman and Ainslee Archibald

September 8, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

On Sunday, August 26, passionate protesters gathered at Sunset Park early in the morning to show their disapproval of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, announced by President Trump earlier this year. Supporters from many organizations were there to participate in the rally and share their st...

Happy Anniversary Mickey!

Happy Anniversary Mickey!

by Bailey Uzzardo, Senior Editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, SHOWCASE

Exactly 90 years ago this year, one of the most loveable cartoon characters was brought to life. Walt Disney was the one who created him and was his first ever character. The character is best known as Mickey Mouse. This November, they are honoring the character by creating an exhibit to share 90 yea...

Educators Rising Club

Educators Rising Club

by Ainslee Archibald, Reporter

March 5, 2018


Filed under clubs, FEATURES, NEWS, SHOWCASE, spotlights

Have you ever considered being a teacher? If so, Educators Rising might be the club for you. Educators Rising provides students a chance to learn about teaching and to give back to the community. Educators Rising is student run and supervised by Mrs. Mapes and Mrs. Dover, two government teachers. They ...

New Arctic Monkeys Album?

New Arctic Monkeys Album?

by Brisa Muscaglione, Features Editor

March 3, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, NEWS, SHOWCASE

The 2013 Tumblr grunge aesthetic will be coming back with full force sometime in the next couple of months because the beloved indie/psychedelic rock band, the Arctic Monkeys, are rumored to be finally coming out with a new album in 2018. For reference, the Arctic Monkeys started out in the suburbs of ...

Beloved Teacher, Dearest Friend: Rest in Peace Mr. Hechter

Beloved Teacher, Dearest Friend: Rest in Peace Mr. Hechter

by Chandler Patrick, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, NEWS, SHOWCASE

This past week has weighed heavy on all of the hearts of the Palo Verde community. On Feb. 12, 2018, Palo Verde and its community was shaken by the sore loss of beloved teacher Mr. Hechter. Several students, both current and former reached out to spread their love and condolences to both the family...

Palo’s Five Day Weekend for President’s Day

Palo’s Five Day Weekend for President’s Day

by Alexandria Margo and Joseph David

February 14, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

President’s day is a much revered holiday that is to be celebrated on February 19, 2018. President’s day is much more than simply honoring America’s presidents. It is a day commemorating the US and the nation’s ideals and values. On Feb 19, President’s Day was created to celebrate President ...

New Construction at Palo Verde

New Construction at Palo Verde

by Alexandria Margo and Joseph David

January 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

New construction is underway at Palo Verde. Construction is taking place on the roof and will eventually spread throughout the school. The purpose of the construction is to install a new air conditioner system.  Every few years Palo needs an update to its AC system. “All of the major compone...

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