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Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream director dies at 76

Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream director dies at 76

by Sumner Serrano, Senior Editor

September 15, 2015


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Horror movie creator, Wes Craven, died at the age of 76 Sunday, August 30th. Craven died at his home in Los Angles after battling brain cancer for a lone time. The film writer and director is popular for movies such as "Nightmare on Elm Street", "The Hills Have Eyes", and the "Scream" franchise. Cr...

Plane catches on fire at McCarran International Airport

Plane catches on fire at McCarran International Airport

by Denzel Reyes, News Editor

September 11, 2015


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE, Uncategorized

On September 8, a British Airways plane caught on fire during takeoff at McCarran International airport due to an engine failure causing 13 passengers to be sent to the hospital. According to CNN, the accident occurred shortly after 4 P.M. when the plane bound for a 10 hour flight to London spark...

Migrant crisis in Europe continues to develop

by Denzel Reyes, News Editor

September 3, 2015


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

The growing trend of migrant deaths in Europe continues to escalate as the bodies of migrants and refugees alike were found on August 26-27. On August 26 and 27, boats that were carrying migrants and refugees from the Syrian civil war capsized off the coast of Libya according to CNN. 51 bodies have b...

Two reporters were shot and killed during a newscast Wednesday morning

Two reporters were shot and killed during a newscast Wednesday morning

by Annaka Cieri, Editor-in-Cheif

August 27, 2015


Filed under NEWS

On Aug. 26, two reporters, Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were fatally shot and Vicki Gardner, the head of Smith Mountain Lake Chamber Commerce was injured during a live WDBJ broadcast in Virginia by former employee and gunman Vester Lee Flanagan II. “Vester was an unhappy man, he quickly...

Same sex marriage becomes legal nationwide

Same sex marriage becomes legal nationwide

by Annaka Cieri, Reporter

June 26, 2015


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

On Friday Jun. 26 history is made when the supreme court rules in favor of same sex marriage making it legal in all 50 states. "[T]he reasons marriage is fundamental under the Constitution apply with equal force to same-sex couples," said Justice Anthony Kennedy to CNN. In a 5-4 vote the court...

The Mayweather Pacquiao fight continues outside the ring

The Mayweather Pacquiao fight continues outside the ring

by Thomas Reymond, Editor-In-Chief

May 12, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Last Saturday, at the MGM grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao faced off in what was hailed as the boxing match of the century. The two welterweights fought for all 12 rounds in front of a sold-out crowd featuring the likes of Michael Jordan, Donald Trump, Paris Hilton,...

CDC orders recall on Blue Bell Ice Cream

CDC orders recall on Blue Bell Ice Cream

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor

April 21, 2015


Filed under NEWS

After a hard days work for students at Palo Verde, they are able to relax at home and enjoy a scoop of cold ‘Blue Bell Ice Cream.’ “I liked ‘Blue Bell Ice Cream’ because it was super creamy and rich, it tasted homemade and absolute. My favorite flavors were Neapolitan, Cookies n Cream, and...

Senate bill passes for higher school construction fund, wage rules excluded

Senate bill passes for higher school construction fund, wage rules excluded

by Denzel Reyes, Senior Reporter

March 10, 2015


Filed under NEWS

On Feb. 16, the Nevada state senate has approved Bill 119 in which construction and repair funds for schools are increased at the expense of the prevailing wages for laborers working on these schools. As of March 4, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed an emergency bill over political disagreement...

CCSD introduces changes to testing

CCSD introduces changes to testing

by Denzel Reyes, Senior Reporter

February 27, 2015


Filed under NEWS

With the elimination of proficiency exams for current sophomores and under class men, End of Course Exams have been introduced to replace the proficiency exams that will test a student’s knowledge in algebra, geometry, writing and reading in order to graduate, according to the Las Vegas Sun. CCSD...

Senate Bill 269 forces students to stay in school

Senate Bill 269 forces students to stay in school

by Madi Purdue, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 5, 2015


Filed under NEWS

On Jan. 1, 2015, Senate Bill 269 was put in effect for Nevada schools. The bill states that students under the age of 18 years-old have to attend school 90 percent of the time in order to apply for and maintain a driver’s license. “We are more concerned that our students graduate with a bright...

Protests arise in the wake of the grand jury decision in Ferguson

Protests arise in the wake of the grand jury decision in Ferguson

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2014


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

A wave of civil disobedience, vandalism and protest has washed over not only the town of Ferguson but all over the country in light of the St. Louis County’s grand jury’s November 24 decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. Protesters looted and burned...

CCSD discusses changes to sex education

CCSD discusses changes to sex education

by Annaka Cieri, Reporter

December 4, 2014


Filed under NEWS

On Sept. 24 dozens of concerned parents and students gathered at the school board meeting at the Ed Greer Education Building on Flamingo, which was held to dispel the rumors for potential changes in CCSD’s sex education curriculum. Parents and students heard that the school district was going to...

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