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The Youth’s Influence on our Political System

The Youth’s Influence on our Political System

by Jordyn Selznick, Managing Editor

March 1, 2020

It’s 2020. Whether it’s an ad during someone's Snapchat story, or a political slander that occurs on a commercial during a basketball game. Political interference is constantly bombarding our lines.  When we view one of these commercials, we quickly skip to what someone’s Saturday Night is up ...

How the media is sabotaging Bernie Sanders

How the media is sabotaging Bernie Sanders

by Michelle Trajtman, Editor-in-Chief

February 29, 2020

Bernie Sanders has been surging to the top of the Democratic primary and it is clear that there is an immense coalition of people supporting him. Sanders’ fundraising is the strongest out of all the nominees, raising $34.5 million in the fourth quarter of his campaign. However, because some of his ...

Frozen 2 Review

Frozen 2 Review

by Arushi Chamaria

December 12, 2019

Director: Jeniffer Lee and Chris Buck  MPAA rating: PG Frozen 2 is the sequel to Disney’s 2013 blockbuster. “Frozen 2,” a diverting, heavily animated musical, written by Jennifer Lee.“When the teaser came out, I was excited because I liked the last movie,” says Catherine Caravahallo,...

Raiders Stadium: Was this a priority in Nevada?

Raiders Stadium: Was this a priority in Nevada?

by Michelle Trajtman, Editor in Chief

September 7, 2019

The announcement last November about the Raiders relocating to Las Vegas was groundbreaking. A big celebration was thrown, featuring NFL Hall of Fame players, NFL commissioners, state and local officials, and celebrities who grew up in Nevada.  This stadium is being constructed right next to the UNLV campus ...

An Open Letter to CCSD, the Government, and Schools Across the Nation

An Open Letter to CCSD, the Government, and Schools Across the Nation

by Eli Duncan, Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2019

It is no secret that the public school system in the United States is terrible. It is especially terrible in Nevada, with the state consistently ranking one of the worst states in the nation. 2018 was a new animal all together. We ranked 51 out of 51 states and Washington, D.C. The United States ranks 26...

Would Gun Control Laws Actually Prevent Violence?

Would Gun Control Laws Actually Prevent Violence?

by Mya Nielson, Junior Editor

April 24, 2019

In the wake of the mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand that left 50 people dead, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the banning military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles, and high-capacity magazines. The announcement came only 72 hours after the shootings, and left m...

The Green New Deal will Save the Planet

The Green New Deal will Save the Planet

by Michelle Trajtman, Opinions Editor

April 9, 2019

“12 years.” A warning issued in the Fall of 2018, leading scientists affiliated with the EPA, United Nations, and WWF all cautioned the world that if not improved within this deadline, the modern extent of pollution, fossil fuel consumption, and man-made environmental change would cause an irreparab...

Being Off the Grid

Being Off the Grid

by Jordyn Selznick, Sports Editor

April 4, 2019

As 21st century teenagers, our lives revolve around “second lives” -- our lives online. The internet has become a vehicle to a second identity and to forget about what’s happening in one’s actual life. As a teen myself, I have experienced this first hand. Living in Las Vegas, I have lived thro...

The Green New Mess

The Green New Mess

by Eli Duncan, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2019

The Democrats started by reaching their hands into our pockets for more money to recklessly spend, now they want to reach into our homes and take away our hamburgers, cars, and air travel. Say goodbye to your money and vacation plans, and say hello to the Green New Deal In an effort to combat climate change, the r...

Is Legacy in the College Admission Process Fair?

Is Legacy in the College Admission Process Fair?

by Ainslee Archibald and Michelle Trajtman

March 11, 2019

As a high school student and soon to be college attendee, the college admissions process never leaves the back of our mind. Since stepping foot in high school, everyone around us is constantly checking off boxes from a list they believe will lead them to their top college choice. These goals and activit...

Steps to a Spontaneous Trip

Steps to a Spontaneous Trip

by Rhiannon Belanger, Junior Editor

February 12, 2019

February 1st of this year myself and a few other kids that work on the Palo Verde newspaper took a trip to San Francisco. We were to take a 12 hour bus trip there and back. As fun as it was, I learned a few things about how to have a fun and safe trip in the future. Make sure at least one responsible adult ...

You Are Not Pretty

You Are Not Pretty

by Janel Delgado, Senior Editor

February 11, 2019

Girls are constantly being told they are not pretty enough or good enough. They will be happy when they are skinnier, prettier, older, have a guy. Girls see on social media the Victoria’s Secret models who everyone expects girls should look like. They see the girl with abs in a crop top, the Kardas...

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