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Nevada schools lack faith in MPAA

A Shakespeare reenactment movie is one example of a film that cannot be shown in Nevada schools, even for education purposes.

by Madi Purdue, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2014

Every student has read a book for school that has a corresponding movie that could help them visualize scenes occurring in the novel. However, Nevada school districts prohibit the showing of any flick above a PG rating, and even a PG-rated movie is pushing the rules set by school districts. High schools...

Ferguson was more than just a murder scene

Top left: Police trucks fire tear gas on protesters from mounted cannons; Top right: A police officer aims his scoped assault rifle; Bottom: Ferguson protesters march with their hands up towards the police.

by Thomas Reymond, Entertainment Editor

September 14, 2014

On August 9, Michael Brown Jr., an unarmed black 18-year-old was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer in the town of Ferguson, Missouri. The week that followed turned the streets into a war zone that resulted in the arrest of dozens and the discussion of racial tensions and the militarization...

Overloaded students stress with end of the quarter blues

Students must meet rigorous standards for multiple projects in multiple classes during a small space of time at the end of a quarter.

by Madi Purdue, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2014

Stress, stress, stress. That’s all students feel during the concluding weeks of a quarter. Why? All major projects for each class are due within that final week. Teachers do not communicate with each other to plan out a schedule to where students can complete all these projects to their full potent...

Dress code for comfort in the desert

Ms. Tracy measures a student's shirt that doesn't meet the current dress code requirements.

by Madi Purdue, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2014

Here at Palo Verde, there is a very strict dress code enforced for all students. Shorts and skirts have to reach fingertip length, shoulders have to be covered and absolutely nothing can be see-through. But the weather conditions in Las Vegas can be excruciatingly hot, so the dress code should be ch...

Panther Bites: February Edition

Ms. Davis would like to wish all her students a Happy Valentine's Day!

by Panther Print Staff

February 13, 2014

What are you doing for Sadie’s? I will be at home eating my heart out! ~ Freshman Ingrid Tobar Waiting for a girl to ask me out. ~ Freshman Wyatt Swartzel Isn’t Sadies cancelled? And um playing soccer? Oops! ~ Freshman Alex Floratos Going to the movies, to dinner and to a party. ~ Fr...

Why gay marriage should be legal

Two women exchange vows on June 8, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. As they shared their most memorable moment with their visitors, they demonstrated happiness shouldn’t have a law.

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2014

In a culture that not only values individuality but idolizes citizens that provide unique outlooks and constantly spews pride for its inborn, unwavering freedom, it is often hard to believe that the state of Nevada still considers gay marriage illegal. Seventeen U.S. states and Washington D.C. have already...

Dancers deserve recognition as a sport

The athleticism required to perform as these dancers did during Winter Spirit Week justify recognizing dance as a sport.

by Briana Gray, Features Editor

December 19, 2013

Dance is a sport. Dancers work just as hard as a lot of other athletes, but don’t get the same amount of attention as football or other big time sports teams. When dancers practice, they don’t take breaks. Each practice is about two hours long, and they are dancing the entire time. Dance is a passion,...

Kick Bishop Gorman up to Nationals

The NIAA should kick Bishop Gorman out of state sports competitions because their private school status gives them unfair advantages.

by Michaela Jackson, Reporter

December 18, 2013

Bishop Gorman is the number one rival not only to Palo Verde, but to all the schools in Nevada.They play in the public school league with advantages they get because they are a private school. The NIAA should kick Gorman out of public school sports competitions because their private school status gives...

Restricting guns is no solution

Restricting guns will put U.S. citizens in danger of criminal activities and corruption of the government.

by Matthew Townsend, Reporter

December 18, 2013

The idea of gun control is an ironic expression promoted by those full of fear. This idea of taking away guns and expecting crime rates and mass shootings to decrease is just plain idiocy. Accusing the gun of performing a crime is like saying “The spoon made me fat!” If someone is determined to commit a crime,...

Video game violence needs regulation

Rating systems for video games are helpful but worthless if young children play the game regardless of warning.

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2013

What does it say about modern society that today’s citizens, especially young people, crave somatic violence so much so that they play games that depict vicious characters participating in illegal, violent, lethal acts in their leisure time? It says that brutal video games are changing society for...

Panther Bites: Holiday Edition

Sophomore Tyrone Nesby will have fun conquering New York with Oreos.

by compiled by the Panther Print Staff

December 16, 2013

What’s your favorite holiday movie and why? “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” because I am in it, aka Cindy Lu Who. ~ Junior Haleigh Beach “Nightmare Before Christmas” because Jack and Sally are perfect. ~ Junior Madison Arledge “Home Alone” because it is funny and people get hurt, which is the...

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