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Why Nintendo is in trouble

Why Nintendo is in trouble

by Jake Rainey, Senior Reporter

October 20, 2014


Filed under columnists, ENTERTAINMENT, OPINIONS, video games & internet

Nintendo is in trouble right now. The Wii U sales are diminishing and the classic gaming company is facing bankruptcy. Why is this? Nintendo is one of not the most well-known gaming publishers in the world. What caused them to fail so badly? For the answer you have to go back to the year 1996. Nintendo,...

Panther Bites: Fall Edition

Panther Bites: Fall Edition

by Panther Print Staff

October 14, 2014


Filed under OPINIONS, Panther Bites

If you could be anything for Halloween, what would you be and why? A three-person horse costume because teamwork makes the dream work. ~ Senior Max Griffis The moon emoji because it’s cool. ~ Senior Carolina Cleland I’d love to grab a buddy and be Cher and Dionne from Clueless, it’s my fav...

Nevada schools lack faith in MPAA

Nevada schools lack faith in MPAA

by Madi Purdue, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2014


Filed under columnists, OPINIONS

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

Ferguson was more than just a murder scene

by Thomas Reymond, Entertainment Editor

September 14, 2014


Filed under columnists, OPINIONS

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

Overloaded students stress with end of the quarter blues

by Madi Purdue, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2014


Filed under columnists, OPINIONS

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

Dress code for comfort in the desert

by Madi Purdue, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2014


Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

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

Panther Bites: February Edition

by Panther Print Staff

February 13, 2014


Filed under OPINIONS, Panther Bites

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

Why gay marriage should be legal

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2014


Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

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

Dancers deserve recognition as a sport

by Briana Gray, Features Editor

December 19, 2013


Filed under columnists, OPINIONS

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

Kick Bishop Gorman up to Nationals

by Michaela Jackson, Reporter

December 18, 2013


Filed under columnists, OPINIONS

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 is no solution

by Matthew Townsend, Reporter

December 18, 2013


Filed under columnists, OPINIONS

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

Video game violence needs regulation

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2013


Filed under columnists, OPINIONS

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...

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