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Welcome Back Panthers

Welcome Back Panthers

by Andrew Ochoa, Features Editor
August 15, 2017
Filed under SHOWCASE

Welcome back, Panthers! This week, after a shortened yet restful summer, students both old and new begin adjusting to their new school schedules. It is an exciting time for teachers and students as old friendships are revived and new relationships are formed. With ten new teachers and our new fr...

Wonder Woman Review

Wonder Woman Review

by Eli Duncan, Reporter
June 5, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv, SHOWCASE

Rating: 8.5/10 Director: Patty Jenkins Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Danny Huston Release Date: June 2, 2017 MPAA Rating: PG-13   In DC Comics’ and Warner Bros. Pictures’ senior attempt at kickstarting their own extended movie universe, they exceeded expe...

Senior Panther Bites 2017

June 3, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, Panther Bites, SHOWCASE

After four years worth of hard work and dedication, Palo Verde seniors are finally graduating on June 10th, 2017 and taking different paths towards their future endeavors. Here is a glimpse into the high school experience of the last class of the 90s before they graduate...   What’s your favorite memory from high scho...

Miley Cyrus’ “Malibu” Single Review

Miley Cyrus’ “Malibu” Single Review

by Erica Jane, Reporter
June 1, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

“Malibu?” More like Mali-bye. As the days get longer and the sun gets brighter, everything from schoolwork to music seems to repeat itself. Just like Miley’s new single, Malibu, it gets tiring. Seeming to mature from her robust personality, Miley moves on from “23” and “We Can’t Stop,...

The Wrong Way to Handle Terrorism

The Wrong Way to Handle Terrorism

by Eli Duncan, Reporter
May 29, 2017
Filed under editorials, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Radical Islamic terrorism has plagued the Western world and the Middle East since the late 70’s. Islamic terrorism entered the Western world on April 12, 1985 when explosions shook the El Descanso restaurant in Madrid. That blast killed 18 people and injured 82, including 11 American servicemen. Over th...

Master of None Season 2 Review

Master of None Season 2 Review

by Cole Greenberg, Reporter
May 27, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv, SHOWCASE

The majority of attempts to capture the modern world through film and television are all largely the same - overused trends and music, poking fun at old people and technology, and, of course, the never ending, stereotypical jokes about young people and their phones. It always seems as if the writers,...

The Effects of Apple’s Monopoly

The Effects of Apple’s Monopoly

by Joseph David, Reporter
May 25, 2017
Filed under editorials, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Apple’s release of the iPhone on June 29, 2007 marked the day that would initiate a technological global phenomenon that would continue to accelerate with each new release over the course of the following decade. Prior to the iPhone, companies such as LG, Blackberry and Motorola were already ins...

How Schools Are Ruining Our Youth With Abstinence

How Schools Are Ruining Our Youth With Abstinence

by Jake Grosvenor, Opinions Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Say no to drugs, wait till marriage, one hit and you’re on the road to failing, only fools and idiots drink; these phrases are some of the most echoed amongst students in the United States. The idea of teaching kids abstinence and temperance has been around for a long time, and as the years have gon...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 review

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 review

by Audrey Purciful, Reporter
May 17, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv, SHOWCASE

Rating: 9/10 Director: James Gunn Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper Release Date: May 5, 2017 MPAA Rating: PG-13 What happens when you give Marvel the money to mess with space? Or when you allow them to do as they wish with CGI and animation? You get the new hit G...

How Schools Are Ruining Our Youth With Standardized Tests

How Schools Are Ruining Our Youth With Standardized Tests

by Jake Grosvenor, Opinions Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

The ACT, the SAT, Sbac’s, EOC’s, and every other hellish test in between are the biggest joke and scam that is killing kids hopes and chances to be who they are. With No Child Left Behind integrating a standardized test aspect to kids, now more than ever are kids being cheated and lied to about what ...

Emmanuel Macron Victorious in French Presidential Election

Emmanuel Macron Victorious in French Presidential Election

by Joseph David, Reporter
May 9, 2017
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Last night Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron took the French presidency against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Macron won by a decisive margin, a staggering 66 percent to Le Pen’s 34 percent. The 39 year old strongly supports business and a unified European Union. En Marche!, founded by Mac...

Are Video Games Harmful?

Are Video Games Harmful?

by Alexandra Timpa, Reporter
May 8, 2017
Filed under editorials, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

It’s no secret that video games are loved by kids and teenagers all over the world. However, with the video game community increasing rapidly, and with no signs of slowing down, children are spending more time locked in their rooms rather than outside. So the question is; are video games harmful? There...

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