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Student Spotlight: Blaise Berenato

Student Spotlight: Blaise Berenato

by Jordyn Selznick, Sports Editor

May 16, 2019

A very bright light and future shines on Palo Verde’s own Blaise Berenato. Berenato is an active player in the theater program,  past volleyball star, and an independent artist on iTunes. He is truly one in a million, and Palo is grateful to have him. His active involvement in school social life and...

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...

Mrs. Ferrer: Seaworld Adventures

Mrs. Ferrer: Seaworld Adventures

by Bailey Uzzardo and Kayla Faasse

May 8, 2019

Learning interesting fun facts about teachers is always a good thing, whether it’s to pass time quickly or to avoid doing actual work. Palo Verde's marine biology and physics teacher Mrs. Ferrer previously worked at Seaworld for three years before becoming a Panther. "My degree is in biolog...

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...

Best Buddies Spirit Week

Best Buddies Spirit Week

by Ainslee Archibald, News Editor

April 2, 2019

During the week of March 25th through 29th, Palo Verde came together for a Best Buddies Spirit Week, put on by Palo Verde’s Best Buddies Chapter and the Student Council. Through a variety of activities, ranging from dress-up days to pledging to the ideal of conclusion, students showed support for the...

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...

Us review

Us review

by Andrew Ochoa, Features Editor

March 25, 2019

Director: Jordan Peele Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex Release Date: March 22, 2018 MPAA Rating: R   A spider crawls past a plastic recreation. Two twin sisters accidently harmonize. A tool of twin metals haunts and slashes. This is the ...

ACT Week

ACT Week

by Marshae Smith, Entertainment Editor

March 20, 2019

Recently, juniors from schools from all over the CCSD district have taken an important test called the ACT’s. Other grades were scheduled not to attend school on March 12, 2019, which was when the ACT’s took place. I took the time to interview many people on how they were feeling about the test, a...

Mr. Panther 2019

Mr. Panther 2019

by Alexandria Margo, News Editor

March 14, 2019

Mr. Panther was on Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 pm in the theatre. The show opened up with all the agents dancing to the 007 intro song, “Keke Do You Love Me,"“Pony," “Pretty Boy Swag," and “Don’t Stop the Music.” The Mr. Panther contestants were: Agent Smooth Operator (John Thompson), Agent ...

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...

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