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Protesting is Our Right, Not a Privilege

Protesting is Our Right, Not a Privilege

by Jake Grosvenor, Editor-In-Chief

February 22, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Since the recent school shooting in Florida, students across the nation have been organizing walkouts in protest of the gun violence in America, and CCSD is not happy about it. An article from the Las Vegas Review Journal published on Feb. 20th stated that CCSD does not want students to protest or wal...

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Trump’s State of the Union

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Trump’s State of the Union

by Jake Grosvenor and Eli Duncan

February 20, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

The Good A year has passed since Donald Trump was elected to the presidency, and the State of the Union Address officially marks that year. This address is always used as a victory lap for presidents. Obama did it. Bush did it. Now Trump is doing it. And he has a lot to brag about. For star...

Beloved Teacher, Dearest Friend: Rest in Peace Mr. Hechter

Beloved Teacher, Dearest Friend: Rest in Peace Mr. Hechter

by Chandler Patrick, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, NEWS, SHOWCASE

This past week has weighed heavy on all of the hearts of the Palo Verde community. On Feb. 12, 2018, Palo Verde and its community was shaken by the sore loss of beloved teacher Mr. Hechter. Several students, both current and former reached out to spread their love and condolences to both the family...

Should Students Be Allowed to Grade Their Teachers?

Should Students Be Allowed to Grade Their Teachers?

by Kayla Faasse, Reporter

February 18, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

As students learn less and teachers teach less, the schooling environment is becoming less sustainable. The more students are engaged in the class, the more their grades improve. Teachers are responsible for making an environment for students to learn, and they should know if they’re doing a great...

America’s Taboo: The War on Drugs

America’s Taboo: The War on Drugs

by Cody Reymond, Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

We’ve spent years cracking down on drugs and jailing citizens because of victimless crimes and plants. Drugs, for the most part, are extremely harmful to the human body. However, some drugs have medical uses or are not very dangerous in small doses such as alcohol. The United States govern...

Palo’s Five Day Weekend for President’s Day

Palo’s Five Day Weekend for President’s Day

by Alexandria Margo and Joseph David

February 14, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

President’s day is a much revered holiday that is to be celebrated on February 19, 2018. President’s day is much more than simply honoring America’s presidents. It is a day commemorating the US and the nation’s ideals and values. On Feb 19, President’s Day was created to celebrate President ...

World Peace is a Bad Idea

World Peace is a Bad Idea

by Mallory McKissick, Reporter

February 14, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

World peace has always been this fantasy across the globe. It symbolizes joy and hope for the future of society. However the fallacy of world peace would actually destroy our world more than it would fix it. The basic root of world peace comes right from the words, the hope that the world and al...

Vegas Week at Palo

Vegas Week at Palo

by Brisa Muscaglione, Andrew Ochoa, Kayla Faasse, and Bailey Uzzardo

February 13, 2018


Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Palo Verde continued it’s spirit week tradition this year with a brand-new theme, and exciting activities for all students.  Panther Week’s theme this year was Las Vegas. Per usual, Palo had a the dress-up theme each day, music and activities at lunch, and an assembly to round the whole week out. ...

Top 10 Study Hits

Top 10 Study Hits

by Erica Jane, Entertainment Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

You ever find yourself itching to listen to anything- even if it’s white noise, to get through a study session? Sometimes, it’ll be instrumentals. Other times, it’ll be a series of quiet, sad music. Most of the time, it’s silence. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t concentrate. The...

Making the Case for Hate Speech

Making the Case for Hate Speech

by Eli Duncan, Opinions Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

2016 and 2017 were full of buzzwords. One of the biggest of those was hate speech. The literal definition of hate speech is speech attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes of race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or other defining characteristics. And that does sound horrible, but i...

The Idiocracy of Safe Injection Sites

The Idiocracy of Safe Injection Sites

by Jake Grosvenor, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE, Uncategorized

In mid-January, the city of Philadelphia announced they had a plan to create places, with taxpayer money, to let junkies “safely” inject drugs in an effort to combat the issue of overdose and addiction. Aside from it being a waste of public funding that could be used to fix our school systems, the ...

#TBT review: Fantastic Mr. Fox

#TBT review: Fantastic Mr. Fox

by Lainey Harlow, Junior Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, SHOWCASE

Rating: 10/10 Starring: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson Director: Wes Anderson MPAA Rating: PG In anticipation for Wes Anderson’s upcoming Isle of Dogs, I recently rewatched his first animated film, Fantastic Mr. Fox, for the first time since it...

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