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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...

Top 5 Musicals You Need to See

Top 5 Musicals You Need to See

by Erica Jane, Reporter

May 3, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv, music, SHOWCASE

Bored with your spring playlist? Tired of the same three songs playing on the radio? Done with mainstream, indie or underground bands? Have no fear, musicals are here! Ever since the summer of 2015, musicals have trumped today’s hit list. A mixture of harmonies and catchy instrumentals, you’ll have...

How Schools Are Ruining Our Youth With No Child Left Behind

How Schools Are Ruining Our Youth With No Child Left Behind

by Jake Grosvenor, Opinions Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under columnists, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Public School has been one of the most heavily debated topics these past few years, new acts and systems have been put in place to help out kids have a brighter future and succeed in life. The most famous of these acts being No Child Left Behind, this act was passed in George W. Bush’s term, it req...

Palo Verde Students Give Blood For Cause

Palo Verde Students Give Blood For Cause

by Alexandria Margo and Joseph David

May 1, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Thurs. April 27 marked the beginning of the Palo Verde Blood Drive, hosted by the United Blood Services. The blood drive continued until Fri. April 28. It is from 8:00 A.M.-1:30 P.M. in the Palo Verde auxiliary gym. Students must be 17 and meet the height and weight requirements to donate. All donors received ...

Palo Verde Theater Presents: Spamalot

Palo Verde Theater Presents: Spamalot

by Andrew Ochoa, Reporter

April 28, 2017


Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Palo’s theater has put together yet another hilarious and song-filled play with “Monty Python’s Spamalot”. A musical twist on Monty Python’s Holy Grail, “Spamalot” delivers all the laughs from the original with added musical numbers by John Du Prez and Eric Idle. Theater’s three-day out...

Top 5 Underground Artists You Need to Hear Now

by Erica Jane, Senior Reporter

April 24, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

Looking for music to lounge around to or listen to when you’re not listening to your history lecture? These artists, underappreciated but fresh, will give the category underground a new meaning. 5. Smino Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Smino is an aged soul stuck in a 25 year old’s body. He raps sickly sweet, his beats pounding through listener’s earpho...

The Truth About Puppy Mills

The Truth About Puppy Mills

by Erica Rosado and Jake Grosvenor

April 21, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Puppy mills have been a part of pet owning for years, and it’s an issue that is acknowledged but never corrected. It’s estimated that over two-million puppies are born each year from these puppy mills, and nothing's being done about this. For those who don’t know, a puppy mill is a place where dogs a...

Song to Song Review

Song to Song Review

by Cole Greenberg, Senior Reporter

April 19, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv, SHOWCASE

Rating: 10/10 Director: Terrence Malick Starring: Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman MPAA Rating: R Release Date: March 24   Walking into the movie theater to go see Song to Song, I hadn’t had the best of days and frankly wasn’t feeling that well....

Fantasy vs. Sci-Fi

Fantasy vs. Sci-Fi

by Hailey Rodis and Makayla Purvis

April 17, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Have you ever found yourself imagining that you were soaring through the sky on a flying unicorn? Or have you found yourself imagining that you were battling aliens with spaceships in space? Do you discover yourself reading books about mythical creatures like vampires, werewolves, elves, or fairies? ...

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