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An “Out-Of-This-World” Battle of the Sexes Week

An “Out-Of-This-World” Battle of the Sexes Week

by Andrew Ochoa, Features Reporter

April 8, 2017


Filed under events & competitions, FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Palo’s Battle of the Sexes returned this year for another exciting week of boys vs girls. Dubbed “Battle in Space,” both genders competed in everything from dancing to dodgeball to find out who’s the best. Throughout the week, Palo students dressed up as all sorts of Sci-fi characters and c...

Drake’s “More Life” review

Drake’s “More Life” review

by Brisa Muscaglione, Senior Reporter

April 6, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

Album Title: More Life Record Label: Young Money Entertainment Release Date: March 18, 2017 Rating: 6.5/10   Usually anything Drake, otherwise known as Aubrey Drake Graham, is worthy of your time and money. However, Graham’s latest low-key, surprise release, More Life, isn’t something ...

Senior Spotlight: Ethan Thresher

Senior Spotlight: Ethan Thresher

by Chandler Patrick and Brisa Muscaglione

April 5, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

  Growing up with three brothers isn’t easy, but neither is owning and running your own videography business, all while taking on high school. Senior Ethan Thresher demonstrates perfectly just what taking on your dreams can reward you with. “Every video I create gives me more experienc...

We Don’t Need Modern Feminism

We Don’t Need Modern Feminism

by Eli Duncan, Reporter

April 4, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Feminism has been around since the time of the Ancient Greeks, where women weren’t viewed as equals but as property. In more recent times, the feminist movement in the West was kick-started in Seneca Falls in 1848. The original in the late 19th and early 20th century was to get women the right to v...

Intelligence vs. Education

Intelligence vs. Education

by Audrey Purciful, Reporter

April 3, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Commonly, people tend to confuse intelligence and education. This is mostly because the two go hand-in-hand heavily, but they’re very different from each other, in the way that they benefit and have an influence on the lives of others, not just by dictionary definition. In truth, the two can have vast...

Khalid’s “American Teen” album review

Khalid’s “American Teen” album review

by Chandler Patrick, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

Album: American Teen Record Label: RCA Records Released: March 3, 2017 Rating: 10/10 Who would have guessed that 19-year-old Khalid Robinson from El Paso, Texas, would become an almost overnight sensation, with one of the hottest singles of the year, “Location” , peaking on Billboard’s The Hot 100 a...

Top 5 Netflix Shows

Top 5 Netflix Shows

by Makayla Purvis, Co-Entertainment Editor

April 1, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv, SHOWCASE

Supernatural Interested in escaping from reality and just being able to drool over two hot, hunky guys on screen? Supernatural just might be the show for you! This long running CW series, currently on it’s thirteenth season, showcases the haunting journeys of two brothers, Sam and Dean Winches...

Teacher Spotlight: Coach Zach Brandt

Teacher Spotlight: Coach Zach Brandt

by Andrew Ochoa and Sedona Goodbar

March 31, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights

Palo Verde High School has had some amazing teachers in its company, but one teacher that has proved to be a great addition to this pack of panthers is teacher and tennis coach, Mr. Zach Brandt. Coach Brandt is a native to Las Vegas and has been a teacher for a total of 18 years, and only two of th...

Ed Sheeran’s “÷” album review

Ed Sheeran’s “÷” album review

by Hailey Rodis, Co-Entertainment Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

Album Title: ÷ (Divide) Record Label: Asylum Records UK Release Date: March 3, 2017 Rating: 10/10 The time has finally come, after months of waiting Ed Sheeran announced that he would be releasing another album, ÷ (Divide) and it is all anyone could have asked for. It’s no secret th...

First Amendment in Schools

First Amendment in Schools

by Jake Grosvenor, Opinions Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

The first amendment: the right that everyone has the right to say what they want when they want, or freedom of speech. It was one of the most important things to our founding fathers when making the U.S.A. and our constitution. However, while we are guaranteed this right, it seems that schools don’t t...

5 Most Anticipated Superhero Films of 2017

5 Most Anticipated Superhero Films of 2017

by Makayla Purvis and Hailey Rodis

March 27, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv, SHOWCASE

Whether you're down for Iron Man or are completely engulfed in Superwoman's elegance, even the smallest superhero movie buffs can get excited about what's to come from movie makers this year. 1. Power Rangers Take a look at the latest reboot of the popular children’s television series, but t...

Jay Som’s “Everybody Works” album review

Jay Som’s “Everybody Works” album review

by Erica Jane, Senior Reporter

March 25, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

Album Title: Everybody Works Record Label: Polyvinyl and Double Denim Records Release Date: March 10, 2017 Rating: 9/10 Young and hungry, Melina Duterte brings brilliance in her new album, Everybody Works. With careful lyrics and pristine charm dancing into every song, Everybody Works is Duterte’s f...

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