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Major vulnerability in processors discovered

Major vulnerability in processors discovered

Vishwajit Subramanian, Staff Contributor

All technology has flaws. There are many things that go into software development and although they are refined by the time they are released, bugs will always exist. This is why when a new iOS update releases, Apple also...

January 12, 2018No Comments

Utah senator’s retirement opens doors for Mitt Romney

Utah senator’s retirement opens doors for Mitt Romney

Abby Davison, Copy Editor

Last week, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced his retirement after the end of his term this year. At age 83, Hatch is the longest-serving Republican senator; having served for seven terms, he earned the title of President pro...

January 9, 2018No Comments

Vlog puts Youtuber’s career at risk

Vlog puts Youtuber’s career at risk

Trinity Shi, Video Manager

With millennials and generation Z growing up in an age that idolizes internet sensations and online stars, the ease of both the rise to fame and the eventual downfall has increased drastically. Recently, Logan Paul, a 22 year...

January 8, 20181 Comment

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Kobe Bryant has two jerseys retired

Kobe Bryant has two jerseys retired

Vishwajit Subramanian, Staff Contributor

On December 18, 2017, Kobe Bryant becomes the first NBA player to have two jerseys retired. Kobe was introduced to basketball at a very young age since his father played in the NBA. He attended high school in Philadelphia...

January 9, 2018No Comments

Athlete Spotlight Cole Dorman

Athlete Spotlight Cole Dorman

January 9, 2018

NFL Playoffs preview

NFL Playoffs preview

January 5, 2018

Bowling team spotlight

Bowling team spotlight

December 22, 2017

NFC playoff picture

NFC playoff picture

December 22, 2017

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Don’t buy textbooks

Don’t buy textbooks

Vishwajit Subramanian, Staff Contributor

Senior year isn’t over yet but in about nine months, many of us will be attending college. Unlike public high school, students must pay for everything in college including tuition, room and board, food,...

January 9, 2018No Comments

The issue with health trends

The issue with health trends

January 9, 2018

Popular apps at PV

Popular apps at PV

January 9, 2018

Chapter 33: Rachel Hunt

Chapter 33: Rachel Hunt

January 8, 2018

What are superfoods?

What are superfoods?

January 8, 2018

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The history of the Spartan Shield Online

The history of the Spartan Shield Online

Haley Germain, Copy Editor
January 3, 2018

SpartanShield.org has been a more recent feature in Pleasant Valley’s journalism department. The website is just over a year old; it was introduced as a ‘test run’ prototype to see just how well a student-run website could run in a high school classroom. The results have been nothing but positive. The online website has produced current, newsworthy events all written by high schoolers and will...

An unbreakable bond: the story of Maddison and her dog

An unbreakable bond: the story of Maddison and her dog

Haley Germain, Cooy Editor
January 3, 2018

Meet Maddison Behnke, a junior at Pleasant Valley. Like most girls her age, Maddison loves dogs. Yet, she has a bit of a different story with her own Australian Shepard, Stella. Behnke rescued Stella when she was only 15 years old. On a whim, she decided to get a puppy while her mom was out of town. This puppy soon became known as Stella. Behnke knew that the puppy was blind in one eye, but she had...

Home for the holidays: Will Kohn edition

Home for the holidays: Will Kohn edition

Grace Parker, Staff Contributor
December 25, 2017

The dream has finally come true for the Kohn family: Will’s heart surgery has been a success, and he was finally able to come home after a long 332 days— just before the holidays this year. Will is going to be spending this Christmas with his family in the comfort of their own home. This will be a big change in scenery for Will, but so far, he’s enjoying being home according to his dad, Chris...

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