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MOVIE REVIEW: An unintentional portrait of Gen-Z romance

MOVIE REVIEW: An unintentional portrait of Gen-Z romance

Margaret Huang, Feature Editor

February 24, 2020

Unexpected reunions with childhood friends are usually a pleasant surprise, but for Lara Jean Covey in “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You”, her encounter is the last thing she needs. Just in time for Valentine’s day, Netflix released “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You”, the lon...

The magic of Disney meets the talent of PV choirs

The magic of Disney meets the talent of PV choirs

Maggie Peterson, Business Manager

February 18, 2020

Combining classic Disney music and the PV choral program is guaranteed for a night of fun and entertainment. Last Tuesday, Pleasant Valley hosted its annual District Choral Festival. The choirs were made up of a variety of different groups. They ranged all the way from sixth graders to twelfth graders....

REVIEW: Surfacing the flaws of modern education in ‘Excellent Sheep’

REVIEW: Surfacing the flaws of modern education in ‘Excellent Sheep’

Carly Lundry, Editor in Chief

February 18, 2020

The book, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite, was written by a former Ivy League professor and displayed the commonly ignored imperfections of today’s educational institutions. William Deresiewicz was an English professor at Yale University when he began noticing things amongs...

REVIEW: Inside the Presidency: ‘Decision Points’ by President George W. Bush

REVIEW: Inside the Presidency: ‘Decision Points’ by President George W. Bush

Rece Vining, Lead Editor

February 18, 2020

Asking someone about the Presidency of George W. Bush generally elicits one of two responses. The most common reactions are either something along the lines of “Which Bush was that?”-in reference to his father, President George H.W. Bush-or commentary on the War on Terror, the most enduring issue...

Ninety two years of under-representation in the film industry

Ninety two years of under-representation in the film industry

Maggie Peterson, Business Manager

February 12, 2020

The Oscars are Hollywood’s biggest night. Actors, actresses, directors, screenwriters, producers and more of Hollywood’s brightest are nominated based on movies from 2019. But what happens if some of the most critically successful directors of the year aren’t even nominated? 2019 was a breakt...

SEIBA honor band accepts 17 students from PVHS to perform

SEIBA honor band accepts 17 students from PVHS to perform

Elise Johnson, Art and Entertainment Editor

February 9, 2020

Now that the All-State auditions are over, the time has come for the Southeast Iowa Band Association (SEIBA) honor band to take place. To perform in the SEIBA honor band is a coveted accomplishment to have. This year, 16 musicians from PVHS have been accepted into the SEIBA honor band, and one musician...

The voice of autism: Students perform a one-act show

The voice of autism: Students perform a one-act show

Morgan Ramirez, Photo Manager

February 7, 2020

The PVHS Drama Department has put on six shows this school year. Many of their shows impact their audience and have them leaving thinking about the message the cast was trying to portray. One play in specific gave people more insight about autism. Senior Grace Almgren has been a part of the Drama...

Billie Eilish: setting an example for success

Billie Eilish: setting an example for success

Regan Denny, PV Only Editor

February 3, 2020

The Grammys are a glorious celebration of red carpets, ball gowns and performances by successful artists of the past, present and future, including Billie Eilish. Over the weekend, the 62 annual Grammys, hosted by Alicia Keys, was held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Eilish, at the young age...

REVIEW: The romanticism of a cold blooded killer in Netflix’s new series, “Killer inside: The mind of Aaron Hernandez”

REVIEW: The romanticism of a cold blooded killer in Netflix’s new series, “Killer inside: The mind of Aaron Hernandez”

Maddy Licea, Editor in Chief

February 2, 2020

Centered around the high profile murder case of Odyn Loyd, “Killer inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez,” directed by Geno McDermott, included a wide perspective on Aaron Hernandez before, during and after the murder charge. The former NFL tight end was glorified and looked from a perspective that...

“Cheer” through adversity

“Cheer” through adversity

Karleigh Nading, Opinion Editor

January 29, 2020

While some question the athletic ability cheer requires, this new series showcases the emotional and athletic ability needed in the sport. The Netflix show “Cheer,” premiered on Jan. 8 based on the community college Navarro cheer team near Dallas. The new short series directed by Greg Whitley shows ...

Avengers movies dominate the decade

Avengers movies dominate the decade

Cienna Pangan, Photo Manager

January 13, 2020

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S9NKGTJ Throughout the 2010s, hit movies such as “Inception”, “Joker” and “Avengers: Endgame” have topped the charts with innovative storylines and cutting-edge special effects.  According to IMDb, the highest rated movie released from 2010 to 2019 was...

REVIEW: Nostalgia and baby Yoda at the forefront of “The Mandalorian”

REVIEW: Nostalgia and baby Yoda at the forefront of “The Mandalorian”

Will Sharis, Photo Manager

January 13, 2020

Warning: Spoilers revealed below “The Mandalorian”, the TV show launching the streaming platform Disney +, returns to the origins of Star Wars in a way that both avid fans and casual consumers will enjoy. The series is set in the Star Wars universe after the Empire has been destroyed by Luke ...

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