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Orchestra students luck out in second semester final

Orchestra students luck out in second semester final

Annie Warner, Copy Editor

May 21, 2019

For PVHS second semester orchestra students, it can be discouraging as they sit down to take their written final while the band and choir perform concerts in lieu of their final. Each branch of the music department--band, orchestra, and choir--fulfill the requirement of finals in different ways. As the...

Recap: PVHS Drama Awards Night

Recap: PVHS Drama Awards Night

Odin McDonald, Photo Manager

May 21, 2019

As the 2018-2019 school year comes to an end, the PVHS theater department held their annual Drama Awards Night on May 14. All students who participated in the theater productions and competitions throughout the year were invited to the ceremony. During Drama Awards Night, new thespians were inducte...

PV choir hosts its annual awards night

PV choir hosts its annual awards night

Alexander Haack, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 20, 2019

The choirs of Pleasant Valley High School held their final performances of the 2019 school year on Monday, May 13. Before the concert, parents and students congregated in the cafeteria to celebrate the end of the year and have an awards banquet for the choir members. Awards were given out to ...

The International Thespian Festival will open with PV students on stage

The International Thespian Festival will open with PV students on stage

Natalie Murphy, News Editor

May 20, 2019

Two summers ago, the Pleasant Valley Theatre Department had the opportunity to take their fall 2016 musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, to the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska. This summer, the department will have an opportunity to perform in a new show. A l...

Review: Netflix’s “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”

Review: Netflix’s “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”

Trinity Malmen, Staff Contributor

May 20, 2019

The film “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” released on Netflix on May 3, has grabbed people’s attention and has been the talk of social media. This movie is a biographical crime thriller that is told from the perspective of serial killer Ted Bundy’s ex-girlfriend, Elizabeth Kend...

Dancing to the end

Dancing to the end

Jeanelle Cho, Copy Editor

May 20, 2019

As the end of the year approaches, dance studios from all around the Quad Cities have been busy preparing and performing their final recitals. PV senior Emma Tews performed with her fellow Belle Academy peers on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13. This performance was extra special for Tews bec...

This is spARTa: meet Corinne Johnson

This is spARTa: meet Corinne Johnson

Jeanelle Cho, Copy Editor

May 20, 2019

Corrine Johnson is currently a freshman at PVHS. Although she is a part of the Social Committee and Model UN Club at the high school, she is also heavily involved with dance outside of school. Johnson, who has been dancing for 12 years, is currently taking ballet, pointe, jazz, and modern classes...

A year in review: PV Orchestra Edition

A year in review: PV Orchestra Edition

Alyssa Paulson, Photo Manager

May 19, 2019

Year after year, Pleasant Valley High School’s orchestra continues to get better and better. This year, the orchestra removed the separation between the grades, creating one mass orchestra. In past years, they have gone back and forth between having two orchestras and just one. Junior Grace Wel...

Disney is all about that action

Disney is all about that action

Varun Vedula, Feature Editor

May 16, 2019

Disney has started rebooting some of their favorite animated films as live-action movies with real people and computer-generated imagery(CGI). Many children were raised with Disney animated films. Films such as “Cinderella”, “Mulan”, and “Beauty and the Beast” were a large part of many ...

Large Group Reflection

Large Group Reflection

Alyssa Paulson, Photo Manager

May 15, 2019

Pleasant Valley’s Band, Orchestra, and Choir programs all competed in the State Large Group Festival on May 3 and 4. Overall, Pleasant Valley accumulated over five Division I ratings; however, the directors believe the experience itself means more than any rating. Rob Medd, one of the high school’s four ba...

An unconventional course: AP Studio Art

An unconventional course: AP Studio Art

Varun Vedula, Feature Editor

May 15, 2019

AP Studio Art students took an unconventional AP test last week to assess their abilities and talents by submitting pieces of their artwork to the College Board. Many kids at PV have taken an AP class of sorts. Whether it is a math test like AP Calculus or a study of the government through AP Uni...

An orchestra concert to remember

An orchestra concert to remember

Jeanelle Cho, Copy Editor

May 13, 2019

The Pleasant Valley orchestra recently held their last concert of the year in the PVHS auditorium. This concert was an important one for the orchestra--especially the seniors--because not only did this concert celebrate and recognize all the achievements the orchestra had, but it also honored the ...

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