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The student news site of Pleasant Valley High School

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Billie Eilish fans all over the world have praised HIT ME HARD AND SOFT for its immersive listening experience.

REVIEW: ‘HIT ME HARD AND SOFT’ is a triumph of emotional depth and musical innovation

Alene Keppy, Feature Editor May 21, 2024

Prodigious talent Billie Eilish, who has consistently pushed the boundaries of pop music, returned this May with her highly anticipated fourth album, "HIT ME HARD AND SOFT." This latest offering showcases...

The use of AI in television and film can further be used to distort the truth and create a false narrative.

Disconnected Narratives: Grappling with AI’s Impact on Authentic TV Storytelling

Jaydon Kachappily, Photo Manager May 20, 2024

The 2023 Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strike was heavily featured in the news for its entire duration, and many thought the deals they struck would...

One ticket to the Met Gala is approximately $75,000 and almost every attendee is dressed in the latest custom designs from the top fashion designers.

The 2024 Met Gala: ‘The Garden of Time’

Asritha Gunukula, Multimedia Manager May 20, 2024

Known as “Fashion’s biggest night” or “prom for celebrities,” the annual Met Gala is famously held on the first Monday of May, this year’s event landing on May 6.    The Met is...

The Idea of You movie poster. Photo credit: Amazon MGM Studios/Amazon Prime Video.

OPINION: ‘The Idea of You’ criticism diminishes the value of women’s artistry

Alene Keppy, Feature Editor May 17, 2024

“The Idea of You,” released on May 2, is a movie about the relationship between 40 year old gallery owner and divorcee Solene March and 23 year old boy band mega-celebrity Hayes Campbell. Anne Hathaway...

“If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.” Celebrities are upheld by the public despite their actions.

The celebrity paradox: The enduring appeal of stars despite their legal troubles

Spencer Johnson, Sports Editor, Student Life Editor May 3, 2024

Everyone has a favorite musician, athlete, actor or influencer to look up to as a role model. These celebrities hold value in the eyes of the public, regardless of their actions. With the recent death...

REVIEW: ‘Challengers’ serves up cinematic brilliance

REVIEW: ‘Challengers’ serves up cinematic brilliance

Alene Keppy, Feature Editor May 3, 2024

Luca Guadagnino, the acclaimed director behind masterpieces like "Call Me by Your Name" and "Suspiria," once again delivered cinematic brilliance with his latest film: "Challengers." This time, Guadagnino...

As of today, “Immaculate” has grossed $21.3 million globally in the box office.
Photo credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

REVIEW: “Immaculate’ is a cinematic journey through deception and faith

Asritha Gunukula, Multimedia Manager April 22, 2024

Michael Mohan’s “Immaculate” truly lives up to its name with its exceptional cinematography and compelling storyline, yet also faces justified criticism. The film follows Cecilia(Sydney Sweeney),...

Picture from Lollapalooza concert vs. Mississippi Valley Fair concert.
Photo Credit: Rn.brito and Abby Moroney

Lollapalooza vs. Mississippi Valley Fair: Which festival fits your style?

Abby Moroney, Business Manager April 15, 2024

As summer approaches, many citizens of the Quad Cities are in tricky situations trying to decide between attending the Mississippi Valley Fair and Lollapalooza. The Mississippi Valley fair is one of...

Wordle has become a fun past time for children and adults alike.

The Wordle effect: Impact on user’s health and community

Selah DeVore, Copy Editor April 11, 2024

The New York Time’s mini gameshav emerged as a cultural phenomenon over the past several years. The game itself is simple: every day users try to guess a specific five letter english word within 6...

PVHS student Nikhil Behere opens up TikTok greeted by Patrick Batemen videos.

Media Literacy Failures: The rise of questionable role models

Jaydon Kachappily, Photo Manager April 2, 2024

 “There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused and my utter indifference toward it I have...

The pressure to maintain a youthful appearance is particularly intense for female celebrities, manifesting itself in a perceived need for cosmetic procedures.

Aging gracefully: The uphill battle for female stars in a youth-obsessed industry

Alene Keppy, Feature Editor March 31, 2024

In the glitzy world of celebrity culture, aging is often viewed through a starkly different lens depending on one's gender. While male celebrities are celebrated for their maturity and experience, female...

PV AP Art students complete prerequisites to ensure a fluency in art history and techniques, then spend class time completing a portfolio to submit to college board

Polished to passionate: The value of modern art

Selah DeVore, Copy Editor March 21, 2024

The tradition of artistic expression is one that stretches back to the beginning of human existence. Much more than a depiction of aesthetic beauty, artists have always stiven to capture the essence...

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