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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier released on Disney+ on March 19, 2021.

REVIEW: Marvel’s “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” takes on a new perspective into superhero films

Sid Sharma, Feature Editor May 24, 2021

After Steve Rogers handed his shield to Sam Wilson in the blockbuster hit “Avengers: Endgame,” the Falcon contemplated whether he was worthy of being the new Captain America. The Marvel Cinematic...

The poster for the last golden globes that aired as it will not air again in 2021 among controversy surrounding the event.

The cancelled globes: Why NBC has pulled the Golden Globes

Lauren Guinn, Opinion Editor May 24, 2021

The Golden Globes: an award show long embraced by Hollywood dedicated to recognizing some of the best movies and television shows that debuted that year. So, why has NBC decided not air them this year? The...

Senior choir members stand with their choral directors and pianist at their final concert of the 2020-2021 school year.

Closing the songbook: The year winds down for PV choirs and seniors say goodbye

Anna Thorne, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 18, 2021

As the end of the school year is beginning to wind down, so are extracurriculars. Activities such as choir have been a huge part of many of these teenagers’ lives. Due to the pandemic and a need to...

Pleasant Valley chamber choir students gather around composer, Dr. Eric Barnum, to ask questions regarding his career and to gain perspective on the meaning behind his choral piece, “The Sounding Sea.”

Connecting through composition: Students receive musical guidance from living composer

Anna Thorne, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 14, 2021

The Pleasant Valley choral department has always been an esteemed program, and choral director Meg Byrne has led in fostering an environment for success and development. As a result of her desire to provide...

AP art student Raegan Stein has had a love for art her entire life, and in her classes at PV she has had the chance to portray her talents at a competitive level.

Painting a bigger picture: PV art department places third at state

Anna Thorne, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 14, 2021

The PV art department received a third place award in the recent All-State competition. This competition is hosted every year by the Art Educators of Iowa (AEI), a non-profit art organization affiliated...

Logan Croll performing in Our Town, the last show for his career at Pleasant Valley.

Ending an era: PV seniors participate in their final showing of “Our Town”

Laci Roberts, Copy Editor May 4, 2021

On April 24 the Pleasant Valley Theater Department closed the spring show “Our Town,” written by Thornton Wilder and directed by Christina Myatt. For many seniors, this was their last performance with...

REVIEW: Godzilla vs. King Kong

REVIEW: Godzilla vs. King Kong

Nathan Lokenvitz, Multimedia Manager April 20, 2021

Directed by Adam Wingard, “Godzilla vs. King Kong” was released on March 31, 2021 in theatres and on the streaming platform HBO Max. The heavyweight bout saw success at the box office as the first...

An Xbox pro series controller and Astro headphones that are a part of how relationships are formed through a screen.

Video games: The bond created through screens

Alex Clemons, Sports Editor April 15, 2021

Video games strengthen bonds between friends and forge new relationships between gamers. Video games are a way to evolve relationships, especially when meeting in-person is not an option.  There are...

Pleasant Valley Leading Tones after they received fifth place at Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships.

Pleasant Valley jazz success: Leading tones received 5th place at state competition

Laci Roberts, Copy Editor April 14, 2021

Pleasant Valley jazz group Leading Tones competed at the Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships on March 30th, 2021 and received 5th place. Many hours of hard work were put in for this group to compete at this...

The cast of the murder mystery gets into character for their photos while participating in an activity that gives them skills and experiences unlike any other.

Finding joy within the arts: Students reflect on their involvement in the arts

Beth Mooy, Infographic Manager April 6, 2021

With this past March being theater month, students are very thankful for everything their involvement of the arts has taught them. PV students across the board participate in various art forms, such...

Sarah McVey poses in Millenium Park on a night off during the Joffrey Summer Intensive.

Spinning into the spotlight: The story of a local ballerina

Ramya Subramaniam, Student Life Editor April 6, 2021

There is a single spotlight on stage as the orchestra slowly begins to play their first line. Voices are quieting down as the lights are dimming.  Behind the curtains, PV senior Sarah McVey waits for...

Rarible is an online marketplace where users can buy, sell, and trade NFTs.

NFTs open up new opportunities for many

Nathan Lokenvitz, Multimedia Manager March 30, 2021

Being an artist comes with a lot of creative perks, but one of the major hardships of being an independent artist is determining a steady stream of income.  One of the newer ways that has allowed freelance...

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