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Junior Claire Horsfield struggles to understand why there is a disparity between the stigmas surrounding various mental illnesses.

A variation in viewpoint: How different mental disorders are stigmatized more than others

Muskan Basnet, Copy Editor May 24, 2021

There has always been a stigma surrounding mental illnesses, regardless of what type it is. Society has demonized people with mental illness, and this has created a multitude of issues for people who are...

Most recyclable products have a number inside the recycling sign. These numbers indicate how the user should properly dispose of their product.

The number game: How to recycle properly

Ramya Subramaniam, Student Life Editor May 24, 2021

As the world becomes more educated on the topic of climate change, people are becoming more conscious of their recycling habits. But their increased efforts to save the environment may not always be doing...

Teachers can have fear when talking about controversial subjects in the classroom.

Controversy in school: Teachers feel limited in discussions

Laci Roberts, Copy Editor May 23, 2021

Throughout our district, controversial subjects are constantly brought up in discussions. While students choose to participate in conversations regarding their beliefs, teachers feel held back by the prospect...

Seniors Sidney Mudd and Rachel Wanke with sophomore Christian Malli selling their shirts on Fridays

Working together to create a business: PV Threads

Paris Fietsam, Social Media Manager May 20, 2021

For years, the world has been full of misconceptions surrounding those with special needs. Many believe they cannot work or be independent. However, Pleasant Valley strives to highlight all the flaws in...

New age spirituality has had a lasting effect on young people and pop culture.

Period of enlightenment: The phenomenon of new age spirituality

Ella Litchfield May 16, 2021

The pink scorpio moon flies high in the sky as many young people get ready for a cycle of new cleansing. Muhan Basnet prepares her crystals, smudge sticks as well as herself to be cleansed and begin a...

A Positive Place has given students a voice in diversifying PV.

Giving students a voice: What has A Positive Place accomplished this school year?

Sid Sharma, Feature Editor May 10, 2021

A Positive Place is a club led by teachers and students at PVHS that is dedicated to diversifying the school and improving the school’s social environment to treat people of all backgrounds with respect. George...

Janene Murphy works at her computer to create a bingo game, which can involve both her in person and online students.

Teacher appreciation week: How students are showing their love for the staff

Beth Mooy, Infographic Manager May 7, 2021

Teacher appreciation week is from Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 7. Students have planned various ways to show their appreciation for teachers.  The 2020-2021 school year has proven the amount of dedication...

Nathan Lokenvitz, a PV senior, student studies for his AP test through the AP classroom.

Hybrid schedule screwed AP classes: AP test scores will be affected

Alex Clemons, Sports Editor April 30, 2021

The hybrid schedule has caused AP classes to fall behind in their curriculum, causing some classes to have to rush through content. AP tests are coming up, starting during the first week of May. Some classes...

Fauci made a recent announcement that all grade school kids will be able to become fully vaccinated by 2022.

Vaccination update: Fauci announcement creates a new change to schooling

Ella Litchfield, Photo Editor April 30, 2021

The vaccination process has gained recent announcements which have put many at ease as schools start to prepare for future schooling for elementary kids. Fauci declares that this age group can be fully...

While many Americans struggle financially during the COVID-19 pandemic, some politicians have been making millions off the stock market.

Bullish bureaucrats: Public servants making millions off of the stock market

Alex Thorne, Business Manager April 27, 2021

Members of Congress are expected to commit their lives towards serving the public, considering they are on taxpayer’s dollar. Hidden from the public, though, these bureaucrats usually end up making themselves...

The future of fashion: Celebrities fight against gender stereotypes

The future of fashion: Celebrities fight against gender stereotypes

Ella Litchfield, Photo Manager April 25, 2021

Feeling lost and without an outlet to express their full identity, many young people look to their idols to pave a way for their gender expression.  Many believe younger generations are key to removing...

Lane Roberts taking the time to help his grandmother, Polly Cotton, figure out her phone.

A culture of self-service: How technology is leaving the boomers behind

Laci Roberts, Copy Editor April 21, 2021

Fewer than 50 years ago, the world was based on service. People paid for services that in today’s world society would expect people to complete themselves, for example, full-service gas stations, beauty...

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