The student news site of Pleasant Valley High School

Spartan Shield

The student news site of Pleasant Valley High School

Spartan Shield

The student news site of Pleasant Valley High School

Spartan Shield

Workers are putting studies in their house to accommodate working from home

Office workers are reluctant to return to the office

Vishnu Challa, Site Manager May 22, 2022

The recent pandemic has raised a lot of barriers for various jobs. Teachers hosting online lectures, retail workers losing their jobs, and office employees attending corporate meetings virtually are all...

Access to internal parts on an iPhone is through a 3rd party or Apple directly

The importance of right to repair within today’s tech industry

Vishnu Challa, Site Manager May 22, 2022

Consumers have long been aware of the revolution behind Apple’s success. Its pioneering for smartphone technology in the 2000s is what launched it to its size as a corporation. What has kept them at...

The prized television show “Sesame Street” introduces new characters who will represent millions of kids around the world.

New muppet makes headlines: “Sesame Street” shines spotlight on children with physical disabilities

Lauren Puthoff, Opinion Editor May 16, 2022

Ever since “Sesame Street” premiered in 1969, it has taken the world by storm and become a staple television show in every household. This educational series has helped children learn new information...

“All Boys Aren’t Blue” has made headlines with schools across the nation attempting to ban the memoir.

Local parent joins the nation in challenging widely controversial memoir “All Boys Aren’t Blue”

Lauren Puthoff and Molly Rawat May 16, 2022

In the sphere of education, society often loses sight of the rights of both educators and learners. When it comes to access to adequate resources, some parents draw the line between what is and is not...

Local grocery stores now offer various types of milk including dairy and plant-based milks.

The alternative milk dilemma

Sidney Brockmann, Social Media Manager May 12, 2022

Whether it is environmentalists looking for ways to lessen their impact on nature  or teens wanting a different flavor in their iced latte, it is no surprise sales have increased for plant-based milk...

Park goers have scratched various names and insignias into ancient petroglyphs, vandalizing Valley of Fire State Park.

National Parks face a new threat: Instagrammers

Anagha Sudhindra, Copy Editor May 12, 2022

From great arches and swampy grasslands to rolling sand dunes, the United States National Parks represent a common care and appreciation for the Earth’s beauty. Stunning views and pristine landscapes...

Particle accelerators like the LHC are essential tools in understanding the structure of the universe.

European particle accelerator to research physics theories again

Keval Wagher, Copy Editor May 11, 2022

After a routine three-year hiatus, the European Organization for Nuclear Research’s (CERN) Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, has recommenced operations. It was the second maintenance break...

Individuals belonging to different regions of the world have different expectations for tips.

To tip or not to tip: The culture surrounding tipping in America

Jayne Abraham, Editor-in-Chief May 10, 2022

View this link for the map key. In America, tipping is not just a practice; it is a culture. Whether it is the digital cash register at your local coffee shop beckoning you to tip 20% on an already...

Televised court cases have become a staple for those who are interested in true crime and criminals.

America’s obsession with trials

Parker Paulson, News Editor May 10, 2022

Every day, thousands of Americans get dressed and ready for the day in order to prepare for the worst thing imaginable for most adults: jury duty. As these adults sit in court going over another domestic...

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley stands with former President Ronald Reagan in 1981. Grassley has been in office since then, warranting some concern pertaining to both his age and his ability to represent younger generations.

How old is too old in government representation?

Lauren Anderson, Copy Editor May 10, 2022

The United States is a country founded on principles of innovation and modernization, yet government officials have always been in dire contrast to that principle.  Presidencies have all been held...

PVs SRO, Deputy Fah, has done all he can to make a more positive environment at the high school.

More than a police officer: PV Deputy’s efforts toward creating a more inclusive environment

Natalie Richmiller, Photo Manager May 10, 2022

School Resources Officers (SROs) are responsible for keeping schools safe by responding to potential threats, breaking up fights and conducting drills with students and staff. There is a general triad...

Ukrainian Easter eggs, or pysanky, inspire hope among families every year during the Christian spring holiday. Now, they unite entire communities generating support for the Ukrainian cause.

Ukrainian-American family shares beloved Easter tradition overseas, raising spirits and $6,000

Caroline Sierk, Copy Editor May 2, 2022

Intricately-decorated Ukrainian Easter eggs, or “pysanky,” have inspired hope and warded off evil for generations, and this Easter season, their sanguine energy is necessary for Ukrainian morale more...

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