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Google Classroom takeover

Google Classroom takeover

Morgan Miller, Copy Editor

September 23, 2019

Pleasant Valley has started to implement the usage of Google services all across the district. This is due in part to the easy access and convenience of Google.  From Google Classroom, Drive, Gmail, Google surveys and beyond, there are many ways that students can use the platform. And it’s not...

A debate recap

A debate recap

Maddy Licea, Editor-in-chief

September 20, 2019

Each candidate at the Democratic debate spoke briefly about their views during the crowded September debate held in Houston. Ten candidates were crowded onto one stage for the third debate, in Houston. While spending an average of seven minutes on each topic, not many went into the details of thei...

Bettendorf shooting case over

Bettendorf shooting case over

Sam Rothbardt, Social Media Manager

September 16, 2019

The investigation of homicide for the shooting at a gas station in Bettendorf is deemed to be over with the shooter taking his own life while on the road driving through Nebraska. Reported by the Quad City Times, Manuel Rangel held up the Big Ten Mart in Bettendorf and ended up killing the store ...

Innovation of Apple

Innovation of Apple

Sam Rothbardt, Social Media Manager

September 16, 2019

On Sept. 10, Apple held their yearly event in which the next generation of Apple products is released. This year’s upgrades include the iPhone 11, the  Apple Watch series five, the new iPad and an updated Apple TV subscription.  While the new iPhone looks visually similar, there are many stri...

Long-awaited pool renovations delayed

Long-awaited pool renovations delayed

Nate Martell, News Editor

September 16, 2019

Pleasant Valley High School is one of the last schools in Iowa with a 25 meter competition pool. The swim program had been anticipating scheduled pool renovations this past summer, however, complications arose.  Swimmers, parents and coaching staff were told they’d be coming back to a 25 yard pool...

Why should I care about Hurricane Dorian?

Why should I care about Hurricane Dorian?

Eesha Lawande, Copy Editor

September 16, 2019

Hurricane Dorian has caused hundreds of people to leave the Bahamas after a significant amount of damage has been done in recent weeks. This category five hurricane was devastating to many. It destroyed many things in its path and left thousands of families homeless; homes and businesses were wit...

YMCA breaks ground for new location

YMCA breaks ground for new location

Jackson Schou, Copy Editor

September 16, 2019

Construction for a new YMCA broke ground on Thursday evening at their new location which is to replace the existing YMCA in downtown Davenport. The new location of the YMCA will be at East 4th Street and East River Drive near the Quad City Times’ location and just next to the Y’s own early learn...

Bettendorf construction reshapes district

Bettendorf construction reshapes district

Taylor English, Staff Contributor

September 16, 2019

New construction has been reshaping the Pleasant Valley School district. From restaurants to apartments, the construction has changed Bettendorf and the lives of its residents. The area surrounding Forest Grove has experienced this shift to an extreme. Long term Bettendorf residents remember this...

Computerized testing: an end to No. 2 pencils

Computerized testing: an end to No. 2 pencils

Sakshi Lawande, Copy Editor

September 16, 2019

ACT test takers take note: pencils are losing their prominence.  A greater number of high school students around the nation will be able to take a college admission exam on a computer this upcoming year.  This change is not surprising; the ACT has been investigating computer-based tests for several years. T...

Vaping-related disease spreads

Vaping-related disease spreads

Cienna Pangan, Photo Manager

September 16, 2019

Vaping-related lung illness, a rising epidemic in the American young adult community, has begun to take lives across the country. A Kansas woman is the sixth person in the country to die from vaping-related illness. The woman had a history of underlying health problems, but her symptoms were vaping-related and quic...

Community awaits arrest in gas station shooting

Community awaits arrest in gas station shooting

Taylor English, Staff Contributor

September 10, 2019

No arrests have been made after a woman was killed in an attempted gas station robbery in Bettendorf. The gas station, located at the corner of 18th Street and 53rd Street, is frequently visited by many Bettendorf residents.  On August 17, an unknown man walked into the gas station to attempt robbery and shot the ...

The Upcoming Winter: Will Pleasant Valley be Prepared?

The Upcoming Winter: Will Pleasant Valley be Prepared?

Cienna Pangan, Photo Manager

September 10, 2019

Last year, Pleasant Valley students missed more school due to extreme weather than they had in the past five years combined. There is speculation about whether similar effects will come from the upcoming winter.  Frigid temperatures and increased snowfall have been predicted for this winter season, whi...

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