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Climate on fire: An international crisis

Climate on fire: An international crisis

Amulya Pillutla, Staff Contributer

January 14, 2020

Earth’s climate has been in constant change. According to BBC, in the past, the Earth’s temperature has been both higher and lower than the current climate. However the Earth has recently been warming up at a rate more rapidly than before. Many researchers and scientists say this sudden intense wa...

Iran attack catches the attention of youth

Iran attack catches the attention of youth

Jackson Schou, Copy Editor

January 14, 2020

The United States kicked off the new year by launching an attack on a top Iranian military official which prompted rising tensions between the two countries.  The targeted official was Iranian military general Qasem Soleimani. This has since led to Iran striking US military bases with a dozen missiles this p...

Why should I care? No plane ticket, no problem!

Why should I care? No plane ticket, no problem!

Morgan McCartney, Business Manager

December 20, 2019

In the aftermath of 9/11, many changes were made to ensure the safety of the American people and to prevent this tragedy from ever happening again. But some of those changes are now being reversed. One of the most impactful modifications made after 9/11 came to American airports. With the lack of firm secur...

Why should I care about the Senate recognizing the Armenian Genocide?

Why should I care about the Senate recognizing the Armenian Genocide?

Jack Donahue, Sports Editor

December 20, 2019

The United States Senate voted to recognize the Armenian Genocide as a matter of foreign policy last week. The Armenian Genocide refers to the mass extermination and expulsion of Armenians of the Ottoman Empire between 1914 to 1923. Until last week, Turkey’s alliance with the United States over ...

Why should I care about the UK election?

Why should I care about the UK election?

Sanjiv Iyer, Multimedia Manager

December 19, 2019

As the conservative party sweeps the United Kingdom election, voters look toward Iowa for their Presidential nominees. The United Kingdom has been a staunch ally of the United States for a long time. Fighting together for over a century, tensions between the countries have been near non existent....

Why should I care about the Chinese concentration camps?

Why should I care about the Chinese concentration camps?

Eesha Lawande, Copy Editor

December 19, 2019

Over one million Muslim minority groups are being detained in concentration camps in China, while being forced to practice ideas against their religion. As China denies what they are doing to the Uighur Muslims, the country has built camps, so this minority group can support the Communist Party. The...

Representing the generation of change

Representing the generation of change

Caitlin Crome, PV Editor

December 17, 2019

From the Never Again movement to climate change walkouts, Generation Z is showing its passion for change worldwide. When reflecting on the impactful events of the year, the influential leader who has made inspired so much of today's youth is a minor herself. TIME Magazine finds the importance in recogn...

Funding PV’s athletic department

Funding PV’s athletic department

Nate Martell, News Editor

December 16, 2019

Pleasant Valley is known for having a well-run and talented athletic department, but that would not be possible without the crucial funding and coaching staff.  Around the nation, nearly 8 million high school athletes are participating in a wide range of sports during the 2019-2020 school year. Pleasant Valley High School contributes its fair share of high school athletic particip...

Holiday season wrapping up: Toys for Tots donations alarmingly low

Holiday season wrapping up: Toys for Tots donations alarmingly low

Sakshi Lawande, Copy Editor

December 16, 2019

It is the most wonderful time of the year; with the season comes the joy of children eager to open presents and the joy of parents watching their children’s faces as they open a present they know they will love.  However, along with this excitement, the holidays come with financial stress and anxi...

The potential death of the Pledge of Allegiance

The potential death of the Pledge of Allegiance

Morgan McCartney, Business Manager

December 15, 2019

The Pledge of Allegiance has been a patriotic staple in America since 1892 and is one of the first things that elementary students have to memorize. But this pledge has quickly become a distant memory across the country. The history of this oath dates back to September 18th, 1892, when it was published...

Using privilege for the greater good: The new age of civil disobedience

Using privilege for the greater good: The new age of civil disobedience

Maya Johnson, Feature Editor

December 15, 2019

In recent years, the topic of climate change has been anything but quiet. Inspiring conversations amongst youth and elders, political parties, and people from all over the world, the health of the world’s environment is at the forefront of society’s troubles. Throughout the past two months, American ico...

The breakdown on the cut down: A shortage of Christmas trees creates high prices this season

The breakdown on the cut down: A shortage of Christmas trees creates high prices this season

Ava Sorgenfrey, Sports Editor

December 9, 2019

In recent years, there has been a shortage of real Christmas trees, leaving problems for consumers and retailers. With the holiday season around the corner, many set out to buy their Christmas trees. While some go for an artificial, pre-lit tree, others set out to find the perfect, authentic tree...

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