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Seniors will receive limited tickets for graduation: An update on the ceremony

Seniors will receive limited tickets for graduation: An update on the ceremony

Alyce Brown, Staff Contributor April 14, 2021

Graduation will most likely be held at the TaxSlayer Center (barring a large COVID spike) and tickets will be limited to either four or six per graduate, according to Monday’s school board meeting.  The...

Senior Courtney Mohr looking for her prom dress during class

The long awaited announcement: Graduation and prom news announced

Paris Fietsam, Social Media Manager April 4, 2021

As children, students dream of their senior year -- specifically, prom and a graduation ceremony. As elementary students, the class of 2021 never imagined the possibility of no real prom or graduation. Seniors...

Sophomore Josie Kaffenberger at her first and only homecoming in high school.

What’s happening with homecoming?

Paris Fietsam, Social Media Manager March 25, 2021

In the past year, students have missed out on two school dances: homecoming and turnabout. Students had hoped that returning full-time would also mean the return of dances, however, this idea was quickly...

The stimulus bill has now been signed by President Biden and the money will soon be allocated and sent out to U.S. citizens and businesses.

Successful Stimulus Bill: The contents of Biden’s stimulus package

Kendall Jarvis, News Editor March 24, 2021

President Biden’s $1.4 trillion stimulus package was passed by Congress on March 6, pushing the bill another step closer to becoming law. This bill includes the checks to be sent out to citizens and...

The 2020 election brought up new issues for Democrats and Republicans, leading both parties to propose changes in voting legislation.

Vast voting changes: The bills that may impact the voting system

Kendall Jarvis, News Editor March 23, 2021

Following the election, many repercussions have arisen due to the claims of it being stolen. Both Democrats and Republicans have come forward with plans to change the voting laws for all elections, although...

The small businesses who were lucky enough to survive the pandemic open to full capacity as Governors around the nation begin to lift COVID-related restrictions.

A new hope: The reopening of America

Alex Thorne, Business Manager March 22, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic struck the United States in March of 2020, shocking the country with government mandates and restrictions. However with case counts down 16 percent in the last 14 days according to...

Morgan Sorenson, a PV high school senior, holding her COVID vaccine card.

Navigating back to normalcy: The potentials of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine

Alex Clemons, Sports Editor March 22, 2021

The Johnson and Jonhson vaccine is planned to be available to the U.S. public by the end of May. This vaccine has been developed to be more effective for the younger generation  and people with compromised...

Emmie Peters, Sophia Lindquist and Paris Fietsam gather for a picture at school dressed in their Hawkeye gear

Achieving excellence: 3 PV students earn Iowa scholarship

Matt Mickle, PV Only Editor March 6, 2021

Senior year generally brings a significant amount of  stress for seniors about post-secondary plans  and the financial burdens that come with it. However, some of these stresses were lifted off  the...

Texas senator Ted Cruz and New York’s 14th congressional district representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez go back and forth over important issues.

Feuding politicians: AOC and Ted Cruz go back and forth on pressing issues

Lauren Guinn, Opinion Editor March 3, 2021

Texas Senator Ted Cruz and New York District 14 Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) have gone back and forth over how to handle the aftermath of the winter storm that ripped through Texas the...

A group of PV teachers receiving the first round of the Moderns COVID vaccine.

Second round of Moderna vaccine: Stronger symptoms and more concerns

Alex Clemons, Sports Editor March 1, 2021

PV teachers have received the first round of COVID-19 vaccines and are due to get the second round starting Mar. 5. Concerns about when teachers will be ready to teach again rise due to increased severity...

Feb. 22 board meeting report: Audience members voice concerns on mask mandate and lunch dividers

Feb. 22 board meeting report: Audience members voice concerns on mask mandate and lunch dividers

Alyce Brown, Staff Contributor February 27, 2021

The school board fielded concerns from parents and community members about the district’s mask mandate and cardboard lunch table dividers at the Feb. 22 board meeting.  The week prior to the meeting,...

Senior Paris Fietsam after getting her first vaccine.

Fighting the new with the old: How effective are current vaccines against new strains of COVID-19?

Paris Fietsam, Social Media Manager February 24, 2021

Since the distribution of the vaccine started in December of 2020, new strains of COVID  originating from South Africa, Brazil and the United Kingdom have been discovered. The South African strain has...

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