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All in for Iowa: Caucus season and the first step towards a presidential election

All in for Iowa: Caucus season and the first step towards a presidential election

Carly Lundry, Editor In Chief

February 6, 2020

The 2020 Iowa Caucus was the first milestone in the presidential race. After an abundance of new voters and delayed results, students have found their voice in politics.  As politicians prepared for the big event, the anticipation for a first-time caucus goer was building. The 2020 caucus took place ...

Earthquakes in the Carribean: Spring Break effects

Earthquakes in the Carribean: Spring Break effects

Cecilia Zavala, Overflow Section Editor

February 3, 2020

Spring break is coming up fast and many students take this break to go on vacation with family and friends to popular places like Mexico and Florida. A few students even travel to places like Aruba, Rome and Jamaica.  For students planning to travel to the Carribean, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake that r...

How Pleasant Valley is addressing the threat of the Coronavirus

How Pleasant Valley is addressing the threat of the Coronavirus

Ellie Scranton, Student Life Editor

February 3, 2020

The coronavirus is a pneumonia-like virus that affects the respiratory system. In early January, China experienced an outbreak of this virus that has made its way to the United States and caught the attention of Pleasant Valley students.  There are currently five confirmed cases of the coronavirus in t...

Why are caucus polls so inconsistent? An analysis of the 2020 primary phenomenon

Why are caucus polls so inconsistent? An analysis of the 2020 primary phenomenon

Rece Vining, Lead Editor

February 3, 2020

Sanders +9. Biden +6. These numbers show the reported leads for two of the favorites to win the upcoming Iowa Democratic Caucus. Released by respected pollsters Emerson College and Suffolk University, the two polls forecast drastically different results despite both being released on the same day, Jan. 27. This kind of variability is not uncommon...

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...

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