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The student news site of Pleasant Valley High School

Spartan Shield

The student news site of Pleasant Valley High School

Spartan Shield

Patagonia turns over ownership to fight the climate crisis.

Patagonia now has one Shareholder: The Earth

Oskar Barudin, Business Manager September 27, 2022

The founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard along with his family, have turned over their ownership of Patagonia to combat the issues of climate change. The company is estimated to be worth $3 billion, out...

BeReal’s features are soon to be integrated into other social media platforms.

Duplicating BeReal: The role of patent and copyright protections for startup social networks

Jake Wilsted, News Editor September 27, 2022

A recent internet sensation, BeReal, has grabbed users' enjoyment across the globe. BeReal aims to be an "anti-Instagram" social networking app by showcasing authentic representations of people's lives....

EVGA is well known for its prosperous position in the graphics card market. This all took an unexpected turn when the company’s CEO, Andrew Han, unexpectedly announced the end of a 22 year long partnership with NVIDIA.

EVGA ends its 22 year long partnership with NVIDIA over alleged ‘disrespectful treatment’

Daniel Marshall, Multimedia Manager September 27, 2022

As the internet eagerly anticipated NVIDIA’s next generation of ray-tracing graphics cards after years of speculation, an unexpected and shocking development took the entire market by surprise.  NVIDIA...

2014 Podcast Serial by Sarah Koenig, reports the steps of the Hae Man Lee Murder step by step

Adnan Syed Case Overturned

Karin Fowler, Sports Editor September 27, 2022

18-year-old Adnan Syed of Baltimore Maryland, was sentenced to life in prison for the alleged murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Man Lee on Feb. 25, 2000. On Sept. 19, 2022, Syed was released from prison...

Construction is in phase one out of three for the “Gateway to Bettendorf” reconstruction project.

A new gateway to Bettendorf: The BettPlex and Forest Grove expansion

Jake Wilsted, News Editor September 20, 2022

What were corn fields are now a central tourist attraction for Iowans and citizens of neighboring states.  The Forest Grove area became a prominent place for economic growth after the announcement...

Aaron Ingram, Drake Hanson, Cael Stewart, and Sam Brown prior to watching Minions: The Rise of Gru

Trendsetting and supporting businesses: Social media has a role in everyone’s lives

Oskar Barudin, Business Manager September 20, 2022

Social media is undeniably one of the most influential forces in people's lives. From fashion to sports and everything in between, it has an inconspicuous control over those who frequently use it.  Social...

The chance of winning big with stocks can often encourage day-trading

From day-trading to get-rich-quick schemes, teens seek quick money on the internet.

Sam Brown, Copy Editor September 20, 2022

The ever-growing influence of social media and the glorification of the stock market has begun to infiltrate how teens view and handle money. Before the internet, acquisitive teens always turned to hourly...

The death of Queen Elizabeth has produced mixed reactions among Western countries and Britain’s former colonies.

Queen’s death renews bitter debates over British colonialism

Shobini Iyer, Co Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2022

Among most of the West, the death of Queen Elizabeth on Sept. 9 ignited a period of mourning and praise for the strong, stable monarch. But for England’s former colonies, the reaction was more complicated.  The...

Kicking off the next school year means new changes are happening everywhere. One of these new changes involves the recent requirement of students to sign out via google form, where information entered can be processed by PVHS administrators.

PVHS combats vandalism on campus

Daniel Marshall, Multimedia Manager September 9, 2022

PV is kicking off the next school year, and with it have come notable changes to school policy.  With the ongoing trends of in-school vandalism present on social media platforms such as TikTok, the...

Biden’s plan can forgive ten thousand to twenty thousand dollars in student loan debt.

Student debt cancellation: What it means for loaners and the midterm elections

Jake Wilsted, News Editor September 8, 2022

President Joe Biden announced a plan to forgive $10,000 to $20,000 in student loans in August, fulfilling a promise made on the campaign trail. This action by the president caused numerous questions...

Recent discussion about the school board’s decision to return to Wednesday early outs in the 2022-2023 school year leaves students and staff with one question, and that is why?

Why Wednesday early-outs?

Maura Peters, Photo Manager September 8, 2022

As the 2022-23 school year begins, many students, parents, and staff are questioning the recent decision by administration to implement Wednesday early-outs again. Friday early-outs began during hybrid...

An alien door found on mars leaves many wondering if extraterrestrial life is out there.

Alien Door found on Mars: could extraterrestrial life be out there somewhere?

Carson Knebel, Student Life Editor May 24, 2022

Over the last couple of weeks, the internet has lost their minds over what looks to be a doorway cut into a cliff on Mars. It was discovered, and the images were captured by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover.  The...

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