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Social media insensitivity: COVID-19 divides and unites students

Social media insensitivity: COVID-19 divides and unites students

Preksha Kedilaya, News Editor

March 21, 2020

Generation Z is known to be culturally diverse, accepting and tolerant, however students traveling during a time of recommended quarantine is becoming a catalyst for insensitivity through social media.  Although many spring break travelers canceled their trips, some did not. However, the recommendat...

A message to the class of 2020

A message to the class of 2020

Nate Martell, Staff Contributor

March 20, 2020

To the graduating class of 2020, We entered the halls of high school three years ago filled with excitement and nervousness, not knowing what to expect. Now, we are at the top of the pyramid as the Class of 2020. The next chapter of our lives is about to begin in nearly two months--hopefully.  O...

Why Devil’s Glen road is problematic

Why Devil’s Glen road is problematic

Regan Denny, PV Only Editor

March 13, 2020

Getting to school on time can be a struggle for high school students as is. Having a nightmare for a road doesn’t help that problem. The infamous road construction on Devil’s Glen road has been a problem in Bettendorf for years. It’s a constant battle between man and infrastructure. The reoc...

The struggle of addiction based off societal standards

The struggle of addiction based off societal standards

Sunny Wolfe, Copy Editor

March 13, 2020

“Go shoot some more heroin Demi,” “She’s a hypocrite let’s pull out the heroin memes and see if she doesn’t get emotional,” are just some of the hate responses Demi Lovato received from fans after her struggle with addiction.  Lovato has struggled with substance abuse and an eating di...

Daylight Savings: Get rid of it

Daylight Savings: Get rid of it

Morgan Ramirez, Photo Manager

March 9, 2020

Twice a year the clocks are changed and our trust is in our ancestors to be right. Discarding daylight savings would be a good change  There are two states that have passed and some are considering passing the law to end daylight savings. This would mean that there would be no time change in Novem...

Time to go back in time: The overuse of technology in the (Google) classroom

Time to go back in time: The overuse of technology in the (Google) classroom

Karleigh Nading, Opinion Editor

March 9, 2020

Technology has slowly made its way into all aspects of life, including school, and there is no escaping it. In this age, almost every classroom can be found with various types of new equipment. To writing things down again and only using technology when necessary, it’s time we go back to the ba...

Commitment to excellence: Sustained silent reading

Commitment to excellence: Sustained silent reading

Jack Young, Photo Manager

March 9, 2020

For 15 minutes a day students at PVHS are required to partake in a period called sustained silent reading (SSR) for various reasons. Some students are wanting a change to this even though it is incredibly important for us as students and should remain what it is rather than switch to a study hall. ...

The world that cried coronavirus

The world that cried coronavirus

Anton Dahm, Copy Editor

March 9, 2020

In late 2019, COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, took hold of the public’s attention. The media blasted reports and people started to actually wash their hands after going to the bathroom.  Luckily, the district administration hasn’t released any district-wide memo to further stoke fear amon...

New anti-lynching act: A small, yet apologetic gesture to America’s greatest victims

New anti-lynching act: A small, yet apologetic gesture to America’s greatest victims

TJ Brown, Copy Editor

March 9, 2020

The year is 2020, but somehow, anti-lynching legislation was passed in the House of Representatives just two weeks ago. If passed by the Senate and signed by President Donald Trump, it will have taken 120 years for the U.S. to pass an anti-lynching law since a similar bill was first proposed. The ne...

Being a “high school sweetheart” might not be as sweet as it seems

Being a “high school sweetheart” might not be as sweet as it seems

Elise Johnson, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 2, 2020

“High school sweethearts” seems like an endearing and awe-inspiring title to have, but the reality of it, unfortunately, isn’t really as adorable as it sounds. There are many factors that display why it isn’t as “sweet” as it seems, but the fundamental one — is immaturity. As of 2017, th...

Unfair play: Females athletic accomplishments are not getting recognized

Unfair play: Females athletic accomplishments are not getting recognized

Jimmy Feeney, Multimedia Manager

March 2, 2020

“How many sandwiches made?” “1k dishes cleaned.” “One thing she ain’t do yet is make me my sandwich.” “We don’t care.”  These were the most liked comments on a recent post by ESPN, recognizing the insane accomplishment of Oregon basketball player Sabrina Ionescu; she was the first D-1 basketball player ever — man or wo...

Pets at school: Is it really that crazy?

Pets at school: Is it really that crazy?

Sunny Wolfe, Copy Editor

March 2, 2020

Many high school students struggle with anxiety, and only some methods of coping are effective. Therapy dogs can help reduce some of that anxiety, so they should be allowed in school for those who have been medically diagnosed with anxiety.  School is an environment that causes a lot of anxiety fo...

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