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It is time to protect undocumented workers

It is time to protect undocumented workers

Taylor English, Copy Editor

January 14, 2020

Illegal immigration has been a longstanding controversial issue.The ways undocumented workers suffer have not been prevalent enough in this ongoing debate.  After entering the states, these workers find jobs in a variety of sectors, including agricultural and beauty industries. The risk of deportation ...

PV students lack exposure to other walks of life

PV students lack exposure to other walks of life

Nate Martell and Jackson Schou

January 12, 2020

Pleasant Valley students are blessed to have some of the finest academic programs and athletic opportunities throughout the state, but they are living their own pleasant life, far from that of the less fortunate.  Students, parents and faculty live in their own little world. For many, they lack the co...

Modern sensitivity: a new society takes offense to seemingly everything

Modern sensitivity: a new society takes offense to seemingly everything

Jackson Schou, Copy Editor

January 9, 2020

As technology, communication and society have progressed, people have been able to share their ideas and views more easily, but it has also become increasingly difficult to maintain a good status with others in terms of political correctness.   No one can please everyone. There is always someone who will opp...

Social media platforms explode about an unrealistic draft as a potential war looms on the horizon

Social media platforms explode about an unrealistic draft as a potential war looms on the horizon

Jack Donahue, Opinion Editor

January 9, 2020

Tensions between Iran and the United States have never been higher, and Americans have taken to social media platforms to express their thoughts, fears and jokes about a potential draft. President Donald Trump informed the world on Friday that the United States was successful in a targeted airstrike which a...

A day never forgotten

A day never forgotten

Maddy Licea, Editor in Chief

December 28, 2019

Seven years ago, on Dec. 14, the lives and futures of 20 innocent children were taken away within minutes, as a result of a school shooting. Their parents sent them to school that day not realizing it would be the last time they would make lunches and tie their child’s shoes.  Twenty six lives we...

Grabbing attention: social media’s platform for women aids in social justice

Grabbing attention: social media’s platform for women aids in social justice

Grace Halupnik, Lead Editor

December 20, 2019

Despite the leap the 2010s brought for women’s rights, all it takes is one slap to make a woman feel like she is still a second-class citizen. Alex Bozarjian was reporting at the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run when a male runner approached her and smacked her backside. Thousands of viewers watched ...

The real cost of impeachment: the relentless battle is coming to an end

The real cost of impeachment: the relentless battle is coming to an end

Morgan McCartney, Business Manager

December 20, 2019

It has felt like years since news of impeachment came into society's mind and filled the media’s conversations. While Democrats are still pushing for this “radical” president to be booted out of office, the whole process has only crushed their 2020 election dreams. As articles of impeachment make their way th...

Money not buying happiness: required payment leaves tennis team with limited practice space

Money not buying happiness: required payment leaves tennis team with limited practice space

Sakshi Lawande, Copy Editor

December 20, 2019

As the spring sports season approaches, PV athletes are beginning their pre-season training. With the school providing access to training equipment, athletes are able to prepare for potential success in their upcoming season. However, as PV restricts the usage of the tennis courts due to a required paymen...

Self help vs. Self destruction

Self help vs. Self destruction

Ian Wilger, Photo Project Manager

December 19, 2019

As the school year trudges along, the will to do work for many high school students slowly fades away. With the lack of drive to succeed in school, states of unhappiness can creep into people’s lives and seem to overtake many students.  According to Medicine.net, depression affects around 20% of teen...

Christmas as kids; finding the magic with the help of Santa Claus

Christmas as kids; finding the magic with the help of Santa Claus

Kate Stewart, Copy Editor

December 19, 2019

As children grow older, the magic of Christmas seeps away--the insomnia on Christmas Eve melts into an uninterrupted sleep much like those on any other night, and the dash in the morning to the tree turns into a leisurely trip downstairs. However, as children, magic surrounded Christmas. What allowed t...

How to Get Paid to Snitch

How to Get Paid to Snitch

Darsh Balani, Technical Side Manager

December 17, 2019

With PV giving out financial rewards to students who give out information about events, such as the recent threat or last year’s graffiti incident, the school should pay students for evidence of students vaping on school property.  The school has taken steps to help reduce vaping on school groun...

TIME defies democracy

TIME defies democracy

Chris Cumberbatch, Photo Manager

December 16, 2019

In choosing the TIME person of the year, TIME created a reader poll to determine: “Which person or person/s had the greatest impact on the world for better or worse this year?” Although 96% of readers chose the Hong Kong protestors, Greta Thunberg, who placed fifth, received the cover. China ha...

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