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Technology is impacting student’s learning

Technology is impacting student’s learning

Eesha Lawande, Copy Editor

September 23, 2019

The rise in technology is initiating change among schools and among students’ abilities to learn. Technology is creating a larger presence online. Tests, such as the ACT, are being moved online along with a number of classroom resources. When students want to use a resource for their work they choose online resources over the teacher a majority of th...

Texas Instruments’ damaging monopoly

Texas Instruments’ damaging monopoly

Will Sharis, Photo Manager

September 23, 2019

The curriculum at schools has allowed Texas Instruments to create a monopoly over the graphing calculator business that has hurt students’ wallets and innovation alike. The staple of every modern math classroom is the calculator. This staple, however, is owned and controlled by Texas Instruments. Se...

Textbooks for the future

Textbooks for the future

Sam Rothbardt, Social Media Manager

September 23, 2019

Online textbooks are a way of the future and colleges should be making the switch. There are far more advantages to having online textbooks than ones in print. Online textbooks are far more accessible than print ones. According to the Pew Research Center, 95 percent of undergraduate college stude...

Overrated and overpriced: senior pictures

Overrated and overpriced: senior pictures

Ava Sorgenfry, Sports Editor

September 23, 2019

As senior year rolls around, there is a certain norm that comes with making it to this year. That norm is, senior pictures. Senior pictures are a seemingly popular tradition from seniors across the nation.  Senior pictures are designed as a capsule of self portraits. These pictures, which are use...

The detrimental effects of helicopter parenting: a teenage epidemic

The detrimental effects of helicopter parenting: a teenage epidemic

Maya Johnson, Feature Editor

September 23, 2019

With the development of the college admissions scandal, the nature of helicopter parenting is coming to the forefront. Celebrities like Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin claim they lied and paid for their children to get ahead for their benefit, when in reality it is destroying their work ethic and ruins ...

Fashion police: PVHS edition

Fashion police: PVHS edition

Caitlin Crome, Social Media Manager

September 17, 2019

Homecoming night in the Valley is always one of the most stressful yet exciting parts of the school year. With fashion trends always evolving, students dressed to the nines in this year's most popular looks.  Freshman, Grace Tomlinson, was quick to jump on this year’s hottest trends. She w...

America’s inability to balance the arts and athletics is an injustice to students

America’s inability to balance the arts and athletics is an injustice to students

Maria Vaaler, Student Life Editor

September 16, 2019

Involvement in a variety of extracurricular activities is crucial to the development of a well rounded and content individual, yet America’s emphasis on athletic excellence makes involvement in the arts and other extracurriculars difficult to manage for many students. The benefits of involvement in athletics are...

Democrats can’t have it all

Democrats can’t have it all

Maddy Licea, Editor-in-chief

September 16, 2019

Democrats have been making calls for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. While looking for evidence to throw the president out of the office, Business Insider reported that impeaching Trump would hurt them in the next election. The Democrats should drop their mission to impeach Trump and focus instead on enc...

How to ask her out

How to ask her out

Chris Cumberbatch, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2019

Alright, admittedly that this article would be more “useful” if it had been published before homecoming; Nevertheless, these invaluable instructions can be applied in asking a girl out on a date, too prom, or even a movie. On a quest to find the best way to ask a girl to homecoming. Five guys wer...

Taking things day-by-day

Taking things day-by-day

Maddy Licea, Editor-in-chief

September 11, 2019

September is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month. According to the “Healthy Children Clinic,” “suicide [is now] the second most common cause of death among young people between ages 10-24.” As school starts back up and stress piles up, it is important to keep an eye on friends and classmates. The pressure to be perfect, the messy life one leads after school, or the secrets one is struggling with-- one should still remember ...

The unrealistic extra costs of veganism

The unrealistic extra costs of veganism

Maddy Licea, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2019

While going to Target to purchase a milk option, a customer is presented with many choices, including dairy free ones. When going to purchase a gallon Market Pantry milk, it costs $1.99, while buying an Almond Breeze milk a fourth of the size costs $1.99 as well.  Veganism is a plant based diet where one doe...

The unrealistic expectations of the female dress code

The unrealistic expectations of the female dress code

Carly Lundry, News Editor

September 9, 2019

The dress code at Pleasant Valley has good intentions, but the school is handling it in an unfortunate manner. Many students are frustrated because their choice of apparel was deemed inappropriate by the school. There is no doubt that some clothing is inappropriate for a school environment; however,...

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