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The secret behind stocks: How to get rich slowly

The secret behind stocks: How to get rich slowly

Preksha Kedilaya, News Editor

March 17, 2020

A common worry among students is the issue of financial stability in the future. The decisions made in high school in regards to the path or career chosen may drastically affect one’s economic future. And science teacher Craig Parker is passionate on advising students to get rich slowly through inve...

Students say yes to the (prom) dress

Students say yes to the (prom) dress

Lena Ahrens, Social Media Manager

March 13, 2020

Manicures, pedicures, hair-dos, make-overs, accessories, heels and the dress are all factors of dressing oneself for a school dance. For school dances, specifically prom, the dress is a very important piece for making prom a night to remember. With prom being about two months away, many girls at PVHS have a...

Essential oils: New vaping trend?

Essential oils: New vaping trend?

Ellie Scranton, Student Life Editor

March 10, 2020

There has been a lot of controversy about the safety of e-cigarettes and how it affects the body, but recently a supposed ‘healthier’ alternative has gained popularity.  Vaping essential oils has become a trend among those who seek to reap the benefits from essential oils in a different way.  E...

Caffeine ‘buzzes’ throughout the high school

Caffeine ‘buzzes’ throughout the high school

Blake Sherman, Photo Manager

March 9, 2020

The consumption of coffee and caffeine in the morning affects many high schoolers — with many students going to coffee shops before school in order to fuel their addiction. Caffeine has impacted many students who incorporate it into their daily routine; many have gone to say they need more than...

Local student becomes Dean’s List finalist for empowering women in STEM

Local student becomes Dean’s List finalist for empowering women in STEM

Preksha Kedilaya, News Editor

March 9, 2020

At the Iowa State Championship for First Tech Challenge, the five Dean’s list finalists were being named. “When the fifth and last finalist name was announced, I had a strong feeling that it would not be me. However, when my name was called, I was shocked. Every single semi-finalist in that room coul...

The new and improved student section

The new and improved student section

Regan Denny, PV Only Editor

March 9, 2020

Going to sporting events and supporting athletes is a tradition held by all high schools. But some schools, like Pleasant Valley, go above and beyond. Recently, the PV student section has been showing up — and they’re not playing around. The choreographed chants and movements are always present when...

The overlooked nature of studio dance

The overlooked nature of studio dance

Karleigh Nading, Opinion Editor

March 9, 2020

Unfamiliar to many, competitive studio dance is a whole world that is often forgotten. Studio dance is not affiliated with the school, however the work put in by athletes is nonetheless more than any other school sport. Competitive dancers work year round in order to be prepared for competition season...

When bad acts are applauded: NHS bad talent show

When bad acts are applauded: NHS bad talent show

Margaret Huang, Feature Editor

March 3, 2020

Just as everyone has a story, everyone has a talent -- some are simply more subtle than others. For those with hidden (or maybe debatable) talents, their time to shine is approaching.  Replacing PV Palooza this year, the Bad “Talent” Show put on by the National Honor Society will feature dancing, singin...

The truth behind cracking joints

The truth behind cracking joints

Ellie Scranton, Student Life Editor

March 3, 2020

For years people have said that cracking knuckles can result in arthritis and affect bones long term. This has been debated back and forth between generations, but it’s time for the end to come. Cracking or popping knuckles is simply bursting bubbles of synovial fluid which lubricates joints. T...

A not so hot topic: Erratic temperatures are affecting people’s moods

A not so hot topic: Erratic temperatures are affecting people’s moods

Lena Ahrens, Social Media Manager

March 2, 2020

Midwestern weather can be unpredictable, especially in the winter. The temperatures can vary from extreme negatives one day to the mild temperatures the next. The continuous change in temperature can impact the moods of many people, and not always in a particularly good way. This February, Iowa has...

Coronavirus cancels spring break

Coronavirus cancels spring break

Ilah Perez-Johnson, Sports Editor

February 27, 2020

With spring break just around the corner many Spartans are planning to go on an amazing vacation. However, with the Coronavirus outbreak many resorted to canceling their trips.  The Coronavirus is a virus that causes illnesses ranging from the common cold to death in the more extreme cases. And this virus is spreading r...

College roommates: The quick way to find a new best friend

College roommates: The quick way to find a new best friend

Karleigh Nading, Opinion Editor

February 24, 2020

With graduation on the way for the class of 2020, college and the many connected decisions are on the top of seniors minds. Along with the choice of college comes the big decision of who to live with. Choosing a roommate can be an overwhelming decision and could also make or break the freshman col...

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