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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

The PV girls volleyball team celebrated winning the state title earlier this year. This was one of the many accomplishments for the class of 2022.

A tribute to the class of 2022

Natalie Richmiller, Photo Manager May 25, 2022

As the school year comes to an end, it is time to say thank you and goodbye to the seniors as they prepare to embark on the next chapter of their lives. Before that, take a look at what the class of 2022...

The return of finals season leaves students pondering if finals have a lasting impact on their learning experience.

How do students really feel about finals?

Lauren Anderson, Copy Editor May 24, 2022

The past few years have been epitomized by unprecedented circumstances and changing schedules, especially when it comes to school. Last year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, PV decided to scrap finals, but...

As the 2021-2022 school year comes to a close, seniors anticipate the end of their high school careers and reflect on their personal experiences.

Saying goodbye: The under-discussed experiences of high school students

Allisa Pandit, Innovation Manager May 24, 2022

As students wrap up their final year of high school, seniors have taken their last few days as an opportunity to reflect on their years at PV. While various events have commemorated sports and academic...

A group of senior girls takes on their final prom- a tradition that concludes the end of high school .

Senior traditions as the school year comes to a close

Ava Hahn, PV Only Editor May 24, 2022

The end of the school year is an exciting time for all high schoolers, but it is a monumental time for seniors who will not be returning next year. End of the year traditions are a fun way to keep seniors...

Many Pleasant Valley students look forward to completing their next four years at the University of Iowa.

How to make the highschool to college transition as smooth as possible

Ava Hahn, PV Only Editor May 23, 2022

With the 2022 school year coming to a close, seniors have high anticipations regarding the next few years of their life. Whether they are going into college or straight to the workforce, a change in lifestyle...

Dunn Brothers coffee is a QC favorite where many enjoy socializing and studying in an inviting environment.

Why people love supporting local coffee shops, despite the financial burden

Sidney Brockmann, Social Media Manager May 22, 2022

The billion-dollar coffee industry is one that continues to grow and flourish as coffee is not only just a source of caffeine, but a culture. Many rely on coffee every day to get their caffeine fix, but...

Many current college students and prospective students receive daily mail concerning payment for student loans.

Forgiving the borrowers: Who really benefits from student loan forgiveness?

Sidney Brockmann, Social Media Manager May 17, 2022

President Joe Biden has recently been under political pressure when it comes to canceling student loan debt, especially considering it was a major element of his campaign. After extending the pause on...

Augustana student Allison Clark stands with her roommates of three years, whom she referred to as “her second family.”

The impact of roommates on the college experience

Lauren Anderson, Copy Editor May 12, 2022

As seniors finalize their college decisions, the reality of having to prepare for the next chapter of their lives settles in. Placement tests, moving away from home and having to find a roommate all heavily...

Students enjoying their night at a school dance

Hollywood glamor at a returning prom experience

Ryan Vance, Business Manager May 11, 2022

This year, PV’s Hollywood golden glamor prom dance is back at the RiverCenter. Located in downtown Davenport, the event center is where prom has traditionally been held for the school. For the last two...

Students walking down a hall adorned with pictures of the school’s most elite athletes.

How users can get recruited on TikTok

Ryan Vance, Business Manager May 2, 2022

TikTok is still a very new app compared to veteran social media platforms  like Facebook. A lot of kids use the app, but many adults are still in the learning stage. At this point in time, it is uncommon...

Gym culture has started to become more toxic especially on social media

Gym culture is now encouraging eating disorders and body dysmorphia

Natalie Richmiller, Photo Manager April 26, 2022

There is an entire community on social media that promotes healthy living and working out. Creators post their meals, workouts and physiques. While it is valuable that creators are promoting a healthy...

Dietary supplements have become a staple in the lives of millions of Americans.

The rise of dietary supplements: Necessary or Not?

Carson Knebel, Student Life Editor April 20, 2022

Dietary and herbal supplements have quickly become a staple in the diets of millions of Americans. According to the CDC, 57.6% of American adults take a dietary supplement daily. Along with this, 24.9%...

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