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More jeers than cheers? Student section tensions flare

More jeers than cheers? Student section tensions flare

TJ Brown, Copy Editor

February 21, 2020

The Pleasant Valley student section has been criticized often for leaving stands empty for many sports. The Twitter page “BarstoolPV” — a student run page not affiliated with Pleasant Valley High School — recently expressed their discontent regarding student involvement in athletic events. The page’s criticism was esp...

Senioritis spreads throughout students

Senioritis spreads throughout students

Jimmy Feeney, Multimedia Manager

February 19, 2020

There is a sickness spreading around, but it’s not anything physical. It’s something that is psychological, and messes with the mind: the dreaded “senioritis.” Senioritis is not a real health condition, but it certainly exists in some form. It’s the idea of seniors losing their motivatio...

How relationship norms have evolved through generations

How relationship norms have evolved through generations

Avery Welvaert, Copy Editor

February 19, 2020

With the passing of Valentine’s day, analyzing relationship norms and comparing it to the norms of the past is appropriate. There are a variety of expectations and dynamics that have changed from the generations of Baby Boomers and Gen X to the generations of Millenials and Gen Z. Today’s generat...

The future hidden within atypical classes

The future hidden within atypical classes

Preksha Kedilaya, News Editor

February 18, 2020

For many students, the future is constantly in question. The number of roads to go down can seem overwhelming to some, especially to those that have not yet found a passion to pursue. Fortunately, Pleasant Valley offers many elective classes that can help clear up the future for those who feel lost....

Seniors take the unbeaten path to graduation

Seniors take the unbeaten path to graduation

Blake Sherman, Photo Manager

February 11, 2020

While many students take the traditional path and plan to graduate in may, some seniors find the opportunity to graduate early beneficial., prompting students to make it through the last semester of their senior year, but others decided it was unnecessary. The decision to graduate early is caused mos...

How students are benefitting from businesses through social media

How students are benefitting from businesses through social media

Brooke Goy, Copy Editor

February 10, 2020

Many students struggle with the expenses of clothes and accessories. “My prom dress was $400. I don’t regret it, but I wish I could’ve paid less,” exclaimed senior Belle Bormann. In order to counter the costs of their favorite products, some students have become “ambassadors” for various c...

Upperclassmen advantages: Getting a head start on college

Upperclassmen advantages: Getting a head start on college

Karleigh Nading, Opinion Editor

February 10, 2020

From freshman year of high school to senior year, students look forward to the status and benefits of being an upperclassmen. As students at PVHS advance towards graduation there are many opportunities offered to the upperclassmen. Along with better parking and various privileges, students are given t...

Insta Funds: Students turn to social media for entrepreneurship

Insta Funds: Students turn to social media for entrepreneurship

Preksha Kedilaya, News Editor

February 10, 2020

At first thought, a typical high school part-time job sounds like the epitome of a dreary minimum wage job that is rarely thought provoking. Recently at PVHS, students are finding a creative outlet that allows them to earn money and save the environment by thrifting or reselling clothes through the p...

The yoga trend: How high schoolers are trying to relieve stress

The yoga trend: How high schoolers are trying to relieve stress

Sunny Wolfe, Copy Editor

February 3, 2020

Yoga has been gaining popularity in many high schools since it has been shown to relieve stress. This generation seems to be more stressed than others, and yoga is the reliever many are leaning towards. Senior Natalie Adams recently took up yoga again with the volleyball team, but first started at age 10. Her o...

Why students are eagerly signing up for another standardized test: The rising popularity of the Seal of Biliteracy

Why students are eagerly signing up for another standardized test: The rising popularity of the Seal of Biliteracy

Margaret Huang, Feature Editor

February 3, 2020

Following the state’s recognition of the Seal of Biliteracy as a symbol of students’ proficiency in at least two languages, Pleasant Valley High School has encouraged upper-level language students to test their ability and potentially earn an award.  The Seal of Biliteracy test is offered in mu...

FTC Robotics: An inside look at the preparation

FTC Robotics: An inside look at the preparation

Preksha Kedilaya, News Editor

February 3, 2020

Robotics; A word gaining popularity among Pleasant Valley students. Although people are becoming more accustomed to the rising involvement of students competing in robotics, it can be difficult to understand what goes into preparing for a competition. On Jan. 25, 4 robotics teams affiliated with PV attended the Lea...

Suits Sweep the Halls

Suits Sweep the Halls

Jack Young, Photo manager

February 3, 2020

In recent weeks there has been an outburst in boys, ranging in all grades and ages, who are dressing up “business casual” on Fridays with a boys home basketball game. Its name is Suit Friday. What originally was a simple idea to support the boys basketball team has become a tradition. Suit Frida...

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