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Women in PV come together over love for STEM

Women in PV come together over love for STEM

Trinity Malmen, Staff Contributer

March 26, 2019


Filed under Student Life

In celebration of Women’s History Month, members of the Women in Stem club made major strides in defying the labels being placed on young women today in the realm of math and science. The club originated in 2017 when PVHS teacher Megan Bildner was in search of getting more girls interested in STEM....

Playing basketball for a cause

Playing basketball for a cause

Kaitlyn Ryan, Student Life Editor

March 25, 2019


Filed under Student Life

On March 20th, the National Honor Society (NHS) hosted a basketball tournament. The event raised funds for the Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities. More than 40 students attended to create a total of 12 teams; two teachers, Sara Russell and Brett Ahlgren also jumped into the action. Each...

The effects of late-night meets on athletes

The effects of late-night meets on athletes

Nathan Wong, Opinion Editor

March 25, 2019


Filed under Student Life

With two to three varsity meets a week, homework and tests looming over their heads, and already skewed sleep schedules, student-athletes lead very busy lives. When a competition exceeds its normal time limit or takes place far away from home, athletes say they face negative consequences for events out...

Whistle while you work

Whistle while you work

Lilly Parker, Copy Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Music is an essential cornerstone of life at Pleasant Valley. Students constantly have earbuds in to de-stress and soak up every last song they can during busy days. Music is popular among students because it allows them to relax and maintain focus on their work.  Studies have shown that music, when...

Spring Break Bookclub

Spring Break Bookclub

Alyssa Paulson, Copy Editor

March 9, 2019


Filed under Student Life

As students look forward to enjoying their week off, they may be searching for a good book to read. Here are some suggestions from Pleasant Valley teachers. Sarah Russell's favorite historical fiction book is “11/22/63” by Stephen King.Unlike King’s famous horror stories, the plot is centered...

Preparing for a plane ride

Preparing for a plane ride

Kaitlyn Ryan, Student Life Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Student Life

With spring break fast approaching, students are scrambling to make last minute preparations for their vacations. This is a compilation of plane travel tips that have been tested by Pleasant Valley students and staff. There is plenty of preparation to do beforehand that makes the trip less stressful....

Chapter 61: Zach Ngo

Chapter 61: Zach Ngo

Bri Brauner, Social Media Manager

March 8, 2019


Filed under 2018-2019: Everyone has a story

Sophomore Zach Ngo is usually out on the football field or working at Pita Pit. While he spends a lot of time at these activities, there is so much more about Ngo that most people don’t know. In the fall, one can find Ngo out on the football field playing on the sophomore football team. Ngo would...

Crime endangers PV senior trip

Crime endangers PV senior trip

Varun Vedula, Feature Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Although spring break should be a time for students to relax, crime could potentially threaten seniors on their trip to Cabo. Many seniors are unaware of the dangers that lie ahead on this eagerly awaited senior trip. This year, 27 seniors are headed to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to celebrate their last...

Chapter 60: Abby Roth

Chapter 60: Abby Roth

Nathan Wong, Opinion Section Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under 2018-2019: Everyone has a story, Student Life

From skiing to aspirations in law, there is an endless amount of things to know about senior Abby Roth. Roth was born in New Jersey, but only lived there for one year. She and her family moved to Utah where they would live for eight years. Roth moved once more, ending up in Iowa, joining the Pleasant...

The many methods of selecting a roommate: is there a “right way”?

The many methods of selecting a roommate: is there a “right way”?

Sarah Danielson, Copy Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Student Life

The search for the perfect college roommate can bring much stress. Worries about how to find the “right roommate” cloud students’ minds, often bringing the fear of making the wrong decision or presenting themselves negatively. However, more than one formula can bring about a roommate that fits...

Plant based diet power

Plant based diet power

Alyssa Paulson, Photo Manager

March 4, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Plant based diets are on the rise; many students are not only going vegetarian or vegan, but convincing their friends and family members to do the same. Students give many reasons for switching to a plant based diet. A love of animals and the environment are both large factors in driving this dietar...

Learning the terms within the LGBTQIA+ community

Learning the terms within the LGBTQIA+ community

Trinity Malmen, Staff Contributer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Student Life

The LGBTQIA+ community has grown tremendously in the Pleasant Valley district throughout the years. With the increasing number of students that are recognized members of the LGBTQIA+ community, many do not know or understand the different identities and sexualities which exist within the community. Senior...

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