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Graduation parties happening despite the COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the reopening of Iowa, many seniors are excited to be able to plan their graduation parties once again.

Lena Ahrens, Social Media Manager

May 25, 2020

Due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, states all across the U.S. have been on a ‘stay at home’ basis. Businesses, facilities, sporting events, schools and graduations have either been postponed or cancelled all together. Within the month of May, many states have started to reopen. Gradually in the...

Community coming together despite COVID-19

Alleman seniors Alicia Casas and Roberto Torres were in a car crash a few weeks ago. Since then Alleman’s community has come together to support them despite COVID-19

Maggie Peterson, Business Manager

May 25, 2020

Alleman’s community was shaken last week when two seniors were involved in a car crash and had to be airlifted to Iowa City. But even during a pandemic, the community came together.  Immediately following the news of the accident tributes were being posted on social media by close friends and family...

Fishing tournament used to combat Covid-19

Junior Michael Vanderschaaf holding Drum fish he caught

Jack Young, Photo Manager

May 24, 2020

With quarantine making it harder to hang out with your friends and have fun, a group of PVHS students decided to create a fishing tournament to combat this odd time.  The idea originated last year when Junior Seth Clausen and Sophomore Drew Micek wanted to have a fishing tournament and it was a ...

Quarantine Is Preparing Seniors For The Next Chapter

Students are beginning to create checklists to get ready for college.

Ilah Perez-Johnson, Sports Editor

May 22, 2020

After Governor Kim Reynolds announced the closure of schools in Iowa, the class of 2020 is left heartbroken. Seniors are going to have to finish the rest of the best year of their life at home, away from friends and teachers.  However, while this time is very upsetting, many Pleasant Valley students are s...

COVID-19 causes concern for students looking for summer jobs

Senior Emma Meade and the rest of staff at Camp Shalom sing to the campers.

Ellie Scranton, Student Life Editor

May 18, 2020

The summer is a time for high school students to begin making money and preparing for adulthood. However, COVID-19 brings uncertainty to many students as their chance for  a summer job is questioned or changed completely.  As the state opens up in the next week, restaurants, coffee shops, and gyms will r...

Seniors won’t let coronavirus stop their last dance

Students pose for prom pictures on May 5, 2019.

TJ Brown, Copy Editor

May 18, 2020

Events have been cancelled across the state, including ones often seen as milestones in high school. Sports, graduation, senior prom and more have either been suspended indefinitely or completely scrapped. However, many students are set on having some semblance of a normal senior year. This has taken ...

Six Foot Celebration: Graduation parties in COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, graduation parties are at risk of cancellation.

Anton Dahm, Copy Editor

May 15, 2020

Graduation parties have created some of the fondest memories for departing seniors in the past. As a way to formally bid farewell to classmates, these parties help seniors move onto their post-secondary lives. But, with the novel coronavirus pandemic and social distancing, many characteristics of graduat...

How the coronavirus has messed with students’ circadian rhythms

Students finding it harder to be on a

Blake Sherman, Photo Manager

May 11, 2020

With the coronavirus sweeping the globe and students staying home for the quarantine period with students have developed new sleep schedules and waking times. There are many bad things to be reporting about the world right now, including deaths, and new cases of the coronavirus. However, there see...

Birthdays in quarantine: Birthday parades become the new normal

Sophomores Jayne Abraham and Claire Horsfield during sophomore Hannah Harrison’s birthday parade.

Sunny Wolfe, Copy Editor

May 11, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, gatherings of more than ten people are not permitted. For many, birthdays are up in the air. People don’t know how to celebrate while following CDC guidelines. As a result, friends and family are turning to drive-by birthday parades to try and make those with birt...

Entrepreneur from home: Students make masks for the greater good

Sophomore Sidney Brockmann poses in a mask she made at home.

Preksha Kedilaya, News Editor

May 4, 2020

Amidst the pandemic, students are finding unique ways to give back to their community while staying safe. Some students have picked up old hobbies like sewing.  Sophomore Sidney Brockmann has not sewn in years, but seeing others use their sewing skills to make masks on television inspired her to do...

Celebrate accordingly

Senior Grace Halupnik receives a birthday car parade set up by her friends on her special day.

Regan Denny, PV Only Editor

May 4, 2020

This time of self quarantining makes it seem as though the world has completely stopped. Time, however, has not stopped. People are still aging and major life events are still occurring. Plenty of birthdays are passing during this time of quarantine and social distancing. This global pandemic has not...

Quarantine proms: Replacing a once lost memory

Seniors (left to right) Lena Ahrens, Clare Basala, Morgan Ramirez and Caroline Young pose for a picture before they attend their quarantine prom.

Morgan Ramirez, Photo Manager

April 27, 2020

From the classes the students take, the sporting events people watch, the friends many people make, and the dances a lot of students go to, being a high schooler is full of many life changing experiences. Prom is something every high school student looks forward to. They’re finally an upperclassm...

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