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Maddy Licea
Maddy Licea, captain of the Sparkles cheerleading team and member of Pleasant Valley’s successful tennis team, also spends her time modeling for the popular Moxie Design photography company to express her love of fashion. Licea loves politics and is a proud liberal and feminist and is not afraid to speak and advocate for what she believes in. She also loves pop-culture and of course her dogs Rizzo and Gunner. After high school, Licea will attend George Washington University in DC where she will pursue her passion for English by studying political communication and lobby for people with disabilities while pursuing a law degree. Throughout her college experience, she will continue to exercise, cool off with her iced coffee, and volunteer her time to help others. For her senior year at Pleasant Valley, Licea will be Editor-in-Chief for the Spartan Shield Online and Business Manager for the print Spartan Shield.

Maddy Licea, Editor in Chief

Feb 10, 2020
Pelosi: Statesmen or showmen behavior? (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
Upperclassmen advantages: Getting a head start on college (Media)
Feb 02, 2020
REVIEW: The romanticism of a cold blooded killer in Netflix’s new series, “Killer inside: The mind of Aaron Hernandez” (Story)
Jan 10, 2020
Seasonal depression during the winter (Story)
Dec 28, 2019
A day never forgotten (Story)
Dec 15, 2019
Looking beyond disabilities: A teacher’s inclusive efforts receive recognition (Story/Media)
Dec 12, 2019
For the girls: gift ideas for friends (Story/Media)
Dec 06, 2019
The presidency is for sale (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
Why is your AK-47 in my lecture? (Story/Media)
Nov 22, 2019
Judge Cady: A legacy honored by the state of Iowa (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
An honorable path: PV seniors prepare for a future in the military (Media)
Nov 19, 2019
For the girls: your friends should make you feel like the hottest girl out there (Story)
Nov 18, 2019
The social media outburst of “ok, boomer” (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
When an Insta-fight turns physical: The implications of PV’s altercation (Story/Media)
Nov 11, 2019
If he can do it, why can’t she… (Story/Media)
Nov 04, 2019
Suppression on the basis of…sexual orientation (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
Seeing the glass half full (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Culture Over Coffee, Episode #16: Democratic Candidates (Story)
Oct 23, 2019
Culture Over Coffee, Episode #13: The October Debate (Story)
Oct 21, 2019
Warning: Warren is here to stay (Story)
Oct 17, 2019
Calm down, grammarians (Media)
Oct 15, 2019
How cover ups led to financial turmoil (Story/Media)
Oct 14, 2019
Leave your bible at home (Story/Media)
Oct 02, 2019
Left or Right: The importance of an opinion (Story)
Sep 26, 2019
What underclassmen should know about resume building (Story/Media)
Sep 21, 2019
Dancing with the Studs helps kick off the Student Hunger Drive at PV (Story)
Sep 20, 2019
A debate recap (Story/Media)
Sep 16, 2019
Democrats cannot have it all (Story/Media)
Sep 11, 2019
Taking things day-by-day (Story)
Sep 09, 2019
The unrealistic extra costs of veganism (Story)
Jan 11, 2019
Toxic Masculinity: Why boys are becoming more violent (Story)
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