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Spartan Shield

The student news site of Pleasant Valley High School

Spartan Shield

The student news site of Pleasant Valley High School

Spartan Shield

Laura Chen

Laura Chen, Feature Editor

Laura Chen is a junior at Pleasant Valley High School and currently serves as the Feature Editor for the Spartan Shield. Outside of journalism, she enjoys her AP 3D Art and photography classes as well as Calculus III. At PV, Laura is the co-president of Ceramics Club, leads Book Club, and is involved in numerous other activities, including Math Club, Women in STEM, and girl’s tennis. Alongside her school activities, she plays the piano and plays the cello in the Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra. She also works as a hostess and waitress at Red Lantern. In her free time, Laura loves reading and listening to books and can be found at the Bettendorf Public Library, perusing the graphic novels or spending time in the Creation Studio. Her other pastimes include watching reality TV and keeping up with international soccer. Laura is excited to write for the Shield and collaborate with the other staff members!



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Graphic novels are a fun, easy-to-read form of storytelling. Available at school and public libraries, they are great option for prolific and reluctant readers alike.

6 quick-read graphic novels

Laura Chen, Feature Editor
November 28, 2023
High school math often requires extra study. Scott Community Colleges Calculus III recommends the resource Mathispower4u for helpful videos.

Top 6 math study resources

Laura Chen, Feature Editor
November 28, 2023
During National Banned Books Week, the Bettendorf Public Library provides information and activities to increase banned book advocacy.

Best Banned Books

Laura Chen, Feature Editor
October 16, 2023
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