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Sarah Chen

Sarah Chen, Copy Editor

Sarah Chen is currently a senior at Pleasant Valley and serves as a Copy Editor for the Spartan Shield. At the high school, Sarah is involved in clubs including A Positive Place, Environmental Club, and PV Pals. She also helps run the PV Book Club which won the 2022 East Iowa Regional Battle of the Books. Sarah has participated on the swim team throughout her fours years and recently joined the bowling team her junior year. When Sarah is not in school, she can be found at the Bettendorf Public Library where she takes part in the Teen Leadership Committee that oversees youth activities. She also works as a waitress at Red Lantern. In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading from her favorite authors Fredrik Backman, Gene Luen Yang, and Rick Riordan; listening to Bon Iver; and watching movies. This is Sarah’s first year working on the Spartan Shield and she looks forward to becoming a stronger writer.


All content by Sarah Chen
 Brazilian soccer star Pelé’s lifelong impact can be seen all around the world, with his death affecting many soccer players and fans.

The eternal legacy of Pelé

Sarah Chen, copy editor
January 10, 2023
Students from PV, North Scott, and Bettendorf work together on the tail cone of the RV-12 with assistance from EAA mentors.

PNB Aviation Club Feature

Sarah Chen, Copy Editor
January 3, 2023
Senior Leila Assadi, a long time Taylor Swift fan, scrolls on Swift’s website looking at the prices of the new holiday collection.

Capitalism (taylor’s version)

Sarah Chen, Copy Editor
November 23, 2022
Customers can spend hundreds of dollars on big lotteries very well knowing that their chances of winning are close to zero, which is the goal of the marketing campaign.

Lottery tickets: Selling false hope

Sarah Chen, Copy editor
November 17, 2022
An increasing number of underclassmen are finding themselves in higher level math courses at PV.

The acceleration of PV academics

Sarah Chen, Copy Editor
October 4, 2022
The casting of Halle Bailey in the new Little Mermaid (2023) has been consumed by controversy with disproval of the racial portrayal of Ariel.

The role of race in casting

Sarah Chen, Copy Editor
September 19, 2022
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