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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

Tommy Glennon

Tommy Glennon, Copy Editor

Tommy Glennon is a Copy Editor for the Spartan Shield. As a first-year contributor, they are thrilled to be working with such a talented staff. A member of numerous extracurriculars, Tommy keeps busy by singing with the Chamber Choir and jazz choirs, an activity they have participated in for all of high school. Additionally, they have sung with both the QCSO and Iowa All-State Chorus. Tommy is also a member of A Positive Place club, a safe space to discuss difficult issues plaguing the school. Outside of school, they enjoy working with technology, gardening, listening to Taylor Swift, and working out. They’re ecstatic to be writing for such a distinguished journalistic outlet!

 

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Pleasant Valley touts excellence in its motto, but minority students feel its anything but.

A Long Way from Excellence

Tommy Glennon, Copy Editor
March 31, 2023
Some local teens of the Quad Cities, like Rock Island Senior Grayson Phares, show their pride by participating in queer pride events like parades and festivals.

The plight of queer teens

Tommy Glennon, Copy editor
October 22, 2022
With increasing financial aid awards to middle-income students, applications become the only barrier between students and their top choice of colleges.

College bait

Tommy Glennon, Copy Editor
October 4, 2022
Addison Rae and Elvis Presley are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to white artists that claim and profit off of the work of Black people.

The theft of black art

Tommy Glennon, Copy Editor
September 26, 2022
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