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Taylor English
Taylor English is a senior at Pleasant Valley who in addition to having been a diligent student throughout her time at Pleasant Valley, has also been involved in the band as an alto saxophone and spent much of her time rowing for the Y Quad City Rowing Team. Her long-time membership of this championship-winning crew has given her the opportunity to travel around the world for competitions. Similar to her Older Brother Justin who rows at Georgetown, Taylor plans to continue rowing in college as it gives her the chance to “challenge herself and compete”. In her free time, you may catch her painting or getting coffee with friends. Taylor is looking forward to her senior year and the chance to contribute to the running of the online Spartan Shield as a copy editor.

Taylor English, Copy Editor

Jan 14, 2020
Voices of the Valley, Episode #13: PV Science Bowl Team (Story)
Jan 14, 2020
It is time to protect undocumented workers (Story)
Dec 21, 2019
Female athlete of the week: Ilah Perez-Johnson (Story)
Dec 09, 2019
Supreme Court case should not use Second Amendment as basis to repeal gun legislation (Story)
Dec 09, 2019
The right to bare arms from two perspectives (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
Popular food chain has changed its choice of charity after years of backlash (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
An honorable path: PV seniors prepare for a future in the military (Story)
Nov 13, 2019
Fast fashion: why should I care? (Story/Media)
Nov 06, 2019
The reaction to a celebrity friendship showcases the overly-polarized state of society (Story/Media)
Oct 30, 2019
Pleasant Valley’s new award draws attention to dedication of Ian Spangenberg and other teachers (Story/Media)
Oct 24, 2019
Road to the Olympics (Story/Media)
Oct 24, 2019
The Shield Shows You: How to use an indoor rowing machine (Story/Media)
Oct 23, 2019
2019-2020: Everyone Has a Story (Story)
Oct 23, 2019
A shift towards environmental vegetarianism (Story)
Oct 14, 2019
Pleasant Valley band goes through its annual ability-based division for concert band season (Story)
Oct 14, 2019
Improv night raises money and spirits (Story/Media)
Oct 08, 2019
Local rowing club has successful race weekend (Story)
Oct 07, 2019
Students must find political independence for the 2020 election (Story)
Oct 07, 2019
Friends celebrates 25 years of relevancy (Story)
Oct 02, 2019
Fearing the dark: A women’s issue (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
Writing club provides encouraging environment for students (Story/Media)
Sep 23, 2019
All state: the process behind the pictures (Story/Media)
Sep 17, 2019
Balancing Activities and School for Underclassmen (Story)
Sep 16, 2019
Bettendorf construction reshapes district (Story/Media)
Sep 10, 2019
Community awaits arrest in gas station shooting (Story/Media)
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Taylor English