A Nation of Fire and Fury

Kyle Ahn, Writer

December 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The news coverage, the lies, the name-calling, the anger; the schoolyard that is America has a bunch of whiny children running this country with a leader that encourages belligerence. Division and polarization have hijacked our ...

Why My Vote Matters

Nikolas Tempereau, Opinion Editor

December 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In a rapidly evolving world and country, governments are playing a larger and larger role in the development of the future. Government is to regulate technology, as it advances and populations rise; the risk of disunity and pandam...

The Impact of National Honors Societies

Lauren Jai, Features Editor

December 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

With countless honor societies at PV High, most students are involved in at least one. Given that many students join these specialized honor societies, one has to wonder what the purpose of these are and why students join these...

A Letter From the Editors: The Need for Health Class in High School

Phoebe Lai and Jamie Doo

December 3, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

While AP and honors courses are the priorities of a many students’ schedules, there is one class often left neglected and forgotten: health. Ignored, or not seen as an important subject, health class in high school is ov...

Affirmative Action Needs to Be Looked at Closely

Noah Whang, Sports Editor

December 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Affirmative action was introduced in 1961 to balance the opportunities that rising American citizens had. During such a time of turmoil in America’s Civil Rights Movement, the law passed seemed logical and fair. Typically dis...

Insta Scam

Sara Liu, Writer

October 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Instagram has captured the attention of over a billion monthly users, not only feeding personal images but also creating a viable platform for mass advertising.   Their existence has created a problem for the everyday consumer,...

The Swamp Drowning in its Own Mess

Kyle Ahn, Writer

October 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

We are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event on Earth. The global climate has been drastically changed due to human-induced carbon emissions. The average temperature of the planet is continuously rising and will eventually kill...

Easy Ethical Consumerism

Noah Whang, Sports Editor

October 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In our modern society, access to resources such as food and utilities have become much easier to attain. It’s commonplace for people to gravitate towards products that are the cheapest, but a new form of consumerism has deve...

A Letter From the Editors

Phoebe Lai and Jamie Doo

October 22, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate hearing make one thing clear: even the smallest incident can leave a mark. Whether we like it or not, our performance in high school can have a significant influence o...

The Unseen Costs of Applying to College

Ivan Barron, Writer

October 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

People usually think of dorms, tuition, and meal plans as the only costs that are associated with going through (or surviving) four years at a decent college or university. A major problem that is currently flying under the radar in the ...

Tides Turn in the Trade War

Nikolas Tempereau, Opinion Editor

October 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The last trade war was fought over bananas ending in 2009. But recently, a new trade war has emerged between the world’s two largest economies: the United States and China. Both sides have placed massive protective tariffs on an array of...

Students Should Be Allowed Their Phones in Classrooms

John Kim, Writer

October 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Cell phones have undoubtedly been incorporated into our daily lives as an essential device. Recently however, there has been a movement to undo this trend: the French government has instituted a ban that would prevent student ...

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