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Valedictorians reach top together

May 2, 2017 4:08pm | Landom Pham

As the school year wraps up, seniors Nini Tran and Angelica Garcia are eagerly waiting to be announced as the 2017 Valedictorians. Although Garcia and Tran didn’t set out to become valedictorians as freshmen, they took on the challenge during sophomore year. Both seniors meet […]

Diagnosis: Senioritis

May 2, 2017 4:01pm | Zachariah Oliver, Bianca Garcia

Senioritis: a disease that can only be cured by graduation. The symptoms vary from lethargy, coming to school in PJ’s, not studying anymore, having repeated absences, and being dismissive. Ever year, senior year proves to be the most difficult for students in terms of attendance, […]

Drake’s new playlist “More Life” offers varied blend of music

March 29, 2017 7:46pm | Vincent Rendon

Drake’s latest project More Life begs the question: who exactly is Drake? Because of its designation as a playlist as opposed to an album, More Life gives Drake an avenue to dip into multiple styles and sounds without worrying about a message or theme to […]

Las Vegas gets first NFL teams, second professional

March 28, 2017 7:43pm | Amai Mims

The city of Las Vegas now has their first professional football team after The Oakland Raiders made the move to be the Las Vegas Raiders. With the well known California city refusing to pay for a new arena, Las Vegas has stepped up to the […]

Teens Find New Ways to Exercise Their Right to do Nothing

March 23, 2017 6:59pm | Vincent Rendon

Amongst the smoldering ruins of democracy and the endless ideological back and forth between generations, American teens find themselves at a crossroad: should they stand up and make a difference for themselves and their community, or start the next season of Teen Wolf? A tough […]

#IHateMyLife: Teens look to self-depreciation, memes to communicate amongst friends

March 7, 2017 6:43pm | Zachariah Oliver, Vincent Rendon

“I hate my life,” said Generation Z. The sentiment is common among teenagers who have used sarcasm and irony to express themselves through what is now considered socially acceptable self-depreciation. The trend, which started online and has made its way into daily conversations, is one […]

Mrs. Strong overcomes adversity with hard work

March 7, 2017 6:38pm | Angelica Marroquin, Landon Pham

As a longtime teacher,  Angelica Strong knows how easy it is for students to feel helpless. But what students often forget is that teachers have had their own struggles too, and can often sympathize more than they’d expect. Mrs. Strong is one of many teachers […]

LGBT+ students struggle for acceptance

March 7, 2017 6:36pm | Andrew Mendez

*Last names have been redacted in compliance with Clark County School District policy. Noa, a Spring Valley freshman who identifies as transgender, used to live with the horrid reality that many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT+) students live with today. Noa was belittled and […]

A new kind of test: Drug testing may be coming to SV

December 16, 2016 5:15pm | Zach Oliver

A new type of test may be coming to Spring Valley High School if administrators make good on thier conversation about implementing random drug testing. The new policy, which administrators say will take at least a year to develop and get approved, would allow Spring […]

Concussion awareness grows among athletes

December 16, 2016 5:15pm | Amai Mims

It was the third quarter of an intensifying game against the Bonanza Bengals when offensive lineman Jovanny Granados collided with his opponent and his head crashed to the ground. Granados was immediately carried off the field, because he was feeling dizzy and nauseous. “I started […]