A Project for Better Journalism chapter


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 […]

Clinton supporters fail to recognize campaign’s failures

December 16, 2016 5:09pm | Ash Laparra

With the 2016 election behind us and Donald Trump emergent as the President-elect , Hillary Clinton and her supporters have changed the narrative to one of a victim, despite the media, wall street and every other opportunity backing her campaign. While many argue that Clinton […]

Fantastic Beasts brings magic back to the screen

December 16, 2016 5:02pm | Vincent Rendon

A casino can pride itself on booking a good magic act, someone like David Blaine who can astound and captivate an unsuspecting audience. Magic, as a form of entertainment, has always been about making an audience’s jaw drop and filling their captive minds with wonder […]

Ramirez shows American Dream is still a reality

December 16, 2016 4:47pm | Ruben Oesterling

In 1987, Spring Valley’s math teacher Jose Israel Ramirez-Gamez was a sixteen year old boy who had big dreams in the city of Morelia, Mexico. He envisioned himself becoming something more than his family could imagine. So packing his bags, Mr. Ramirez said goodbye to […]

Gaming club levels up

October 25, 2016 2:20pm | Lorena Beltran

  After school each Friday, the peaceful library, is taken over by more than 80 excited gamers ready to battle it out through digital warfare. From 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. the once quiet space is filled with waves upon waves of pandemonic students, prepared to […]

CCSD has moral obligation to serve healthy lunch

October 25, 2016 2:19pm | Ashlend Laparra

Many say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what about lunch? For many teenagers across the country lunch may be their only meal. Accord- ing to the No Kid Hungry official website 17.2 mil- lion families live in food insecure households. […]

Taking on a global perspective

October 24, 2016 6:41pm | Zachariah Oliver

Spring Valley’s transition into an International Baccalaureate (IB) school has opened the eyes of students and teachers on a global scale since its inception this year. The original purpose of the IB program was to create a high school diploma that would be recognized for […]

Unfair advantage should eliminate Bishop Gorman from D4A competition

October 24, 2016 6:40pm | Staff Editorial

  For the first time in four years, Spring Valley High School athletics are competing in the top division in Nevada, now known as D4A. In this higher division, the Grizzlies will take on many elite teams including powerhouse Bishop Gorman, known for dominating against […]

Mr. Harmon fights blind stereotypes

October 18, 2016 7:10pm | Ruben Oesterling

Mr. William Harmon has been teaching World History at Spring Valley High School for 10 years. Every day Harmon sits at the front of the room to take attendance before he launches into the daily notes. Though his class might look like a typical one […]