Pioneer Valley HS

October 16, 2017

Issue 41, Vol. 3

Sports: 

           
Mon    16-Oct    2:30    G Golf vs RHS (Black Lake)
            
Tues    17-Oct    4/5/6    FR/JV/V vs Arroyo Grande           
Tues    17-Oct    3:30    G V Tennnis @ Atascadero           
Tues    17-Oct    3:30    G JV Tennnis vs Atascadero           
Tues    17-Oct    4:30    B W Polo vs Righetti
            
Wed    18-Oct    11:30    G Golf League Finals @ Chalk Mtn
            
Thurs    19-Oct    4/5/6    FR/JV/V Vball @ Atascadero           
Thurs    19-Oct    4:30    B W Polo vs Righetti (Novice)           
Thurs    19-Oct    3:30    G V Tennis @ Righetti           
Thurs    19-Oct    3:30    G JV Tennis vs Righetti           
Thurs    19-Oct    5:00    FR Fball vs Paso Robles
            
Fri    20-Oct    4:00    JV Fball vs Cabrillo           
Fri    20-Oct    7:00    V Fball vs Cabrillo           
Fri    20-Oct    TBD    Xcountry @ Clovis Invite
            
Sat    21-Oct    TBD    JV Leageu Wpolo Tournament @ PVHS

Sports & Activities

Activities:

Monday, October 16

Key Club - lunch - library

 

Tuesday, October 17

 PV Smash - Lunch - Room 611

BSU - lunch - Room 603

 

 Wednesday, October 18

 FCA - lunch - Room 555

GLO Club - lunch - Room 551/552

Club Salsa Caliente - Lunch - Room 603

Homecoming skit dress rehearsal - 6 pm - gym

 

 Thursday, October 19

Center Stage - lunch - Room 202

FCCLA - lunch - Room 5313

Health and Wellness Club - lunch - Room 605

Homecoming Queen Practice - 6 pm - Room 508

 

 Friday, October 20

Homecoming Rally Schedule - 4th period - gym

 

Saturday, October 21

Homecoming Dance - 8 pm - 10:30 pm - gym

Lefties

Scissors, bumping elbows, binders, and writing residue are all nightmares of a left-handed person. They've dealt with controversy surrounding them throughout the past decades, from being frowned upon to being forced to switch hands. Making up 10% of the population, lefties are constantly associated with negative connotations, with bad luck written all over them.

 

Especially after multiple studies concluded that lefties die younger than righties.

 

A shocking study done by Pew Research Center revealed that left-handed women tend to die 6 years younger than right handed women. While other women get to live up to 68 years of age, the lefties typically only live to 62 years old. But it is far worse for men. Right handed men tend to live eleven years longer than left handed men. However, lefties, don’t be alarmed.

                                               - Karen Gonzalez

“This doesn’t scare me, and I think it’s a result of left handers trying to use tools and things that are meant for right handers,” said Kelly Davis, 9th grade English teacher.

 

 

But in this predominantly right-handed world, lefties are seen as superior in creativity and have an advantage when it comes to sports. Southpaws are often dubbed as more intelligent as well. But one thing a lot of experts can conclude is that left-handed people truly do have the upper hand in sports, especially in sports that are one-on-one such as tennis, boxing and facing a pitcher in baseball. But it’s not like that with every leftie.

“Sports are really difficult for me because you’re supposed use the hand you write with, but I can never do it with my left hand. I always have to use my right hand,” said Victoria Lopez, freshman.

 

Research has also shown that being left handed can start at a very early stage in life - in the womb, in fact. A baby’s subsequent birth position and kinds of fertility drugs used before pregnancy can affect a child’s dominant hand. Genetics are also, a reason.  If both parents are left handed, the chances of a left-handed child increase by 25%. Overall, lefties were destined to live complicated lives since the womb. Lefties are also correlated with birth complications and lower birth weights as well as higher chance of diseases.

But even after all this information, Andrew Tinoco, freshman, lamented, “When you’re sitting at a desk and the person next to you writes with their right hand then you have that awkward fight for space.” That, to him, is the worst and most difficult part of being left handed.

 

None of this information should alarm you or pressure you to switch hands if you are left handed. If anything, you’re special in a way.

 

For those lefties out there, remember the odds are in your favor and don’t forget to raise your right - I mean correct - hand for international left handers day August 13.

Knights Fend off Panthers

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-Andrea Meza & Savannah Garcia

Homecoming Finalists Announced

-Jacklyn Cruz & Lizette Ramirez

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At the HOCO Raally Friday the following finalists were introduced:

Homecoming King

Joseph Ryn Barero

Daniel Geiger

Michael Lainez

Issac Ortega

Jordan Vasquez

 

Homecoming Queen

Alina Davila

Ashley Gutierrez

Coryn Nodal

Valeria Ornelas

Laisa Ruiz

Denise Velasco

Homecoming tickets are on sale now in the business office. You must first check the No-Go-List,and if you are bringing someone from another school you must complete a guest permission slip, all this information is in the library. The tickets will be $15 from October 9-13, and $20 from October 16. If you are ecstatic to have pictures taken of you at Homecoming then bring $5 for a 5x7 or $10 for combination and group pictures! 

Would You Take a Knee? Survey Results In:

-Diana Valenzuela Garcia

This past Tuesday we ran a survey asking our readers if they would take a knee during the National Anthem. The results are in: 63% of respondents said "yes" and 37 % said "no".

Football players have been kneeling in protest of police brutality and some people find it disrespectful towards the flag and the military. But the U.S army football team all took a knee in unity. So, will our panthers take a knee during the National Anthem or the pledge? Everyone has their own opinions on certain things, but do they really know what they are doing or what they are believing in? I believe that there have been many inequalities in this world that if everyone got together and joined arms just like the professional football players did it would be a way to show that we do care and we are united. This is a way to show that no one in this world would be taken down for doing what they believe in they are in their liberty to express what they think.

 

"Everyone has freedom of emotion and can do what they please. Many see this as a form of disrespect but in reality, it's not a form of disrespect it’s a way to show you don’t like what's going on in the world in my opinion and my beliefs I will kneel during the pledge or the national anthem." -Diana

"Yes, I would take a knee during the National Anthem because it's a way to show that I support those who are kneeling for a certain reason. If I could I would kneel at school or not stand at any football game or the rally during the pledge. This is a way to show that we respect the flag but we will do not stand for various reasons" -Isaac (11)

"No, I wouldn’t take a knee because I don’t know what it means and I respect everyone and everything so I get it in return." -Edgar Zacarias (11)

Q: If any of our football players or students took a knee during the National Anthem or pledge during a football game or a rally would they get disciplined? Why or why not? (Mrs. Herrera) (Mr. Dickenson)

"No they will not get disciplined, I feel like our job in high school is to make sure that you kids are getting informed and are making educated decisions. I feel like as young people part of growing up is learning. What kind of things do you care about or what kind of things do you feel like you believe in? That’s part of growing up. I want the school to be a place where you're able to learn about things and to really know why you're making certain decisions. So, no one would get disciplined" -Principle Herrera

"In high school they are not going to be disciplined, I think that the expectation is for students to be respectful during the pledge and the National Anthem. But, religious beliefs or personal statements if they were to kneel they are not going to be disciplined from a school stand point. I think that the biggest thing from a school stand point is to have a discussion of how they're feeling and why. I think there are ways for students and athletes to make a statement that doesn’t have to be in a dishonoring or disrespectful way. You’ve seen the professional athletes now most of them are just joining arms but being respectful by standing. And the joining of the arms is kind of showing a respect for the flag, the country, and the principles but yet show solidarity that hey we want to bring attention to the fact that we want kind of a reflection upon these practices. -Vice Principle Dickinson

"I don’t think I would kneel whenever the pledge or the National Anthem would play. I feel like it’s a form of disrespect. It's also disrespectful towards the veterans that fought for us. I wouldn’t disrespect the flag like that. I respect other people's discussions but they have the right. They are in their freedom of speech and freedom of expression" Maria Balderas (11t)