Pioneer Valley HS

November 7, 2017

Issue 57, Vol. 3

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Sports & Activities

Activities:

 

Tuesday, November 7

 PV Smash - Lunch - Room 611

BSU - lunch - Room 603

 

 Wednesday, November 8

 FCA - lunch - Room 555

GLO Club - lunch - Room 551/552

Club Salsa Caliente - Lunch - Room 603

 

  Thursday, November 9

Center Stage - lunch - Room 202

FCCLA - lunch - Room 5313

Health and Wellness Club - lunch - Room 605

School of Rock - PAC - 7 pm

 

Friday, November 10

NO SCHOOL - VETERAN'S DAY HOLIDAY

School of Rock - PAC - 7 pm

 

Saturday, November 11

School of Rock - PAC - 7 pm

Logic's 1-800 Reviewed

-Daniel Medina

Logic’s 1800 song is inspiring fans and listeners with his lyrics discussing suicide.

 

Logic’s title for his song, “1-800-273-8255”, is the number for the worldwide suicide prevention hotline. The single caused the hotline to have their highest amount of calls to date. The song is on track to hit no. 1 on Billboard Hip-Hop/R&B charts. It features guest artists Alessia Cara and Khalid.

 

Logic’s lyrics start off with him feeling out of place in life. “It feels like my life ain’t mine,” he says. The chorus is supposed to be a caller for the hotline stating he doesn’t want to live. “I just wanna die today,” he whispers. Alessia’s role in the song is as a suicide prevention worker from the hotline. She explains how he has plenty to live for, to try “seeing light in the darkest things,” she sings. Khalid’s ending verse is the caller coming to terms with the world. “I finally wanna be alive,” he says.

The beat of the song is dramatic and emotional. It perfectly complements the lyrics message. It lets the song be more emotional and heart feelt, allowing you to fully appreciate everything the song has to offer.

 

Logic’s 1-800 has a meaningful message with which everyone can relate a little. The song is on his album EVERYBODY is one of the best songs it has to offer.

Logic

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Single cover

Behind the Scenes of PV's School of Rock, Part 1

-Alasaundra Silva

School of Rock is a huge production and has a lot of people working on it. Here are some of the people making it all happen:

 

Q: What's it like being a part of School of Rock?

Any stories?

A: "I really like it. It's a lot of work but it's fun. I like bonding with cast members and crew members. We have our own little prayer circle in the hallway and it's beautiful because not all of us are religious and stuff. I won't name names but some in the back yell 'HAIL SATAN' and we all just crack up. I joined really late and I'm one of the only freshman so I feel like hot stuff. Daniel Geiger, Alina, Jana, and Joy are my favorite people. I love Joy and Charlotte so much. I love befriending people who are older than me because they're like my mom. Cleo is great. Daniel Geiger is amazing. I like dressing people. Jovany is also really great." -Navy Sims (9) 

Q: What's it like being a part of the cast? Any stories?

A: "It's amazing. Each day is a new experience. I love each and every person on the cast. I try to get as close as I can to each and every one of them. During the Gala show in one of the scenes one of the characters had to wear a turkey head and I had to hit off the head with a prop axe. I hit a little too hard and broke the hat on stage in front of the audience. They found it funny and we we're trying not to laugh because it wasn't supposed to happen. It was great." -Briana Ramos (10)

Q: What's it like being a part of the cast?  What's it like preforming in the theater?

A: " It's cool because we all come different cliques. It's really different because I've never performed in a theater like this. It's really cool because we've never had something like this at our school. It's really fun to be a part of something that is going to be part of history. I think what's funny is that I have to make a duckface the whole time because it's my signature face for my character." -Kayla Alarcon (12)

Q: What do you do on set? What's it like being a part of a big cast? What have you learned from being a part of the show?

A: "I'm the lead guitarist in No Vacancy, the father of one of the students, and a biker. It's surprising to me because this is my first show.  There's a lot to do in a big cast and there's more work to be done in my opinion. It's kind of stressful but really motivating. When I came in there were a lot of people I did not like in here but the show has brought everyone closer together. I've learned that just talking to people can bring people closer." -Carlos Concreran (10)

Q: How does it feel being a part of the cast even though you've graduated? Any stories?

A: "It feels like I didn't even graduate. Well it feels great because I still get to see my friends and everybody. I still feel a part of the family and I don't feel left out just because I don’t go here anymore. It's my last show and I'm enjoying it as much as I can. I play a 12-year-old kid and I'm 18. People always say 'WHAT YOU'RE 18? YOU'RE GRADUATED? I DON’T BELIEVE IT. ' I look younger than most of the kids in the kids cast and I'm the oldest. So yep I'm the joke." - Jana Villena

PUBLIC PAPA

growing in the

roots of a tree

with bark as

scales or the

eyelids that cover

the sap filled

bags of milk

we carry in

our branch,

twig, and

cotton craters.

we occupy

the trees

of Niger in

hopes of

economic

uprising, we

occupy with

froth loving

hound dogs and

racism,

we occupy

with ethnocentrism

and a mindset of a

50-year-old white

man from Tuscan,

we occupy with

the fervor

of Olympians

to run in all

directions

catching any

dark skin we can

find, putting a

spear to their back

to claim

the soil was native

to our heels.

we flush worldly

matter down

an unclean

water pipe

into the seas,

manifested

with pounds of

oil.

all of the sudden,

the united states

and imperialism sound

more like a couple

than cousins. 

-Zander Moreno

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