Pioneer Valley HS
September 21, 2017
Issue 25, Vol. 3
Thurs 21-Sep 4:00 FR Fball @ Dos Pueblos
Thurs 21-Sep 3:30 G V Tennis vs Atascadero
Thurs 21-Sep 3:30 G JV Tennis @ Atascadero
Thurs 21-Sep 4/5/6 F/JV/V/ Vball @ Arroyo Grande
Thurs 21-Sep 2:30 G Golf @ Dairy Creek
Fri 22-Sep 4:00 JV Football vs SMHS
Fri 22-Sep 7:00 V Football vs SMHS
Fri-Sat Sept 22-23 TBA B Wpolo @ RHS Novice Tourney
Sat 23-Sep 9:00 Xcountry @ Atascadero
Sports & Activities
What Not to Wear Wednesday - Fashion Faux Pas
FCA - Lunch - Room 555
GLO Club - lunch - Room 614
Thursday, September 21
Athletes vs Mathletes - High School Musical Edition
UNICEF Club - lunch - Room 214
Club Salsa Caliente - Lunch - Room 603
Friday, September 22
Panther Pride Day
Panther Rally at lunch
Freshman Class President voting - at lunch in the amphitheater
Neflix Original Review Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones is a series that follows the story of your not so average “superhero” named Jessica Jones. Jessica has a very dark past and tries to forget about it by becoming a private investigator. Eventually, someone from her past who she thought was dead comes back to haunt her and now she has to do everything in her power or she might lose herself again.
Jessica Jones is not a normal superhero, she has one of the darkest past of any superhero, her parents were killed in an accident at a young age and then she became mind controlled. Overall, she is pretty messed up. I think Krysten Ritter did an amazing job at playing Jessica Jones, she portrayed the darkness and sarcasm of her character like no other. The majority of the series was amazing there was a lot of great actors and actresses that played their role so good you almost got lost in what you were watching. Jessica Jones is a TV series so sometimes there was filler information that really didn’t need to be there, but most of the time the show got back on track with the important information. For the little time that they had to tell the story, compared to other TV shows, they really gave a lot of information about Jessica Jones and her whole life. I think there was a character Luke that really didn’t need to be present in the story line because he was in and out of the series being her love interest and really played no pivotal role in the story. This was a great TV show that was different than any other TV show that I’ve seen, I would give it an 8.7 out of 10 because there was a lot of great acting and storytelling but there was a good amount of filler information.
IF you could have any superpower what would it be and why?
“I would like to teleport anywhere because if I ever wanted to go a certain place I could just snap my fingers and be there” –Nat Needham (10th)
“I would want super jumps so I could dunk in basketball and beat everybody because I am only 5’1”.”
–Jasmine Hernandez (11th)
“I would want to be invisible because if I wanted something I would be able to grab it without people looking at me weird” –Kearessa Gauna (12th)
“I would want to be telepathic so I could hear what other people are thinking about me.” –Shamar Arriola (9th)
“I want the ability to have super speed because I would be able to finish a lot of things fast and I could go anywhere.” –Shawn Delapena (11th)
These Spirited Panthers Can't Wait for Tomorrow!
It’s finally here! The load chants, fun times with friends, and those Friday night lights. As almost every panther can agree Friday nights are much better when you’re with your friends at the football stadium cheering for our Football players! Big games are coming up and everyone should come out and be a part of the fun! Our biggest game of the year is this Friday against Santa Maria, come out and be part of this great time! Also, there’s a dance right after the Varsity game!
“I am excited because I get to hang out with everyone and the games are fun and I like how we win most of the time, and it’s a fun place to go to” –Shania Lepe (12)
"Yes, but I don’t like playing football, but I like watching it. My favorite NFL team is the Cowboys” –Jorge Juarez (10)
"I am glad the season is finally here because it brings the family and it's very exciting to watch!" –Jorge Juarez (10)
"As everyone, I am glad it’s here because it's a fun environment and we get to hang out with our friends and I love the school spirit” –Annavelle Sanchez (12)
let us remember
us to sleep
glitter on our
let us remember
the under paid,
they melt into
the back of
our bones so hard
that we feel sick
but are too selfish
to remember that
we are educated
by the same.
Do you like acting? There will be auditions Today and Tomorrow in the theater room. If you would like to participate in the play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever come to room 202. Have you ever acted before? Well there is no experience required for this play. This is NOT a musical. If you do not like acting but would still like to be involved there are other positions you can take role in. For example, you can take part in technical theater, and crew where you help with all backstage tasks. Plays will not be able to proceed without backstage participants. It will take place after school.
New Class Soon to be Part of PVHS Curriculum
Story: Jerian Clocar; Photos: Alisha Erb, Marika Whaley, Karen Gonzalez.
A new “Ethnic and Gender Studies” class will soon be added to PVHS to help students learn about their own backgrounds. This class has been fought for by many teachers and students in the district.
“There’s been a lot of research done on it,” said Andrea Pasillas, senior. “We have higher attendance and higher graduation rates. Schools in Los Angeles already have these classes.”
In order to help students, learn about their own backgrounds, this class will discuss more than theaverage white male point of view. “[Minorities] are not being represented in our textbooks,” said Andrea. “This class is to teach the students about their own background.” Because this class was just recently approved, it will not be available for the current seniors at PVHS. Fortunately, the class will hopefully appear on our schedules within the next two or three years, so current freshmen will have the opportunity to take the class.
“We want students to vote with their feet by signing up for these classes to show the interest they have at looking at subjects through different perspectives,” said Mr. Kevin Ilac, History teacher and department chair.
The ethnic and gender studies class is the result of a long process for our district. Once it’s here, hopefully the students will take an interest in it and ensure its success.
Those Panthers Can Run!
Hey Panthers! Our Cross Country team has been putting in so much work, effort, and coming more together as a team! This past weekend our team brought back several medals and exceeded their expectations. Their coaches are very proud and the team couldn’t be happier!
How do you think the team did at your last meet? Does the team ever give you a hard time?
Well we did much better than last year, and about a dozen of the runners ended up getting medals. Overall I say we did great! –Coach Youngblood (Left)
The kids are little cooks at times and they’re not trouble makers but they give me a hard time for riding my bike. – Coach Ross
How long have you guys been a part of cross country?
“We’ve been a part of cross country for three years now counting this year. We have a lot of fun and our recent meet was great! So many of us improved! –Sergio Jaracauaro (11) and
Nicko Inay (11)