The Parkview Pantera

Don’t look like an elephant after “turkey day”

Liz Shah, Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2012

                When the holiday season is here, I think about my family coming together, food being eaten, cold weather blowing through, gifts being wrapped in secrecy and food being eaten. Okay, so I get reallyexcited about all of the holiday meals that are soon to come my way.                ...

Are you tired of overplayed music?

Kristina Pavlova, Entertainment Editor

November 15, 2012

       Imagine driving in the car, turning on the radio and not hearing the same songs, such as “Call Me Maybe;” “Payphone;” or “Somebody That I Used to Know,” for the millionth time. For years, the radio has constantly overplayed hits, hoping for more listeners; however, in reality,...

The race to success starts now

Kayla Rhoden, Staff Writer

October 11, 2012

      The race to success starts now, right here in high school. How could we be expected to succeed if our schools do not have the proper funding to support us? With the American economy hitting rock bottom, many state governments had to make the decision to cut down on the spending of what use...

The perks of reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The perks of reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Kristina Pavlova, Entertainment Editor

October 11, 2012

                 For over 10 years, The Perks of Being a Wallflower has been changing the lives of many with its somber, weighty topics: suicide, drugs, and introversion. Each character presents a different persona that allows anyone who reads the novel to connect to at least one char...

Students follow fads from fashion to technology

Niki Nourollahi, Staff Writer

October 11, 2012

            Recently, new fads have been popping up in clothing stores, in the halls of Parkview, and generally in the lives of teens. What exactly is a fad? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a fad is “a practice or interest followed for a time with exaggerated zeal; craze.”...

Don’t cheat yourself: read!

Don’t cheat yourself: read!

Conor Flynn, Staff Writer

October 11, 2012

                “Please come up and grab your assigned novel!” the teacher announces. There is a short, heavy gasp followed by a longer, audible groan. Even better, the book assigned is a 400-page whopper, a sizeable volume most students wouldn’t want to touch with a ten-foot pole....

Catwomans’s evolution appreciated

Catwomans’s evolution appreciated

Yikan Ge, Staff Writer

October 11, 2012

      When other moviegoers went to see Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, they were probably most engrossed in the storyline or the action scenes, but I found something else that distracted me through the entire movie. It was the appearance of Catwoman that gripped me. While much can be said abo...

Be a force of nature

Caroline Williams

October 4, 2012

As a compassionate person, a student might see the commercials of adorable Polar Bears wondering aimlessly into their doom because of global warming, and they want to help and stop global warming. Well my friends, there are plenty of ways for a simple high school student to impact their surroundings....

Dress code: fair or unfair?

Kristina Pavlova, Entertainment Editor

August 27, 2012

      A new school year means new rules. The dress code, however, is one set of rules that seem to maintain similar guidelines, yet every year most students maintain a view that it is over the top.        Students continually ask similar questions. Is it really distracting that shoulders...

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