The Parkview Pantera

From fab to drab

Niki Nourollahi, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2014

Throughout the years at Parkview, the Sadie Hawkins dance has been a senior spring dance where the girls ask the guys as their dates. It has been a tradition of boys dressing semi-formal anywhere from sweater vests and khaki pants to button up shirts and girls wearing dresses and heels. Sadie’s attire...

Como say what?

Sara Anderson, Staff Writer

February 3, 2014

Understanding English is hard enough at 7:30 in the morning, but having a teacher attempt to shove foreign vocabulary down students’ throats seems unbearable. As the year drags on and grades begin to slip, it is impossible to fight off the question, “Are foreign language classes worth it?” Avoiding...

Real World Application

Orrin Hoskisson, Staff Writer

December 9, 2013

"How does this apply to me?" High school students frequently ask this valid question. We plow through class after class cramming in loads of facts and formulas and ask a simple question: Why? The response is that all of these classes are preparing students for college.  But school should do better....

Financing for the future

Sydney Wirth, Opinion Editor

December 6, 2013

America has seen its fair share of recessions and struggles throughout the last century, but there has been a question as to whether or not business and finance classes in high school and college can help better the economy. A mandatory finance or business class would benefit the generations to come,...

The class rank system: reducing students to numbers

Christina Pham, Staff Writer

December 6, 2013

Suffering through break ups, family issues, late nights and huge tests is all worthwhile when students manage to face their demons and muster up all their strength and willpower to achieve A’s on their report cards. But when they turn their report cards over to see a 3-digit number as their class ...

Teenagers take coffee craze to the max

Niki Nourollahi, Editor in Chief

December 6, 2013

Tis the season for pumpkin pies, family gatherings, and…coffee? Fall and winter certainly bring in colder weather, so maybe that’s why I have seen a drastic increase in coffee drinkers at Parkview this semester. While that could be a plausible answer to this recent caffeine craze, there is a lot...

The dangers of “resume stuffing”

The dangers of “resume stuffing”

Aaron K. Ladd, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2013

As colleges get more and more competitive, students have started to adapt the strategy of "resume stuffing." Resume stuffing is exactly what it sounds like, stuffing your resume full of extracurricular activities and community services to make yourself more appealing to potential colleges or universities. Th...

Teaching with tunes

Teaching with tunes

HongDuyen Pham, Staff Writer

October 16, 2013

Listening to music is an activity the majority of students love to do. Making music websites more accessible on school computers, so students can listen to music while completing their assignments, presents several benefits . Many Parkview students listen to music as a method of concentration and rel...

Sassy to trashy: Miley Cyrus now

Sydney Wirth, Opinion Editior

October 16, 2013

As America watched the VMAs hosted by MTV in late August, Miley Cyrus’ image as Hannah Montana has been shattered by her risqué performance of her new hit “We Won’t Stop” and even raunchier duet with Robin Thicke in his new hit “Blurred Lines.” While some felt “personally victimized”...

Senior Privileges

Amanda Jackson, Staff Writter

October 16, 2013

Parkview high school senior privileges their last year in high school. Senior picnic is a half day to go eat pizza and play games and have fun in May. Also seniors get shirts made with their class year on them and also their name. Senior privileges at Parkview High School help seniors avoid senioritis....

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