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Ten Scary Movies You Need to See

Ten Scary Movies You Need to See

With Halloween right around the corner, this list provides viewers with no shortage of scares, thrills, and even some laughs Annabelle Rated R Released October 3,2014 Runtime: 98 minutes Directed by John R. Leonetti If you a...

Hundreds for Harvey: Students Raise Money to Help Those Affected By Hurricanes

Hundreds for Harvey: Students Raise Money to Help Those Affected By Hurricanes

Key Club organizes a school-wide fundraiser challenging classes to compete to raise the most money for those impacted by the hurricanes The three major hurricanes and one Category 1 hurricane that hit the United States this hurricane season h...

Key Club and Community Unite for Annual Trunk-or-Treat

Key Club and Community Unite for Annual Trunk-or-Treat

Key Club Prepares for their Annual Event and Invites Volunteers to Join The Key Club is hosting their annual Trunk-or-Treat on October 29 from 1-3 pm in the school parking lot. The event invites kids to come dressed up and trick-or-treat through ...

Choir Prepares for Three Upcoming Performances

Choir Prepares for Three Upcoming Performances

Since the beginning of the year, choir has been rehearsing for their fall and winter shows On Thursday, October 19, the choir groups will be performing a combined concert with River Bend Middle School. Each high school choir will do one piec...

Cross Country Girls Take First At Glory Days Invitational

Cross Country Girls Take First At Glory Days Invitational

With three top ten runners, the cross country girls win the Glory Days Grille Invitational On Saturday October 7, the cross country team participated in the Glory Days Grill Invitational Race. This marks a huge achievement for the team sin...

Where to find HOCO dress for cheap

Where to find HOCO dress for cheap

Three different stores offer a variety of on-trend homecoming dresses that won't break the bank As high-schoolers we’re all scraping by with our money, so buying a $387 Sherri Hill homecoming dress isn’t an option at all. So here are the ...

Reign: Like This? You’ll Love That.

Reign: Like This? You’ll Love That.

A list of endless entertainment for those who love all things historical fiction A courtship from true love wasn’t the destiny of the innocent Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland (Adelaide Kane) and Prince Francis of France (Toby Regbo), as the pair were six years old when their marriage was written in the stars. With threats lurking in Scotland, Mary and her ladies-in-waiting abandon their home for Fran...

Freshman to Watch: Lauren Turner

Freshman to Watch: Lauren Turner

Coach Puszert says Lauren Turner is the volleyball Freshman to Watch As the youngest player on varsity volleyball, freshman Lauren Turner has been playing since attending camp two years ago. Standing at 5’8”, she feels her experience during the off season on NVVA 14 Ice League prepared her for high school tryouts. According to Coach Nicolas Puszert, Turner’s positivity and energy make her voll...

From Cover to Cover: Book to Movie Adaptations

From Cover to Cover: Book to Movie Adaptations

For the past month or so, you’ve dedicated all your spare time to reading a highly recommended novel. The news of it being rendered into a movie spreads like wild fire, and once you catch wind of it, a sense of overwhelming joy over comes you. The day it premieres has been marked on your calendar for almost a year now, and you can imagine walking into the theater, buying a large bag of popcorn (no...

Falling for Autumn Fashion

Falling for Autumn Fashion

Students share what they love and what they would leave with fall's biggest fashion trends Fashion repeats itself  with classic looks reemerging this fall season. Fashion is an essential part of many people’s lives, and each year we see how fashion is changing among the students. Recently the looks from the 70’s-90’s have become a favorite. Below is a list of seven trends to try this fall –...

Just Keep Running: XC Runners Stay Motivated

Just Keep Running: XC Runners Stay Motivated

Cross country runners prove that success in their sport is as much internal as it is external, with their greatest opponent being their own PR At 6 am on a Friday morning most students are still in bed, but for the members of the cross country team, 6 am on a Friday means it is practice time. Instead of sleeping in, they leave at dawn to run in the morning before school. As the sun reaches up over ...

Meet the Panther Leadership Council

Meet the Panther Leadership Council

Panther Leadership Council provides more students an opportunity to get involved Panther Leadership Council, or PLC, is a class made up of 25 students, in addition to nine student-elected Student Council Association officers, who represent the student body at large. The goals of PLC include creating more leadership roles in which students can get involved, increasing the voice of the masses, and assi...

PSATs May Matter More Than You Think

PSATs May Matter More Than You Think

Testing Coordinator sheds light on what students can get from taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test seriously The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, or PSAT, day is a dreaded time for most students. In their eyes, they are sitting down for two hours and 45 minutes for no reason other than they are told to take it. Most students just select random answers for the questions, or even miss ...

Billboard Breakdown: Teachers and Students React to the Summer’s Top Songs

Billboard Breakdown: Teachers and Students React to the Summer’s Top Songs

Even though these songs topped the summer charts, excessive radio play proved that they may not have had staying power The Billboard Music Charts labeled “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars, “I’m the One” by DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne, and “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber as the top three songs of...

Part Time Panther: Evan Powell takes ASL III

Part Time Panther: Evan Powell takes ASL III

Because the class is not offered at Park View, Evan Powell travels to Potomac Falls for one block each B day to take ASL III Evan Powell, a senior at Park View High School, commutes to Potomac Falls every other day to participate in the school’s American Sign Language III program. Due to Park View’s low participation in their American Sign Language program, they do not offer ASL III. Powell w...

Battle for the Belt: the Ogden Edition

Battle for the Belt: the Ogden Edition

Three weeks into the NFL season, Brendan Ogden, faculty, breaks down the faculty fantasy football league progress It’s that time of year again!  That time of year when you’re three weeks into the Fantasy Football season and you’re feeling great like Mr. Frederick, who’s 3-0!  Or it’s that time of year when you’re three weeks in and you’re 0-3, left wondering what you did in a past l...

Serena Farmer Verbally Commits to Shenandoah

Serena Farmer Verbally Commits to Shenandoah

After years of playing field hockey, senior Serena Farmer makes the decision to continue her career at the collegiate level Sealing the deal at division three Shenandoah University, senior and varsity field hockey captain, Serena Farmer verbally committed to play collegiate field hockey this past spring. Initially unsure of whether she wanted to dedicate time to play at the next level, Shenandoah and her ...

From “Christmas Carol” to “Pride & Prejudice,” Panther Productions prepares for Fall Play

From “Christmas Carol” to “Pride & Prejudice,” Panther Productions prepares for Fall Play

Due to a shortage of male actors, the fall play changed to accommodate the cast It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas for the Panther Production group – that is, until it wasn’t. The first production of the year, the fall play, was slated to be “A Christmas Carol” with a debut in late November. Due to a lack of male actors, lead director Elizabeth Deker made the call to change the prod...

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