The Saga

The Student News Site of Pleasant Valley High School

The Saga

The Saga


Since the Covid-19 pandemic started two and a half years ago, our community and school have seen many changes. There have been masks, vaccines, quarantines, job layoffs, new school schedules, activity cancellations and/or alterations, and so much more. Through it all, our community has come together to work through the changes to get to the point we are now at: normalcy.

The road has been much longer and harder than anyone expected when we began this journey. As this newspaper did not reopen its doors until a year after the pandemic started, we were unable to capture the changes in the moment. What we were able to get was the aftermath, which some could argue is much more important. We were able to talk to people well after news sunk in or protocols were implemented to get to the root of how our community felt. Since we started, we have also been determined to capture the new and constant changes so generations to come will know what this time was like from not only the viewpoints of the adults in our community, but also from the high school students.

As we move into a new school year with more new changes, such as the block schedule and a full year with no required masks, The Saga has a new goal. Our goal is to not focus on past events, but to report on topics in the moment. We have spent enough time in the past. These previous events in history are still important, but for the sake of moving forward to a new future, The Saga is committed to documenting the picture of what our “new normal” is, and what new issues around our community are in order to fairly represent the community.

The Saga is a student run newspaper club at Pleasant Valley High School.

We aim to inform our readers and to represent the myriad of voices and opinions of our school community.

All articles and art are the property of the author and of The Saga newspaper publication.

We will correct factual errors and welcome your comments and feedback.

The decision to publish comments and submissions rests with the editors of The Saga.


CUSD Contact information:

Superintendent: Kelly Staley

PVHS Principal: Damon Whittaker

Newspaper Club Adviser: Skye Maldonado-Lopez

Email: CUSD School Board of Education

President: Dr. Kathleen Kaiser

Vice President: Caitlyn Dalby

Clerk: Matt Tennis

Member: Eileen Robinson

Member: Tom Lando


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