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A Letter from the Editors

Editors-in-Chief Claire Hardesty and Sarah Liu pay tribute to all the under-appreciated gems PVHS had to offer them…and some things that are best left behind.
Sarah Liu and Claire Hardesty May 20, 2021

 Good Riddance To The Kid Bouncing His Legs on My School Desk. I’m trying to take notes in EHAP right now, not ride Thunder Mountain at 8 a.m. on a Monday. Get a fidget spinner or something. Goodbye...

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A Letter from the Editors

Is Red Tide a true representation of PVHS?
Sarah Liu and Claire Hardesty April 9, 2021

Red Tide has always been a hallmark of PVHS school spirit, from its overwhelming energy at rivalry matches to the impressively homogenous crowd of crimson t-shirts cheering on the bleachers. Leading this...

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A Letter from the Editors

Sarah Liu and Claire Hardesty March 12, 2021

In elementary school, when biology, chemistry and physics were able to fit in one textbook, we learned about adaptation. Over the centuries, creatures like giraffes sprouted long necks to reach trees for...

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A Letter from the Editors

Sarah Liu and Claire Hardesty February 5, 2021

PVPUSD believes strongly in the mission of developing the “whole child” —the obligation to nurture both the academic aspirations and social-emotional growth of every kid in hopes of creating “whole...

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A Letter from the Editors

The importance of decentering one religion in classrooms
Sarah Liu and Claire Hardesty December 11, 2020

Almost every student on the Peninsula is familiar with the holiday recital: you and your classmates dress up for Mom and Dad, filing into the MPR to sing Christmas carols. Occasionally there’s a Hanukkah...

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A Letter from the Editors

Joe Biden wants to usher in an era of American unity. Before that can begin, we need to understand how we got here.
Sarah Liu and Claire Hardesty November 18, 2020

Other than apple pie, the only thing as deeply American is the guaranteed political discourse at Thanksgiving dinner. And, while election night is behind us, the scars of a divisive four years still remain.  Politics...

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Complacency is Complicity

Sarah Liu, Writer May 22, 2019

“And you all know,” Shakespeare warns in Macbeth, “security is mortals’ chiefest enemy.”  At Palos Verdes High School, this warning has never mattered more, as our security was our downfall...

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Leaving Ignorance Behind, Moving Tolerance Forward

Seren Cho and Jamie Doo May 22, 2019

We’ve been through this before. The past few years, we’ve gone through similar incidents. A student does something offensive, it goes around school, and then we move on. We forget. And, it’ll...

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A Response to Racism

Akunnia Akubuilo, Guest Writer May 22, 2019

Senior Class President Akunnia Akubuilo pens an open letter about her experience as an African-American student at PVHS. To Whom It May Concern, As a Black student within a predominantly White school...

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A Letter from the Editors

Jamie Doo and Phoebe Lai, Editors-in-Chief May 2, 2019

In spite of recent progress in the acceptance and appreciation of diversity in America, there are still a number of citizens who believe that speaking English should be mandatory when living in America.  Those...

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A Letter from the Editors: A Need for Higher Education Reformation

Phoebe Lai and Jamie Doo, Editors-In-Chief April 7, 2019

In light of the recent college scandal involving wealthy parents paying large sums for their children’s admission into “elite” schools, educators, parents, and high schoolers are left with wavering...

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A Letter from the Editors

Phoebe Lai and Jamie Doo February 21, 2019

It’s inevitable for social norms and cultural values to constantly change with the diversifying world population, as illustrated through the growing “generation gap” between newer and older generations....

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