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The Point

A Letter From the Editors

Alycen Kim and Aidan Sun, Editors-in-Chief April 7, 2022

On the elementary school playground, we were told to “play fair.” Whether it was four square or dodgeball, we were all expected to follow the rules of the game, in order to create a fun and equal lunchtime...

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A Letter From the Editors

Alycen Kim and Aidan Sun, Editors-in-Chief March 7, 2022

America’s racist past is no secret, at least to students of Palos Verdes High School. Today, teachers, administration and students alike have done their best to promote curriculums in which truthful...

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A Letter From the Editors

Spotify, Stop This “Menace to Public Health”
Aidan Sun and Alycen Kim, Editors-in-Chief February 10, 2022

Once a national treasure and the adored poster child of Cal Bears football, Aaron Rodgers has fallen from grace. No, not because of the Packers’ spectacular dumpster fire of a divisional matchup against...

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A Letter From the Editors

Alycen Kim and Aidan Sun, Editors-in-Chief December 17, 2021

Palos Verdes High is full of unique students, but here are the ones that most people have had encounters with, good or bad. Editors-in-chief Aidan Sun and Alycen Kim summarize the best and worst types...

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A Letter From the Editors

Let’s Do Away With the “Devious Licks” Trend
Alycen Kim and Aidan Sun November 10, 2021

Amid the re-adjustment to in-person schooling comes a new challenge: school bathroom closures. TikTok’s latest trend, “Devious Licks,” has had long-term (if not criminal) effects on our campus. “Devious...

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A Letter From the Editors

The Legacy of Legacy in College Admissions Should be Ended
Alycen Kim and Aidan Sun, Editors-in-Chief October 15, 2021

When we enter high school, we’re taught that our actions alone control our chances of getting into top schools. Our investment in extracurriculars, working for high GPAs and writing insightful essays...

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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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