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Top Albums of 2021

Luka Ardon, Reporter December 17, 2021

This year was packed with new music from many different genres and artists. But I will be looking at what I believe were the most talked about albums of 2021 and ranking them.  The albums I thought...

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How Students Invest at PVHS

Aaron Paik, Reporter December 17, 2021

With the rise of cryptocurrency and NFTs (non-fungible tokens), according to many Sea Kings, now is the perfect time for teenagers to start investing.  “I started investing last year in March,”...

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Photo by Chloe Choi

Jazz Band and Orchestra Swing Back in Winter Concert

Chloe Choi, Reporter December 17, 2021

This winter, jazz and orchestra both have concerts. The jazz concert was on Dec. 5 and the orchestra concert is on Dec. 12.  Now that we are back to school in person, many activities on campus are...

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Calvin Barnum: Triple Threat

Calvin Barnum: Triple Threat

Meeka Rahimi, Reporter December 17, 2021

Senior Calvin Barnum is everywhere: leading Tradewinds meetings, swimming in the pool, and conducting the band. Chances are you’ve seen him on campus or at games, but how did he get to be such a triple...

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Cooking with Creativity

TikTokker Emily Mariko and Others are Reinventing Our Perception of Food
Reddin Kehrli, Social Media Editor December 17, 2021

Diet culture, defined as “a rigid set of expectations about valuing thinness and attractiveness over physical health and emotional well-being,” has seized social media platforms, and the lives of teenagers...

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Friend, Mentor, Custodian: Shawn Kim

Victoria Nolan, Reporter December 17, 2021

It’s easy to forget how much it really takes to keep a school in shape. Between PV High’s well-kept campus and overall positive community, it’s important to keep in mind that these things don’t...

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Personality or Placebo?

Personality or Placebo?

Sierra Namvari, Photography Editor December 17, 2021

Our generation has created new ways to understand and categorize people’s personalities based on just tests or birthdays. While some people do not believe in zodiac signs or MBTI types, other people...

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Askari (left) and Holub (right) pose in front of their new school
(Photo courtesy of Heidi Hiatt)

After COVID-19 Hiatus, Foreign Exchange Students Come to PVHS

Lucia Ruiz, Features Editor November 10, 2021

Often, students take for granted how lucky they are to study in such a great educational system in the United States. Students come here from all over the world to spend a year in exchange programs for...

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The Famous Pets of PVHS

Sierra Namvari, Photography Editor November 10, 2021

We all know and love our class pets on campus and Zoom, but have you ever wondered what they are like around their owners at home?  Not everyone will remember the infamous campus tortoise, Pascal,...

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Pint-Sized Stories

Chloe Choi and Luka Ardon, Reporters November 10, 2021

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We Lost Petito … We Also Lost Our Decency

Aidan Sun, Editor-In-Chief November 10, 2021

Catching a whiff of potential virality, social media was taken by storm in a seemingly undying craze after the disappearance and murder of 22-year-old Gabby Petito. The frenzy has for months been closely...

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5 Must-Read Young Adult Books

Ella Sherry, Online Editor November 10, 2021

“Stargirl”  by Jerry Spinelli  “Stargirl” is a coming-of-age novel about being different at school (and in other aspects of life).  The story idea is simple—the new girl at school...

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