The Point

The Point

The Point

Campus Supervisor Olivia Carrasquillo patrols the parking lot. (Photo by Andrew Carpenter)

Parking Causes a “Lot” of Problems

Andrew Carpenter, Design Editor December 14, 2021

Upperclassmen are faced with many stresses of life: college apps, school and, most surprisingly, parking? From new drivers packing the lot and taking up every open spot as the year goes on, to erratic...

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Snowboarders descend Mammoth Mountain. (Photo
courtesy of Mafi Corral)

Mammoth Mountain Re-Opens Slopes

Isabella Firmani, Reporter December 14, 2021

Toward the end of summer, Mammoth Mountain set a tentative opening date for Nov. 13. Though this time of mid-November is typical for when skiers and snowboarders should expect the ski lifts to start running...

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(Graphic by Aidan Sun)

Celebrating Human Rights at PVHS

Naomi Gan, Reporter December 14, 2021

Dec. 10 marks the United Nations International Human Rights Day. Human Rights Day commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 while celebrating advancements in human...

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The Return of Ramirez

The Return of Ramirez

Aidan Sun, Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2021

As the first semester comes to a close, a new face has stepped into the principal’s office here at Palos Verdes High School. Dr. Trista Ramirez began her term as interim principal on Nov. 29 taking over...

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Students walk around Sea King Park in 2019 to raise money for The Painted Turtle organization. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Secrist)

Annual Painted Turtle Walk Returns

Ella Sherry, Web Editor December 14, 2021

National Honor Society, also known as NHS, is a program at PV High that recognizes students with achievements in scholarship, character, service and leadership.  One of NHS’s main activities throughout...

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(Graphic by Chloe Choi)

Parents React To Future Vaccine Mandate

Ayla Torres, Reporter December 14, 2021

District board members continue to adjust their COVID-19 protocols and mandates for students.  The PVPUSD vaccine clinics are eligible for students aged 5 to 11, and are now available with four dates...

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Seniors Stomp at 2021 Class Comp

Lucia Ruiz, Features Editor December 14, 2021

Students excitedly file into the gym. Posters scatter the walls and members of ASB set up the games. After over a year without a class competition (comp), Sea Kings are restless for school spirit. “Class...

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Facebook Whistleblower Reveals Privacy Concerns

Ayla Torres, Reporter November 10, 2021

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen unfolded the truth behind the happenings inside the tech giant.  As the former lead product manager at Facebook, Haugen stepped down after two years of what...

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Data from wearepvfa.org (Graphic by Victoria Nolan)

PVFA Continues Fight For Proper Pay

PVFA Salary Comparison With Other South Bay Districts
Victoria Nolan, Reporter November 10, 2021

The Palos Verdes Faculty Association (PVFA) is in conflict with the district regarding faculty contract negotiations. For over a year, the PVFA has been advocating for a new labor contract.  According...

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Cargo ships anchored outside the Port of LA (Photo by Andrew Carpenter)

LA Port Backlog Causes Supply Crisis

Andrew Carpenter, Design Editor November 10, 2021

The Port of Los Angeles is experiencing a ship backlog that is having major effects on the national supply chain.  The backlog of ships only continues to grow because the ships cannot be unloaded in...

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Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Natalie Wang, Reporter November 10, 2021

One issue that has been a “hot” topic over the past few decades is climate change. Climate change on a global scale refers to a change in the overall weather patterns of the Earth over a long period...

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Information from covid19.ca.gov and California Department of Health. (Graphic by Reddin Kehrli)

California Mandates Vaccine For Students

Reddin Kehrli, Social Media Editor November 10, 2021

All California students ages 12 and older are legally required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by July 1 to attend California public schools. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the new mandate at a San...

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