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What Happened to Armenians 108 Years Ago?

Ella Sherry, News/Online Editor March 14, 2023

Beginning in the spring of 1915 and ending in 1923, an immense number of Armenians living in modern-day Turkey were murdered or driven from their homes by the Ottoman government.  An estimated 600,000...

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The Danger of Earthquakes

Tremors in the Middle East cause concern for California
Eva Yancheson, Reporter March 14, 2023

In the early morning of Feb. 6, Syria and Turkey were rocked by a deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Two weeks later, a 6.3 magnitude quake caused additional injuries and damage.    Currently, the death...

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(Graphic by Olivia Kao)

College Board Creates Controversy

Olivia Kao, Reporter March 14, 2023

In mid-December of 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ heavy criticism over the College Board’s AP African American Studies course caused the non-profit organization to revise the curriculum.   According...

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Shein’s Questionable Success

Zara Deen, Reporter March 14, 2023

Shein, an online fast fashion retailer based in China, is now worth over 100 billion dollars and is one of the top five online stores, along with Amazon. The company is known for its cheap clothing and...

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(Photo by Chloe Choi)

Annual Honors Recital Ends on A Good Note

Amber Chen, Editor-in-Chief March 14, 2023

Bright yellow lights pierced through an otherwise dark auditorium. As a storm raged outside, live music flooded the room, captivating an audience of hundreds.  On Feb. 24, the PVHS music department...

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Members of GSA, PVHS/Pen alumni, teachers, parents, PVE Mayor Jim Roos, and author Kyle Lukoff’s parents, all spoke in support of LGBTQ+ visibility in schools. (Photo by Eva Mayrose)

GSA Members Speak Out in Support of LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum

March 14, 2023

In light of a challenge to a book featuring a transgender character, PVHS Gay-Straight Alliance attended the March 8 PVPUSD Board meeting to share their experiences and thoughts on the importance of books...

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PVPUSD Students Advocate in Sacramento with Capitol Convoy

PVPUSD Students Advocate in Sacramento with Capitol Convoy

Sophie Sun, Reporter March 14, 2023

Capitol Convoy is an esteemed PVPUSD program dedicated to having students advocate for improvements in their local school district as well as schools throughout California.  In the 2023 iteration,...

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An American Debate: Gun Control

Sophie Sun, Reporter February 8, 2023

On Jan. 6, a 6-year-old at Richneck Elementary in Virginia brought his mother’s gun to school and shot his teacher. This shooting has reignited a debate about gun laws and regulations in the U.S., as...

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Economic Impacts on Students

Lucia Ruiz, Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2023

The United States’ economy is one of the most powerful in the world, but that does not grant it immunity from rough patches of inflation or overall weakness. As most consumers are aware, high inflation...

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(Graphic by Sophie Sun)

Seattle Schools Sue Tech Companies

Kelly Donahue, Features Editor February 8, 2023

In recent years, social media has become increasingly popular, especially among high schoolers. Although social media has allowed students to stay connected and has proved to be positive in many respects,...

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New York Fashion Week Arrives

Enna Hosoi, Reporter February 8, 2023

New York Fashion Week is a prominent event that happens twice a year to showcase the art of fashion and designers’ creations, held over the course of a week in New York.  The event often features...

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Biden at the Border

Hailey Kim, Reporter February 8, 2023

President Joe Biden made a historic visit to the US-Mexico border on January 8—his first since taking office.  He arrived in El Paso, Texas, where he was greeted by Governor Greg Abbott, who has...

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