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The Point

Sea urchin’s overpopulation causes kelp destruction. 
(Photo courtesy of Dr. Steve Lonhart, NOAA MBNMS)

A Call for Kelp!

Sea Urchins Take Over Local Ecosystem
Andrew Carpenter, Design Editor February 10, 2022

Kelp ecosystems in California are being destroyed by sea urchins and the problem’s worsened in recent years. According to National Geographic, 75% of kelp in Southern California has disappeared in the...

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Asking Sea Kings, “How Do You Feel About PVPUSD’s Response to the Omicron Wave?”

Ayla Torres, Reporter February 10, 2022

“I think we should’ve held the first week back online seeing that so many people missed it and were put behind course. I also think the distancing for that period would’ve been beneficial to students...

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Different Variant, Different Schools, Different Responses

Vikesh Dheeriya, News Editor February 10, 2022

The combination of holiday traveling, free time to hang out after finals and a highly contagious variant all caused COVID-19 cases to surge in the Los Angeles County area causing different schools to respond...

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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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