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From 40 units to 20: Dual Enrollment Policies Change

Enna Hosoi, Reporter April 14, 2023

Dual enrollment has been offered for many years and has become popular as a method for students to take classes on their timeline.  There are a variety of classes students can take through the process.  Students...

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PVIT’s FRC team at a competition. (Photo courtesy of Lorraine Loh-Norris)

PVIT Competition Season is Underway

Sophie Stoddart, Reporter April 14, 2023

PVHS’s highly successful PVIT program has entered a new competition season. Various teams of individual student-engineers specializing in branches such as robotics and rocketry will go head-to-head with...

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Spring Musical “Something Rotten!” Will Crack You Up

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

Bright lights, stage fights and a dazzling chorus — what’s not to love?  On April 14, the satirical musical “Something Rotten!” is opening at PVHS. Shows run until April 23.  Set in...

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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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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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