The Point

The Point

The Point

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The Plight of the Bookworm

The book-to-movie adaptation craze
Sophie Sun, Reporter November 10, 2022

You stand in line, waiting for the movie adaptation premiere of your favorite book series that has taken five years to go into post-production. Stepping into the theater, your heart pounds at the idea...

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Raising Awareness: The History of the Rising Sun Flag

Chloe Choi, Centerspread Editor November 10, 2022

The Japanese imperial flag is widely known as a hate symbol throughout East and Southeast Asia. However, the American education system is extremely Eurocentric and doesn't mention the various war crimes...

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The Middle Child Myth

A debunking from a certified middle child
Olivia Kao, Reporter November 10, 2022

Firstborns have it the hardest. Middle-child syndrome is real. The last child is always spoiled.  We’ve all heard these common phrases about sibling birth orders, but just how viable are these statements?...

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A Letter From the Editors

Lucia Ruiz and Amber Chen, Editors-in-Chief November 10, 2022

With so many differing opinions on school board decisions, what role do student voices play?  Recent school board elections have resurfaced some concerns about the weight of student opinions. The school...

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Deep Dive Into Taylor Swift’s “Midnights”

Quinn Kearns, Social Media Editor November 10, 2022

Taylor Swift is arguably one of the most influential women of the decade. Not only does she write her own music, but she tells a story through it as well. “Midnights” is an album that tells a story...

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The Drama Behind Dahmer

Breaking down the resurgence of serial killers in the media
Eva Yancheson, Reporter November 10, 2022

From 1960 to 1994, American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer took the lives of 17 men and boys. Dahmer’s crimes run deeper than the murders themselves; they sliced open messily done stitches, exposing ...

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Faceless Celebrities

The internet’s unattainable beauty standards
Sophie Sun, Reporter November 10, 2022

“Why does he look like a bunch of Shrek villains combined into one person?”  An angsty teenager is hunched over their phone, viciously typing out yet another Tweet to contribute to the vast array...

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Underclassmen Should Be Given A Chance at Off-Campus Lunch Passes

Aaron Propst, Reporter October 7, 2022

This year, the campus supervisors have begun to more stricltly enforce rules that state that freshman, sophomores, and juniors cannot leave campus during lunchtime.  However, rules for leaving campus...

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To Snooze or Not to Snooze?

How the new state-wide schedule change has improved students’ mental health
Aidan Shen, Reporter October 7, 2022

As the 2022-23 school year kicks off, Palos Verdes High School implemented a new bell schedule in response to the state law introduced to give students extra sleep before class.  The previous bell...

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Students Give Their Opinion on Popular Scary Movies

Kelly Donahue, Features Editor October 7, 2022

A Quiet Place “I think any John Krasinski movie is really well made and I love Emily Blunt. I think it’s different from your normal scary movie because you really have to pay attention and it really...

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A Letter From the Editors

District’s Decision to Change Elementary School Music Program Closes the Door to Artistic Exploration
Lucia Ruiz and Amber Chen, Editors-in-Chief October 7, 2022

You may forget the name of an 18th century composer, but you will never forget the joy of playing Hot Cross Buns on your fourth grade instrument of choice.  The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School...

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Temperature Makes a Difference

Students suffer from lack of AC in classrooms
Quinn Kearns, Social Media Editor October 7, 2022

Along with the increasing temperatures in California, our students’ tolerance to this harsh weather is decreasing.  Returning to school after a long summer under intense UV rays is hard, especially...

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