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Why the Hours of School are Unreasonable

Why the Hours of School are Unreasonable

Matthew Valero, Reporter May 20, 2021

Long nights and early mornings—sound familiar? Well, it is for most high school students these days. Every night students stay up until one to three a.m. doing school work, just to wake up to their...

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A Letter from the Editors

Editors-in-Chief Claire Hardesty and Sarah Liu pay tribute to all the under-appreciated gems PVHS had to offer them…and some things that are best left behind.
Sarah Liu and Claire Hardesty May 20, 2021

 Good Riddance To The Kid Bouncing His Legs on My School Desk. I’m trying to take notes in EHAP right now, not ride Thunder Mountain at 8 a.m. on a Monday. Get a fidget spinner or something. Goodbye...

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A Satirical Guide to College Merch Flaunting

A Satirical Guide to College Merch Flaunting

Kaylie Harley, Opinion Editor May 20, 2021

Long before the existence of Covid-19, there was another affliction that annually plagued the halls of PVHS: college commitment season. When walking to and from class, it was impossible to avoid the many...

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A Senior’s Goodbye to PVHS

A Senior’s Goodbye to PVHS

John Kim, Reporter May 20, 2021

Palos Verdes High School, the home of the Sea Kings and my soon-to-be alma mater. I have so many excellent, unforgettable memories here that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Without a doubt,...

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Admissions of Bias

Admissions of Bias

College-admissions officers should not inject personal biases into the selection process.
CJ Haddad, Reporter May 20, 2021

In the aftermath of one of the most unprecedented college admissions seasons in recent memory, a longstanding criticism of the selection process has a renewed voice. The reality of the personal biases...

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Stop Participating in Participation Awards

Medals are losing their meaning.
Ethan King, Reporter April 9, 2021

As a child, I played multiple sports, such as basketball, baseball, football, and swimming. I was never the best at any of these sports, but I still collected a massive amount of participation trophies...

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Tasteless Trends

Food fads are lacking in flavor.
Mia Harley, Reporter April 9, 2021

Remember seeing rolled ice cream for the first time on Instagram, then being a little disappointed by how it actually tasted? Southern Californians are known for being a bit food trend crazy—willingly...

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Baby Dolls and Baseball Cards

Why must our toys be divided by gender?
Kaylie Harley, Opinion Editor April 9, 2021

As a child, it was commonplace for me to drag my parents over to the toy section of any store and marvel at the items on display. What escaped me, however, was the clearly divided rows painted either...

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Drive-Through Attractions

What will happen to them after Covid-19?
Frances Stott, Reporter April 9, 2021

In the face of a global pandemic, many theaters and cinemas have closed. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t still go and enjoy a movie out of the house, though. Drive-in movies, a staple...

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A Letter from the Editors

Is Red Tide a true representation of PVHS?
Sarah Liu and Claire Hardesty April 9, 2021

Red Tide has always been a hallmark of PVHS school spirit, from its overwhelming energy at rivalry matches to the impressively homogenous crowd of crimson t-shirts cheering on the bleachers. Leading this...

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This is Written Into Americas DNA

“This is Written Into America’s DNA”

In the wake of the Atlanta spa shootings, pleas to #StopAAPIHate have been amplified by the AAPI community. The Point breaks down the long history of anti-Asian racism that has led us to this moment.   The...

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Work Hard, Play Hard

Matthew Valero, Reporter March 12, 2021

Chronic stress, intense sensory stimulation, fight or flight. Playing video games makes our brains think there is potential danger, especially with violent war video games. Now consider how hard your brain...

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