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It’s Not My Fault that Mercury is in Retrograde.

Sydney Lyle, Social Media Editor March 12, 2021

As an avid astrology follower, I navigate my life by following two rules: religiously read my daily horoscope, and blame every mistake I make on the fact that I’m a Gemini. Through my extensive research,...

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Reconsidering Representation:

Why cisgendered actors should stay out of transgender roles
Frances Stott, Reporter March 12, 2021

Representation of transgender people, especially in a positive light, has only recently made it onto the big screen, so it would make sense for transgender characters in the media to played by trans...

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A Letter from the Editors

Sarah Liu and Claire Hardesty March 12, 2021

In elementary school, when biology, chemistry and physics were able to fit in one textbook, we learned about adaptation. Over the centuries, creatures like giraffes sprouted long necks to reach trees for...

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Nationalism: Our Country’s Quiet Threat

CJ Haddad, Reporter March 12, 2021

“The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude...

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A Suppression of Subtitles

Why are they hated so much?
Kaylie Harley, Opinion Editor March 12, 2021

America has always claimed to be a “melting pot of cultures”—a place that embraces all languages and customs from every corner of the planet. Hypocritically, however, that “pot” seems to contain...

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Too Many Services, Too Little Time

Alycen Kim, Centerspread editor March 12, 2021

Imagine there’s a movie you’ve been interested in watching that has just been released, but you can’t seem to find it on any of your streaming services. After many fruitless search attempts to locate...

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Like Two P’s in a Pod

If we’re being honest, PVHS and PVPHS sound far too similar for two very different schools.
Natalie Tholan, Reporter February 5, 2021

The Palos Verdes Unified School District consists of ten elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. These two high schools, in an obvious stroke of genius, were cleverly titled Palos...

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Is Cursive a Dying Art?

Aurora Khatibi Garrity, News Editor February 5, 2021

Let’s all rewind to elementary school: after weeks of tracing letters in workbooks and practicing calligraphy, we now sit at our respective desks, looking down at a cursive exam.  As a kid I wasn’t...

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A Capital Conundrum:

Jan. 6 and how we move forward.
Kaylie Harley, Opinion Editor February 5, 2021

Jan. 6, 2021 will be a day that forever lives in infamy.  At approximately 2 pm that day, supporters of 45th president, Donald Trump, broke into the nation’s Capitol in protest of the electoral vote...

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A Letter from the Editors

Sarah Liu and Claire Hardesty February 5, 2021

PVPUSD believes strongly in the mission of developing the “whole child” —the obligation to nurture both the academic aspirations and social-emotional growth of every kid in hopes of creating “whole...

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Sia’s Bad Idea:

Ableism and Misrepresentation in Her Controversial New Movie
Alycen Kim, Centerspread editor February 5, 2021

Sia, the Grammy-nominated pop sensation, has taken over our playlists and radios with catchy hits like “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart.”  Unfortunately, her attempt to take over our movie screens...

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COVID-19 Killed the Movie Star

Mia Harley, Reporter February 5, 2021

In the face of a pandemic celebrating its first anniversary, many staples of entertainment have been temporarily postponed. Movie theaters in California, for example, have been closed for months. When...

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