The Point

The Point

The Point

Out with Columbus Day; In with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Lucia Ruiz, Features Editor October 15, 2021

When Columbus first encountered the Taino tribe of Haiti in 1492, it was a successful tribe with over five million members. Two years later, there were only two million Taino people. By the time Columbus...

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Stereotypical or Empowering?

A Look Into the New Marvel Movie, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”
Aaron Paik, Reporter October 15, 2021

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” was one of the most polarizing films of 2021. Reeling in around $247.6 million in gross revenue in its first two weeks and made possible by amazing performances...

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Graphic by Chloe Choi

A Satire on Diligent Mask Wearing

Chloe Choi, Reporter October 15, 2021

As I walk down the hallway at 8 a.m., there’s already a cluster of rowdy kids talking about their fantasy football teams, all while not wearing masks. I roll my eyes, but I can’t expect better because...

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A Letter From the Editors

The Legacy of Legacy in College Admissions Should be Ended
Alycen Kim and Aidan Sun, Editors-in-Chief October 15, 2021

When we enter high school, we’re taught that our actions alone control our chances of getting into top schools. Our investment in extracurriculars, working for high GPAs and writing insightful essays...

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Graphic by Alycen Kim

It’s a Culture, Not a Costume

The Issue with Culturally Inappropriate Costumes
Alycen Kim, Editor-in-Chief October 15, 2021

Cobwebs, costumes, candy and cultural appropriation? Halloween is just around the corner,  bringing about a night of dressing up and dishing out sweets. But, along with the influx of candy and decorations...

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New Gaming Laws in China Could Have Benefits for Children

Natalie Wang, Reporter October 15, 2021

China has cracked down on their video game industries, and as of Sept. 1, 2021, all Chinese minors under the age of 18 are restricted to only three hours of gaming maximum per week and can only play on...

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Graphic by Chloe Choi

PARENTAL ADVISORY: Explicit Content

Parents Unfairly Condemn Artists for Explicit Music
Sierra Namvari, Photography Editor October 15, 2021

Recently, many parents have been complaining about the large amount of “explicit” content that celebrities are releasing. They believe that it’s inappropriate for their children to be looking...

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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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