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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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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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