The Point

The Point

The Point

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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Dear 2020,

CJ Haddad, Reporter February 5, 2021

It brings me absolutely every pleasure to say—it’s over. We’re done. I can’t do this anymore. Most importantly: It’s you, not me. Throughout the course of our relationship, you’ve brought...

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Cox Monopoly in PV

Curtis Liu, Online Editor December 19, 2020

Cox Communications is the dominant internet service provider on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. With plans starting at $65.98 per month, one would immediately seek a cheaper option. But it’s hard to do so...

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Should Teachers Be Using All of Class Time on Zoom?

Frances Stott and Andrew Carpenter December 11, 2020

Yes By Frances Stott Teachers should use the full 100 minutes of class time over Zoom. There are many benefits to using the whole period. Many students might feel pressured to finish their work in the...

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We the People Still Have a Job to Do

CJ Haddad, Reporter December 11, 2020

Groundbreaking, history-making, unprecedented—these are just some of the words that summarize the 2020 general election, and moreover reflect the political state of our nation.  More Americans voted...

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A Letter from the Editors

The importance of decentering one religion in classrooms
Sarah Liu and Claire Hardesty December 11, 2020

Almost every student on the Peninsula is familiar with the holiday recital: you and your classmates dress up for Mom and Dad, filing into the MPR to sing Christmas carols. Occasionally there’s a Hanukkah...

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