The Point

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The Point

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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An Apocalypse is Approaching?

Kaylie Harley, Opinion Editor December 11, 2020

There has never been a year truly fit to claim the title of “Worst Year of the 21st Century” as 2020 does. If the forest fires in Australia, or the deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter weren’t...

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Let’s Crack the Zoom Dress Code

Natalie Tholan, Reporter December 11, 2020

As quarantine nears its tenth month, it’s understandable that students’ general laziness when it comes to Zoom classes has gradually increased. However, I recently witnessed a new low in one of my...

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Hybrid Hysteria

The risks of returning to school are just too high to ignore.
Mia Harley, Reporter December 11, 2020

Do you remember the last time you were in a classroom? March 12 seems like so long ago. Now, as of December 9, over 286,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, with over 20,000 being from California. Our...

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Don’t Touch my Lunch!

“Asian-inspired” trends perpetuate lunchbox bullying.
Kaylie Harley, Opinion Editor November 18, 2020

“Ew, what are you eating?” When growing up in the USA, many Asian Americans face this ignorant question. Whether you’re Thai, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, or any other ethnicity from...

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People’s Pronouns are Important

Frances Stott, Reporter November 18, 2020

While it might not seem like such a big deal, misgendering someone can leave a negative impact on a person’s life.  If a teacher constantly misgenders a student by calling them the wrong pronoun, it...

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