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Pinewood Welcomes New Head of Upper Campus Eve Kulbieda
Pinewood Welcomes New Head of Upper Campus Eve Kulbieda
Annabelle Eaton, Copy Editor • May 3, 2024

With the start of the 2024-25 school year, Pinewood will welcome new Head of School Eve Kulbieda, who comes from nearby Castilleja School. Kulbieda...

Hemm spends lunch with members of the Class of 2024.
Assistant Head Haley Hemm Departs After 4 Years
Kaitlyn Maier, Staff Writer • May 3, 2024

After serving Upper Campus for four years, Assistant Head of Upper Campus Haley Hemm will leave Pinewood at the end of this school year. Hemm...

Jennifer Bates, new Dean of Students
From Classroom to Leadership
Arjun Kelkar, Staff Writer • May 3, 2024

 As Pinewood approaches the end of the school year, students, teachers and administrators look forward to a three-month reprieve from the...

The True Value of Journalism
Karina Aronson, Editor-in-Chief • May 3, 2024

I never joined journalism to write. I joined for the sweatshirt. In 8th grade when I was small, painfully anxious about interviewing upperclassmen...

Jos Farewell to Basketball Seniors
Jo's Farewell to Basketball Seniors
Jolyn Ding, Sports Editor • May 3, 2024

3 … 2 …1 … and the digits on the clock flattened out to the dreaded 0.0, signifying the end of the basketball season and more importantly,...

Chengs Advice: The Memories Are Worth It
Cheng's Advice: The Memories Are Worth It
Sophia Cheng, Editor-in-Chief • May 3, 2024

I’m in a loud, brightly lit In-N-Out, sitting uncomfortably in the very corner of the booth. I can feel a dull pain in the front of my head...

Pinewood Needs to Give High Schoolers More Freedom
Pinewood Needs to Give High Schoolers More Freedom
Trevor Koo, Opinion Writer • May 3, 2024

   Imagine this: going out to lunch on a school day with your friends, whether it’s to a local Chipotle, Spot’s Pizza or even Boba Guys....

Why I Love Finals Week
Why I Love Finals Week
Alisha Ramani, Opinion Writer • May 3, 2024

   Listen, I know you’ve just read the headline and are thinking, “Who actually likes finals week?” And I bet you’ve already started...

Violet and Charlotte posing for a picture at Senior Night
Charlotte's Legacy on Pinewood Women's Soccer
Violet Negrette, Opinion Writer • May 3, 2024

 Pinewood soccer is a boisterous cacophony of emotions. Every practice and game, whether home or away, exudes passion and difficulty. As a club...

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Abi Wessel (10) is a photographer for The perennial. She joined journalism because of her love of photography and loves being able to go to many Pinewood events and take photos there. In her free time...

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Mr. Coote Says Goodbye to Pinewood
Mr. Coote Says Goodbye to Pinewood
Claire Wu, Features Writer • May 3, 2024

   As Pinewood high school students navigate the world of college admissions, they often turn to one person on campus: Director of College...

Mr. Green Retires After 18 Years at Pinewood
Mr. Green Retires After 18 Years at Pinewood
Dhruv Gupta, Features Writer • May 3, 2024

   As the raft began to capsize not five minutes into the trip, high school math teacher Scott Green began to panic. In his 37 years of teaching,...

Addison’s Review of Macbeth
Addison’s Review of Macbeth
Addison Parenti, Staff Writer • May 3, 2024

“Ugh, I hate Shakespeare,” my classmates say. “Shakespeare’s so boring.” But, in my humble opinion, that is not the case. Shakespeare...

Simon Braun Reflects on Singing Career
Simon Braun Reflects on Singing Career
Rishi Chen, Staff Writer • May 3, 2024

Many people at Pinewood may have never heard senior Simon Braun sing, but he has been doing just that for nearly 10 years. Known for his brash...

Wessels Coding Journey
Wessels' Coding Journey
Kaavya Mehrotra, Staff Writer • May 3, 2024

   In a small town in the middle of the Netherlands, a young girl’s fascination with coding jumpstarted a journey in computer science which...

Colin: A Look Through the Lens
Colin: A Look Through the Lens
Ryan Chou, Staff Writer • May 3, 2024

   Senior Colin Ternus will be graduating this year, marking an end to his memorable high school journey. Joining Pinewood freshman year, Ternus...

Senior Brandon Ge juggles all that he does at Pinewood.
Thank You Pinewood: Brandon’s Farewell to You
Brandon Ge, Copy Editor • May 3, 2024

   Oh, Pinewood. How do I even start?    For seven years, I’ve had to drag myself out of bed at 7:30 in the morning to put up with...

Senior Sachi Urushima will be attending Chapman University in the fall.
Spring Senior Sports Signings: Sachi Urushima
Regan Shee, Sports Writer • May 3, 2024

   As the end of the school year nears, senior student-athletes look to pursue athletic opportunities at their respective universities. This...

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