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Pinewood Offers SAT For First Time and Experiences PSAT Troubles
Pinewood Offers SAT For First Time and Experiences PSAT Troubles
Ian Hsiao, News Writer • November 20, 2023

On Oct. 11, sophomores and juniors took the digital version of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test for the first time, and the seniors took...

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Who's on the Board? President Riches Gives an Inside Look
Annabelle Eaton, News Writer & Copy Editor • November 20, 2023

The Pinewood School Board is an elusive entity. While students don’t often see board members around campus, the board often works behind the...

Courtesy: Haley Hemm
Challenge Success Provides Insights Into Well-Being of Upper Campus
Vishesh Ranganathan, News Writer • November 20, 2023

Throughout the beginning of this school year, a group of students and faculty have been working to improve the well-being of the Upper Campus...

Girls Basketball Gets Its Due
Girls Basketball Gets Its Due
Jolyn Ding, Sports Editor • November 20, 2023

55,646 fans. Nationally-televised women’s basketball game. Iowa City, Iowa. Put it in the record books. The roar of the Hawkeye crowd...

Courtesy of Skylar Chui
Take Note Releases Fifth EP
Michael Shtrom, Arts & Culture Editor • October 31, 2023

   On Sept. 19, Pinewood’s a cappella group Take Note released their fifth extended play record. Following the group’s tradition of releasing...

Brandon Ge catches football in stride during practice.
"Welcome to Football, Brandon"
Brandon Ge, Copy Editor • October 19, 2023

“You’re playing football? Really?” That was the usual shocked response I got when I told people I was joining the team. And to be fair,...

Why Random People Should Be Selected for the Olympics
Why Random People Should Be Selected for the Olympics
Violet Negrette, Opinion Writer & Copy Editor • November 20, 2023

 For too long, the top one percent of athletes have dominated the screen during the Olympics. For too long, the Olympics have set unreasonable...

Are Pinewood Lunches Worth It?
Are Pinewood Lunches Worth It?
Trevor Koo, Opinion Writer • November 15, 2023

   I watch my friend dab his greasy pizza with a brown napkin, working to remove the grease and oil. I look down at my pizza, thinking if I...

Why Pinewood Students Need a Financial Literacy Class
Why Pinewood Students Need a Financial Literacy Class
Tiffany Au, Opinion Writer • November 15, 2023

   Financial literacy is a crucial life skill that educates students on managing their finances properly. Financial literacy is a wise investment...

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Gabby Yang (11) is a photography editor for The Perennial, and this is her second year on staff. She is looking forward to expanding her creative lens and expressing her emotions through photography. In...

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Taking the Oars: Aretha’s Love of Rowing
Taking the Oars: Aretha’s Love of Rowing
Aretha Liu, Features Writer • November 16, 2023

   “Oh, you row? You must have really strong arms!” This is a statement every rower has heard at least five times in their rowing career.    ...

Band Leader Will Rees Sparks Creativity in Junior High Band
Band Leader Will Rees Sparks Creativity in Junior High Band
Dhruv Gupta, Features Writer • November 16, 2023

   As the microphone cables clicked, the high-hat pounded and the bass shook through the stage, the Pinewood community got their first look...

Esha Finds Comfort in Hindu Music
Esha Joshi, Staff Writer • November 16, 2023

   On each day of Ganesh Chaturthi, a Hindu festival dedicated to the god Ganesha, my house hums with excitement. There’s the beautiful altar...

Courtesy: Pinewood Performing Arts
Seussical in the News-ical
Addison Parenti and Rishi Chen November 16, 2023

  Everyone has grown up with the whimsical wordplay of Doctor Seuss. His work transcends time with a nostalgic and jubilant appeal that attracts...

Ms. Hemm’s  Unconditional Love of Nature
Ms. Hemm’s Unconditional Love of Nature
Kaavya Mehrotra, Science & Tech Writer • November 15, 2023

   Since she was a young girl, Assistant Head of Upper Campus Haley Hemm found solace and wonder in the natural beauty of the world around...

Hear it From Me: Living With Allergies is Rough
Hear it From Me: Living With Allergies is Rough
Lara Parikh, Science & Tech Writer • November 15, 2023

   America’s sweetheart: the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. A schmear of creamy peanut butter across white sandwich bread. A touch of...

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NBA Superteams: What to Expect
Kayden Ge, Sports Writer • November 16, 2023

   The time has come. The time to ignore all your homework for the night and watch your favorite team clash with their rivals. The time to...

Senior Alex Facelo goes up for a layup.
Basketball's Back!
Regan Shee, Sports Writer • November 16, 2023

   Winter sports have begun and the new boys and girls basketball season is underway. Both teams are thrilled to improve upon their previous...

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