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Musical Review: “Something Rotten!” Is Certified Fresh

Michael Shtrom, Copy Editor May 2, 2023

The Pinewood Performing Arts department has done it again. With seemingly endless dedication, the PPA has performed one of the greatest spectacles I have seen in a long time: the Renaissance-era cast of...

Featuring Kate Cornyn, Ashton Riches, Teau Tongi, Emmett Smith, and Nate Martin

Take Note Seniors Reflect on Memories and Music

Katie Maier, Arts & Culture Writer May 2, 2023

Pinewood’s a cappella group, Take Note, consists mainly of seniors like Daniel Blotter, Kate Cornyn,  Adam Fallick, Nate Martin, Emmett Smith,  Ashton Riches, and Teau Tongi. Over the past year, these...

Book Recommendations From the Pinewood English Department

Aretha Liu, Arts & Culture Writer May 2, 2023

Reading is a foundational tool that can be used to expand your knowledge and improve your writing skills. Not sure what book to read? Pinewood’s English department can help you find the next page-turner...

Featuring Hannah Jones

Author Hannah Jones Talks Book “Hero Green” at Pinewood

Addison Parenti, Arts & Culture Writer May 2, 2023

Writing isn’t an easy journey. It takes years, even decades, to learn and perfect the craft. No one knows this better than former Pinewood English teacher Hannah Jones, who is now the author of children’s...

Featuring Aeron Lo, Niki Taradash, Kate Cornyn, and Adam Fallick

Pinewood Seniors Leave Artistic Legacies Behind As They Head Off to College

Derrick Harris, Arts & Culture Writer May 2, 2023

Pinewood has many talented graduating artists. Some specialize in traditional art, and graphic design. These are three particular seniors’ artistic histories and their future plans. Skylar Chui Skylar...

Behind the Suit: Who Could Perry the Panther Be?

Behind the Suit: Who Could Perry the Panther Be?

Aretha Liu, Arts & Culture Writer March 29, 2023

  Known and beloved by all, Pinewood’s renowned Perry the Panther can typically be seen on the sidelines during school assemblies. Whether it be dancing, cheering, or posing with fans, Perry...

Junior High Student Council Embezzles Bake Wars Funds

Derrick Harris, Arts & Culture Writer March 28, 2023

In a tumultuous, month-long scandal that has rocketed the Pinewood community, two junior high student council members diverted funds from the annual Bake Wars fundraiser to front-row seats to Taylor Swift’s...

Mondo, I Am Your Father: Kim Family Welcomes a New Addition

Addison Parenti, Arts & Culture Writer March 28, 2023

Not too long ago in a galaxy not too far away, Baby Yoda was discovered at Pinewood School. Earlier that week, Pinewood physics teacher Yong Kim was spotted watching TikToks that he created of him and...

Crushing Hard: What Kids Can Learn From Love

Crushing Hard: What Kids Can Learn From Love

Katie Maier, Arts & Culture Writer March 1, 2023

Pinewood Upper Campus counselor Stephanie Fugita was once a child with juvenile crushes. She left notes at her crush’s desk, and she experienced the same butterflies in her stomach as kids with infatuations...

Black Female Artists in Rap and Hip-Hop

Derrick Harris, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

In recent years, many Black female artists have risen and dominated predominantly male music spaces like rap and hip-hop. These new artists have taken inspiration from past legends such as Pop Smoke and...

Teacher Katie Linza Jazzes It Up!

Teacher Katie Linza Jazzes It Up!

March 1, 2023

As a head of the Pinewood Performing Arts department and the teacher for various Pinewood music classes, Katie Linza has been guiding and teaching young singers at Pinewood for about eight years now. However,...

Waving Through a Window: Dear Evan Hansen’s Message to Society

Waving Through a Window: Dear Evan Hansen’s Message to Society

Addison Parenti, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

It was Dec. 2019 when I went to see acclaimed Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen” for the first time. The show, which is based on a book by Steven Levenson, follows high schooler Evan Hansen as he...

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