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The Perennial

The Perennial

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 and an overzealous comma user (still am today), I followed...

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, the final time I got to play alongside some of the best...

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 from having worn undersized goggles for the past three hours....

The Hidden Beauty of Sports

The Hidden Beauty of Sports

Michael Shtrom, Arts & Culture Editor March 11, 2024

In the interest of being as forthcoming as possible, I’ll start with this: I’ve never understood the appeal of sports. I have baked my apathy toward sports into the very core of my personality, a move...

Colins Guide to Electric Cars

Colin’s Guide to Electric Cars

Colin Ternus, Photo Editor March 11, 2024

“Cybertruck beats Porsche 911 while towing a 911,” and “What Makes the Tesla Model 3 Performance Variant So Special?” These are some of the headlines toting the powers of Tesla, and you can easily...

Past Livess Life Lessons

Past Lives’s Life Lessons

Sophia Cheng, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2024

There are some films that make you feel seen, and some that make you feel changed. “Past Lives” (2023), a romantic drama film written and directed by Celine Song, was the latter for me. Although this...

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Beloved Fish Tank Explodes in College Counseling Office

Abigail Kamenetsky and Jolyn Ding February 20, 2024

       A 150-gallon fish tank in the college counseling office suffered a critical sealant crack last Tuesday Feb. 13, leading to the water quickly draining out. Amidst the chaos, two of the...

Percy Jackson: A Fresh Take

Karina Aronson, Editor-in-Chief February 4, 2024

I am not the target audience of Disney’s new TV show “Percy Jackson and the Olympians,” based on Rick Riordian’s hit book series of the same name. Neither are my friends who won’t stop sending...

Valentines Day is Overrated

Valentine’s Day is Overrated

Christina Tanase, News Editor February 4, 2024

Red roses. Candy hearts. Boxed chocolates. Cheesy rom-coms. Tacky cards from your classmates you don’t love. Inevitably just spending the day alone. All of these aspects define America’s worst commercial...

Jos Guide to the Romantic Comedy

Jo’s Guide to the Romantic Comedy

Jolyn Ding, Sports Editor February 4, 2024

   Sometimes, all you need is a two hour film, your laptop and a cozy blanket to escape from the chaos of the real world and steal a little moment for yourself. Whether you’re bogged down from a week...

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 rings in the ears of every player, coach, and fan in Kinnick...

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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 a new EP each year, “Every Little Thing,” was recorded...

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