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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...

All hands-on deck for the clean-up effort following the incident.

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...

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, their surprise was probably justified. What made me, a lanky...

Haun and Parenti pose for a photo.

Girls Lead Junior High Flag Football Team

Jolyn Ding and Christina Tanase October 17, 2023

Girls flag football is no longer just a casual sporting event. In fact, in February, the California Interscholastic Federation recognized it as an official high school sport across all schools. With this...

Sophia Chengs Holy Trio of Actresses

Sophia Cheng’s Holy Trio of Actresses

Sophia Cheng, Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2023

Hollywood is notorious for many things — the glamor, the snobbish peacocking, the tucked-away mansions. But perhaps what the industry is best known for is the image of the struggling actor, and its counterpart,...

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