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The Perennial

To Our Senior Editors: Thank You!

To Our Senior Editors: Thank You!

Samantha Hsiung  If you’ve ever spent even five minutes with Sam, you know that her humor and passion are infectious. From her instance of calling everyone, including Ms. Wetzel and Mr. Jezak,...

Taken June 8, 2017 (6th grade) at my brothers 8th grade graduation. From left to right: me, my brother, and my mom.

A Letter to My Mother: Thank You For Forcing Me to Go to Pinewood

Samantha Hsiung, Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2023

To my mother I am 11. You’ve just picked me up from school in our white Lexus after track and field practice. We drive down Bubb Road, rustling through familiar routes — past wandering children,...

Nates Senior Wrap

Nate’s Senior Wrap

Nate Martin, Sports Editor May 2, 2023

My time at Pinewood wouldn’t be what it was without the soundtrack that surrounded it. Music unlocks memories, taking me back to a specific place or reminding me of a specific person. Because of this,...

Returning To Our Origins: The End of the Dumpling Column

Returning To Our Origins: The End of the Dumpling Column

After months of restaurant hopping and late night article crunches, the infamous dumpling column club returned to our original location: Fu Lam Mum. Despite being our final dumpling excursion, no one...

Since the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, free menstrual products have been available in womens bathrooms.

Going with the Flow: Menstrual Products & Pinewood

Karina Aronson, Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2023

   When senior Rachel Farhoudi got her period for the first time in elementary school, she remembers her lack of access to menstrual products, instead using toilet paper.     “I did not know...

Scouring through Safeways freezers, Sam,  Sophia, Karina, and Sally ponder which of the repulsive flavors to try.

Hot Pockets: America’s Abominable Dumplings

Did you know that Hot Pockets are considered a type of dumpling? Well, we didn’t! But according to Wikipedia, anything that “consist[s] of pieces of dough… oftentimes wrapped around a filling”...

Taylor Swift, an American singer-songwriter, is known for her popular country-pop music. Her latest album, Midnights, was released in October 2022.

Mia’s Take on Taylor’s Terror

Mia Gustavson, Features Editor March 1, 2023

I am not a Swiftie. I deeply apologize to anyone this offends. Though I imagine your jaw is on the floor and your hatred is brewing, I sincerely hope you have not yet shredded the newspaper in rage because,...

Second semester senior Sam Hsiung priorities sleep over school.

Sam’s Struggle with Senioritis

Samantha Hsiung, Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2023

One of my current favorite poems, “Meditations in an Emergency” by Cameron Awkward-Rich, begins like this: “I wake up & it breaks my heart.” As a second-semester senior, this line couldn’t...

Myles Fox: Why We Celebrate Black History Month

Myles Fox: Why We Celebrate Black History Month

Myles Fox, Photographer March 1, 2023

In the moment, my hands were clenched together. The swelling tears in my eyes turned my vision into a kaleidoscope of blurred motion. Quickly, I shut my eyes. I buried myself deep in the confines of my...

Behind the Neon Curtain: “Love Island”

Sophia Yao, Opinion Editor February 2, 2023

Images of perfectly tanned legs, horrifyingly overfilled lips, artificially blue water, and ridiculously chiseled abs fill your screen, interspersed between neon flashes that look like they came out of...

Empanadas: A Multicultural Dumpling Fusion

Empanadas: A Multicultural Dumpling Fusion

Karina Aronson, Samantha Hsiung, Sophia Yao, and Sally King February 1, 2023

Located in Campbell, Best Artisan Empanadas Cafe is a multigenerational South American-style empanada restaurant, run by Ernesto May and daughter Stephanie Solorio. At BAE Cafe, empanadas (Spanish and...

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