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“Let’s Go, Pinewood:” Restoring School Spirit

Mailey Wang, Features Writer February 4, 2024

   “LET’S GO PINEWOOD, LET’S GO” is the chant the Panther Pit yells at every home game. The cheering, stomping and yelling echoes throughout the gym. Every pair of eyes looks from the scoreboard,...

Nerea Amezcua (left) and her mother Profe Collantes (right)

“Mom and Ms. ___”: Children of Teachers Navigate School

Claire Wu, Features Writer February 4, 2024

   Many students have had the awkward experience of accidentally calling a teacher “Mom” instead of “Ms.” in class. But for some students, both titles hold true. For eighth graders Nerea Amezcua...

Courtesy: Pinewood Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa Receives Award

Aretha Liu, Features Writer February 4, 2024

   Tabula Rasa, Pinewood’s student-led literary arts magazine, recently received the rank of REALM First Class by the National Council of Teachers of English.     The REALM program recognizes excellence...

Candy Hearts and Sweet Cards: Celebrating Valentine’s Day With Candy Grams

Riya Kolappa, Features Writer February 4, 2024

   Valentine’s Day — the day of love. A time to surround yourself with those who make you feel cared for. At Pinewood, one of the annual Valentine’s day traditions includes sending candy grams...

Cooking Club founders Sam Grillo (left) and Pedro Aldaco (right)

Chop, Sizzle and Flame: How Pinewood’s Cooking Club Cultivates a Creative Space

Dhruv Gupta, Features Writer February 4, 2024

   With every chop of a knife, sizzle of a pan and roaring flame of a grill, juniors Sam Grillo and Pedro Aldaco, founders of Pinewood’s cooking club, are cultivating a space where students can explore...

The Best of 2023’s Rom-Coms

Marie Redondo, Features Writer February 4, 2024

   2023 has been the comeback year for romantic comedies, the movie genre that perfectly combines romance and humor. Despite how cheesy they may be, rom-coms are the ideal genre when looking for an...

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.     Contrary to popular belief, rowing utilizes your...

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 at this year’s junior high band. The band, complete with...

Ants, Flies and Other Pests Invade Classrooms

Ants, Flies and Other Pests Invade Classrooms

Marie Redondo, Features Writer November 16, 2023

   They crawl into your lockers, sneak into classrooms and assault you repeatedly during class. The ants and flies at Pinewood Upper Campus have now be- come a significant issue for the community,...

Ms. Ortmanns Journey to Pinewood

Ms. Ortmann’s Journey to Pinewood

Claire Wu, Features Writer November 16, 2023

   Math teacher Lauren Ortmann’s desk is crowded with student creations from years prior. Even the walls and ceilings surrounding the [dimensions of the desk] wooden workspace cannot escape a centroid...

Students Celebrate Holidays With Various Traditions

Students Celebrate Holidays With Various Traditions

Riya Kolappa, Features Writer November 16, 2023

   Drinking hot cocoa as “Let it Snow,  Let it Snow, Let it Snow” plays on the radio. Sitting by the fireplace on frosty winter days wrapped in a fuzzy blanket. Cutting open the turkey at the dinner...

Two New Faces on the Basketball Court

Two New Faces on the Basketball Court

Mailey Wang, Features Writer November 15, 2023

   On the basketball court this season, you will see two new faces sprinting down the court and cheering for their teammates at the top of their lungs.    Junior Katherine Garr and sophomore Caitlyn...

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