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Jolyn Ding

Jolyn Ding, Sports Editor

Jolyn Ding (11) is the Sports Editor for The Perennial, and this is her third year on staff. This year, Jolyn is looking forward to conducting in-person interviews and connecting with the Pinewood community. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, playing basketball with teammates, and exploring new places with family.

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Does Jo Even Sleep?

Jolyn Ding, Sports Editor March 27, 2024

I’m not tired. Am I tired of school? Sure. Am I tired of all human interaction? Absolutely. But, am I tired because I’m lacking sleep? Nope, not even a little bit. Not even at all. It was a random...

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...

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...

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...

Featuring Ava Uhrich, Jade Ramirez, Skylar Chui, Chlea Facelo, and Niki Taradash

To My Basketball Seniors: Thank You

Jolyn Ding, Sports Writer May 3, 2023

If you asked me what I envisioned at the beginning of the basketball season, my response would not have aligned with the results. Regardless, I can confidently say that I enjoyed every second of it.  I...

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 insistence of calling everyone, including Ms. Wetzel and Mr. Jezak,...

Nakano after being caught spying


Jolyn Ding, Sports Writer March 29, 2023

There is a traitor among us. When Pinewood hired current substitute teacher and assistant girls basketball coach Kiki Nakano, it’s safe to assume that no one expected her to be a minor and absolute...

Startup Instacoach Is Here For Athletes Like Hannah Jump

Startup Instacoach Is Here For Athletes Like Hannah Jump

Jolyn Ding, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

From the Panther Pit to Nerd Nation, Pinewood alumna Hannah Jump ‘19 is continuing to make a name for herself both on and off the basketball court. In Jump’s final and most successful collegiate season...

How The Sports World Came Together For Damar Hamlin

Jolyn Ding, Sports Writer February 2, 2023

Just a couple minutes into a highly-anticipated Week 17 matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals, the unimaginable occurred. An ordinary tackle quickly became a life or death situation...

Gabby Yang

Girl’s Basketball & Their Winning Culture

Jolyn Ding, Sports Writer November 8, 2022

There is a specific standard of excellence imperative to achieving the success that the Pinewood girls basketball team has achieved over the past couple years. Despite the ever-changing roster of head...

Serena Williams: A Living Legend

Serena Williams: A Living Legend

Jolyn Ding, Sports Writer October 4, 2022

It certainly won’t feel the same to watch Grand Slams that don’t feature Serena Williams, but every amazing run inevitably meets its bittersweet ending. Instead of seeing her dominant serve and buttery-smooth...

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