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Jolyn Ding

Jolyn Ding, Copy Editor

Jolyn Ding (10) is a copy editor for The Perennial, and this is her second 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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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 instance 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...

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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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