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Karina Aronson

Karina Aronson, Editor-in-Chief

Karina Aronson (11) is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Perennial. She is passionate about writing stories that shed light on often undiscussed topics. When Karina’s not writing, you can find her reading, hanging out with friends, and baking a frankly concerning amount of apple pies.

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A fallen tree crushes a Middle Campus fence, finding its way into a neighboring homes yard. The only damage was done to the fence.

Power Outages and Fallen Trees: High Speed Winds Impact Pinewood Campuses

Samantha Hsiung and Karina Aronson March 16, 2023

Bleachers flopping over on football fields. Trash cans flying into nearby buildings. Neighborhood fences knocking each other down like dominoes.  Pinewood’s Upper Campus is closed for a second day...

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”...

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...

Counselor Stephanie Fugita teaches both the junior high and high school health classes.

Examining Pinewood’s Sex Ed Curriculum

Karina Aronson, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2022

   Everyone’s been there: a school gym or classroom resounding with awkward giggles and filled with students attempting to look everywhere but the lecturer discussing sexual education.     The...

Dumping a NEW Dumpling Column

Dumping a NEW Dumpling Column

Samantha Hsiung, Karina Aronson, Sally King, and Sophia Yao November 9, 2022

  We’ve set out to expand our cultural culinary exposure, naturally forcing some of the Perennial editorial staff to try different types of dumplings. Our fascination with dumplings comes...

Photo courtesy of Grand Rapids Pride Center.

Pinewood’s New Pride Club

Karina Aronson and Mia Gustavson October 4, 2021

The Pinewood Pride Club, or Alphabet Soup, as members of the affinity and ally club like to call it, was recently started by juniors Alex Sheiba and Rye Kianpour in an effort to provide a safe space for...

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