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Lemmon reads seniors a picture book at the first day of school assembly, as has been his yearly tradition.

Lemmon Leaves Pinewood

Katie Maier, News Writer February 4, 2024

Head of Upper Campus Gabriel Lemmon will be leaving Pinewood at the end of this school year on June 30. He has served the school for seven years and made many changes to the school community. After working...

New School Year, New Face For Upper Campus

New School Year, New Face For Upper Campus

Annabelle Eaton and Ian Hsiao February 4, 2024

   A Pinewood podcast. A Pinewood magazine. A new school website. The new year arrives and so does a push for more Pinewood marketing and communications material. With it, Pinewood hopes to give prospective...

Lemmon reads seniors a picture book at the first day of school assembly, as has been his yearly tradition.

Navigating the Path to Panther Pride

Lucas Guan, Staff Writer February 4, 2024

   The Pinewood admission system holds pivotal significance in our school, shaping the future lineage of Pinewood successors. Led by Upper Campus Director of Admissions Lisa Longbottom, the admissions...

Pinewood Offers SAT For First Time and Experiences PSAT Troubles

Pinewood Offers SAT For First Time and Experiences PSAT Troubles

Ian Hsiao, News Writer November 20, 2023

On Oct. 11, sophomores and juniors took the digital version of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test for the first time, and the seniors took the paper version of the Scholastic Aptitude Test, which...

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Who’s on the Board? President Riches Gives an Inside Look

Annabelle Eaton, News Writer & Copy Editor November 20, 2023

The Pinewood School Board is an elusive entity. While students don’t often see board members around campus, the board often works behind the scenes to coordinate finances and Pinewood’s long term goals.  “The...

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Challenge Success Provides Insights Into Well-Being of Upper Campus

Vishesh Ranganathan, News Writer November 20, 2023

Throughout the beginning of this school year, a group of students and faculty have been working to improve the well-being of the Upper Campus community. The Challenge Success Team is made up of seventh...

Pinewood Shines Bright with Diwali

Pinewood Shines Bright with Diwali

Arjun Kelkar, News Writer & Web Editor November 20, 2023

At Upper Campus on Thursday, November 9, you may have seen an extravagant sea of wires and lights sprawling the entire Cue Quad. From 6 to 8 pm, over 100 attendees attended Pinewood’s celebration of...

PWRUP Gears Up For New Season

PWRUP Gears Up For New Season

Lucas Guan, News Writer November 20, 2023

As the school year unfolds, the Pinewood robotics team (PWRUP) is gearing up for an exciting new season. Having already competed in one local tournament and revealed their ambitious plans for the next...

Pinewood’s Plentiful International Pursuits

Pinewood’s Plentiful International Pursuits

Ian Hsiao, Staff Writer October 19, 2023

   The Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and England are just some of the many expeditions offered by Pinewood during the 2023-2024 school year.       The Dominican Republic service-learning...

Founders of The Artificial Intelligence Club: sophomores Jake Reynders (right), Dhruv Gupta, Alan Skelley (left)

Eight New Clubs Join Pinewood Upper Campus

Lucas Guan, News Writer October 19, 2023

   With the latest Pinewood Club Fair in September, eight new clubs have joined the expanding list of student-led clubs: AI Club, Art and Wellness Club, Botball Club, Chess Club, Cooking Club, La Mesa...

Profile On Culture of Belonging and Respect: Our Pathway to Belonging

Profile On Culture of Belonging and Respect: Our Pathway to Belonging

Vishesh Ranganathan, News Writer October 19, 2023

   Knowing who you are and where you belong in a community, especially a high school, is vital to a positive experience. Pinewood is striving to create this community with their new theme titled Culture...

Pinewood Community Welcomes New Faces And Says Goodbye to Rubalcaba

Pinewood Community Welcomes New Faces And Says Goodbye to Rubalcaba

Arjun Kelkar, News Writer October 19, 2023

As students return to campus for the 2023-24 school year, Pinewood welcomes five new faculty and staff members. The Perennial asked them what they were looking forward to this year.    Lyndsey Duerden...

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