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Anna Scicinska: Pinewood’s Secret American Spy

Anna Scicinska: Pinewood’s Secret American Spy

Simon Braun, Opinion Writer March 27, 2024

 The Perennial has tasked me with investigating the hidden life of math teacher Anna Scicinska. Commonly referred to as the “Intelligent A,” Scicinska is the big dog of intellect on the Pinewood campus....

Language Teachers Stop Speaking English, Leaving Students and Faculty to Fend for Themselves

Language Teachers Stop Speaking English, Leaving Students and Faculty to Fend for Themselves

Alisha Ramani, Opinion Writer March 27, 2024

   On Monday, Pinewood foreign language teachers suddenly stopped speaking in English, citing the difficulty of endless translation in an email sent to parents.    French, Mandarin and Spanish students...

Stop Being so Patriotic, You Idiots!

Stop Being so Patriotic, You Idiots!

Simon Braun, Opinion Writer February 4, 2024

   Sweet land of liberty. Of thee we praise. American patriotism is among the most formidable forms of patriotism in the world. In a YouGov survey of 20,000 individuals, U.S. citizens were the most...

Pinewood Should Have a Quiet Study Space

Pinewood Should Have a Quiet Study Space

Tiffany Au, Opinion Writer February 4, 2024

   Imagine walking into an undisturbed study space where students can be fully immersed in their studies, free from external distractions. A place where students can relax, enjoy uninterrupted focus...

High Schoolers Shouldn’t Drink Coffee

Trevor Koo, Opinion Writer February 4, 2024

   I wake up to the noise of coffee grinding downstairs in the kitchen. The aroma of coffee wafts in the air as the smell creeps upstairs into my bedroom. As I shake off my groggy state and begin to...

Rating Snack Shack Chip Flavors

Rating Snack Shack Chip Flavors

Alisha Ramani, Opinion Staff Writer February 4, 2024

   The snack shack gleams with chip bags in every color of the rainbow. Munching on Cheetos during free periods or enjoying Doritos with lunch seem to be a universal experience for many Pinewood students....

Why Random People Should Be Selected for the Olympics

Why Random People Should Be Selected for the Olympics

Violet Negrette, Opinion Writer & Copy Editor November 20, 2023

 For too long, the top one percent of athletes have dominated the screen during the Olympics. For too long, the Olympics have set unreasonable expectations for our children and our children’s children....

Are Pinewood Lunches Worth It?

Are Pinewood Lunches Worth It?

Trevor Koo, Opinion Writer November 15, 2023

   I watch my friend dab his greasy pizza with a brown napkin, working to remove the grease and oil. I look down at my pizza, thinking if I should do the same. Ignoring him, I bite into my pizza, realizing...

Why Pinewood Students Need a Financial Literacy Class

Why Pinewood Students Need a Financial Literacy Class

Tiffany Au, Opinion Writer November 15, 2023

   Financial literacy is a crucial life skill that educates students on managing their finances properly. Financial literacy is a wise investment into students’ futures, and it ensures that students...

Why All Sports are the Same

Why All Sports are the Same

Simon Braun, Opinion Writer November 15, 2023

      The more I get hit in the head with balls from varying sports, the more I realize how sports have ruined my life. When I walk down the hallways at Pinewood, I am constantly being pelted from...

Stop Spending Money on Space Exploration

Stop Spending Money on Space Exploration

Alisha Ramani, Opinion Writer November 15, 2023

    I love space. I love the magnetic pull between celestial bodies, and the way the past is ingrained in the vast ocean above us. I love the rings of planets, the vivid colors and the specks of light...

Reading: A Scourge to Society or Benefit to Humankind?  Two Opinion Writers Face Off on the Virtues and Drawbacks of the Written Word

Reading: A Scourge to Society or Benefit to Humankind? Two Opinion Writers Face Off on the Virtues and Drawbacks of the Written Word

Trevor Koo, Opinion Writer October 17, 2023

  Reading is one of the most boring hobbies and activities to do in your free time, and it has significant setbacks for your health. Reading is one of the most grueling, neck-breaking and monotonous activities.   ...

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