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The Perennial

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...

The Bridge Brothers: Brandon and Kayden Ge

The Bridge Brothers: Brandon and Kayden Ge

Rachel Farhoudi, Features Writer March 1, 2023

Place yourself at a table in a foreign country, and try to sit there for three hours as you navigate one of the most challenging card games. Pinewood brothers Kayden and Brandon Ge do this every year as...

Social Media Causes Teenage Isolation

Social Media Causes Teenage Isolation

Prisha Mohapatra, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

“[Teenagers] love being social and love the positive feelings they get when they’re talking to their friends, so they look to social media to provide that for them,” sophomore Michael Shtrom said. For...

Crushing Hard: What Kids Can Learn From Love

Crushing Hard: What Kids Can Learn From Love

Katie Maier, Arts & Culture Writer March 1, 2023

Pinewood Upper Campus counselor Stephanie Fugita was once a child with juvenile crushes. She left notes at her crush’s desk, and she experienced the same butterflies in her stomach as kids with infatuations...

Taylor Swift, an American singer-songwriter, is known for her popular country-pop music. Her latest album, Midnights, was released in October 2022.

Mia’s Take on Taylor’s Terror

Mia Gustavson, Features Editor March 1, 2023

I am not a Swiftie. I deeply apologize to anyone this offends. Though I imagine your jaw is on the floor and your hatred is brewing, I sincerely hope you have not yet shredded the newspaper in rage because,...

Second semester senior Sam Hsiung priorities sleep over school.

Sam’s Struggle with Senioritis

Samantha Hsiung, Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2023

One of my current favorite poems, “Meditations in an Emergency” by Cameron Awkward-Rich, begins like this: “I wake up & it breaks my heart.” As a second-semester senior, this line couldn’t...

REGIONAL RECOGNITION Samantha Hsiung, Sophia Yao, Rachel Aronson, Emma Hwang, Kathleen Xie, and Sophia Cheng all won awards in this years Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition.

Pinewood Students Rack Up Scholastic Awards

Esha Joshi, Features Writer March 1, 2023

A succinct and poignant ode to the experience of grief. A heartbreakingly honest stream of consciousness seamlessly weaving together science and love. A colorful, evocative painting that provokes thought...

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Pinewood Singers and Women’s Chorus Anticipate March Disneyland Trip

Michael Shtrom, Copy Editor March 1, 2023

From demanding rehearsals to stressful academic life, one thing’s for certain: members of the Pinewood choirs are ready to feel the Disney magic. Luckily for them, Pinewood Singers and Women’s Chorus...

Cross Country: Going The Extra Mile

Cross Country: Going The Extra Mile

Violet Negrette, Staff Writer February 28, 2023

My feet ache as a torrent of pain washes down my legs, and another bead of sweat slowly crawls down to settle on my already-glistening face. The repetition of step after step starts to fade in and out...

Poems to Compliments

Rachel Farhoudi, Features Writer February 2, 2023

When I was little, my grandparents would read me a particular poem each time I visited them: “I Know Something Good About You” by Louis C. Schimon. We would cozy up in front of the fire and they’d...

Two-Time Poetry Out Loud Winner: Emma Hwang

Two-Time Poetry Out Loud Winner: Emma Hwang

Esha Joshi, Features Writer February 2, 2023

Students might think of poetry as something dull, inaccessible, and outdated. To most, its only purpose might be for tedious analysis during English classes or lifeless recitations in elementary school.  Poetry...

The Life of An Only Child

The Life of An Only Child

Prisha Mohapatra, Copy Editor February 2, 2023

Imagine being all alone in the center of a large stage, the spotlight focused on you, and only you. Wouldn’t that be amazing? If you have even the slightest bit of stage fright, however, the very...

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