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Nerea Amezcua (left) and her mother Profe Collantes (right)

“Mom and Ms. ___”: Children of Teachers Navigate School

Claire Wu, Features Writer February 4, 2024

   Many students have had the awkward experience of accidentally calling a teacher “Mom” instead of “Ms.” in class. But for some students, both titles hold true. For eighth graders Nerea Amezcua...

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...

Students Now Allowed to Overthrow Teachers in Class

Harry Yang, Opinion Writer March 30, 2023

Pinewood has implemented a few rules to increase happiness on campus. One rule designates days in which students are assigned the role of teaching. I believe that this new rule is beneficial to students...

Raghav: I Am Secretly Hannah Montana

Raghav: I Am Secretly Hannah Montana

Raghav Ramgopal, News Editor March 30, 2023

Everytime I walk on campus, I feel like a fraud. Everyone knows me as Raghav Ramgopal. The academic weapon. The person who enjoys raiding the snack shack until all of the double chocolate chip muffins...

Junior High Student Council Embezzles Bake Wars Funds

Derrick Harris, Arts & Culture Writer March 28, 2023

In a tumultuous, month-long scandal that has rocketed the Pinewood community, two junior high student council members diverted funds from the annual Bake Wars fundraiser to front-row seats to Taylor Swift’s...

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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