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  • September 29Make-up Picture Day on Thursday, Oct. 5
  • September 29Oct. 2 to Oct. 6 is Banned Books Week. Find out more in the library.
  • September 18No school on Monday, Sept. 25
  • September 85-week grades due on Thursday, Sep. 14
  • September 8Club Rush during Fiesta Friday on Friday, Sep. 15
  • August 31Spirit Week from Tuesday, Sep. 5 to Friday, Sep. 8
The student news site of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa, CA

The Pearl Post

The student news site of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa, CA

The Pearl Post

Seniors Aiden Bachsian and Andrew Romero work together to hang up homecoming dance posters during their Leadership class on Sep. 6.
First homecoming dance to be held tomorrow night
Sophie Ortega September 7, 2023

Many students are excited to attend the first-ever homecoming dance at the school on Friday night. “I’m really excited for the homecoming dance because it’s actually like the first one happening...

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Headlines and leads from news publications around the nation detail numerous anti-LGBTQ+ legislation currently being voted on in various states.
New laws across nation target queer students
Emily Short May 30, 2023

In the first five months of this year, 130 anti-LGBTQ bills and laws have been signed into law across the country. The most prominent bill, known as the Don’t Say Gay bill, was expanded on April 19 to...

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Librarian Alain Cruz talks with members of Book Club during a lunch meeting in the library on Sept. 21.
Club Corner: Book Club begins its first chapter
Aidan Lia September 29, 2023

Now that there’s a librarian, the library is bustling with activities, including a new bi-weekly club. “You can share your opinions and stories freely (in Book Club),” said senior Jazmine Valerio,...

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Second baseman Zion Waddell, who plays on the JV boys baseball team at Birmingham Community Charter High School, throws a ball to a teammate in between innings during a game on April 19. The game ended with the Birmingham Patriots losing 7-2 against Cleveland Charter High School.
Baseball season ends with a bang
Keira Van Der Molen June 12, 2023

Junior Derek Vasquez, who has been playing baseball for 12 years, considers the sport an important part of his life thanks to his family’s shared passion for the sport.  “I’ve known baseball...

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The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and actors represented by SAG-AFTRA brought their demands to the attention of big-name studios through a strike. The results of the strike will impact these entertainers’ wages, their job security and upcoming productions. While the WGA reached a deal on Sept. 24 and ended the writer’s strike on Sept. 27, SAG-AFTRA continues to strike to meet performers’ needs.
Action! Hollywood awaits 1 more deal as writers strike is resolved
Isaac Herrera September 29, 2023

Advancements in AI and the lack of increased pay caused actors and writers to strike together for nearly five months, leading to a writer's victory and a waiting game for actors. It’s time for movie...

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Mitski released her seventh album “The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We” on Sept. 14 to the thrill of her fans. The album consists of 11 tracks amounting to 32 minutes of music.
Mitski comes back fresh with "The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We"
Andre Arcilla September 21, 2023

Two years after the release of her most divisive album, “Laurel Hell,” Mitski released her seventh album “The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We”...

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Scholarship winner Satenik Ayrapetyan smiles with guidance counselor Martina Torres during the Warren Christopher Scholarship award ceremony, which took place on June 30.
Warren Christopher Scholarship winner celebrates in ceremony, relaxes at camp
Satenik Ayrapetyan August 25, 2023

When we finally arrived at the campsite, I wasn’t exactly sure what to think. I’m not big on camping, or nature in general, but I knew I couldn’t pass up this opportunity....

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Junior Alia Galvan adjusts a camera to take a photo from overhead on Sept. 22. Photography principles like “bird’s eye view” were reviewed in the courtyard for the period 1 experimental photography class.
Photo of the Week

Every week, staff members of The Pearl Post send in the best photo they've taken that week. After an in-class vote, the most popular picture...

Spotify: Hispanic Heritage Month 2023
Goodbye Class of 2023
Gabrielle Lashley and Rikka Dimalanta June 8, 2023

In this episode of the Room 22 podcast, co-hosts Gabrielle Lashley and Rikka Dimalanta talk to graduating seniors about their future plans and...

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