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

The Pearl Post

  • May 29Senior Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 8 in the MPR
  • May 29Social Media Safety Presentations in the MPR on Friday, June 2
  • May 29Senior Dinner and Awards Presentation in the MPR from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31
  • May 29No school on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day
  • May 14Senior/Junior Prom on Friday, May 19 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Tarzana Cultural Center
  • May 14CA Science Testing for juniors from Tuesday, May 16 to Thursday, May 18
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

Sophomore Satenik Ayrapetyan is one of fifteen recipients of the Warren Christopher Scholarship, which grants $20,000 for college.
Opinion editor receives competitive Warren Christopher Scholarship
Desiree Spurkel May 16, 2023

Despite doubts and nerves, sophomore Satenik Ayrapetyan received the news that she is among the 15 Warren Christopher Scholarship recipients receiving $20,000 for college. “I felt nervous and I definitely...

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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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During lunch on Feb. 2, seniors Frankie Witt and Gabrielle Lashley make a poster in honor of Black History Month during a Black Student Union club meeting.
Club Corner: BSU rises to make Black culture stand out
Keira Van Der Molen May 31, 2023

When Black Student Union (BSU) members like senior Vince Gillen walk into club meetings, they are met with a fun environment to learn about influential Black historical figures.  “I like this...

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Freshman Giuliana Avalos gets ready to throw the ball during junior varsity pregame warmups on May 3. The Birmingham Community Charter High School Patriots beat the Cleveland Charter High School Cavaliers 9-4.
Softball season slides across home plate
Elizabeth Rose May 31, 2023

Junior Monica Gonzalez has been involved in softball for most of her school career, playing travel softball for five years before taking a three year break. Now returning as a member of Birmingham...

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An illustration of Naamah Silcott upset and shielding themself from the recent legislation passed in Florida by Gov. DeSantis known as the “Don’t Say Gay Bill.”
Anti-trans laws hurt young people like me
Naamah Silcott May 30, 2023

I have had to tackle being yearbook editor-in-chief, take charge as varsity volleyball captain, run three clubs, deal with the loneliness of quarantine and go through a grueling scholarship and college...

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If spending time at the beach or traveling isnt your style, try catching some of the major films coming out this summer. Here are seven films sure to cure mid-summer boredom, while also offering you a great experience to share with friends and family.
Hot films coming this summer
Sophie Ortega May 25, 2023

If spending time at the beach or traveling isn't your style, try catching some of the major films coming out this summer. Here are seven films sure to...

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Features Editor Angela Ledesma visits UC Berkeley on April 23 on a college tour.
Seniors reflect on their college touring experience
Angela Ledesma, Delilah Brumer, Gabrielle Lashley, Naamah Silcott, and Sabrina Robertson May 17, 2023

Seniors on the Daniel Pearl Magnet High School Student Media staff reflect on their experience with touring college campuses and share how those visits helped them make a...

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Senior Mimi Haque looks at photographs by Dawoud Bey in the exhibit Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue at the Getty Center on May 26. The visit to the art museum was part of a Black Student Union field trip. The exhibit featured photography collections from Bey and Weems covering topics of representation, race and systems of power.
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...

Pearl Con makes a comeback after three years
Gabrielle Lashley, Rikka Dimalanta, and Sabrina Robertson May 19, 2023

In this episode of Room 22 podcast, co-hosts Gabrielle Lashley and Rikka Dimalanta invite the Pearl Con organizer, science...

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