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The Pearl Post

  • January 27No school on Monday, Feb. 20 for Presidents' Day
  • January 27Minimum Day on Friday, Feb. 17
  • January 27School dance on Friday, Feb. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the MPR
  • January 7No school on Monday, Jan. 16 for MLK Jr.'s birthday
  • January 7Fiesta Friday on Friday, Jan. 13
  • January 7Dangers of Fentanyl Use assemblies during period 3 on Thursday, Jan. 12
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

Senior Andrea Aragon-Alvarado creates outlines of origami flowers to use as decorations for the “Dance through the Decades” school dance during Leadership on Jan. 30.
Get ready to dance through the decades
Jenica Felicitas January 30, 2023

As students come back from winter break and adjust to their new classes, students like senior Andrea Aragon-Alvarado are getting ready for the first school dance since quarantine.  “It feels pretty...

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A student falls asleep while taking notes after school to catch up in AP Environmental Science. In a poll of 30 DPMHS students, 50% said that they struggle with procrastination or staying focused, while 13.3% said they don’t struggle with procrastination.
Sleep deprivation epidemic worsens with technology, college applications
Alan Ruiz December 5, 2022

Senior Andrea Aragon works late shifts after school, goes home to take care of her sisters, completes homework assignments and then finally goes to sleep. She also has insomnia, which keeps her awake and...

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Senior Naamah Silcott earned a scholarship from The Posse Foundation. The scholarship will provide resources and guidance for college.
Senior Silcott secures selective Posse Foundation scholarship
Alan Ruiz January 19, 2023

After a grueling five-month interview process that includes group leadership activities and one-on-one interviews, senior Naamah Silcott received a scholarship from The Posse Foundation.  “It’s...

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After the 2012 LA Kings Stanley Cup victory, Sabrina Robertson and her family take the Metro train to Downtown Los Angeles to attend the celebration parade.
"I can't imagine not being a Kings fan"
Sabrina Robertson January 27, 2023

My experience with hockey started the day I was born when I was given a small hockey stick with the date of my birth on it. Some of my fondest and earliest memories are watching the Los Angeles Kings...

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School social worker Joanne Tuell advises senior Dashell Caloroso during a senior workshop on Nov. 9, where student were assisted by staff members on the application process.
College applications need to be made easier, more accessible to students
Delilah Brumer and Gabrielle Lashley December 6, 2022

As the Class of 2023 experienced the first several months of this school year, the perpetually looming stress of college applications has severely dampened the joy of senior year. Our future after graduation...

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M3GAN premiered on Jan. 6 and was directed by Gerard Johnstone.
Movie Review: "M3GAN" dances and stabs her way into viewers' hearts
Grant Asner January 13, 2023

Modern-day horror films may only consist of ear-drum-bursting jumpscares and brutal death scenes but “M3GAN,” well “M3GAN” isn't much different....

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After the 2012 LA Kings Stanley Cup victory, Sabrina Robertson and her family take the Metro train to Downtown Los Angeles to attend the celebration parade.
"I can't imagine not being a Kings fan"
Sabrina Robertson January 27, 2023

My experience with hockey started the day I was born when I was given a small hockey stick with the date of my birth on it. Some of my fondest and earliest memories are...

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Varsity wrestler Draven Lukata faces off against a teammate during practice in a Birmingham Community Charter High School gym on Jan. 26.
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...

Teens discuss antisemitism on social media
Gabrielle Lashley and Rikka Dimalanta January 25, 2023

In this episode of Room 22 podcast, co-hosts Gabrielle Lashley and Rikka Dimalanta talk to Jewish Daniel Pearl Magnet High School students...

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