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  • May 24Field Trip to Dodgers Stadium from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 1
  • May 24Student picnic at 6:30 p.m. and Movie Night at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 31
  • May 24Senior Dinner at 5:30 p.m. and Awards Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. in the MPR on Thursday, May 30
  • May 24LAUSD Food Truck Event during lunch on Thursday, May 30
  • May 24Spirit Week from Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, May 31
  • May 17No school on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day

The Pearl Post

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

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

The Pearl Post

Former Print Editor-in-Chief Delilah Brumer, Print Editor-in-Chief Alan Ruiz, former Digital Media Editor Jenica Felicitas, former Art Director Gabrielle Lashley and Online Editor-in-Chief Rikka Dimalanta attend the 65th Los Angeles Press Club Awards on June 25, 2023.
LA Press Club announces The Pearl Post as finalists in 3 categories
Alysa Basmadzhyan May 23, 2024

The Pearl Post was announced as finalists for three awards at the 66th Annual Los Angeles Press Club SoCal Journalism Awards. Online Editor-in-Chief Rikka Dimalanta and Print Editor-in-Chief Alan Ruiz...

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Math teacher Gonçalo Sousa helps junior Behishta Safi on April 11 during his weekly Thursday tutoring. During tutoring, Sousa provides students assistance and extra practice on Algebra 1 and 2, geometry and precalculus topics.
Math teachers attempt to find solutions to decreasing math scores
Vanessa Morales April 22, 2024

Amid the lowest math scores of the past decade, math teachers Tuan “Duke” Huynh and Gonçalo Fino De Sousa are working together to support students to remedy the problem.   To help, Duke and Sousa...

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Juniors Alexa Garay, Vanessa Morales and Ben Recinos answer some trivia during the party held by the Portuguese class on April 25.
Portuguese class hosts party in honor of Carnation Revolution
Aidan Lia May 2, 2024

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution, math and Portuguese teacher Gonçalo Fino De Sousa along with his Portuguese 1 class hosted a party for the school. “I loved it all....

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Junior Gracie Huaman is in her first year on the Birmingham Community Charter High School JV girls swim team. She plans to remain on the team for her senior year as well.
Athlete of the Month: Huaman makes a splash in JV girls swim
Jazmine Valerio May 24, 2024

Every month, we recognize two student athletes, one from a boys team and another from a girls team, for their performance on the field. This month, we recognize junior Gracie Huaman.  This is Huaman’s...

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Amid the digital age, unsuspecting users can succumb to subscribing to radicalized content that can garner harmful ideologies that prejudice others. Social media platforms with massive audiences must ensure that the spread of harmful content, that can transpire into dangerous events outside the internet, must be prioritized.
Extremism online sows dangerous seeds of radical thought
Damien Cacho May 17, 2024

For a brief moment in my life, I subscribed to far-right thinking. I was young and vulnerable at that time and would otherwise say that I opposed racism and homophobia. But in 2020, that all changed. I...

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Dive into summer with these upcoming movies
Dive into summer with these upcoming movies
Andrew Pulido May 24, 2024

As summer rapidly approaches, so do movie release dates. Here are some movies coming this summer to watch in theaters.  Mad Max: Furiosa “Furiosa:...

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Senior Alan Ruiz stands on the field of Dodger Stadium after the Los Angeles Dodgers played against the Chicago Cubs on April 16, 2023.
'I can’t remember a more anticipated season'
Alan Ruiz March 22, 2024

During my time as a Dodger fan, I can’t remember a more anticipated season. After a disappointing loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2023 National League Division Series,...

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Valley West United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) Area Chair Wendy Lucia Lozano shouts into a megaphone to oncoming cars on Balboa Boulevard during a picket on May 16. UTLA members and families picketed to hold the district accountable for campus safety on school grounds.
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...

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Spotify: Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Students react to potential ban of popular color-dyed snacks
Rikka Dimalanta and Jenny Marquez April 30, 2024

In this episode of Room 22 podcast, co-hosts Rikka Dimalanta and Jenny Marquez interview students about their thoughts on California Assembly...

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