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  • May 2Senior Awards Night is on Thursday, May 26 in the MPR.
  • May 2DPMHS Spirit Week is being held from May 2 until May 6.
  • May 2DPMHS will hold its Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30 pm.
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

After two years without a prom, seniors are excited to have this festivity before they graduate high school.
'Putting on the Ritz' after two year pandemic
Rikka Dimalanta May 14, 2022

After two years without many festivities, senior Cameron Frank is looking forward to attending this year’s upcoming junior/senior prom. “I think it’s actually really cool because it’s another...

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School Social Climate Advocate Magaly Ruiz monitors the Reflection Room and speaks with students about various topics during lunch. In a survey of 35 DPMHS students, the most common types of offensive behavior on campus are racist and homophobic comments.
Students upset over influx of bad behavior on campus
Emily Short and Gabrielle Lashley March 23, 2022

Normally, you wouldn’t hear the N-word, gay slurs or transphobic comments in the school hallways, but that’s what sophomore Mar Odums has been hearing as of this school year. “It’s kind...

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On Feb. 14, Alberto Carvalho began his new job as superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District. Prior to this, Carvalho served as the former superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
'I am first and foremost guided by the needs of students'
Delilah Brumer April 25, 2022

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho is not afraid to make a strong impression. Even on a quick phone call, he bluntly asserted his ambitious vision for the nation’s second-largest school district and appeared...

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Junior Giselle Khalil runs down the field during a varsity lacrosse game against El Camino Real Charter High School.
Lady Patriots persevere to playoffs
Alan Ruiz May 10, 2022

In the thick of a 4-14 regular season, varsity lacrosse player Nancy Medrano stepped into the unofficial role as the team’s inspirational speaker, using motivational sentiments to add more relatability...

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A popular style in 1927 was having the waistline at the hips and the skirt of the dress a little above the knees.
Fabulous fashion ideas to consider for prom
Jazmine Valerio and Jhonny Gonzalez May 13, 2022

With a 1920s prom theme coming up, there may be a few uncertainties going through your head about what to wear. Don’t panic. Here are some attire...

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Five Nights at Freddys returns with the release of Security Beach, the survival-horror franchises 9th installment.
Security Breach summons survival-horror gamers with its long-awaited release
Emily Short March 4, 2022

Steel Wool Studios released the survival-horror video game Security Breach, as a new installment in the beloved Five Nights At Freddy’s franchise. The game takes place...

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Substitute teacher George Padgett covers for English teacher Dejanae Sharp while she is absent on May 2.
Appreciate teachers who go above, beyond during pandemic
Jazmine Valerio May 2, 2022

After missing a week and a half of school due to testing positive for COVID-19, I was back and ready to catch up with my friends in late January. Throughout the day, I began...

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Students display the schools First Amendment Press Freedom Award and The Pearl Posts Online Pacemaker Finalist plaque.
Students bond, win awards at national high school journalism convention
Alan Ruiz April 21, 2022

Striding through the glass doors of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, we laid our eyes on a lobby that bustled with teenage journalists from across...

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The Pearl Post News Magazine
An ode to teachers: part 3
Gabrielle Lashley and Valeria Luquin May 10, 2022

In this week's episode of the Room 22 podcast, co-hosts Valeria Luquin and Gabrielle Lashley highlight Daniel Pearl Magnet High School teachers...

Freshman Monty Coleman strikes out while playing wiffle ball in the grove on May 12 during fourth period.
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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