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  • March 1World’s Finest Chocolate PTSA Fundraiser ends on March 12
  • March 1Financial Aid Application Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lake Balboa College Prep on Saturday, March 9
  • March 1Field trip to the Grammy Museum on Wednesday, March 6
  • February 23Fiesta Friday during lunch in the Grove on Friday, March 1
  • February 23Parent Teacher Conferences (virtual or telephone) on Feb. 28 and 29
  • February 23In-Person Parent Teacher Conferences from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27

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

Math teacher Gonçalo Sousa tutors students on how to solve systems of equations on Jan. 31. Sousa is hosting after-school SAT tutoring sessions in his classroom to prepare juniors for the exam to be taken in March.
Juniors to log on for fully digital SAT in March
Serena Elkins February 26, 2024

The College Board will shift from its physical paper SAT to an online version starting this March, which presents both new advantages and challenges for juniors currently preparing for the test. “I...

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In the midst of an ongoing war, students use social media to stay updated about the events happening in Gaza and express their opinions on the situation.
Students keep up with Israeli-Hamas war through social media
Emma Rosenberg February 29, 2024

Junior Leeron Nakash, who is Israeli, was very concerned about the credibility of the information she began to see after the breakout of the Israel-Hamas war on Oct. 7. The internet was quickly flooded...

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Junior Genesis Cuellar-Figueroa displays an array of clothes found at @geesvirtualcloset on Instagram.
Step into junior Genesis' online clothing shop
Donovan Ochoa February 21, 2024

Junior Genesis Cuellar-Figueroa is fighting against fast fashion while cleaning out her closet with her new clothing resale business, which she has run on Instagram since December 2023.  “A lot of...

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Freshman Bronson Jackson catches a baseball during practice at Birmingham Community Charter High School on Feb. 28. The varsity baseball team trained for their home non-conference game against Sylmar High School scheduled for Feb. 29.
Athlete of the Month: Jackson winds up for varsity baseball
Vanessa Morales February 28, 2024

Every month, we recognize student athletes for their performance on the field. This month, we recognize freshman Bronson Jackson. Although this may be his first year on the Birmingham Community...

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Many students base their understanding of the Israel-Hamas conflict on online sources. However, social media posts geared toward teens often contain misinformation fueled by opposing viewpoints, stressing the importance of media literacy skills in teens.
Editorial: Devastation in Israel-Hamas war prompts need for teens to use media literacy
February 29, 2024

In the age of social media, wars are documented in multiple ways. The Israel-Hamas war has been documented with almost daily Israeli reports and Palestinian live recordings of the ongoing violence. Consequences...

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Kirby Lauryen Dockery is an independent R&B artist who has written songs for artists like Rihanna, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Paul McCartney, Childish Gambino, Beyoncé and Demi Lovato.
Artist of the Month: Kirby Lauryen Dockery writes her own music career
Jenny Marquez February 21, 2024

From a dedicated member of her small community church’s choir to becoming a successful R&B musical artist with hits such as “Loved by You” and...

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Sophomore Serena Elkins watches highlights from the 20th anniversary of the annual Puppy Bowl event, which promotes animal adoption.
Give a round of a-paws for the Super Bowl's cuter half
Serena Elkins February 14, 2024

I appreciate the Puppy Bowl not only for the adorable spectacle of puppies playing football but also because of its strong call to action for everyone to help animals everywhere...

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Freshman Andrea Arosemena cheers on her teammate during the CIF Los Angeles City Section Open championship game at Pasadena City College on Feb. 24. The Birmingham Community Charter High School girls varsity basketball team secured a victory over Westchester High School with a final score of 55-50.
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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: Black History Month
How digital footprint affects Gen Z
Rikka Dimalanta and Jenny Marquez January 31, 2024

In this episode of Room 22 podcast, co-hosts Rikka Dimalanta and Jenny Marquez talk to freshman Emma Bullock and math teacher Gonçalo Sousa...

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