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

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  • November 11Fiesta Friday and Spirit Day on Friday, Nov. 18: Monochrome Day
  • November 7Progress report grades due on Friday, Nov. 11
  • November 7No school on Friday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day
  • November 7Lunchtime performances on Thursday, Nov. 10 at lunch in the MPR
  • November 7GATE Parent Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 9 p.m. on Zoom
  • November 7Senior Class Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 9 during lunch in Room 10
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

A student browses through the days news while sitting in class. The new phone policy allows teachers to enforce stricter rules on cell phone use in the classroom.
New cell phone policy aims to increase diligence in classroom, leaves some students feeling restricted
Elizabeth Rose November 4, 2022

Before this past Monday, there wasn’t much science teacher Timothy Hughes could do when attempting to confiscate the phones of students caught texting or listening to music. “I think it’s about...

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Los Angeles Unified School District announced in September that they will be distributing naloxone, or Narcan, to all their K-12 schools in response to the worsening fentanyl drug crisis.
Deadly fentanyl crisis plagues teenagers, concerning students and school district
Rikka Dimalanta and Jenica Felicitas November 29, 2022

Senior Joseph Hernandez initially thought that fentanyl was like any other drug, until he heard that students were overdosing on it. “I was basically just sad hearing that kids die from just a drug,”...

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Juniors Maggie Simonyan and Alejandra Iniguez, both members of DPMHS installment of Girls Build LA, tape down a poster advertising the Instagram account of their team, The Helping Hearts.
Helping Hearts build project to strengthen self-esteem
Alysa Basmadzhyan November 10, 2022

Junior Maggie Simonyan was faced with insecurities, but since joining Girls Build LA, she has gained more self-confidence and began admiring herself more.  “I feel like the club really boosted my...

New freshmen comment on their first taste of high school and their academic goals.
Get to know the freshmen
October 17, 2022
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Senior Elvin Xiloq and sophomores Ronaldo Aguilar and Rafael Lopes wear their team jerseys on Nov. 17 in celebration of the World Cup.
Students share World Cup excitement and traditions
Angela Ledesma November 18, 2022

After waiting for four years, the FIFA World Cup 2022 was delayed an extra four months due to the hot summer weather in the host country, Qatar. Expectedly, soccer fans all over the world are eagerly awaiting...

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The new cell phone policy at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School starting Oct. 31 has felt restrictive and controlling to students through its harsh infractions and strict moderation of student action.
Editorial: New cell phone policy infringes upon students' autonomy
November 17, 2022

The Daniel Pearl Magnet High School (DPMHS) cell phone policy, which went into effect starting on Oct. 31, is a restrictive policy that aims to control students more than help them. Not only is the strike...

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever viewers are taken through the challenges that our protagonist Shuri, the princess of Wakanda, faces after the death of her brother, the former ruler of Wakanda, King T’Challa.
Movie Review: "Wakanda Forever" is the origin story we needed
Gabrielle Lashley November 14, 2022

Marvel's “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” takes viewers through a great deal of heartbreak, understanding and empathy as early as the opening scene...

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Director of Student Engagement and Special Projects and Instructor in Journalism Colin Donohue goes over working as a Floor Director with senior Naamah Silcott during a broadcast rehearsal.
'I'm so glad I pushed myself out of my comfort zone'
Naamah Silcott September 1, 2022

  The Emerging Journalist Program (EJP) was an off-the-cuff decision for me. However, this impromptu choice opened my eyes to unique jobs that are often overlooked. EJP...

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Varsity volleyball team captain and middle blocker Naamah Silcott rallies the crowd after the 2022 CIF Los Angeles City Section Girls Volleyball Championship game. The Lady Patriots came in second place after losing to San Pedro High School 3-1.
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...

College application concerns
Gabrielle Lashley and Rikka Dimalanta November 2, 2022

In the Season 2 premiere of Room 22 Podcast, co-hosts Gabrielle Lashley and Rikka Dimalanta speak with two Daniel Pearl Magnet High...

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