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  • February 23Fiesta Friday during lunch in the Grove on Friday, Mar. 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
  • February 16Kadima Conservatory of Music will perform during periods 2 and 3 on Wednesday, Feb. 21
  • February 15No school on Monday, Feb. 19 for Presidents’ Day
  • February 9In the Heart of Winter School Dance at 6 p.m. in the MPR on Friday, Feb. 16

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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Junior Alia Galvan browses through some clothes at Goodwill, a thrift store in Tarzana.
Thrifting for threads amid fast fashion frenzy
Yusuf Syed February 16, 2024

Although fast fashion has damaged expectations of how clothes are manufactured, some students, such as freshman Haskell Fay, are turning to thrifting to combat this. “I prefer thrifting because it...

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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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Alumnus Christopher Rodriguez sends a long free kick to the team’s forwards in the opposing team’s half of the preseason home opener on Sept. 1, 2023. The match against Chatham University ended with a winning score of 3-0.
Kick it back with alumni athletes
Aidan Lia February 22, 2024

Being an athlete while also in high school is a hard task for anyone. Learning to manage your time and work with a team is a big part of the job. These Daniel Pearl Magnet High School alumni managed to...

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Student Press Freedom Day offers a stark reminder for student journalists that their First Amendment rights are guaranteed. Although setbacks in defamation and censorship may intimidate a schools publication, it shouldnt deter from your First  Amendment rights.
Editorial: Students must recognize their First Amendment rights, especially at a journalism school
February 22, 2024

Student publications are driven by the student voice, an impactful expression of young minds threatened by the poor awareness of press freedom. It is student press freedom that prevents the crucial words...

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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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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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