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

The Pearl Post

  • January 11In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, DPMHS will be closed on Jan. 17.
  • January 11The Get Lit Blitz assembly will be held during period 2 on Jan. 13.
  • December 14The last day of the mester is Friday, Dec. 17.
  • December 14World Music Day will be livestreamed on Youtube on Dec. 15.
  • November 17There is no school on the week of Nov. 22 to Nov. 26.
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

English teacher Dejanae Sharp talks with seniors during Period 4 today. Many students showed up at DPMHS on Friday despite threats nationwide on TikTok earlier this week.
Nationwide school shooting threats prompt concern among students
Alan Ruiz and Nickalas Lembo December 17, 2021

Despite the nationwide threats that were posted on TikTok, many students were on campus today, the last day before winter break.  “Someone crazy is going to put something on TikTok and some people...

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Juniors Elizabeth Rose and Joseph Botti take notes in their AP Environmental Science course as the teacher, James Morrison, gives a lecture.
Shortened length of AP classes worries students, teachers
Alan Ruiz December 6, 2021

Due to the 4x4 schedule, most Advanced Placement (AP) classes have been shortened from a duration of 40 weeks to 20 weeks. This has generated distress among students. “It would be so much easier to...

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Junior Jet X Guzman created an Instagram account based on the school shark mascot in hopes of spreading positivity.
Shark mascot Instagram account brings wholesome laughs
Genesis Cuellar-Figueroa January 19, 2022

The popular Instagram account @tray.waybae that everyone is talking about isn’t based on a student who attends the school, but a shark plush named Tray, who takes photos all around the campus. “At...

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Diego Villanueva grabs  hold of an offensive linemans jersey during an intersqaud scrimmage on Oct.26.
Athlete of the Month: Villanueva gets a taste of organized football, this season
Draven Lukata November 10, 2021

Every month we recognize two student athletes, one from a boy’s team and another from a girl’s team for their performance on the field.  This month, we recognize Diego Villanueva, the defensive...

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Since the lockdown, students have had a hard time adjusting to being back in school. One song that helped students adjust is Perfume by Lovejoy.
Top 8 songs that got students through 2021
Emily Short December 14, 2021

This year was difficult for many students, with COVID-19 still running rampant in the world, a vaccine mandate and the anxiety of schools reopening. Since...

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Call of Duty: Vanguard, the 18th installment of the popular World War II video game franchise, is released Nov. 5.
Call of Duty back in action with its 18th installment: Vanguard
Nickalas Lembo November 4, 2021

Call of Duty fans were caught off guard with the sudden announcement in mid-August about the fall release of the 18th installment of the franchise.  “Call of Duty: Vanguard”...

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Now that AP classes are condensed due to the 4x4 block schedule, many AP students and staff members at The Pearl Post feel unprepared for AP exams.
Editorial: AP classes overwhelm students
December 7, 2021

Late-night study sessions, canceled weekend plans and cups of much-needed coffee have all increasingly become fixtures of Advanced Placement (AP) students’ lives. As...

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Sports/Tech Editor Branden Gerson and Newsmagazine Editor-in-Chief Valeria Luquin speak to Dr. Judea Pearl.
The Pearl Post takes 2nd place at 63rd Annual LA Press Club Journalism Awards
Branden Gerson October 18, 2021

The Pearl Post placed second in Best High School Newspaper for their October 2020 issue at the Los Angeles Press Club’s 63rd Annual Awards dinner on Oct.16. The...

Holding Up A Future is a piece junior Gabrielle Lashley created to represent what a better future might look, like as part of a collaboration with DreamWorks.
A work of art
August 27, 2021
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In the first episode of the Room 22 podcast, students discuss the return to campus.
Behind the scenes of World Music Day
Valeria Luquin and Gabrielle Lashley November 9, 2021

In this week's episode of the Room 22 podcast, co-hosts Valeria and Gabrielle interview performers Daniela Rangel and Jose Arcilla for this year's...

Sophomore Jenna Rodriguez writes her answer to a question during a history presentation in AP World History on Dec. 6.
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...

Spotify: Songs that got students through 2021