The Pearl Post

  • October 11Senior portraits will be taken on Saturday, Oct. 26
  • September 23No school Wednesday, Oct. 9 in observation of Yom Kippur
  • September 23No school Monday, Sept. 30 in observation of Rosh Hashanah

Staff Editorial: Electronics policy affects teens’ socialization skills

October 3, 2013

In August, the School Site Council updated the electronics use policy to allow students to use cell phones and other technological devices during nutrition and lunch. When that occurred, many students were thrilled at the thought...

New state law requires equality for transgenders

Natalie Moore

October 3, 2013

  A new state law that supports and requires equal treatment for transgender students throughout California’s K-12 public schools is creating controversy. However, Daniel Pearl Magnet High School (DPMHS) students won’t...

The Virtual Voice: College Fest!

October 2, 2013

Students spent a few hours on Saturday at a college fair to learn about the options they have for higher education. The Pearl Post's Jessica Mallari and Emon Abdullah were there, too, to interview Daniel Pearl Magnet High School...

Gorski receives Teacher of the Year award

September 27, 2013

Music and choir teacher Jackie Gorski was among the 21 Los Angeles Unified School District teachers recognized as Teachers of the Year during a luncheon today. Gorski, who is preparing her students for the upcoming Daniel P...

Spirit Week

September 27, 2013

Camouflage, mismatched clothes, animal prints, capes and ties were among the clothing students and staff wore this week as they showed off their school spirit. Students in Leadership organized the week-long event, which allowed...

In The Jungle

September 25, 2013

Freshmen Lissa Favela and Juliette Tafoya were among those dressed in animal prints and face paint for Spirit Week's In The Jungle theme on Wednesday. The theme on Thursday is Superheroes vs. Supervillains and Friday's theme i...

First Home Game of the Season

September 24, 2013

Varsity wide receiver Eric Flowers prepares for Birmingham Community Charter High School's first home game against Notre Dame High School on Sept. 20. Notre Dame beat the Patriots 28-5. Photo by Anthony Melgoza...

Learning about colleges

September 20, 2013

Seniors Maya Ibgui, Angel Soller and Elizabeth Alonso discuss their academic goals at the college event featuring Mount St. Mary's College. Today, representative Eunice Gonzalez spoke to students interested in attending that coll...

The Virtual Voice: Fiesta Friday

September 20, 2013

  During today's Fiesta Friday, reporter Alex asked students their thoughts on having Fiesta Friday every two weeks....

Continuing to Be More Heroic

September 17, 2013

Be More Heroic founders Sierra Dowd and Justin Chase met with students during lunch today to plan for this year's activities to help students who are bullied. Be More Heroic is a nonprofit group that works to stop bullying. Phot...

Students support new electronics usage policy

September 12, 2013

Students say they need their cell phones during school hours. So they're happy with the new electronics-use policy that allows them to use cell phones, mp3 players and other devices during nutrition and lunch. The policy went into effect...

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