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Senior Shout Outs

Pauline Yang

May 15, 2012


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Time goes by so fast! Graduation is coming this Sunday, May 20th! Mixed feelings are filling the air for upcoming graduates. Some are sad about leaving high school and some are excited to know they have made it this far. Seniors! We shared many fun memories with you all and enjoyed our year with...

Round of Applause

May 14, 2012


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Dear reader, Thank you for making this year’s issues of The Pinion successful! To all the students who voted in our polls, checked us out online, became our photographers,€ wrote a letter to the editor or if your work has been featured in the paper, thank you! It was great to see our paper filled...

Summer reads lead to good reads

Jocel Siapno

May 7, 2012


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Summer is just right around the corner. Maybe you already have a list of things to do. If however, you don't have anything, here is one option for you, read books during the summer! It doesn'€™t matter if it is a thick or a thin book, find a book that relaxes you when you are under the sun or when...

A Round of Applause

The Pinion Staff

May 7, 2012


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Dear reader, Thank you for making this year’s issues of The Pinion successful! To all the students who voted in our polls, checked us out online, became our “photographers,” wrote a letter to the editor or if your work has been featured in the paper, thank you! It was great to see our...

Helpful tips for college planning

Kelsey David

May 3, 2012


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Four years of high school, and then the real work begins. The part where you have to grow up and take charge of your life. For many students, college is the first step toward a good future. College, or even the idea of it, comes with many things. For many students, the biggest hurdle they have to face...

If I could interview anyone…

Kelsey David

March 6, 2012


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If I could interview anyone in the world, alive or dead, it would be Adolf Hitler. Brutal choice, I know, but he was a brutal man. He was responsible for the deaths of millions of Jewish Germans -- amongst others like the disabled and mentally retarded -- during an event known as The Holocaust. But as...

The Beach

Kennedy Togafu (10)

March 4, 2012


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Playing under the sun Everyone is having lots of fun Sinking in the soft sand Waves crashing like a marching band. Blue skies, not a cloud in sight Children playing, from left to right S un shining, so nice and bright Beaming down, it's Heaven's light SPLASH!!! Water gets thrown...

School Stress

February 29, 2012


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I have to do this and that, no wait...oh no, I have to do this first! There’s so many different activities that students are involved in - whether it be homework, extracurricular activities, or drama. Along the way, you cannot avoid stress. Everyone deals with it. For me, I have to deal with...

AVID provides various benefits

Samantha Li (9)

February 27, 2012


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I take a course that is a college and preparation skills class, called AVID. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. In AVID, you learn study skills, test-taking skills, and note-taking skills. You participate in motivational, enrichment, and academic activities that will increase your...

‘The Book Thief’ is a good read

Corwin Shapiro (10)

February 27, 2012


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"€œThe Book Thief" is a unique book written by Markus Zusak. This book is well worth your time to read. The book is set in Germany during World War II, but unlike most such books, “The Book Thief” is nott about someone who is Jewish. Instead, “The Book Thief” features a nice perspective...

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