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The Pearl Post

The Pearl Post The Pearl Post is the award-winning student newspaper of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa, CA. Awards: bit.ly/1LAMzz5 The Pearl Post is the student-run newspaper of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Van Nuys, CA.

The newspaper began in September 2009 and is published monthly. The news website started in September 2012 and is updated on a weekly, if not more frequent, basis. Publication and staff wards are listed on our website http://www.thepearlpost.com/about/#sthash.Sg3aJ5Gl.dpbs

“I like the job a lot so far. It's a challenge for me because I have to train myself. I didn't have any experience as a ...
04/05/2022

“I like the job a lot so far. It's a challenge for me because I have to train myself. I didn't have any experience as a financial manager. So this is my first time doing this job and I love being challenged to train myself since there's no one to train me. I have to figure out how to do things myself. I got the job because I saw it was an opportunity coming from Santa Fe high school where I was just a clerk for the clothing items. Then I saw this opportunity come in and I accepted the challenge I saw and took it. Being new feels wonderful. This is my second high school. I really like the environment. The staff and the students are very welcoming. I'm looking forward to accomplishing many plans going forward, for example, graduation and prom which I know will be a challenge but with support, I will be able to help.” ✏️ Elishava Ibarra #HumansOfNewYork #HumansOfDPMHS

In this week's Photo of the Week, sophomore Christian Mateo gets ready to swing his bat during a Junior Varsity baseball...
04/02/2022

In this week's Photo of the Week, sophomore Christian Mateo gets ready to swing his bat during a Junior Varsity baseball game against Chatsworth Charter High School on March 29. 📸 by Delilah Brumer.

School Climate Advocate Magaly Ruiz organized a three-legged race in the grove during lunch today. Students competed in ...
04/02/2022

School Climate Advocate Magaly Ruiz organized a three-legged race in the grove during lunch today. Students competed in teams of two in elimination rounds, then each winning team competed in the final round. Freshman Axel Aleman and sophomore Josiah Lands barely beat their competitors in the final round, giving them a nail-biting victory. 📸 by Delilah Brumer.

The Pearl Post March issue was distributed today during period 2. Make sure to stop by the front office and grab a copy ...
03/31/2022

The Pearl Post March issue was distributed today during period 2. Make sure to stop by the front office and grab a copy if you didn't get one!

During lunch today there was a mental health awareness and anti-vaping booth set up in the grove. Students were able to ...
03/25/2022

During lunch today there was a mental health awareness and anti-vaping booth set up in the grove. Students were able to visit the booth to learn and pick up handouts. 📷 by Rikka Dimalanta and Nickalas Lembo.

LAUSD lifted the indoor mask mandate on Wednesday. Masks are still strongly recommended, but not required. While many st...
03/25/2022

LAUSD lifted the indoor mask mandate on Wednesday. Masks are still strongly recommended, but not required. While many students and teachers removed their masks, many others continued to wear them. 📷 by Jhonny Gonzalez and Emily Flores.

Open House is tomorrow at 5 p.m. on Zoom. https://pearlmagnet.org/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=777282&id=0
03/24/2022

Open House is tomorrow at 5 p.m. on Zoom. https://pearlmagnet.org/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=777282&id=0

Join our Open House on March 24, 2022, and find out about all the great the great things happening at our School. Zoom info can be found in the flyer below. We hope to see you there.
LAUSD Magnets
The Pearl Post
Parents Supporting Teachers (Padres Apoyando a Maestros)
Los Angeles Unified School District
Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council
Scott Mark Schmerelson

The LAUSD indoor mask mandate will be lifted starting tomorrow. Masking will no longer be required for students, staff o...
03/23/2022
LAUSD to lift indoor mask mandate tomorrow

The LAUSD indoor mask mandate will be lifted starting tomorrow. Masking will no longer be required for students, staff or faculty but will be strongly recommended. Read more in this article by Gabrielle Lashley and Rikka Dimalanta. 📷 by Nickalas Lembo.
https://bit.ly/36onPO9

As the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) indoor mask mandate will be lifted starting tomorrow, many students like senior Adam Martinez plan to continue wearing masks. “I won’t criticize people if they choose not to wear it but just to keep myself safe, I’m going to keep wearing it,.....

After seven years of being part of the tight-knit DPMHS community, Magnet Coordinator Leah Pevar is leaving the school. ...
03/23/2022
Magnet Coordinator departs from DPMHS after 7 years

After seven years of being part of the tight-knit DPMHS community, Magnet Coordinator Leah Pevar is leaving the school. Her last day is set for March 25, after which she will be transferring to Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read more in this article by Valeria Luquin and Emily Flores. 📷 by Rikka Dimalanta.
https://bit.ly/3L3YcB1

After seven years of being part of the tight-knit Pearl community, Magnet Coordinator Leah Pevar is parting ways and advancing her career in education. “I have been planning to make this my final year here and then this opportunity presented itself,” Pevar said. “I taught there. I know the sch...

DPMHS juniors will be taking the SAT for free, on campus on March 23. Read about what to expect from the test in this ar...
03/22/2022
College Corner: Changes to SAT, what juniors should expect

DPMHS juniors will be taking the SAT for free, on campus on March 23. Read about what to expect from the test in this article by Jazmine Valerio and listen to how students feel leading up to the exam in this episode of the Room 22 podcast hosted by Valeria Luquin and Gabrielle Lashley. 📸 by Nickalas Lembo.
https://bit.ly/3CZqIB5

On March 23 juniors will take the SAT, which will be experiencing changes in the coming years. There are pros to the new changes, along with cons. Since 1926, juniors and seniors have been taking the SAT on a certain date for three hours. There are four sections: math, (no calculator), math (calcula...

The Pearl Post March 2022 issue is here! Read about intersectional feminism, Women's History Month, the new LAUSD superi...
03/22/2022
The Pearl Post March 2022

The Pearl Post March 2022 issue is here! Read about intersectional feminism, Women's History Month, the new LAUSD superintendent, star student-athletes and more. Check out the online version now and keep an eye out for print copies, which will be distributed later this week. Artwork by Gabrielle Lashley.
https://bit.ly/3ujpGf4

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For Women’s History Month, we asked students to share some women who have influenced them. Find out their answers in thi...
03/19/2022
Influential women inspire students

For Women’s History Month, we asked students to share some women who have influenced them. Find out their answers in this video by Nickalas Lembo, Elishava Ibarra and Gabrielle Lashley.
https://bit.ly/3KSL95m

For Women’s History Month, we asked students to share some women who have influenced them.

"We should strive to create a country where every woman can succeed, without hurting working-class and marginalized grou...
03/19/2022
Let’s stand together, promote intersectional feminism

"We should strive to create a country where every woman can succeed, without hurting working-class and marginalized groups." Delilah Brumer wrote. Read more about how she thinks the feminist movement can be improved this Women's History Month in her opinion article. Artwork by Naamah Silcott.
https://bit.ly/36um8i6

This Women’s History Month is a time to embrace modern, intersectional feminism and honor diverse voices, from Rachel Levine, the first openly transgender senate-confirmed federal official, to Amanda Gorman, the nation’s youngest ever inaugural poet. The feminist movement has made significant pr...

Students and staff celebrated St. Patrick's Day today by wearing stylish green outfits, bedazzled hats and pinch-safe sc...
03/18/2022

Students and staff celebrated St. Patrick's Day today by wearing stylish green outfits, bedazzled hats and pinch-safe scarves. 📸 by Jazmine Valerio, Nickalas Lembo and Delilah Brumer.

On some days in Los Angeles, the weather forecast says that the temperatures will drop but the next, there is a heat adv...
03/17/2022
Essentials for wacky weather you should have on stand by

On some days in Los Angeles, the weather forecast says that the temperatures will drop but the next, there is a heat advisory. Check out this guide to fashion essentials for L.A. weather by Jazmine Valerio. 📸 by Rikka Dimalanta.
https://bit.ly/36sgU68

The weather in Los Angeles is by far, very unpredictable. On some days, the weather forecast says that the temperatures will drop but the next, there is a heat advisory. Many people are very confused about what to wear. But never fear, here is a list of L.A’s weather essentials to navigate this un...

In this week's Photo of the Week, junior Giselle Khalil passes the ball down the field during a varsity lacrosse game ag...
03/17/2022

In this week's Photo of the Week, junior Giselle Khalil passes the ball down the field during a varsity lacrosse game against El Camino Real Charter High School. 📸 by Delilah Brumer.

"Varsity basketball power forward Justice Harper may have suffered defeat when the BCCHS Patriots were eliminated from t...
03/15/2022
Harper completes his high school hoops journey

"Varsity basketball power forward Justice Harper may have suffered defeat when the BCCHS Patriots were eliminated from the playoffs on March 3, but the senior views his basketball career as only beginning," Alan Ruiz wrote. Read more about Harper in this article. 📸 by Delilah Brumer.
https://bit.ly/3t8PqM0

Varsity basketball power forward Justice Harper may have suffered defeat when the Birmingham Community Charter High School (BCCHS) Patriots were eliminated from the playoffs on March 3, but the senior views his basketball career as only beginning. “Honestly, I realized that it’s like second natu...

It was a wonderful surprise yesterday to see DPMHS alumni as the guest speakers in the sports and features writing categ...
03/13/2022

It was a wonderful surprise yesterday to see DPMHS alumni as the guest speakers in the sports and features writing categories. Inspiring!

We are proud to announce that our staff won five awards today at the SoCal JEA State Student Media Contests! Our staff w...
03/13/2022

We are proud to announce that our staff won five awards today at the SoCal JEA State Student Media Contests! Our staff won First Place in the Quiz Bowl and our website won Second Place in the California All Stars competition. In addition, the following staff members won awards:
Managing Editor Gabrielle Lashley, First Place, Editorial Cartoon
Online Editor-in-Chief Delilah Brumer, First Place, Opinion Writing
Features Editor Nathalie Miranda, Second Place, Review Writing
Congratulations to all who competed!

"Black Student Union offers opportunities for all students to learn about and recognize the positive impact of the Black...
03/12/2022
Club Corner: BSU helps students learn more about Black community

"Black Student Union offers opportunities for all students to learn about and recognize the positive impact of the Black community on society. It also acts as a place of inclusivity and acceptance for students who want to acknowledge one another and their differences," Rikka Dimalanta wrote. 📸 by Rikka Dimalanta.
https://bit.ly/3pY32aY

Junior Naamah Silcott has been involved in Black Student Union (BSU) since freshman year and has gained both cultural knowledge and friends through it. “I’ve met some really, really wonderful people and (for) me personally, (BSU) helps me with my confidence,” Silcott said, who is currently vic...

"Robert Pattinson blew me away, in multiple scenes having no dialogue yet conveying tons of emotions," Nickalas Lembo wr...
03/11/2022
Robert Pattinson awes audiences with his performance in “The Batman”

"Robert Pattinson blew me away, in multiple scenes having no dialogue yet conveying tons of emotions," Nickalas Lembo wrote. Read more about his review on "The Batman" in his new article. https://bit.ly/3w3t5kZ

Growing up, Christian Bale’s “Batman” was a staple of my childhood. Filmed in 2005, 2008 and 2012 by Christopher Nolan, the trilogy was by far the best representation of Batman on the big screen for me at the time. It had everything I wanted in a superhero: strong and cool, with mind-blowing s...

"Despite medically exempt peoples’ best efforts to keep themselves and others safe, social media platforms are flooded w...
03/09/2022
Don’t judge those who are medically exempt from vaccine

"Despite medically exempt peoples’ best efforts to keep themselves and others safe, social media platforms are flooded with people reprimanding those who choose not to vaccinate... Shaming someone for their decisions doesn’t get us anywhere," Naamah Silcott wrote. Read more in their opinion article. 📸 by Jhonny Gonzalez.
https://bit.ly/3MzJEL1

Not having left her house because she is unvaccinated, Monica Lee spends her days inside, having people deliver her necessities, writing a script and spending time with others through a screen. “I’ve had so much peer pressure to be vaccinated but even if I did and went to social climates, I coul...

"Some of this year’s most anticipated action movies already have fans excited before their releases. Check out these eig...
03/08/2022
8 thrilling movies to look forward to this year

"Some of this year’s most anticipated action movies already have fans excited before their releases. Check out these eight movies set to release between now and the summer," Nickalas Lembo wrote. Check out more upcoming movies in his article. https://bit.ly/3pOPKxh

Some of this year’s most anticipated action movies already have fans excited before their releases. Check out these eight movies set to release between now and the summer.   Morbius The newest installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), “Morbius” has left fans upset after several dela...

Celebrate iconic female artists and upbeat feminist anthems in our Women's History Month 2022 playlist. spoti.fi/3hEv1rI
03/04/2022
Women's History Month 2022

Celebrate iconic female artists and upbeat feminist anthems in our Women's History Month 2022 playlist.
spoti.fi/3hEv1rI

thepearlpost · Playlist · 38 songs

One of this month's Athletes of the Month is Monty Coleman, a freshman competing on Birmingham Community Charter High Sc...
03/03/2022
Athlete of the Month: Coleman finds happiness in running

One of this month's Athletes of the Month is Monty Coleman, a freshman competing on Birmingham Community Charter High School’s varsity track & field team. Read about him in this article by Emily Flores. 📸 by Emily Flores.
https://bit.ly/3sE1RyU

Every month, we recognize two student-athletes, one from a boys team and another from a girls team for their performance on the field. This month, we recognize Monty Coleman, a freshman competing in Birmingham Community Charter High School’s varsity track & field team. Q: What track & field-relate...

In this week's Photo of the Week, varsity softball player Nadia Montiel returns a softball into the infield during field...
03/03/2022

In this week's Photo of the Week, varsity softball player Nadia Montiel returns a softball into the infield during fielding practice on March 1. 📸 by Alan Ruiz.

The Pearl Post is an NSPA Online Pacemaker Finalist! We are one of 47 high school news websites from across the country ...
03/03/2022

The Pearl Post is an NSPA Online Pacemaker Finalist! We are one of 47 high school news websites from across the country recognized with this prestigious honor. We are so proud of our writers and editors for the work they have produced this year.

One of this month's athletes of the month is Jenica Felicitas, a first-degree blackbelt and instructor at Evolution Mart...
03/02/2022
Athlete of the Month: Felicitas instructs next generation of blackbelts

One of this month's athletes of the month is Jenica Felicitas, a first-degree blackbelt and instructor at Evolution Martial Arts and Cross-Fit studio. Read about Felicitas, a junior, who has been doing martial arts for the past six years, in this article by Nickalas Lembo. 📷 provided by Jenica Felicitas.
https://bit.ly/3sxwFRT

Every month, we recognize two student-athletes, one from a boys team and another from a girls team for their performance on the field. This month, we recognize Jenica Felicitas, a first-degree blackbelt and instructor at Evolution Martial Arts and Cross-Fit studio. Felicitas, a junior, has been doin...

"As a pioneering state in both ethnic and religious diversity, the new ethnic studies requirement is a belated response ...
03/01/2022
Editorial: Wipe out whitewashing in California curriculum

"As a pioneering state in both ethnic and religious diversity, the new ethnic studies requirement is a belated response to the lack of cultural inclusivity in California’s secondary curriculum. Students should feel represented by their schools for their cultural identity," We wrote in our February editorial. Read more below. Artwork by Gabrielle Lashley.
https://bit.ly/3HqeDoV

Across the United States, there has been a movement pushing for the high school curriculum to represent the diversity that makes up this country. Now, during Black History Month, students and educators from marginalized communities are voicing their opinions on the need for diversifying secondary ed...

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If you haven’t already done so, please check out our World Music Day dedicated to Ruth Pearl on YouTube. Amazing happens at our school! Thank you, Mr. Hambright and Mr. Middlebrook! Your students did an amazing job! Shout out to PNN! Thank you Dr. Judea Pearl for your beautiful opening and closing remarks! Cleveland Community of Schools LAUSD Magnets The Pearl Post Scott Mark Schmerelson Parents Supporting Teachers (Padres Apoyando a Maestros) https://youtu.be/8W2zjv0TZo4
Have you checked out our new Back To School Family Guide? We’re Back To School, Back In-Person beginning August 16! Learn more about how all of our schools will be offering full-day instruction, five days a week, in the safest way possible for our students at https://achieve.lausd.net/backtoschool Los Angeles Unified School District The Pearl Post
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