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Ella Jiang

Ella Jiang, Staff Writer

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Listen in the moment

November 18, 2022

  On April 26, 2022, I was sure of one thing and one thing only; I was going to have the time of my life that night and nothing was going to get in my way. It was my first ever concert and...

Retention election for California’s District Four Court of Appeals Justices, voters left uninformed

November 1, 2022

Of California’s District Four Court of Appeals Justices, almost a fourth of judges across all three divisions have expiring terms and are up for retention. However, once it’s time for voters to check...

Environmental Clubs climate strike, future projects on campus

Environmental Club’s climate strike, future projects on campus

October 14, 2022

Bella Santos (12) and Grace Mordhorst (12), presidents of Advocates for a Better Environment (ABE) club, called out to the students around them with posters in hand to promote petitions that aimed...

Boys beach volleyball adjusts to new team dynamics, prepares for coming season

September 16, 2022

After many key players in the boys beach volleyball program graduated last year, returning players Xavier O’Boyle (11) and Donovan Weber (11) said they are excited to see how the new team performs this...

Costa Rica Crew

Costa Rica Crew

August 26, 2022

Zoey Lestyk (10) slowed to catch her breath in the pitch darkness. Determined and on the search for sea turtle nests, she quickened her pace to return to the rest of the patrol, as they combed through...

Oversharing on social media

May 6, 2022

We live in a time where the digital reality can feel more comfortable than our real one. Every day, I am overwhelmed with a conveyor belt of posts and videos on my Instagram feed or my TikTok for-you page,...

Art by Ella Jiang.

[Photo] Using Humor to Cope

May 6, 2022

Art by Ella Jiang.

Middle aged TV show writers attempt to relate to teens, fail miserably

April 8, 2022

As an enjoyer of TV shows, I spend more time searching than watching. Often, during my fruitless, hour-long expeditions on Netflix, I find myself seeing a trend within the dialogue of shows categorized...

Students, staff adapt to mask mandate removal

March 18, 2022

Nearly two years after the pandemic sent PUSD students home, the mask mandate was lifted in California, March 12. According to a Coronavirus map and case count graph from The New York Times, California...

Self-care glamorization is materialistic, prioritizes companies over consumers

February 18, 2022

  There’s nothing more relaxing than taking a hot bath and doing some much needed skincare after a stressful day. Scents of lavender, the fizzing of a bath bomb, skin-burning mud masks—it truly...

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