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Senior Puneet Singh is crowned Portola High’s first prom queen. “Probably one of the best moments of high school for sure,” Singh said. “Just because hearing everyone cheering and stuff like that is very, I didnt know how to like, it was unreal.”
Students are Enchanted at ‘Once Upon a Prom,’ First Prom Court
Nate Taylor and Lauren Hsu
May 10, 2022
Junior David Kim and sophomore Arjit Singh collaborate on ASB’s activities for the next school year. In the next year, as ASB president and vice-president respectively, the pair will spearhead planning of school events and connect school administration with the student body.
David Kim and Arjit Singh Elected as 2022-2023 ASB President and Vice President In First Election Convention in Two Years
Michelle Kim and Erin Choi
April 15, 2022
The news concerning the University of California, Berkeleys enrollment introduced many seniors to the impact colleges can have on their immediate communities, according to senior Madeleine Young. “I think that the situation with Berkeley really opened a lot of our eyes about the issues of not just housing but environmental impacts, impacts on homeless people, as well as the neighborhoods around college towns,” Young said.
Gov. Newsom Signs Legislation Reversing UC Berkeley’s Enrollment Freeze
Sidra Asif
March 23, 2022
During the robotics competition, the team created robots that picked up balls and put them in the basket.“My favorite experience was cheering for our team with everyone clapping in the stands and waving our team flag,” sophomore Selina Syed said “It took us months to prepare, and we started brainstorming ideas right away as this year’s competition was released. We had changed our design and finally decided on one that we continued to build.”
Robotics Team Qualifies for Quarterfinals in Competition Playoffs
Arshia Sista
March 22, 2022
Pioneer Podcast
Portola Highs Popular Teachers
Portola High's Popular Teachers
Grace Baek, Clara Ferreira Lopes, and Tara Vatandoust
May 4, 2022
S2 Episode 05: Crunch, Munch, Scrunch — A Punch of ASMR
S2 Episode 05: Crunch, Munch, Scrunch — A Punch of ASMR
Ryne Dunman, Emma Haag, and Kayla Moshayedi
May 3, 2022
High gas prices in the United States cannot forever be blamed on Russia. President Biden and Congress need to take action to take pressure off the backs of millions of Americans, so that they can worry less about simply refueling their vehicles.
Forget Russia - Let’s Lower Gas Prices Ourselves
“Bridgerton” promotes diversity with the portrayal of the new season to bring inclusion within the cast on screen as it adopts color-blind casting.
Color-Blind Casting Fosters Inclusivity in Media Beyond Race
Clothing companies have been caught multiple times enforcing toxic body images for many groups, including women. The idea of a “perfect” body often forces girls and women to push themselves in order to conform to this standard. “I mean, it starts with your own thinking and feeling you shouldnt have to feel like you need to fit into a smaller size or larger size, to feel pretty or to feel beautiful” sophomore Dea Gupta said. “Just accepting your own body and liking yourself- it should be enough for you.”
Include All Sizes, Not Just One
True crime is not for everyone. “Most forms of true crime media portray the criminal as the monster and paint a picture of what the victims experienced,” senior Garance Ha said. “There is nothing they can really change. I believe that it’s up to the audience to take the signs and the little warnings as a sign to remain cautious and vigilant.”
Hollywood is Blinded by Money — The Rise of True Crime
April 2022: Volume 6 Issue 7
April 2022: Volume 6 Issue 7
April 12, 2022

March 2022: Volume 6 Issue 6
March 2022: Volume 6 Issue 6
March 7, 2022

February 2022: Volume 6 Issue 5
February 2022: Volume 6 Issue 5
February 2, 2022

December 2021: Volume 6 Issue 4
December 2021: Volume 6 Issue 4
January 5, 2022

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