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  • New Found Friends

    New Found Friends

    Kelsey Bingham, Staff

    December 26, 2016

    Scientists believe that there are roughly ten million species on Earth. However, they have only identified and named two million. Each year, thousands of new organisms are identified by hard working scientists. To celebrate these accomplishments, The International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE), an...

  • Breaking News Inside CNN

    Breaking News Inside CNN

    November 7, 2016

    As Senora Zalzman fired up Mother Goose, the beloved Pinecrest bus, journalism students along with Mrs. Chwat piled in for their highly anticipated field trip to the CNN center.  The ride was long but passed by briefly as it was, filled with the usual laughter and “chisme” that fills our journa...

  • The Woman in White and Blue

    The Woman in White and Blue

    Lily Starnes, Editor

    October 18, 2016

         The process of becoming a saint is a long and complicated one that begins where the person lived or died. In the case of Mother Teresa, it is the city of Kolkata. She moved there in 1928 after she joined the Loreto order. Nearly twenty years later, while on a train in India, she felt a calling fr...

    Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II riding the popemobile in Calcutta on February. 3, 1986. Pope John Paul the second was one of Mother Teresa’s fan and supporter in her acts of charity around the world.

  • Behind the Scenes: Fashion Month

    Behind the Scenes: Fashion Month

    Olivia Jenkins, staff

    October 17, 2016

    Behind the Scenes: Fashion Month 10 interesting “behind the scene” facts that you did not know about fashion week! As of right now, the frenzy of fashion month has ended its last week in Paris. Half a year’s worth of planning, including clothing and set design, invitation planning and backstage s...

  • A Trending Turmoil

    A Trending Turmoil

    Olivia Jenkins, Staff Member

    August 29, 2016

    A Trending Turmoil The push for a healthy lifestyle has welcomed an opposedly unhealthy trend. These days, it seems like you have to live on another planet to avoid the concept of wellness. From "foodspirations" on social media to TV segments spotlighting each new diet, we've trained ourselves to a...

    Instead of prioritizing and overlooking individual relations, balancing all areas of life is key to total wellness.

Characters With Conviction

Maddie McCaffrey, Staff

December 7, 2017No Comments

   “You must always have faith in people, but most importantly you must always have faith in yourself.” Believe it or not this quote comes directly from the lead character, Elle Woods in the iconic movie “Legally ...

Gun Control

Griffin Briggs, Staff

December 7, 2017No Comments

   In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre -- where Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival, killing fifty-eight and wounding hundreds more -- the argument of gun control has arisen once again. Those who ar...

Get Social or Get Out

Gianna Satriano, Staff

November 28, 2017No Comments

One post, one tweet, one snap; what do they all have in common? They have the vast power to do exactly what it takes to change the world. While not clinging to the sappy and far reaching phrases like “Just one person has the...

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Tough Competition

Haley Triplett, Staff

December 7, 2017No Comments

The college recruitment process can be a long and stressful process to some, but for others the process may come easier. While getting recruited to play in college, there are rules that college coaches must follow. These rule...

  • Pinecrest Varsity Fencing Team November 16, 2017
  • Meet Your Lady Paladins August 29, 2017
  • Last Friday Night August 29, 2017
  • Cricket: The Game of India August 29, 2017

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One Night Around the World

Gianna Satriano, Staff

November 28, 2017No Comments

Homecoming is a great tradition at Pinecrest. It is celebrated like a holiday here on campus! It is a monumental spirit week where all students in the high school prepare to dress according to the certa...

Party Between the Pines

November 6, 2017

Igniting Passions

Igniting Passions

December 12, 2016

Best of D.C

Best of D.C

March 9, 2016

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