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NBA center becomes first openly gay athlete

I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. Those were the words of 12-year National Basketball Association veteran Jason Collins, as they graced the pages of the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated mag...
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Senior streakers recount experiences

Each May marks Paly’s most anticipated event of the year: Streak Week. Soon-to-be graduates entertain the student body by jogging, sprinting and sometimes tripping across the quad in the complete flesh, oftenti...
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District survey results identify areas for improvement

On April 12, The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) Board of Education released the results of a district-wide survey that evaluated the district’s strategic plan, which is updated every five years. The survey gained qualitative and quantitative respons...
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Mitchell Park Library construction faces delays

The City of Palo Alto, fed up with continued construc- tion delays at the Mitchell Park Library, has told the project’s construction company, Flintco, that continued delays in the project will result in their r...
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Creating playlists for significant others

  When you need a little boost in your relationship, either because your significant other is feeling down or you just want to blow them out of this world, making a playlist of music is always a heartw...
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ASB Update

As ASB is winding down for the end of the school year, preparations for senior graduation, which will be held on May 29, are under- way. Caps and gowns have recently arrived and are being distributed and managed by ASB; those who do not have a cap and gown wil...
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Construction Brief

Construction projects at Paly continue to evolve, with many projects well underway. The media arts and social sciences buildings are near completion, while renovations to the science building and the new gym ...
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Aretha’s timeless words

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Seven letters immortalized by the goddess Aretha Franklin in her femi-nist R&B pulpit and fed to children tirelessly through early adolescence by way of fables, cross-stitched pillow casings a...
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Hillel Zand

Hillel Zand is currently a senior at Palo Alto High School and is editor-in-chief of The Campanile in his second year on staff. In his spare time, he enjoys watching documentaries, tweeting, fostering conversat...