Speaker inspires women in sports

Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI) co-founder Marlene Bjornsrud spoke to Palo Alto High School students on Jan. 21, urging listeners to utilize sports as a means of promoting a greater cause. “No matte...

Prom to be held at Exploratorium

During halftime of the annual Staff-Student Basketball game on Jan. 16, the Associated Student Body (ASB) announced the 2014 Prom location: the newly-renovated Exploratorium. After recently undergoing a relocation and redesign effort, the Exploratorium now res...
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Transgender law gives students choices

On Jan. 1, the California State Legislature implemented a new law that allows transgender students from kindergarten to 12th-grade in public schools to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of the gender that they...
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App-controlled Sculpture comes to Palo Alto

Aurora, an interactive light sculpture shaped like a willow tree, was moved and temporarily installed in front of City Hall in downtown Palo Alto on Nov. 16 from an art festival in Nevada to Palo Alto for a yea...
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The difficulty of standardizing classes

Everyone has heard of the “easy” teacher. Theoretically, all classes should be equal indifficulty with the same material. The only discrepancy should be teaching method, but this isn’t the case. Most teachers have a lot more control and flexibility. Not only ...
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Overenrollment in popular English electives

As Palo Alto High School begins the second semester of the school year, many upperclassmen who are currently enrolled in English electives are being impacted by overcrowded classes. The average public secondar...
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Senior wins debate tournament

Travis Chen, the captain of the Palo Alto High School Debate Team, looks to lead a new wave of successful debaters after winning the Victory Briefs Tournament (VBT) in Los Angeles the first weekend of January. ...
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Break brings renovations to Tower

The Tower Building underwent the first round of renovations slated to continuously take place in the administration building over the next several years. After the Strong Schools Bond program, a $378 million bond measure that was passed in 2008, the administr...

Is using standardized testing an sensible practice?

Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors apply to college through an increasingly selective process. In order to gain acceptance into the most prestigious colleges, students must demonstrate str...