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Staff should adopt homework policy

During my four years at Palo Alto High School, I have found it common to find many of my peers awake at 1 a.m. willing to struggle through homework due the next morning with me. I have also found myself listeni...
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Bay Area sees increase in Spare the Air days

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued the ninth consecutive winter alert on Jan. 9 via Spare the Air, a program created by the organization to reduce air pollution. Throughout the summer and wint...
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Boxer’s vacancy to catalyze senate changes

California could generate a multitude of jobs or dramatically change consumer safety laws in the future as prospective politicians look to fill Sen. Barbara Boxer’s vacancy in 2016. Boxer, a Democrat, announced she will not run in the 2016 senate elections fo...
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Flu cases increase across United States

The flu has been spreading to children and elders across California and the rest of the United States recently, due to a mismatch of the virus strain in the flu vaccine. The United States expects an annual flu...
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PAUSD falters on learning gap

Palo Alto High School has been applauded as one of the most academically competitive environments in the nation. However, achievement gaps between racial groups in the school remains an issue. For the past fiv...

Comparing grades reduces self esteem and motivation

In a community as academically competitive as Palo Alto High School, it is no wonder that a large culture has arisen of students comparing themselves to their peers. Particularly, sharing test or course grades is an activity that many students partake in. Afte...

Should merit scholarships consider income? NO

As high school juniors from across the nation begin receiving College Board’s Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), many are eager to discover whether the...