Dear Jamie

DEAR JAMIE: I've been feeling really down and alone lately. When I first started at Paly, I didn't know many people, but thought I would find someone I clicked with and related to. My main inspiration were t...

Flipped classrooms lose advantages of traditional classes

In an attempt to challenge the traditional style of teaching, in which students listen to lectures, a new type of learning environment has become popular among teachers and parents — the flipped classroom. The flipped classroom attempts to incorporate deeper t...

Stanford clinic to open for transgenders

Stanford Children’s Health has been offering services for transgender children and adolescents for ten years, and is currently assessing and developing a full-fledged multidisciplinary clinic to be opened in 8-...

Seniors come from behind to win Spirit Week

Palo Alto High School’s Spirit Week came to a close last Friday after several days of tight competition. Featuring two separate streaking incidents, a new scoring system and a night rally, seniors finished the ...

MAC speaker series kicks off in November

On Nov. 3, Palo Alto High School’s Media Arts Booster (MAB) Club will introduce its first speaker from the “Great Minds” speaker series this season, to introduce students to accomplishments of people in the Palo Alto community. Pulitzer Prize winner and senio...

Using academic concepts is beneficial for athletes

"Just throw the ball harder,” the coach says to the athletes practicing drills on the field. The team members look to each other for help but continue to practice, not improving through the coach’s vague critiq...

Daily fantasy sites under fire

Daily fantasy businesses have harbored majorities of normal fantasy football and baseball participants, raking in over $2 billion in revenue in the past year. Daily fantasy sports attract customers willing to p...

Team Rituals: A Bonding Experience

A single pineapple stands proudly in the center of a ring of water polo players. A few players bow their heads in reverence while others gaze lovingly at the semi-rotten fruit. Finally, senior Kevin Bowers rises from the circle and gently caresses the spiny ex...