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Oscars serve as platform for outspoken winners

The 87th Academy Awards took place on Sunday, Feb. 22. Neil Patrick Harris’ exceptional hosting was not enough to hide what a dull year 2014 was for film. This summer experienced the worst theater attendance in...
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WASC self-study report released

After Palo Alto High School’s most recent Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) self-study reports were released mid-February, Paly’s administration has prioritized closing the achievement gap, creating a cultural shift and implementing courses wh...

Spiritual Strawberry Smoothie Experiences

Ever since my last challenge, I have eagerly refreshed my owenchallenges@gmail.com inbox each day awaiting all of the creative ideas my talented readers were sure to send me. And each day I opened my Gmail app ...

Should a student’s number of APs be limited? NO

Why are Palo Alto schools so desirable? In short, our schools are home to devoted teachers; in addition, students may participate in a plethora of academic and extracurricular activities centered around their interests. Unlike other schools in nearby areas and...

East Palo Alto education

Each school day, junior Carl Wolfgramm wakes up at 5:45 a.m., takes the 6:47 a.m. 280 Samtrans and arrives at school at 7:15 a.m. He could take the 7:47 a.m. shuttle but chooses commitment to education ...