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Students find music to be a form of relaxation, aid memory

Students find music to be a form of relaxation, aid memory

Gavin Lin, Staff Writer September 29, 2023

Whether playing piano or dancing ballet, freshman Leilani Chen is constantly surrounded by music, day in and day out. She’s not the only one. In a Schoology survey conducted by The Campanile over 97%...

Use of SparkNotes debated

Use of SparkNotes debated

Cherianne Yoon, Staff Writer September 29, 2023

It is the middle of the night, a common time for students to move onto their English homework, having finished assignments for a different class. A quick glance at the clock on the wall above the desk...

Generational caregiving can be difficult

Generational caregiving can be difficult

Holden Lee, Lifestyle & Sci/Tech Editor September 29, 2023

It feels unnatural to look after someone who has looked after you all your life. The earliest memories of your childhood probably start with someone taking care of you while you’re sick, but sometimes,...

Costco food review: low costs, low satisfaction

Costco food review: low costs, low satisfaction

Erik Feng and Jerry Xia July 6, 2023

As we sauntered into the Mountain View Costco, the gray walls of the warehouse matched the overcast sky outside. People stream in and out of the hangar-like doors pushing shopping carts as an attendant...

Art by Rachel Lee

Students resort to cutting class to study

Lucas Yuan July 1, 2023

The PAUSD Promise, a set of guiding principles that Palo Alto Unified Schools uses to guide its policies and practices, says one of its missions is for its students to maintain  healthy attendance. In...

Art by Rachel Lee

Spending time with pets helps provide psychological boosts

Brianna Zhou July 1, 2023

In the event of a house fire, people may or may not find enough time to grab a couple of valuable items before they evacuate. It might be a framed photo, stuffed animal or even a wallet. However, many...

Art by Teresa Wang

Security or self-expression: TikTok ban raises issues

Albert Jung, Staff Writer June 27, 2023

The vibrant virtual realm, teeming with viral dance routines, crafty political satire and a medley of memes — otherwise known as TikTok — is junior Hope Van Riesen’s digital lifeline. To end her...

Embrace failure, learn from adversity

Olivia Atkinson June 22, 2023

Textbooks lay scattered across the desk as I furiously scribble in the margins of my notebook. Glancing up at the clock on the wall of the library’s silent room, a wave of panic washes over me while...

Art by Ivy Lee

Musk alters Twitter work culture, content

Jerry Xia June 22, 2023

Designer and former Twitter employee Danny Yee turns on his monitor and scrolls through his Twitter feed. He smiles as he reads the latest news on SpaceX’s starship launch and laughs as he watches a...

The Riot: alternative rock student band composes single

The Riot: alternative rock student band composes single

Henry Liu, Staff Writer June 12, 2023

A G-flat minor chord riff, providing a melancholic yet comforting tone, emanates from the front of the quad. Junior Maximilian Rabbitt-Tomita strums his guitar and sophomore Dexter Cleveringa sets the...

Photo by Rachel Lee

Penny Ice Creamery opens new locations in Palo Alto and Los Altos

June 12, 2023

As customers flood the shop to get a taste of the fresh, scratch-made ice cream, lively music and loud laughter ring through the new Palo Alto location of The Penny Ice Creamery. Zachary Davis, the...

Art by Sophia Kelly

Students navigate spectrum of symptoms during allergy season

Erik Feng, Senior Staff Writer June 12, 2023

Walking into a classroom in April and May is always a tragic sight. Blue Kleenex boxes sit in every room as sniffly students fill trash bins with crumpled tissues. For some students, allergy season means...

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