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Gas car culture on decline

Gas car culture on decline

Rohan Bhatia, Sports Editor July 16, 2023

I’m strolling down Fourth Street with my friends on a bright, cloudless day in San Francisco when a loud rumble stops me dead in my tracks. Slowly, a sleek, scarlet-red Ferrari F40 rolls up to the stoplight...

Debt ceiling incompatible with government spending

Lucas Guan July 16, 2023

A few weeks ago, Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen announced that unless Congress takes action, the U.S. government will run out of cash in less than two months. Alarming as it sounds, her statement...

Art by Kate Xia

District should loosen P.E. prep requirements to support athletes

Dinu Deshpande July 6, 2023

I just had a grueling soccer practice, two hours of conditioning and field work. By the time I get home, eat and shower, it will be almost 10 p.m., and it’ll be well past midnight by the time my homework...

Art by Teresa Wang

Presidential Candidates Reveal Political System Flaws

Lea Kwan May 9, 2023

The 60th election for a President of the United States is approaching next year, and the candidate options look bleak. While several people have announced their intentions to run for the office, the...

Scaling insecurities: overcoming imposter syndrome through climbing

Olivia Atkinson May 5, 2023

Clinging onto the rough hold of a jug, I struggle to secure my rope to the carabiner above. My hands sweat as the rope slips out of the safety clip attached to the wall. My arms begin to lose traction...

Art by Rachel Lee

Teachers should incorporate more anonymous participation in class

Heather Song May 3, 2023

As the teacher scans the class waiting for a response, the room’s silence rings loudly. My mind races, contemplating breaking the silence with the answer I am second-guessing. My classmates make eye...

Photo by Anaya Bhatt

Ethnic Studies course deserves more promotion

April 28, 2023

When students undergo the tedious annual course selection process, combing over their options and racing to pick a perfect selection of classes, one section of their course catalogs is repeatedly neglected. Since...

Art by Katie Wu

Public transit provides opportunity for unexpected adventure, unique memories

Henry Liu April 10, 2023

With a devious smile forming on my face, I looked at my computer screen as plans started to form in my head. The Labor Day weekend seemed like the perfect opportunity to explore the open road and enjoy...

Art by Kate Xia

School should have class feedback system

Kate Xia April 3, 2023

Walking into class two minutes before the bell rings, I eye my teacher’s computer, a bright red dress on the screen catching my attention. Scrolling through a clothing website, she stares intently at...

Art by Thea Phillips

Teens depend too much on cars, unnecessarily get driver’s licenses

Alec Bonnard April 3, 2023

As I bike to school along the jam-packed Churchill Road, I watch a line of cars stemming from halfway between Emerson and Bryant in residential Old Palo Alto. They drive across tracks, where pitifully...

Art by Rachel Lee

Parents fail to acknowledge mental health issues, add to student stress

Lucas Yuan March 24, 2023

I’m not a believer in the American Dream. Aside from purely hard work, there are too many factors that contribute to success to not ignore them. But as a child of two Asian immigrants, I recognize that...

Stop giving unsolicited college advice, promote self-discovery instead

Stop giving unsolicited college advice, promote self-discovery instead

Olivia Atkinson March 13, 2023

After a long and exhausting dinner with my parents’ friends, I was prepared to usher them out of the house. We were just about to reach the door when the dreaded conversation came. “So, have you taken...

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