“Little Big Game” should be reinstated

For the last 48 years, Palo Alto High School and rival Henry M. Gunn High School have competed in the “Little Big Game,” Palo Alto’s storied high school football game. But after last year’s game led to a 48-0 ...
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Aretha’s timeless words

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Seven letters immortalized by the goddess Aretha Franklin in her femi-nist R&B pulpit and fed to children tirelessly through early adolescence by way of fables, cross-stitched pillow casings a...
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No point in trying to apprehend streakers

Throughout brunch and lunch, Paly is on lockdown. The administration is on high alert as students frantically wait for a risk-taking senior to run through the quad with no clothing. At Paly, this time-honored t...
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Why I love “Girls”

“Girls.” It’s brutally honest, outright hilarious, and borderline pornographic. It’s the story of New York twenty-somethings struggling in every single aspect of their lives. But Lena Dunham, the star, directo...
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McGiggles Gets Serious

Deserving. A word that seems to be thrown around far too often in the context of college admissions. It is heard with both congratulatory remarks on college acceptances and pitying condolences regarding reject...
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Country music undeserving of criticism

Country music is a major target for criticism and hatred these days, especially within the Palo Alto community. Many hold the firm belief that the genre is made by and for ignorant Southern rednecks with a limi...