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The political scene, driven by screens

The political scene, driven by screens

Alec Bonnard, Luca Vostrejs, and Lucas Yuan February 21, 2024

As a sophomore in Portland four days before Earth Day, Kofi Kim opens Instagram and instantly, a colorful flood of posts fills his screen. Tapping to view a story from his school’s environmental club,...

Beyond Measure

Beyond Measure

Olivia Atkinson, Lea Kwan, and Naveen Narayanaswami January 3, 2024

Junior Mina Baba stares down at the scale, watching her weight drop lower and lower while her anxiety temporarily rushes away. A few years ago, this constant scale-watching was the way she chose to reassert...

House of Cards

House of Cards

Holden Lee, Heather Song, and Kate Xia December 11, 2023

Driving down U.S. Highway 101, Stacy, an unhoused resident of Palo Alto who asked to be identified only by her first name due to privacy concerns, was hit by a speeding drunk driver in 2018. Due to the...






Residents gather at an interfaith vigil at Mitchell Park Bowl on Oct. 21 to light candles and mourn the loss of lives in Israel. “It was probably the saddest day I’ve had in a longtime,” junior Ben Levav said. “I’ve just been thinking about the war a lot and it has affected me a lot. I couldn’t think about school or anything else.”

Bloodshed at the Border

Holden Lee, Heather Song, Luca Vostrejs, and Kate Xia October 25, 2023

When junior Ben Levav heard Hamas militants had opened fire on attendees of the Nova music festival in Tel Aviv, Israel on Oct. 7, he immediately called his friends who were there. They never picked up. Days...

Behavioral Blueprint

Behavioral Blueprint

Julian Hong, Rohan Bhatia, and Shamsheer Singh October 1, 2023

Rise in Aggression  When Economics teacher Grant Blackburn returned to school after COVID-19 restrictions eased, he found himself and his students in need of new footing.  “We’re all struggling...

Art by Katie Wu

Error 504: Testing accommodations not found

Alec Bonnard, Cayden Gu, and Heather Song June 6, 2023

For Lori McCormick’s son at Fletcher Middle School, his Academic Success class — a key part of his Section 504 plan — seems almost too good to be true. In the small, cozy classroom, he receives 2-1...

Art by Kate Xia

Palo Alto HIGH School

Dhruv Shetty, Holden Lee, and Kate Xia April 20, 2023

Clouds of smoke waft through the room while music blasts so loud it can be heard from down the street. As a senior walks into a high school party at 11 p.m., it seems like everyone is high, drunk or a...

Art by Kate Xia

What’s on the menu?

Shiki Toyama, Lucy Li, and Julian Hong March 27, 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service proposed updates to the national school nutrition standards on Feb. 5, calling for a reduction in the amount of sugar and prioritizing...

Art by Rachel Lee

> not another know-it-AIl_

Erik Feng, Nidhi Thummalapalli, and Christie Hong February 27, 2023

Among the responses to Wharton Business School’s final MBA exam lay a “superbly explained” essay whose author relied less on critical thinking than it did on artificial intelligence. The mastermind...

Art by Nidhi Thummalapalli

Are You Ready?

Nidhi Thummalapalli and Olivia Atkinson December 19, 2022

This year, America had the most school shootings since first recorded in 1970, according to the Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s school shooting database. As the state with the highest number...

Art by Rachel Lee

The Tipping Point: special education teachers, parents claim lack of clarity, funding, communication while administration disagrees.

Tiffany He and Dhruv Shetty November 16, 2022

With 10.1% of PAUSD students qualifying for special education services, district and site level administrators say they are constantly focusing on improving the program to give these students the extra...

The College Admissions Game

The College Admissions Game

Dinu Deshpande, Hannah Singer, and Brianna Zhou October 22, 2022

Two cases headed to the U.S. Supreme Court this month hold the power to alter the way colleges use race as a factor in their admissions processes. Many experts believe the conservative majority of the...

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