Wildfires still exist, and so do the people affected by them

Though news outlets have shifted their focus, fire evacuees still need help. Text by Corie Jiang and Jonan Pho “It was a no brainer, basically, to offer them a place to go,” said Santa Cruz emergency room doctor Ed Savay offering his friends a place to stay after they had to evacuate from the CZU Lightning…

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Detention and Deportation

NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM OFFERS A BEHIND-THE-SCENE LOOK INTO IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT Early in the morning Brian, an agent with the New York City field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is driving down the highway when his boss tells him over the phone “I don’t care what you do, but bring at least two…

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From Rojava to Revolution

CALIFORNIA LEFTIST BRACE BELDEN TELLS HIS STORY OF FIGHTING IN SYRIA BEFORE CONTINUING ACTIVISM AT HOME “You were expected to take care of yourself and the people around you,” says Brace Belden, in an interview with Anthro on Sept. 10, remembering the six months he spent fighting with the YPG, a left-wing Kurdish militia in…

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Small Business Spotlight: Taste Buds Kitchen

How a cooking class franchise is surviving the pandemic and engaging with the community Editor’s note: A member of our staff has a personal connection to the main source of this story.  Standing six feet back from outside the customer’s house, Scott Andersen, owner of Taste Buds Kitchen in Palo Alto, watches as excited kids…

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Supporting the Frontlines: Exploring a Relief Program for Local Businesses and Hospitals

As countless businesses have started to plummet as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the restaurant industry has been hit especially hard. “We saw our sales drop by 80% in less than four days when we started [to shelter in place],” said Rocco Scordella, owner of two restaurants in Silicon Valley, Tootsie’s and Vina Enoteca. …

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Clubs Respond to Shutdown: How some Paly clubs are operating in shelter-in-place

Clubs at Palo Alto High School are sources of community and extracurricular fun amid a somewhat stressful environment, and during this pandemic, community couldn’t be more important. While shutdown has thrown a wrench into the plans of a lot of clubs for this year, some are nevertheless still finding ways to function, and even thrive.…

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“Extra support” staff: Travel nurses impacted by hospital’s pandemic preparation

Many people might think that during a pandemic, hospitals would be overflowing with activity. It’s not uncommon to imagine overwhelmed staff juggling a lack of personal protective equipment and patients sick beyond repair. However, the truth for most places is far from it. One of the little-known secrets of health care management during the pandemic…

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Corona Diaries: World Tour

In this installment of Corona Diaries, Anthro’s Josie Andersen interviews three students from various countries around the world to get a better insight as to how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted their lives. By Josie Andersen

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Corona Diaries Aperture Edition| Staying Sane

Aperture’s Dylan Duncan takes us through his quarantine routine to stay sane and discusses the new guidelines for the shelter-in-place order in Santa Clara county. Shot by Dylan Duncan

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Patient Bias in the Medical Field

“We can’t really do much for women compared to men,” were the words that Whitney Aquino, a Paly Wellness Outreach Worker, heard as she sat in a room at Kaiser Permanente looking for assistance for what could potentially be a medical emergency. She had returned in a rush from a overnight vacation with her husband upon…

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