Justice for InFocus: The District is Setting a Dangerous Precedent For Press Rights

California is regarded for its powerful student journalism laws that protect student free expression. Palo Alto High School is regarded for its prestigious and award-winning journalism program, backed up by a more-than-supporting district. Or at least, that is what it was like until this year.  This school year alone had at least two alarming incidents…

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Feminism Evolved: How Feminism has developed over a century

Modern Suffragettes: Gunn Students parade as the suffragettes for Vote-A-Palooza (Feb. 22) Photo by Karlene Salas. Introduction Since childhood, we have been conditioned to adhere to oppressive gender roles.  Phrases such as “boys will be boys” and “that’s not very ladylike” have been used to portray the place of young girls in society. The feminism…

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The Parachute Kid: The Untold Story of Student Immigrants

It’s 1979 in Los Angeles. You wake up in a quiet house, in a foreign land with an unfamiliar language. You take the bus, you buy groceries, alone. Your parents? A mere 7,000 miles away.  This was the everyday life of my mother when she came to the US with her brother at the age…

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It’s Not Too Late for Lilly Singh: The YouTube star’s path to late night comedy

Art by Amy Yu. Watching “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” I am reminded of endless hours I spent scrolling through the YouTube profile of “iiSuperwomanii” looking for videos in 2015, in anticipation for her “12 Collabs of Christmas,” where she invites celebrities to participate in her relatable holiday skits. Every time I clicked on…

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A Story of Endurance: New memoir displays the journey of sexual assault survivor, Chanel Miller

For years, Chanel Miller was pressured to conceal her true identity out of fear from the humiliation and shame society accompanies with a survivor of sexual assault. Instead, Miller used the pseudonym “Emily Doe” in an attempt to separate her life from the traumatic events of her past.  It wasn’t until this September when Miller…

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ImPENCEment: What the vice president’s policies would do to our nation

Since the announcement of his candidacy in 2015, President Donald Trump has told falsehoods to the American people and betrayed the Constitution time and time again, never receiving any repercussions.  As of October, the President has made 13,435 misleading claims during his time in office, according to the Washington  However, with the occurrence and recent…

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Investing in Education: Early childhood education and its implications for the future

In an ideal world, universal child care would give every child equal opportunity from birth. While all states in the US have their own education system, they all follow the basic model of K-12. However, this model fails to recognize the most important years of a child’s development, from birth to age five.  Universal child…

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Palantir Protests: I.C.E’s presence in Palo Alto

Although it is not unusual to see a crowd of people in downtown Palo Alto on a Friday, on Aug. 30, it was clear that the crowd did not come for a cup of coffee.  Chants like “Palantir, you can’t hide! We charge you with genocide!” roared through the crowd as the protesters marched. With…

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