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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Housing is a Human Right: Exploring the depths of the Affordable Housing Crisis in the Bay Area

Affordable Housing Crisis  The Bay Area. Home of numerous tech companies and innovations. These factors entice people to move to the Bay Area, but only a lucky few who have struck gold are able to stay. With Bay Area real estate prices on an exponential rise, many struggle to find affordable housing, especially those who…

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ASB candidates adjust to new digital campaigning format

Paly’s extended closure has caused ASB candidates to shift their campaigns online, racing to get ahead by the time voting closes at 4 p.m. today. As voting for Palo Alto High School’s Associated Student Body election reaches its end at 4 p.m. today, the curtain closes on the struggles of the candidates who have had…

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Clothing Consciousness

Fashion industry’s impacts on the environment and how to choose clothing to help the problem Art by Ellen Fang. Flipping through the racks of clothing at a department store, it may be challenging to find clothes that match both your budget and your beliefs. Picking where to purchase your clothing can be a difficult but…

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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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