Testing Troubles

STUDENTS EXPRESS ANXIETY AND RELIEF AS MANY COLLEGES SHIFT TO TEST OPTIONAL ADMISSIONS POLICY Art by Palina Kuzmina Text by Jacquelyn Lai and Gwyneth Wong When the ACT announced there would be more testing available this fall, like many students nationwide eager to grab one of the limited spots, Palo Alto High School senior Tara…

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Social Distant Protesting in the Age of COVID

Innovative ways students protest during a pandemic. Text by Jacquelyn Lai and Karlene Salas. “Fund the USPS,” “Save our postal service,” and “Louis Dejoy brings us woe” were just some of the signs displayed at a USPS protest in Palo Alto in late August. Activist group Raging Grannies and people of all ages gathered together…

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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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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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Corona Diaries | Day 8: New Developments

On March 23, Jacquelyn Lai talks about her personal situation and the latest news surrounding the coronavirus and also discusses the importance of social distancing and staying home during this time. Video by Jacquelyn Lai. Edited by Juliana Griswold.

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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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Gallery: Paly Pride

Pride parades are held every year to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community around the world. The San Francisco Pride Parade is one of the oldest and largest LGBTQ+ parades in the world and is organized by a non-profit organization called The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee. On June 30, Paly students celebrated…

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ASB Reconnected: Transparency and student involvement

You’ve seen their posters on the walls and witnessed their campaigns. But, with all the chaos that is being a student of  Palo Alto High School, it is easy for students to be unaware of what the Associated Student Body, the supposed voice of the student body, does. It is common knowledge that Paly’s ASB…

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