Senior Ronak Momga picks up a free meal from the cafeteria during the lunch period. Students are expressing their overall content with the new statewide free lunch program, despite a few complaints regarding the actual food. The impact of the program on lower-income students is proving to be a significant aspect of the free lunches. “Even though it [the free lunch program] is not the best, I’m happy with it,” junior Audrey Guo said.

New free lunch program directly impacts low-income students

Students and staff give their opinions on the new California mandate for free meals.
Leena Hussein and Lauren Wong
October 9, 2021
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Councilman Greg Tanaka talks to the Junior class at Palo Alto High School during Advisory today about his background and career. Photo by Lauren Wong

Council member talks life lessons, internships with Junior class

Career, academics and background part of Greg Tanaka’s Advisory presentation.
Arati Periyannan, Editor-In-Chief
October 8, 2021
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Connor Lassila (sophomore) walks to his next class outside the science
building while wearing a mask. Paly requires all students to wear a mask
while on campus.
Photo: Anya Lassila.

In the Red Tier: Campus opens to students

Almost a year since schools closed, students returned to in-person instruction.
Owen Longstreth
March 17, 2021
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