Four 2019 Paly students dress up for Salad Dressing Day. From left to right: Cowboys, Thousand Island, Sports Wear, and Togas. Photo by Ethan Chen.

ASB Revises Insensitive Spirit Week Theme

After calls from students to rethink the “Hawaiian Day” theme, ASB takes steps to make Spirit Week more inclusive
Ash Mehta, Managing Editor
October 11, 2021
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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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The Movement Behind A Shrinking Hashtag

The Movement Behind A Shrinking Hashtag

Student activists challenge the silent media on the Stop Asian Hate movement and persistent hate crimes. #StopAsianHate. What happens post-viral?
Payton Anderson, Staff Writer
October 7, 2021
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Paint and a Problem

Paint and a Problem

Consent education at PAUSD.
Arati Periyannan and Karrie Huang
May 25, 2021
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Shots, Shots, Shots

Shots, Shots, Shots

Vaccine distribution and equity in Santa Clara County.
Karlene Salas and Corie Jiang
May 25, 2021
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November at Foothills

Foothills: A case study in equity

Was opening the park the right choice — and what’s next?
Karrie Huang, Staff Writer
March 20, 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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De-stressing during the pandemic

De-stressing during the pandemic

What can Paly students do when they’re feeling stressed about current events?
Karlene Salas and Corie Jiang
February 12, 2021
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