Nurses gather on Welch Road in front of Stanford Hospital to protest for better working conditions. The Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement, the nursing union, has set out to renegotiate their contracts in favor of more pay, mental health support, and retirement support. Fred Taleghani, a member of CRONA’s negotiations team, said that although the issues the union was striking for have existed for a long time, COVID-19 made the issues worse. “The pandemic just kind of really exacerbated it [problems] and it also highlighted the fourth major issue that were dealing with, which is mental health.”

Nurses’ conditions are cured

Local union secures renewed contract for better working conditions and wages.
Jeffrey Tu and Tyler Wang
May 24, 2022
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Freshmen, part of Palo Alto High School’s TEAM program, are shoveling excess weeds at Gamble Gardens as part of Paly Service Day. Paly Service Day is an annual event where students are able to participate in community service, but has been canceled for the past two years due to COVID-19. “This years Service Day was a lot more different because it was finally in person,” YCS-Interact co-president Simona Yau-Chan said.

A dedicated day of service

The "service above self" team returned for the first in-person Paly Service Day in three years
Sandhya Krishnan, Opinion Editor
May 24, 2022
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Crusade against cancer

Crusade against cancer

Student-led team funds a cure for leukemia and lymphoma
Maya Mukherjee, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2022
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Unable to vote, unable to look away

Unable to vote, unable to look away

How can teens get involved in midterms without casting a ballot?
Ash Mehta, Editor-In-Chief
May 19, 2022
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Earth day rally attendees shout “Hey hey, ho ho, climate change has got to go!” as they march down University Avenue to bring awareness of climate change. Dozens of students from neighboring high schools came out to show their support for the event, which featured many youth speakers.

Earth Day rally calls for change

Earth Day march brings activists of many generations
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Students are holding lanterns to recognize Neurodiversity Week on Thursday at Palo Alto Highschool. “I have many friends who are part of the neurodivergent community,” Paly sophomore Mae Cornwell said. “The speakers did a really good job.”

Paly holds a lantern celebration for Neurodiversity Week

Campus acknowledges National Neurodiversity Week with lanterns and a celebration.
Saanvi Garg and Kat Farrell
March 29, 2022
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Reiko Redmonde hands out fliers to protesters at Lytton Plaza on Feb. 14. Redmonde led chants and gave a speech to the crowd. “That is what denying women the right to abortion is — thats female enslavement,” Redmonde said into her megaphone. “Where do you stand on this? We want people to take a stand one way or the other.”

Raging Grannies fight for abortion rights

Local activists demonstrate against the potential loss of reproductive rights
Maya Mukherjee and Karrie Huang
March 3, 2022
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Congressional candidate Ajwang Rading speaks to Palo Alto High School students Wednesday in the Media Arts Center. Rading said he believes in prioritizing the opinions of young people. “The world changes every single day, and its young people, they need to be on that cutting edge of the solutions, because I think they better understand the problems,” Rading said.

Ajwang Rading: Working to break incumbency

Congressional hopeful talks climate change, college debt, how students can get involved
Arati Periyannan and Maya Mukherjee
February 10, 2022
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Students wait in line for free lunches at the Paly cafeteria. “There are some students who are apprehensive [about more plant-based meals] -- they dont want all of the meat options taken away -- and some students are just grateful for the Universal Meals program and they dont really want to alter it,” said junior Margot Blanco. Photo by Neil Rathi.

Students push to get more vegan meals on the school menu

Ash Mehta, Managing Editor
February 6, 2022
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Paly Princess Project Club collects clothes for sexual assault survivors

Paly Princess Project Club collects clothes for sexual assault survivors

Paly Princess Project holds donation drive to help survivors of sexual violence
Arati Periyannan and Maya Mukherjee
January 31, 2022
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Lizzie DeKraai, English teacher 
(Photo by Arati Periyannan)

Verbatim: Students, teachers talk vaccines, booster mandate

County updates vaccine mandate for public schools to be put in place for the fall
Arati Periyannan and Maya Mukherjee
January 25, 2022
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