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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Verbatim: Paly students on Coronavirus

It seems that the whole world is watching the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. As the number of cases in Santa Clara County grows, reaching 43 on March 9, according to the County of Santa Clara’s updates on the virus, the virus slowly demands more and more of our attention. To see how our community…

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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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Palantir Protests: I.C.E’s presence in Palo Alto

Although it is not unusual to see a crowd of people in downtown Palo Alto on a Friday, on Aug. 30, it was clear that the crowd did not come for a cup of coffee.  Chants like “Palantir, you can’t hide! We charge you with genocide!” roared through the crowd as the protesters marched. With…

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Social Justice Pathway Updates

PRACTICING POETS A Social Justice Pathway English 10-A class works on a poetry assignment. The students choose a social justice issue they are passionate about, write a poem from that perspective, then present the poems to the class. “It [Poetry slam] has the same tenants of revision [as the English classes not in the pathway]…

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The Recycling Recession: How California’s Recycling as Reclined

California has long prided itself in being a progressive, environmentally-friendly state, but this status may slowly be slipping. Recycling in California has become increasingly difficult as global recycling markets waver, affecting intrastate recycling centers that must now deal with higher recycling costs and lower value of recyclable materials. With such a heavy hit to a…

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The SJP: New things going on in the Social Justice Pathway

  Field trips: Camping Trip to Little Basin (sophomores and juniors) SJP Speaker Series: Dr. Marilyn Winkleby- Professor of Medicine and homeless advocate Carl Wilkins- Aid worker in Rwandan Genocide Clarence Jones- civil rights lawyer and activist Judge LaDoris Cordell (ret) – Advocate, lawyer, academic, independent police auditor Dr. Adam Banks – Stanford Grad School…

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Thank u, next gen: Ariana Grande and HeadCount are motivating a new generation of voters

Ariana Grande has capitalized on the hype of her upcoming tour, Sweetener, and partnered with HeadCount, an organization that works with musicians to register voters at  concerts. HeadCount is looking for volunteers to manage registration tables at concerts nationwide. Voting is one of the rights given to citizens when they reach the age of 18.…

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U.S. Leaves UNESCO

After World War II, nations faced the problem of rebuilding all that was lost during the war. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, was part of the solution to this problem. UNESCO was first founded in 1942, when European countries came together to discuss the issue of postwar education and cultural…

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New Year, New Laws

With the new year in full swing, many of us have gone back to our everyday lives. However, as of Jan 1, 2017, a multitude of new state laws came into effect. Some laws voted on in November’s election have not yet taken effect, such as the legalization of marijuana, but will be implemented in the coming months or years. The following list contains summaries of several new state laws.

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