Arati Periyannan

Arati Periyannan, Staff Writer

Arati (Class of 2023) joined Anthro sophomore year. She joined Anthro because she is interested in social justice and the way journalism can be used as a form of activism and expression. Outside of Anthro, she is an avid hiker and is always reading.

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Cherokee congressional delegate designee Kimberly Teehee answers questions from the attendees of the Same Moon, Same Stars reveal, facilitated by seniors Hazel Malik and Samantha Lee. Malik was a member of the research team. “I’m thrilled to have contributed to the completion of this mural, and I’m immensely proud of the outstanding quality that we’ve achieved here.”

Unveiling our moon and stars

Social Justice Pathway students reveal mural to support Cherokee delegate to Congress
Arati Periyannan and Maya Mukherjee
April 27, 2023
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Funhouse mirror

Funhouse mirror

How schools reinforce diet culture, body image issues
Maya Mukherjee, Ash Mehta, and Arati Periyannan
December 13, 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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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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Defending the dancers

Defending the dancers

Miscommunication or mistreatment?
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Activist and junior vice president Ines Legrand talks about her efforts with the ASB menstrual product plan and her excitement regarding the new state bill. Photo: Anushe Irani.

Periods: Now Free of Charge

Activists applaud new law mandating complimentary menstrual products in campus bathrooms
Arati Periyannan and Karrie Huang
December 3, 2021
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Current Rise Together Education students gather at the fall meet-up in August 2021. Alumnus and co-director Sammy Vasquez says that RTE is working on building a sense of community. “Traversing that whole endeavor [helping alumni post-college] is something we want to accomplish, as well as creating a greater sense of community within all of the students.

Rising out of the pandemic together

Local nonprofit Rise Together Education adapts, expands post-Covid
Arati Periyannan and Maya Mukherjee
December 3, 2021
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From top to bottom, left to right: Stamped by Jason Reynolds, Wordslut by Amanda Montell, Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich, and She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey. Redraws by Arati Periyannan.

[Photo] Bettering the world through books

Maya Mukherjee, Staff Writer
December 3, 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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Paint and a Problem

Paint and a Problem

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