Ash Mehta

Ash Mehta, Editor-In-Chief

Ash (Class of 2023) joined Anthro in sophomore year because they’re very passionate about equality and social justice, and they want a platform to be able to share their views. Also, they absolutely love writing, and felt that Anthro combined both of those interests. When not writing for Anthro, they can be found working on their novel, reading, and playing video games with their sibling.

All content by Ash Mehta
A Duveneck Elementary School student adds her leaf to the Unity Tree, which is a Unity Day activity led by Paly Child Development students.

Addressing bias early

Child development program implements anti-bias education at local elementary schools
December 13, 2022
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Funhouse mirror

Funhouse mirror

How schools reinforce diet culture, body image issues
December 13, 2022
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Giving fruits

Giving fruits

Pandemic relief student-run non- profit adapts to a post-quarantine life
December 13, 2022
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Activist bookshelf

Activist bookshelf

A review of 2023 books with activist themes: "Afterword" and "Everything the Darkness Eats"
December 12, 2022
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Saving Californias K-12 art

Saving California’s K-12 art

How a “yes” on Proposition 28 would affect PAUSD arts and music
October 5, 2022
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[Photo] The force of Filppu

October 5, 2022
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Editorial: Putting respect on the calendar

Editorial: Putting respect on the calendar

Administrators should recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day
October 4, 2022
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A person stands with a protest sign in front of the tower building.

A campus of activists

Why Paly students care about social change
October 4, 2022
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Student Loans: Forgive and Forget?

Student Loans: Forgive and Forget?

Palo Alto High School students and economics teachers weigh in on Biden’s new student loan forgiveness plan
October 4, 2022
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A person stands back-to-back with a different version of herself. One version wears a pride flag; the other wears a traditional Indian sari.

Conflicting cultures

How LGBTQ+ rights around the world affect American students
October 3, 2022
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Meet Viktor Hargreeves

Meet Viktor Hargreeves

Historic milestone for transgender actors and LGBTQ community
May 24, 2022
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World Pride 2019. Attendees hold rainbow pride flags and signs in New York City for the fiftieth anniversary of Stonewall.

Suffocated by statutes

LGBTQ teens watch as their rights are stripped away across the nation
May 24, 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?
May 19, 2022
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50 years

March 28, 2022
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A protester holds a sign that reads: Peace & Autonomy for Ukraine. Shes wearing blue and yellow, the colors of the Ukrainian flag. Shes currently attending a protest for peace in Ukraine.

6,000 miles away

Making a difference from abroad
March 28, 2022
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OPINION: Rehiring for reform?

OPINION: Rehiring for reform?

Will hiring a new chief of police improve department transparency?
March 28, 2022
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OPINION: It’s not about us

OPINION: It’s not about us

How do you impact a war going on across the world?
March 28, 2022
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A portrayal of the cities Piltover and Zaun from Arcane.

‘Arcane’

A feat of animation, activism, and allegory
March 28, 2022
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Postcards informing citizens of how to vote are lined up on a desk. Palo Alto High School students sent these postcards through the nonprofit organization Reclaim Our Vote in an effort to reduce voter suppression. “We wrote to people in voter suppression states not telling them which party to vote for, but just giving them voting information so that the election was more fair,” said the club’s co-president Bella Daly. Photo by Victoria Senderzon.

Postcards against voter suppression

Students aim to increase voter registration through hand-crafted letters
March 8, 2022
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Spanish teacher Kevin Duffy sits at his desk during an interview Wednesday with journalism students. Our place is here with our students and it was so hard when we were on Zoom learning, Duffy said. Photo: Anushe Irani.

Teachers reflect on omicron’s implications for the district

Faculty share their concerns about the new variant and their thoughts on potential closure
January 6, 2022
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Students line up to get food at the Turkey Feast, Palys annual Thanksgiving celebration. There is a ton of weight and exercise talk around the holidays which can be hard for our patients with eating disorder. People talk about “burning off” calories, rather than looking at movement as something fun and pleasurable, said eating disorder specialist Wendy Sterling. Photo by Ashley Qiu.

Local eating disorder specialist gives advice for the holidays

Wendy Sterling, Bay Area nutritionist and sports dietician, explains how her patients deal with the winter season
December 9, 2021
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Defending the dancers

Defending the dancers

Miscommunication or mistreatment?
December 3, 2021
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A Palo Alto school bus parked outside of Palo Alto High School. Photo by Daniel Garepis-Holland.

Trouble with transit

One teacher’s efforts to get Wi-Fi on the EPA buses
December 3, 2021
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Standard 28-day birth control pills on a countertop. Art by Xiaohan Li.

The abortion debate re-sparks

Student opinions on the Texas Heartbeat Act
October 25, 2021
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A transgender teenager gazes out a window at a trans-pride-colored sky. Art by Alison Xiong.

Coming out post-covid

How self isolation and the return to school helped students realize their identities
October 17, 2021
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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
October 11, 2021
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