Maya Mukherjee

Maya Mukherjee, Editor-In-Chief

Maya (Class 0f 2023)  joined Anthro because she is passionate about social activism and reporting on important issues. She also is co-president of the Paly diversity in journalism club, SCOOP. In her free time, she plays soccer and listens to music.

All content by Maya Mukherjee
A woman dressed in Muwekma traditional clothing.

The invisible tribe

Local Muwekma Ohlone’s fight for federal recognition
May 24, 2022
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Thoughts on Justice Jackson

Thoughts on Justice Jackson

Student, staff opinions on new Supreme Court justice Ketanji Brown Jackson
May 24, 2022
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Sorry I dont own a sari

Sorry I don’t own a sari

Reflecting on my lack of connection to my family's Bengali culture
May 23, 2022
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Crusade against cancer

Crusade against cancer

Student-led team funds a cure for leukemia and lymphoma
May 23, 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
May 3, 2022
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Fighting for diversity one book at a time

Fighting for diversity one book at a time

Viking alumna Joanna Ho advocates for representation in youth media
March 21, 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
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
February 10, 2022
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The student advisory board meets with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo on December 15, 2021. Photo by Ethan Boneh.

Voices Without a Vote

Students find political outlet serving on Rep. Anna Eshoo’s Student Advisory Board
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
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
January 25, 2022
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Defending the dancers

Defending the dancers

Miscommunication or mistreatment?
December 3, 2021
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Art by Xiaohan Li.

One fish, two fish, red fish, Blackfish

Another celebrity joins the list of people accused of Blackfishing — and it’s time to stop
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.

Bettering the world through books

Four activist books that will open your eyes to injustices
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
December 3, 2021
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LaDonna Butler smiles for a photo outside of her office at Palo Alto High School. Photo by Daniel Garepis-Holland.

LaDonna Butler: Bringing New Perspective to Paly

A profile of new assistant principal Butler, the only administrator of color
October 11, 2021
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