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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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
Maya Mukherjee, Staff Writer
December 3, 2021
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Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet) and Lady Jessica Atreides (Rebecca Ferguson) in Dune (2021).

Hills of Gold

How ‘Dune’ (2021) confronts colonialism, and why it’s important
Olga Muys
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
Ash Mehta and Daniel Garepis-Holland
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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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
Ash Mehta, Managing Editor
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
Ash Mehta, Managing Editor
October 17, 2021
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Senior Ronak Momga picks up a free meal from the cafeteria during the lunch period. Students are expressing their overall content with the new statewide free lunch program, despite a few complaints regarding the actual food. The impact of the program on lower-income students is proving to be a significant aspect of the free lunches. “Even though it [the free lunch program] is not the best, I’m happy with it,” junior Audrey Guo said.

New free lunch program directly impacts low-income students

Students and staff give their opinions on the new California mandate for free meals.
Leena Hussein and Lauren Wong
October 8, 2021
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A collage of the books reviewed in this article. Art by Arati Periyannan.

Fairness in fantasy

Dive into these reads that will leave you thinking
Karrie Huang, Features Editor
June 1, 2021
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Faces of Us

My experiences as an Asian American.
Karlene Salas
May 25, 2021
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STOP ASIAN HATE. Megaphone in hand, Johannah Seah, speaks with passion to her fellow protesters while marching towards Palo Alto City Hall during the “8 by 8 Stop Asian Hate” rally on May 2. Photo by Michaela Seah.

Activist answers

Using her voice to dispel Anti-Asian hate.
Jacquelyn Lai
May 22, 2021
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