Testing Troubles

STUDENTS EXPRESS ANXIETY AND RELIEF AS MANY COLLEGES SHIFT TO TEST OPTIONAL ADMISSIONS POLICY Art by Palina Kuzmina Text by Jacquelyn Lai and Gwyneth Wong When the ACT announced there would be more testing available this fall, like many students nationwide eager to grab one of the limited spots, Palo Alto High School senior Tara…

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Individuality can have costs

EXAMINING THE COVID-19 PROTESTS AS AN ASIAN AMERICAN Art by Palina Kuzmina When health officials highly suggested wearing masks and when mask mandates later were put in place, I thought most Americans were going to comply. But, when I watched the daily news, I thought to myself  “Oh, what are these people protesting?” What, they…

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Social Distant Protesting in the Age of COVID

Innovative ways students protest during a pandemic. Text by Jacquelyn Lai and Karlene Salas. “Fund the USPS,” “Save our postal service,” and “Louis Dejoy brings us woe” were just some of the signs displayed at a USPS protest in Palo Alto in late August. Activist group Raging Grannies and people of all ages gathered together…

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Small Business Spotlight: Taste Buds Kitchen

How a cooking class franchise is surviving the pandemic and engaging with the community Editor’s note: A member of our staff has a personal connection to the main source of this story.  Standing six feet back from outside the customer’s house, Scott Andersen, owner of Taste Buds Kitchen in Palo Alto, watches as excited kids…

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Clubs Respond to Shutdown: How some Paly clubs are operating in shelter-in-place

Clubs at Palo Alto High School are sources of community and extracurricular fun amid a somewhat stressful environment, and during this pandemic, community couldn’t be more important. While shutdown has thrown a wrench into the plans of a lot of clubs for this year, some are nevertheless still finding ways to function, and even thrive.…

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“Extra support” staff: Travel nurses impacted by hospital’s pandemic preparation

Many people might think that during a pandemic, hospitals would be overflowing with activity. It’s not uncommon to imagine overwhelmed staff juggling a lack of personal protective equipment and patients sick beyond repair. However, the truth for most places is far from it. One of the little-known secrets of health care management during the pandemic…

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Corona Diaries: World Tour

In this installment of Corona Diaries, Anthro’s Josie Andersen interviews three students from various countries around the world to get a better insight as to how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted their lives. By Josie Andersen

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Corona Diaries Aperture Edition| Staying Sane

Aperture’s Dylan Duncan takes us through his quarantine routine to stay sane and discusses the new guidelines for the shelter-in-place order in Santa Clara county. Shot by Dylan Duncan

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Corona Diaries Aperture Edition | Day in the Life of a High School Senior

As school closure will continues until the end of the academic year, high school seniors across the nation ate missing out on some of the most memorable parts of the high school experience. In this special edition, Anthro partnered with Aperture, Palo Alto High School’s video production team, to bring you this vlog where Aperture’s…

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Corona Diaries | Week 3: Grocery Shopping

In Week 3, Vienna Lee captures the newfound complexity of mundane tasks such as grocery shopping in the world of COVID-19. Simple tasks have become an ordeal for many when contact with others can risk the health of themselves and others and even more as grocery store shelves grow vacant. Video and Edited by Vienna…

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