Traps of Voluntourism: How to avoid harming when you're trying to help

It’s April again and students’ summer schedules are booking up.High school students are scrambling for an enriching summer program that they can put on their college applications and volunteering abroad sounds like the perfect fit.  In recent years, there has been a rise of Palo Alto High School students who attend service abroad programs. Just…

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Verbatim: Paly students on Coronavirus

It seems that the whole world is watching the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. As the number of cases in Santa Clara County grows, reaching 43 on March 9, according to the County of Santa Clara’s updates on the virus, the virus slowly demands more and more of our attention. To see how our community…

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Housing is a Human Right: Exploring the depths of the Affordable Housing Crisis in the Bay Area

Affordable Housing Crisis  The Bay Area. Home of numerous tech companies and innovations. These factors entice people to move to the Bay Area, but only a lucky few who have struck gold are able to stay. With Bay Area real estate prices on an exponential rise, many struggle to find affordable housing, especially those who…

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