We Are All In This Together

How families and organizations have been supporting one another during Covid-19 pandemic Highways cleared from traffic. Lines of people outside grocery stores waiting to buy the food they need. Gyms, movie theaters, concerts, and events all cancelled or postponed. Even the neighborhoods of Palo Alto are quiet, only filled with people taking walks to catch…

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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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