Art by Xiaohan Li

The power of picture books

School librarian on the benefits of reading progressive picture books to students
Olga Muys, Staff Writer
March 31, 2022
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Students are holding lanterns to recognize Neurodiversity Week on Thursday at Palo Alto Highschool. “I have many friends who are part of the neurodivergent community,” Paly sophomore Mae Cornwell said. “The speakers did a really good job.”

Paly holds a lantern celebration for Neurodiversity Week

Campus acknowledges National Neurodiversity Week with lanterns and a celebration.
Saanvi Garg and Kat Farrell
March 29, 2022
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A portrayal of the cities Piltover and Zaun from Arcane.

‘Arcane’

A feat of animation, activism, and allegory
Ash Mehta, Managing Editor
March 28, 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
Arati Periyannan and Maya Mukherjee
February 10, 2022
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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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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
Leena Hussein and Maya Mukherjee
October 11, 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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