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Hallway fences expand to keep construction on schedule

May 18, 2018

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Written by Joy Huang On May 10, the construction fences facing the K and L buildings were expanded so that only the hallway remained available to students. This was done to keep construction on schedule, according to ...

Administration investigates vandalism across campus

Eric Epstein and Elisa Moraes-Liu

May 18, 2018

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An outbreak of vandalism has swept through campus in recent weeks. According to Principal Kathleen Laurence, the graffiti has mainly affected the school bathrooms, and the strong chemicals used to wash off the markings resulted in s...

Palo Alto Affordable Housing

Jamisen Ma

May 18, 2018

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The median home price of Palo Alto is the second highest in the Bay Area at $3.3 million. Due to this relatively high price, many people are not able to pay for housing. To solve this problem, the city has created a comprehensive, affo...

District renaming of middle schools sparks controversy

Devon Lee

May 18, 2018

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On March 27, 2018, the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) school board voted to rename Terman and Jordan Middle Schools after Ellen Fletcher and Frank Greene, respectively. This decision came with some controversy, whe...

Students ask for more Advanced Placement social studies classes

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March 30, 2018

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Written by Elisa Moraes-Liu and Kristen Yee A group of students, led by school board representative senior Advait Arun, have been campaigning since February for an increased number of advanced humanities classes, specifically the impl...

Incentives offered to students taking the CAASPP

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March 30, 2018

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Written by Jennifer Gao and Joshua Yang The lack of student participation in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) standardized test in previous years prompted the administration to offer inc...

District cancels YCS-Interact’s Tijuana service trip 20 days before departure

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March 30, 2018

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 Written by Kaya van der Horst  On the morning of March 14, a group of students woke up to find an email in their inbox stating that the highly anticipated spring break service trip to Tijuana, Mexico had been cancelled. ...

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