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Written by: Lisa Hao, Andy Zhao, Rebecca Alger and Emily Yao Freshmen: It’s insane to think that we are already third-quarter freshmen. What? I know, I know, it doesn’t have the charming ring of “second-semester seniors,” but making it to the third quarter is an achievement in its own right. Just think, we were [...]
For more than two years, Palo Alto has been planning the California Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project that will transform the section of California Avenue between El Camino Real and the Park Boulevard Plaza into a more pedestrian and transportation-friendly area. Some of the changes involved include new street furniture, street touch-ups and separate turn lanes at all-way stop intersections.
Flashback to seven years ago, and it would have been hard to find me anywhere but my couch, hunched over and staring at my television. I wasted so many hours working my thumb muscles playing one of the greatest video games ever launched: “Star Wars Battlefront II”. Playing this game again with its modern equivalent, “Call of Duty Black Ops,” reminded me why it had such an impact on me and showed me how it’s better than any role-playing game (RPG) to date.
Written by: Roy Shadmon, Tim Wang, Zoe Weisner and Emily Yao San Francisco 49ers: After ending the 2010 regular season with a disappointing record of 6-10, the San Francisco 49ers saw their future change for the better when the head coach of Stanford University, Jim Harbaugh, stepped in as their new head coach. The team’s impressive jump from [...]
Written by: Rani Shiao, Alvin Wang and Emily Yao Girls’ Soccer: Ending last season with an overall record of 4-8-6, the girls’ soccer team is hoping to adjust to a new coaching system to remain in the De Anza Division. New head coach Juan Mayora’s main goals for the team are to improve on last [...]
Written by: Emily Yao, Zoe Weisner, Leon Cheong and Lucy Oyer Yes, I watch girly Japanese cartoons During the lazy summer mornings, I found myself being a couch potato, flipping through the channels of trashy American television. Jersey Shore. Honey Boo-Boo Child. The X-Factor. I could feel my stomach churning; I had the urge to [...]
Written by: Emily Yao Six candidates are running for four open positions on the nine-member City Council in the 2012 Palo Alto General Municipal Election. Palo Alto Mayor Yiaway Yeh and fellow council members Sid Espinosa, Patrick Burt and Greg Schmid, who were all elected to the council in 2007, are expecting their terms to [...]
Written by: Roy Shadmon and Emily Yao Guy’s perspective: Back in 2002, I first watched a Stanford women’s basketball game against the University of California Berkeley. When they won 79–52, I knew I wanted to witness every game the girls played. Because of that one game I believe that college basketball is the most inspirational [...]
Written by: Emily Yao Chemistry teacher Elana Zizmor fell in love with singing when her father introduced her to voice lessons at the age of seven. It inspired her to pursue her passion during elementary, middle and high schools’ and to participate in jazz band. Zizmor also auditioned and sang for multiple honors choirs and [...]
Written by: Lawrence Chen and Emily Yao Francesca Macrae This summer, sophomore Francesca Macrae visited England with the initial intentions of visiting family. However, once the Olympics started, her family got caught up in the Olympic spirit. “Everyone was so happy and everyone seemed to be on one team and it brought people closer together,” [...]