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The Palo Alto City Council voted on Mar. 4 to implement a Carbon Neutral Plan for 100 percent carbon-free electricity, effective immediately.
Written by: Klaire Tan Homework is a daily burden teenagers deal with as students. However, for a handful of “lucky” students, homework isn’t a staple of the daily to-do list. While the majority of teachers assign homework, a few designate homework as optional. In other words, homework doesn’t need to be completed and does not [...]
Written by: Klaire Tan On Nov. 10, sophomore Joy Jin and her partner Thomas Luh, a junior at Leland High School, beat five other teams to be named team category National Finalists of Region One in the 2012 Siemens Competition for Math, Science and Technology. One of the most prestigious science competitions in the United [...]
Written by: Klaire Tan I may not be a super-athlete, but I regard myself as being in decent, tolerable shape. I can manage a pushup or two. I can touch my toes and if needed, I can run a mile. To be honest, however, I have never been able to skate a lap around the [...]
Written by: Klaire Tan “In Venezuela, a bottle of water is more expensive than a bottle of gasoline,” senior Yarisay Mendoza said, emphasizing the importance of addressing economic issues in the presidential debates. “Here, gasoline is so expensive. Everything is so expensive. [America] needs someone who can control and resolve the current financial problems. ” [...]
Written by: Klaire Tan 2012 A.D.: The world is in a sorry state. America’s economy is struggling to stay afloat; according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national debt has passed $16 trillion, and 12.1 million Americans are unemployed. The rest of the world isn’t faring much better. In and around the Arabian Peninsula, [...]
Written by: Boot Bullwinkle, Lawrence Chen, Rani Shiao, Klaire Tan, and Alvin Wang Girls’ Volleyball The varsity girls’ volleyball team has had ups and downs this season, but has maintained high goals for the remainder of the season. “I know we can be amazing,” senior co-captain Nitika Johri said, “but we have to learn how to [...]
Written by Klaire Tan For most students, the name “Space Cookies” sparks little recognition. However, for a handful of girls, Space Cookies is a familiarity that brings to mind late nights of hard work. Space Cookies is a For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) robotics team established by the National Aeronautics and [...]
There’s no doubt about it. For teenagers across America, prom is big. Media has long ago drilled the importance of prom into the heads of high school students and prom continues to remain high on the high school bucket list. For students, the celebration has practically become a rite of passage. However, outside America, this tradition of holding a black-tie event for upperclassmen is seldom found and if so, there is rarely as much hype as in America.
In 1996, Californians approved Proposition 209, which amended the state constitution to prohibit the discrimination and preferential treatment known as affirmative action policies. These policies promote the inclusion of the historically excluded in areas of employment, education and business. However, while affirmative action policies seem to be a noble attempt at leveling the playing field for the supposed “underdogs,” they tend to promote reverse discrimination instead.