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Teachers share embarrassing, awkward dating stories: Jordan Wells

February 3, 2017

Written By Aleks Tycz Dating is a game of chance, and once in awhile a date won’t go as planned. For English teacher Jordan Wells, a friendly night out with a co-worker became a date she had not intended to go on. “I didn’t really realize it was a date,” Wells said. “I thought we were just going to the movies as friends.” The date was [...]

Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes

October 15, 2017

  Ingredients: Red Velvet Cupcakes 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 4 eggs 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup milk 1 (1 ounce) bottle McCormick® Red Food Color 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting: 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, [...]

Ask Someone to Homecoming, it’s not too Late!

October 14, 2017

Bridgette Gong  Lifestyle Hoco Asking Column Word Count: 490   The homecoming dance will be perfectly fine without a date—at least that’s what you’ve been telling yourself as the window of time for askings gradually shrink. Maybe you don’t mind at all: you can’t wait to fly solo or roll up with squad. Or maybe you’re still [...]

Law firm investigates mishandled sexual assualt cases

October 13, 2017

Written by Kaya van der Horst  After four months of investigation, Cozen O’Connor, a law firm, released a report on Sept. 20 concluding that the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) did not comply with key aspects of Title IX and failed to follow state law in responding to a sexual assault case at Palo Alto High School (Paly) in 2016. In [...]

No: Should Homecoming themes change every year?

October 13, 2017

Written by Amanda Lee At the homecoming assembly, the entire student body waited with bated breath for the announcement of this year’s homecoming themes, particularly each grade’s dress-up themes. But 4.2 miles away, at Palo Alto High School (Paly), no student needed to anticipate any video reveal. Paly’s Homecoming is structured very [...]

Neptune Society Columbarium: San Francisco

October 13, 2017

Written by: Paulo Frank      The Neptune Society Columbarium, founded in 1898 and situated north of Golden Gate Park, is the resting place of over 30,000 individuals. e baroque architecture, combined with the rows and rows of funeral urns, creates an effect of absolute terror. Even the most unwavering of people would be uncomfortable with [...]

Arroyo Del Valle Sanitarium: Pleasanton

October 13, 2017

Written by: Paulo Frank Children’s laughter fills the air in an open clearing in the woods. It seems like an ordinary evening at the YMCA’s Camp Arroyo until a ghost is sighted gliding through the trees. What is now a mirthful youth camp used to be a holding facility for tuberculosis patients from 1918-60: the Arroyo Del Valle Sanitarium. Most [...]

Personal Narrative: Muslim

October 13, 2017

Written by Minna Mughal During my four years at Gunn, I have never personally known another practicing Muslim on campus. I know that I couldn’t possibly be the only Muslim since that’s extremely unlikely. But, unlike the majority of people here, I have never had the chance to connect with someone over shared religious beliefs. First of all, [...]

DIY Halloween Pinterest crafts bring festivity: candle holders

October 13, 2017

Written by Liza Kolbasov We all know the feeling: scrolling through your Pinterest feed, looking at the beautiful photos of flawless do-it-yourself (DIY) projects that could make your room look like an aesthetic masterpiece. When I got the chance to make one of these fabled crafts, I jumped at it. Finally, motivation to dig up my “Fall DIY” [...]

Horoscopes for the week of October 16

October 13, 2017

Written by Ryan Manesh and Grace Tramack   Capricorn: FlexTime is looking good for you this week, Capricorn, so make the most of it. Follow your instinct and check out a new room for a change of scenery.   Aquarius: You have exciting things up ahead this week, Aquarius, so take a risk and go for it. Get out and do something you’ve been [...]