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PAUSD encounters $3.3 million budget shortfall

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September 10, 2016

Filed under News

Written by Grace Ding The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) plans to resolve its current budget shortfall of $3.3 million over two years, keeping cuts as far away from the classroom as possible. The deficit was caused...

Social media portrays over-edited “reality”

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September 9, 2016

Filed under Forum

Written by Sabrina Chen How many times did you take a selfie today? Go on Facebook? Double tap on Instagram? Social media has exploded in popularity in recent years, and it is definitely not for the better. Social media has made...

Gunn senior and alum compete in winning team at American Regions Math League

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August 16, 2016

Filed under Features, Uncategorized

Written by Grace Ding From June 2 to June 5, senior Matthew Shi and alum Maya Sankar competed in the American Regions Math League (ARML) at Las Vegas, NV. They were a part of the top San Francisco Bay Area team, which ultimate...

Pro: Are squads on campus beneficial?

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May 20, 2016

Filed under Forum, Uncategorized

Written by Sabrina Chen In almost every high school portrayal, whether in books or movies such as “Mean Girls,” social cliques are present. The cliques, however, are dramatized and negatively stereotyped, making cliques seem...

PAUSD discrimination suit reaches appeals court

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April 27, 2016

Filed under News

Written by Shawna Chen and Samuel Tse On Jan. 21, the United States Departments of Justice and Education filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief supporting the Chadam family in a DNA-privacy lawsuit against ...

Christopher Yang meets… howard bach Badminton Champion

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April 22, 2016

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Written by Sabrina Chen Sophomore Christopher Yang never thought he could meet 2005 men’s doubles world champion badminton player Howard Bach. This all changed when he started training at Bach’s badminton club, Synerg...

Korean dramas broaden perspectives

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April 15, 2016

Filed under Lifestyle

Written by Grace Ding For a while now, I have looked forward to watching my first K-drama, or Korean drama. Up until about a year ago, I had been fundamentally against watching or listening to anything that was in a languag...

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