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Junior Meghna Singh promotes mental health awareness

September 15, 2017

By Julia Cheunkarndee When junior Meghna Singh decided to work in mental health wellness, she made a deal with herself: if her efforts benefited one person out of the whole school, or even the whole town, then it would be worth it. Now, as the current Wellness Commissioner and co-president of Reach Out Care Know (ROCK),  Singh believes that her [...]

Silicon built innovation foundation

May 19, 2017

Written by Joanna Huang Silicon Valley, in Santa Clara County, Calif., was once referred to as “The Valley of Heart’s Delight” because of its pleasant scenery, climate and fruit trees. In time, the area went from being known for its orchards to being known for its startups and world-changing technological innovations. Silicon Valley was [...]

Tech rules the Valley: Facebook

May 19, 2017

Written by Eric Epstein Facebook,the third most visited website in the world, was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004. Originally, it was called “The Facebook” and was only available to Harvard students, but it soon expanded to a few more Ivy League schools as well as Stanford. In June 2004, Zuckerberg packed up and moved the company [...]

Silicon Valley: History of Google

May 19, 2017

By Chelsie Park Google is one of the most widely known companies in the world. Since its creation, Google has steadily taken over the internet as the world’s number one search engine. Google currently holds 89 percent of the search engine market share, with its many other services including email, chat, hardware, music and more. This [...]

Silicon Valley: History of Apple

May 19, 2017

Written by Kristen Yee Apple is just one of the major tech companies in the Silicon Valley. e company was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976 in the garage of Jobs’ house in Los Altos, Calif. Originally, the company was named Apple Computers Inc.; it was changed in 2007 to Apple Inc., to indicate its ventures [...]

Gunn vs Paly: Gunn excels in essential areas

March 31, 2017

Written by Andrew Zhao There are only two public high schools in Palo Alto: Henry M. Gunn High School and Palo Alto High School (Paly). Both schools are known nationwide for their exceptional students and their stunning array of activities. Both schools constantly compete to be the top in all of those activities. However, there are a multitude of [...]

Staffer shares favorite sports rivalry

March 31, 2017

Written by Grace Tramack I am not personally the most passionate about sports, but when it comes to swimming, I could talk about meet results or race strategies all day long. Which is mainly why my favorite teams to go head-to-head are definitely the Stanford and University of California Berkeley’s (Cal) women’s swim teams. Every year, I sit [...]

Winter storms reduce ramifications of California drought

March 3, 2017

Written by Caroline Ro Hope is finally in sight for Californians after the disappointing levels of El Niño rainfall in 2016. The state has been hit unexpectedly by winter storms and heavy rains over the past few months, greatly mitigating the long-standing drought. Governor Jerry Brown first declared a state of emergency in California in January [...]

Science classes participate in plastics project

March 3, 2017

Written by Tim Sun Science teachers Navneet Schworetzky and Eric Ledgerwood are partnering with the Monterey Bay Aquarium to give students the opportunity to fight plastic pollution on campus in the aquarium’s Ocean Plastics Pollution Summit. Students will design projects to combat the use of plastics in our community, and a number of them will [...]

Staffer tries zero food waste

March 3, 2017

Written by Bridgette Gong Let’s take a moment to address food waste—half a plate of pasta which nobody had any room for, or how about that untouched tub of yogurt that had to be thrown out? Food waste is considered to be any food that is discarded or left uneaten, and it is a pressing environmental issue across the U.S. and the rest of the [...]