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Male staffer of The Oracle tests school dress code during homecoming week

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October 17, 2013

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Early Homecoming week, I heard that several dress code violations had been issued to girls. Some people also commented that the dress code was being strictly enforced, and I wanted to see if this applied to guys as well. So, I...

The Oracle debates appropriate dress: Cons On Slut-Shaming

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October 17, 2013

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“Slut,” “ho” and “whore” are three completely inappropriate, degrading and misogynistic hate words used to describe the way females act and dress. As much as they should be, these words aren’t seen as “off limits.”...

The Oracle debates appropriate dress: Pros On Slut-Shaming

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October 17, 2013

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In today’s progressive society, the “it’s my body, I can do what I want with it” mindset has permeated various aspects of people’s lifestyles. In the case of teenage girls, this philosophy has lowered the standards of...

Society is overly critical of freaking

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September 23, 2013

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Written by: Esther Kozakevich I didn’t really know what to expect going into the first dance of freshman year. I didn’t have any older siblings or friends, so my knowledge of high school at the time consisted of a mix of...

Pro/Con: District should take aggressive action to combat student streaking

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September 23, 2013

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Pro: Written By: Lisa Hao Streaking has been a popular tradition in Palo Alto for longer than most can remember. For some students, their high school experience wouldn’t be the same without the occasional nude body sprinti...

Student involvement vital in bullying prevention

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September 23, 2013

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Written by: Aayush Dubey Over the past year, the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) has worked to develop new bullying policies and procedures in response to new state laws and to fulfill requirements of its resolutio...

New lunch an improvement in health and taste

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September 23, 2013

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Written by: Dave Zhu Something new is brewing at Gunn High School. Renewed, revamped and fresher than ever, the school lunch menu has improved this year with tastier and healthier options. These new choices were suggested b...

Line-cutting must stop

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September 23, 2013

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Written by: Klaire Tan When people say the world isn’t perfect, they’re usually referencing the bigger picture: the conflict in Syria, the shrinking ozone layer or the problems with healthcare. As a result, the majority of us ...

Limited government transparency is necessary to ensure national safety

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September 23, 2013

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Written by: Rachel Lew The Guardian received secret information on government surveillance programs from former Central Intelligence Agency analyst Edward Snowden. Since then, national debates have raged as citizens question the gov...

EDITORIAL: California bill prohibiting mandatory school fees is step in the right direction

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September 23, 2013

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This year, Palo Alto Unified summer school students unexpectedly received full refunds for course fees and were able to attend classes free of charge. The clarification of California’s Assembly Bill (AB) 1575, which took place...

Gun control advocates fail to consider key factors

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May 22, 2013

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Written by: Leon Cheong Given recent events, the gun control argument has become a warzone in itself. Members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) continue to vehemently defend their self-proclaimed duty as “diligent p...

North Korean threats must be taken more seriously

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May 22, 2013

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Written by: Rachel Lew It may seem to some people that discussion of this issue is simply a formal gesture that does not imply importance. But what this assumption fails to acknowledge is that discussion of North Korea’s nuclear testing is what brought the information to the public in the ...

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