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Third-party candidates are worth voting for


November 4, 2016

Posted on November 4, 2016 in Forum written by: Sohini Ashoke Many people in the 2016 presidential election state that they dislike both main options. This is where third-party candidates, like Jill Stein and Gary Johnson, come in. It i...

Faces in the Crowd: Does curving grades benefit students?


November 4, 2016

Compiled by Katie Zhang “I think curving grades would motivate students to work harder because they will have more hope for a better overall grade.” Anna Chin (9) “I think it helps take pressure off of tests. If your class...

School Board Candidate: Heidi Emberling


November 4, 2016

  Written by Evalyn Li Palo Alto Unified School Board of Education President Heidi Emberling is running with the goal of raising the level of attention paid to social and emotional health of students as well as ac...

Schools should provide free condoms to students


October 11, 2016

Written by Carolyn Kuimelis School is a place for emotional as well as academic learning, and schools should take steps to open up the conversation about sexual health to ensure that their students are equipped with the knowl...

China, Teng Chieh: Ghost Festival


October 11, 2016

           Halloween is a major holiday in America, with nearly 65 percent of Americans decorating their homes for Halloween. In other places in the world, Halloween is just as prevalent. In China, people celebrate the Gh...

How to do International Journalism: NorCal Media Convention


September 24, 2016

Written by Clara Kieschnick-Llamas Not so much an instructional session, freelance journalist Rebecca Byerly mainly discussed her career as an international crisis correspondent. Byerly grew up in a town in North Carolina. She was inspired to bec...

Design Thinking: NorCal Media Day

Akansha Gupta

September 24, 2016

Written by Akansha Gupta In the video and design lab room, Sarah Nichols of Whitney High School presented Design Thinking. Students leaned forward in their chairs to learn tips on utilizing the principles of design for maxim...

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