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Face the facts: New teachers share details about themselves in mix-and-match quiz for students

amandalee828

September 9, 2016

Joel-Nicole Reid #1: Guidance I like to binge watch shows on Netflix. My favorite shows are Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. My favorite quote is, “Be you, love you, all ways, always.” Jon Fidani #2: Guidance I have be...

Whitewashing in Hollywood Harms Youth

jackmallery

September 9, 2016

By Jack Mallery In 2015, the drama and romance film “Aloha” sparked outrage for its casting choices, raising questions about equality for acting jobs in Hollywood. Emma Stone, a white actress, was cast as the Asian-Ha...

Recall Aaron Persky rally highlights Palo Alto activists

janetwangg

September 9, 2016

Written by Janet Wang and Sohini Ashoke  On Sept. 2, the Committee to Recall Judge Persky organized a rally at the Santa Clara County Hall of Justice in San Jose to recall Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for his ru...

Food fight: Waffles

deianah

September 9, 2016

Written by Deiana Hristov Call me “Eggo-tistical”, but in the breakfast world, waffles reign supreme. Compared to the waffle, the flaccid, weak pancake crumbles into a soggy mess. Why? Well, for one, it’s a texture ...

Fall Sports Updates: Cheer and Dance

janetwangg

September 9, 2016

Written by Katie Zhang The cheer and dance team is hoping to build off of its success from last year, in which the teams placed second and first place respectively at regionals. Their progress over the years has kept them strong...

Students’ Dance Choices should be Respected

toneyaolee

September 9, 2016

Written by Tone Yao Lee Jumping up and down and screaming to the lyrics of One Direction basically summarized each middle school dance in a nutshell. I thought all dances were going to be like middle school, but my expectations q...

Fall Sports Updates: Girls’ Tennis

janetcshea

September 9, 2016

Written by Janet Shea This year, the girls’ tennis varsity team moves up a league in their division. Senior Kelly Poon hopes that the team will continue to do well this year. “[It] would be nice to get in some wins fo...

Find daily happiness in the little things

kayav2

September 9, 2016

Written by Kaya van der Horst Only three weeks into school and my life has already become swamped with work. Every hour seems to be filled with an important task, and the relaxation of summer appears to have vanished. The f...

“Finstas” encourage free, genuine expression

chenganyi

September 9, 2016

I remember downloading Instagram for the first time in middle school at the insistence of my friends and feeling only a vague sense of disappointment. At that time, Instagram was really nothing more than a cute photo-editing ap...

Amy Watt set to compete for USA in Rio Paralympics

pkale99

September 9, 2016

Written by Prachi Kale Gunn alumna Amy Watt will be participating in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. Watt will compete in the long jump, 100- and 400-meter events from Sept. 8 to Sept. 14. “It’s an amazing accomplishment a...

High school survival guide: students give advice to next generation- Sophomores to Freshmen

amandalee828

August 16, 2016

Written by Sohini Ashoke and Seungik Shin As freshman starting high school, what lies ahead seems like a grueling path. The transition can often be stressful for students because of the challenge of making friends and managing schoolwork. However, if you remembe...

High school survival guide: students give advice to next generation- Alumnus to Seniors

amandalee828

August 16, 2016

Written by Shawna Chen Congratulations, seniors! You have arrived at your last year of high school in one piece... or so we hope. Senior year is never what you expect it to be. For me, it was one long process of self-discovery— first in th...

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