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Winter Break Book Club

Ryan Gwyn, Grace Rowell, Lia Salvatierra, and Rosa Schaefer Bastian

December 3, 2018

A diverse collection of thrilling reads to enjoy during your winter break.   Ann Patchett’s "Bel Canto" Lulled not by its political purpose, but by the promise of an extraordinary performance, Ann Patchett’s “Bel Canto” recounts the unforgettable story of Japanese electronics mogul Kat...

More Than A Board

Jessica Weiss and Neive Wellington

November 28, 2018

Laszlo Shaw began skating when he moved to California five years ago. “My first board? Someone left it behind in the house when I moved,” he said, recalling the beginning of what would grow to become a core part of his life. Shaw’s current board is heavily scuffed, evidence of the wear and tear...

The Artful Scheme

The Artful Scheme

Ashley Guo and Ellen Chung

October 17, 2018

Behind the pristine white walls of art galleries, there lies a hidden secret. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and due to the subjective nature of art, the art market can be manipulated to benefit criminals and art sellers at the expense of aspiring artists.

Sacred Spaces

Sacred Spaces

Angie Cummings and Leon Lau

October 9, 2018

An examination of the evolution of religious structures and the architectural styles associated with them. Space, lines, light and sound are components that are essential to the experience of architecture; the most profound buildings capture these details through thoughtfully orchestrated design. In recent eras, the arch...

Artist of the Month: Senior Deck

Artist of the Month: Senior Deck

Jack Stefanski, Isabel Hadly, and Karina Kadakia

October 4, 2018

The senior deck, a somewhat sacred part of campus, represents the unity, pride and accomplishment of a student’s final year of high school. The ceremonial painting of the deck has been a tradition for each rising senior class as it is their first opportunity to claim the space and personalize it, leaving t...

Pumped Up Kicks

Pumped Up Kicks

Jessica Weiss and Natalie Schilling

September 20, 2018

Shoes can be considered one of the most overlooked artistic mediums, yet talented artists are working to dismantle this norm, stepping over the boundary between functional and flamboyant. With the use of bright acrylic paints, several Palo Alto High School students have been promoting this innovative tec...

Painting perspective (real art gallery)

Gigi Tierney and Fiza Usman

September 19, 2018

For those who have acclimated themselves to the fast paced, technologically centered culture of Silicon Valley, it may seem out of the ordinary to trade an hour of exchanging innovative ideas for time in a traditional gallery indulging in fine art. However, for the last 20 years, Bryant Street Galler...

Artist of the Month: Sophie Nakai

Lara Nakamura and Gigi Tierney

September 16, 2018

Every great theater production is propelled by the detailed and extensive work put in behind the scenes. From the precise decision of lighting that guides the mood of every scene to each particular costume design that ensures the complexity of individual characters, backstage production is just as e...

Nursery Rhymes: Paly’s Top Ten Lil and Young Rappers

Hollie Chiao, Mattie Orloff and Alexis Pisco

September 16, 2018

1 Lil Wayne: Known by a select few as Dwayne Carter Jr., this rap legend hasn’t released any new music lately, but he continues to feature on popular new wave trap artists’ songs, notably appearing on Kodak Black’s “Codeine Dreaming.” 2 Lil Uzi Vert: Symere Woods or Uzi’s mix of d...

An Artist At Play

Chiara Biondi, Amanda Hmelar and Hazel Shah

August 14, 2018

Photos courtesy of the artist, Catherine Clark Gallery and The Blanton Museum of Art  The power of art lies within its ability to communicate messages of importance in an aesthetic manner; however, oftentimes this message can become lost in translation. Most pieces that one encounters in a mus...



Angie Cummings, Gigi Tierney, and Grace Rowell

April 20, 2018

Can the human body be art? From the mathematical precision and beauty of ancient Greek sculpture to the contemporary and controversial reclining nude paintings of 19th century Europe, the human body has been a pivotal element in artistic expression for centuries. In primordial art, the human form m...

Meet the Artists

Isabel Hadly and Rosa Schaefer Bastian

March 14, 2018

C Magazine has been lucky enough to use the work of some of the most talented artists at Paly. The team of C Magazine illustrators includes five artists who contribute their skills to every issue. Each artist has their own personal style providing staff writers with a range of mediums and techniques...