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Queens of the Spotlight

Angie Cummings, Lara Nakamura, and Rosa Schaefer Bastian

January 18, 2018


Filed under Arts

The room is in complete darkness. The sharp clicking of stilettos on the floor pierces the silence. All of a sudden, a bright spotlight snaps on and illuminates a figure on the stage. Applause rages out from the audience and fills the room. The figure turns, with a perfectly glammed up face of makeu...

Straight outta… Asia?

Hollie Chiao

January 18, 2018


Filed under Arts

What comes to mind when you think of Asian rappers? Is it the dark, mumble rap of Rich Chigga, Keith Ape’s Korean screamo-esque ballads or Honey Cocaine’s traditional rap style reminiscent of Tyga’s prime? Whatever the thought may be, Asian rappers have always been tied to controversy and apprehens...

miserable.

Darrow Hornik

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts

miserable. i’m miserable. my stomach feels sick. there’s a pit. or a hole. there’s something that makes me short of breath. and hard of speaking. my eyes become damp. soon to be followed by tears. contain them. don’t let them fall. don’t let anyone know. you’re crying because ...

DOODLES

Mattie Orloff and Leon Lau

November 7, 2017


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As the school year begins, the margins of many Palo Alto High School students’ notebooks fill up quickly with sketches as the clock ticks through class. Many unconsciously pick up their pencils and begin to create their own style of doodling. Each individual has their own doodling preferences, wheth...

Pause, Play, Shuffle

Claire Moley and Alexis Pisco

November 7, 2017


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Leela Srinivasan Junior Leela Srinivasan’s generally listened to popular songs she had heard on the radio, until she started taking electric guitar lessons. When she began taking lessons three years ago, Srinivasan was exposed to a conglomerate of old school songs from the 80’s. “The songs they pi...

A New Type of Street Art

Lia Salvatierra, Grace Rowell, and Benjamin Rappeport

November 7, 2017


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Curious eyes widened and heads turned as surrounding students, startled and confused, watched two freshmen zoom past them on motorized desks, speeding off at 27 miles per hour. It was truly a sight to be seen. Nathan Kim and Peter Martin had been toiling away on their creations for months and it was fi...

Get Thrifty

Jaime Furlong, Sam Guernsey

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts

You walk through the shiny front doors of a thrift shop in hopes of discovering a cute tank top, but once you step foot inside you are met with racks and racks of scratchy-looking knit sweaters that your grandma might wear to Christmas dinner. While it might be intimidating at first, the reward of thr...

Face the Music

Face the Music

Gabe Cohen and Charlotte Amsbaugh

November 3, 2017


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What makes an artist good? Is it their influence on culture? Is it how they brand themselves? Is it who can get the most streams? While all of these factors are important, what makes an artist good is if their music can make you feel something. If their lyrics or melodies can make you feel any emotion, ...

The Soundtrack of Our High School Years

The Soundtrack of Our High School Years

Reilly Filter and Sarah Shapiro

June 4, 2017


Filed under Arts

Music is arguably one of the most important parts of growing up. This story features three song selections from every senior on our staff that they felt accurately captured the roller coaster that is high school, whether in words, melody or memory.

Last Hurrah

Last Hurrah

June 4, 2017


Filed under Arts

Since this is the last edition I will be able to contribute to CMAG I wanted to write a poem. I have been publishing my poetry since I was a young cubby sophomore, and it felt fitting to write another, for the last time. So, as I sat on nine different planes, because I have been traveling every weekend...

Minnesota Street Project

Minnesota Street Project

Nicole Li and Ahana Ganguly

June 4, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Deep in the heart of San Francisco’s industrial Dogpatch district, a place of trucks, abandoned warehouses, and construction pollution, a revolution is blooming. On the corner of Minnesota and 24th, this black-and-white building reveals nothing of its interior glories from afar. Little moved i...

Spilling Ink

Spilling Ink

Julianna Roth and Stan De Martel

June 4, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

C Magazine sat down with Johnny and Lisa, two tattoo artists, at the Redwood City Tattoo Company. We asked them some questions about their experience becoming tattoo artist and some of their fondest memories. What is your favorite part about being a tattoo artist? Johnny: For me, tattooing is more of a craftsmanship than ar...