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The Art Behind the Screen

Angie Cummings, Grace Rowell, and Rosa Schaefer Bastian

January 26, 2018

  The seats of the theater are filling up with rows of people glancing up at the large screen in front of them, ready to become captivated by someone else’s story. This feeling of being swept off your feet and immersed into a separate world is something that filmmakers work hard to achieve Cinem...

To Bead or Knot to Bead

Talia Stanley and Maddie Yen

January 26, 2018

I have had store owners see me wearing my jewelry, buy it off me and offer to sell it in their stores,” 16-year-old Emily Wood said. Not only has this Paly junior found passion within her hobby of jewelry-making, but has also encountered success. Emily Wood has been making jewelry since she ...

All that Glitters is NOT Gold

Gabe Cohen

January 26, 2018

The highest accolade that any actor or actress can receive is an Oscar. The award recognizes their outstanding performances and is given by an elite circle of well-respected members of the film industry. Logically, musical artists deserve a similar endowment to reward them for their work, right? The ...


Leon Lau and Grace Rowell

January 26, 2018

When approaching the building on 214 Homer Avenue, the words Palo Alto Bread are visible above the wide doors. While you may expect a whiff of freshly made dough as you walk through the entrance, the interior consists of loud music playing and aisles of Apple desktops. All previous assumptions made from...

Guide To Staying Woke

Darrow Hornik

January 26, 2018

Selma Another one of Ava DuVernay’s award-winning films, Selma tells the story of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches for African-American voting rights. These marches were led and run by Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, James Bevel and Hosea Williams. Gut wrenching and emotional, Selma beg...

Queens of the Spotlight

Angie Cummings, Lara Nakamura, and Rosa Schaefer Bastian

January 18, 2018

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

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...


Darrow Hornik

November 7, 2017

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 ...


Mattie Orloff and Leon Lau

November 7, 2017

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

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

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

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...