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Sacred Spaces

Sacred Spaces
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;...

Artist of the Month: Senior Deck

Artist of the Month: Senior Deck
In each issue of C Magazine we feature an Artist of the Month. Here we stray from the standard, as we have chosen to feature a piece of art instead, the Senior Deck. An essential part of campus, artists from the class of 2019 contributed to make the deck a unique representation of their unified high school experiences.
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...

Pumped Up Kicks

Pumped Up Kicks
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...

Painting perspective (real art gallery)

C Magazine explored a local fine art gallery that displays a new perspective on how to maintain tradition in a innovative society like Palo Alto.
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...

Artist of the Month: Sophie Nakai

It takes a lot to truly make a character come to life on stage. Behind the curtain, Sophie Nakai exemplifies the skills used to transform an idea into a production.
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...

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

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...

An Artist At Play

Artist Nina Katchadourian redefines the essence of art as she broaches creativity in everyday life.
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,...


Photos by Ryan Gwyn 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...

Meet the Artists

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...

The Art Behind the Screen

How the magicians behind the film industry transform words on a page into a moving work of art.
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...

To Bead or Knot to Bead

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,...

All that Glitters is NOT Gold

How did the biggest music awards show in the world lose its credibility?
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....

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