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So Long, Mom and Pop

So Long, Mom and Pop

Kailee Correll, Kimi Lillios, Grace Rowell, and Lia Salvatierra

May 22, 2019

The neon wired clock above a countertop lined with jars of candy welcomes customers into the Palo Alto Creamery, a restaurant known for its signature milkshakes and iconic old school diner ambiance. For decades, family-run shops have dominated the retail scene in small towns. In a metropolitan setti...

Where the Wild Thoughts Run

Where the Wild Thoughts Run

Natalie Schilling, Raj Sodhi, Katherine Buecheler, Chloe Laursen, Isabella Moussavi, and Fiza Usman

April 12, 2019

There’s an absence of laughter in the once animated neighborhood. Streets are now vacant; the lack of youth draining it of the neighborhood’s prior vibrancy. No longer are children playing outside, rather, they sit stiffly inside, awaiting standardized direction. One by one, they flip through the p...

Welcome to the Family

Welcome to the Family

Natalie Schilling, Hazel Shah, Karina Kadakia, Kailee Correll, Sophie Jacob, and Chloe Laursen

March 5, 2019

With each step, the music becomes louder and the floor becomes stickier. As you descend into the basement, you fight against the flashing lights to distinguish your fellow fraternity brothers from the sea of unfamiliar faces. Wading through crushed beer cans and empty red Solo Cups, you push through t...

Sleep Tight

Sleep Tight

Ellie Fitton, Claire Li, Ellen Chung, Isabella Moussavi, and Tyler Varner

December 6, 2018

The brain’s inclination to dream is one of life’s most compelling and open-ended mysteries. Sleep is a necessary function of the human body, and as something that consumes up to a third of our lives, there is still much that is left for speculation. Why do we dream? What do these dreams mean? Wh...

Big Business is Watching

Big Business is Watching

Kailee Correll, Leon Lau, Tamar Ponte, Mahati Subramaniam, and Fiza Usman

December 6, 2018

Photos and Art by Patille Papas and Leon Lau As you wait in congested traffic, you see billboard after billboard, all advertising a different product. Some pop out more than others forming a long-lasting impression, getting you to look into and possibly even purchase the product later. Each of thes...

Beyond the Brain

Beyond the Brain

Ashley Guo, Katherine Buecheler, Claire Li, and Hazel Shah

November 29, 2018

Numbers are objective and letter grades are concise, but beyond being a scale for measurement, they are meaningless. In the endeavor to quantify intelligence, the Palo Alto community has forgotten what it truly entails. This narrow-minded view of intelligence has proven to be detrimental to the stud...

Arts + Science

Arts + Science

Angie Cummings, Ashley Guo, Isabel Hadly, and Ellen Chung

September 16, 2018

Art by Charlotte Amsbaugh and Leon Lau  The analytical, intensely detailed world of science and the creative, freeing world of art are commonly perceived to exist in disparate realms. Though these broad areas of study appear to be polar opposites, their intersection yields innovation and advancement in bot...

The Analog Redux

The Analog Redux

Chiara Biondi, Ryan Gwyn, and Grace Rowell

March 22, 2018

Creativity flourishes with limitations, inspiration is a byproduct of constraints. Yet in today’s digital world, the usual restrictions that come with creating art seem to have melted away, replaced by DSLR cameras and autotune. The results are perfectly pristine, cold and distant, lacking the ra...

Plants & Prescriptions

Plants & Prescriptions

Lhaga Dingpontsawa, Emily Filter, Lara Nakamara, Rosa Schaefer Bastian, and Jack Stefanski

January 26, 2018

An overwhelming stomach ache can be quickly, and effectively, alleviated with a Tums tablet, which tends to be at close reach in many homes. Brands as familiar as Tums have integrated themselves into the lives of many Americans, and in turn these companies have created a booming industry. The heavy r...

Age of TRAP

Age of TRAP

Gabe Cohen, Mattie Orloff, and Ryan Gwyn

January 18, 2018

What will be the 2010’s defining musical genre? Each decade can be identified by the music that was popular at the time. The 60’s had the British invasion and protest music, the 70’s had disco, the 90’s had grunge–the list goes on. These musical eras provide a snapshot of their respective cultur...

Empowerment Education

Empowerment Education

Emily Filter, Lara Nakamura, and Rosa Schaefer Bastian

October 20, 2017

The special education department at Paly consists of more than 200 students; however, within that, multiple programs exist. There is an Autism Spectrum Program called Academic Communication, Occupational Therapy programs, which focus on enhancement of a student’s motor skills and organization, and ...

TORN

TORN

Maddy Buecheler, Katie Look, and Rosa Schaefer Bastian

June 4, 2017

"It was not all bad.” That’s how Matt Perry describes what he says is the one thing he wants people to understand about his experience as a gay Mormon man. Although Perry in some ways represents a fairly unique perspective, his point of view, of course, isn’t a solitary one. That’s not to...