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Eyes on US

Art by Angela Bi
All eyes are on America. Are we on our best behavior?
December 23, 2020
All eyes are on America. Are we on our best behavior?

Not Fade Away

Not Fade Away
Known as Deadheads, the Grateful Dead’s unique fan following has created an iconic legacy of arts, music and culture that lives on today.
October 21, 2020
Known as Deadheads, the Grateful Dead’s unique fan following has created an iconic legacy of arts, music and culture that lives on today.

Louder than Words

Louder than Words
Music and art are powerful forms of protest for marginalized groups and draw attention to social issues that are otherwise difficult to confront.
June 8, 2020
Music and art are powerful forms of protest for marginalized groups and draw attention to social issues that are otherwise difficult to confront.

Majority Rules

Majority Rules
Amidst an overwhelming liberal majority, the political landscape of Palo Alto High School rarely brings alternative views to light.
May 2, 2020
Amidst an overwhelming liberal majority, the political landscape of Palo Alto High School rarely brings alternative views to light.

Love Your Neighbor

Love Your Neighbor
As housing costs continue to soar, homelessness is a reality that a growing group of people in the Bay Area face. To properly address the issue, we must ask the right questions: who are the homeless, what is currently being done and most importantly, what is next?
March 2, 2020
As housing costs continue to soar, homelessness is a reality that a growing group of people in the Bay Area face. To properly address the issue, we must ask the right questions: who are the homeless, what is currently being done and most importantly, what is next?

The American Dream

Almost 90 million immigrants have come from all over the world to live in the United States. Whether they came by boat, car, airplane or even on foot, each has a story full of challenges and sacrifices, leaving their homelands behind in search of a brighter future. These unique backgrounds and experiences have been diversifying the perspectives of the people living in America for hundreds of years. The incredible stories each immigrant has to share reflect the array of “American Dreams” existing for people living in the U.S. today. For diversity and compassion to flourish, each embodiment of the American Dream should be recognized, bringing to life the experiences of those brave enough to take the journey.
December 2, 2019

Pedro Rivas Lopez Pedro Rivas Lopez, a current bay area resident, grew up with his parents, five sisters and three brothers in Cumuatillo—a small town in Michoacán, Mexico. People stood on the...

This is Not a Drill

This is Not a Drill
The planet is burning, oceans are rising, animals are dying and our quality of life is deteriorating every day. This relentless destruction of the planet can only be stopped if humanity as a whole takes more conscious steps towards sustainability.
November 20, 2019
The planet is burning, oceans are rising, animals are dying and our quality of life is deteriorating every day. This relentless destruction of the planet can only be stopped if humanity as a whole takes more conscious steps towards sustainability.

Planting a New Narrative

Planting a New Narrative
Amidst the pressures of attending the high schools of Palo Alto, California, students’ true opinions on the rigorous environment are not adequately represented in media coverage. From on-campus wellness centers to mental health organizations and curricula, PAUSD is working hard to change the narrative. Only by highlighting these positive inner workings can the public truly acknowledge the community’s efforts to shed light upon these nationally known schools.
October 18, 2019
Amidst the pressures of attending the high schools of Palo Alto, California, students’ true opinions on the rigorous environment are not adequately represented in media coverage. From on-campus wellness centers to mental health organizations and curricula, PAUSD is working hard to change the narrative. Only by highlighting these positive inner workings can the public truly acknowledge the community’s efforts to shed light upon these nationally known schools.

So Long, Mom and Pop

So Long, Mom and Pop
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...

Where the Wild Thoughts Run

Where the Wild Thoughts Run
Considered a needless and detestable feeling, boredom is unrelentingly resisted in rising generations. Nonetheless, when revisiting this devalued occurrence, and the freedom of mind it permits, its critical importance is discovered when developing individual young minds.
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,...

Welcome to the Family

Welcome to the Family
Greek life has glorious traditions and problematic issues, just like any family. The system has become increasingly controversial under the public spotlight, and society is beginning to ask: is Greek life worth preserving, or is the family album running out of pages?
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...

Sleep Tight

Sleep Tight
What drives the sleeping mind to unconsciously fabricate vivid narratives that may reflect aspects of our lives? This remains one of humanity’s most intricate mysteries, revealed through compelling personal stories.
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...

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