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Louder than Words

Louder than Words

Eunice Cho, Dunya Mostaghimi, Sukhman Sahota, and Kimi Lillios

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

Alexa Gwyn, Sam Mutz, Atticus Scherer, and Emma Stefanutti

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

Leslie Aboytes, Ashley Guo, Sophie Jacob, Kimi Lillios, and Fiza Usman

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

Libby Spier, Leslie Aboytes, Katherine Buecheler, and Sam Mutz

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 side of the dusty roads and sold mangoes and lemons to the cars that passed. Church bells rang and the cows r...

This is Not a Drill

This is Not a Drill

Kimi Lillios, Ellie Rowell, Sukhman Sahota, and Ellie Rowell

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

Katherine Buecheler, Faith Chow, Alexa Gwyn, and Isabella Moussavi

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

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

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

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

In an effort to expand Paly’s perception of intelligence, C Magazine investigates the nuances and psychological reasons behind this abstract concept.