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Sleep Tight

Sleep Tight

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

December 6, 2018


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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


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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


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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 student...

Arts + Science

Arts + Science

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

September 16, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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"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...

Breaking Down the Bamboo Ceiling

Breaking Down the Bamboo Ceiling

Rima Parekh, Ahana Ganguly, Lhaga Dingpontsawa, and Hollie Chao

April 19, 2017


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"Passion is one of those things that people can express in different ways,” Mikaela Kiner recounted. “I might not be physically jumping out of my chair, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not passionate about something. I think what she had was a sort of quiet and serious affect, and they couldn’t ...

Monster in the Mirror

Monster in the Mirror

Jasmine Abeyta, Darrow Hornik, and Julianna Roth

March 17, 2017


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She’s so skinny, she must be anorexic.” “He’s huge, why doesn’t he go on a diet and hit the gym?” Comments like these are made online, in schools and on the street every day. When someone looks overweight, that is not an invitation to assume they eat fast food and never exercise. Likewise...

Spray It, Don’t Say It

Spray It, Don’t Say It

Gabe Cohen, Amanda Hmelar, and Katie Look

December 16, 2016


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There are few terms in the world of art and expression that inspire more public debate and dissenting opinion than the term “graffiti.” Baseline perceptions of the art form paint a black and white picture: Graffiti is an act of vandalism that produces as much beauty and meaning as it does vapidity. There...