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The Power of Awe

The Power of Awe

Chiara Biondi and Hannah Darby

December 16, 2016

What is awe? Whether it be the scenery after a trek up a mountain, the beat of music pounding through a crowd or the piled up strokes of a paintbrush on a canvas, awe is what allows humans to reap the full benefits of existence. It’s the feeling of being in the presence of something infinite that goes...

Christmas Tree Lane

Christmas Tree Lane

Ally Scheve and Nicole Li

December 16, 2016

Eleven months of the year, one would never guess that Fulton Avenue was anything other than a typical corner of Palo Alto. But every December, this street next to Embarcadero Road comes alive to spread holiday cheer. In 1940, a group of neighbors had an “Aha” moment — they decided to co...

Why Try Yoga?

Why Try Yoga?

Hannah Darby and Chiara Biondi

December 16, 2016

1. Relaxation According to Yoga Source instructor Hilary Acer, “I think that one of the only ways that people can drop into a state of relaxation is to work their bodies and to be intense in some way.” When people come to a yoga class they are required to shift their focus from the outside world...

SF Neighborhoods: Bernal Heights

SF Neighborhoods:  Bernal Heights

Fe Hmelar

December 7, 2016

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A Year Around the World

A Year Around the World

Maddie Buecheler and Jasmine Abeyta

December 5, 2016

With gap years becoming an increasingly popular post-high school option, C Mag decided to interview Paly graduates who took a year off before college to see where they are now. Galen Byrd “I wanted some real-life experiences before going to college,” Galen Byrd said on deciding to take a gap ye...

Date Ideas

Date Ideas

Hollie Chao and Mattie Orloff

December 5, 2016

the diner The Peninsula Creamery, located in downtown Palo Alto, is a perfect restaurant for a first date. The Creamery is loud and fun, making it easy to break the ice and get to know your date. From salads to mac ‘n’ cheese to burgers, The Creamery is sure to have something you and your date are...

November & December Events

November & December Events

Mattie Orloff

December 5, 2016

The Lion King Nov. 2-Dec. 31, San Francisco0 Theatre Mac Miller Nov. 9, Fox Theatre Lil Wayne, Migos and 2 Chainz Nov. 10, Oracle Orena Rae Sremmurd and Lil Yachty Nov. 10, The Warfield Lupe Fiasco Nov. 16, 1015 Folsom Theatre Cirque du Soleil Nov. 18, AT&T Park Snakehips Nov. 18, The Warfield ...

I’m Not Afraid of Death, But I’m Afraid of Dying

I’m Not Afraid of Death, But I’m Afraid of Dying

Katie Look

December 5, 2016

I don’t know death. I know it’s there, waiting around the corner. But I’ve never felt it. What’s perpetual but distant does not scare me; it can’t. I don’t fear what will come. I’m afraid of dying because I know what it might be like: the burning pain in my limbs, darkened vision, a...

C Mag Tries: Escape Room

C Mag Tries: Escape Room

Nicole Li and Rima Parekh

December 5, 2016

In this physical adventure game, players are locked into a room and must use elements of their surroundings to solve puzzles and find the key to escape within a set time limit. The first escape room, Real Escape Game, was created in Japan in 2008, and in 2012, it was brought to San Francisco. The concept...

Ethical Fashion

Ethical Fashion

Chiara Biondi and Olivia O'Farrell

December 5, 2016

You might consider it to be an art form, you might detest it or maybe you just don’t care. Regardless of your stance on the importance of clothing, it is imperative that you understand the impacts of what you wear on our planet and humankind. Fashion is a $3.1 trillion global industry. It is also...

The Electoral College

The Electoral College

Amanda Hmelar and Benner Mullin

November 10, 2016

During the election, many voters wonder what their vote counts for or how much of an impact it really makes. Some wonder where the Electoral College comes into play and what it means in regards to changing the election. Whether or not the Electoral College undermines the popular vote has been a question...

Chalk Art

Chalk Art

Katie Pasarello and Sarah Shapiro

September 28, 2016

In the heart of Silicon Valley,  just blocks away from the Apple store in downtown Palo Alto, is the home of chalk art. These chalk paintings line the street for a mere 48 hours during the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts. During these two days, artists of all backgrounds come together to create, in chalk,...