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Reassess Your FootPRINT

Reassess Your FootPRINT

Lia Salvatierra

June 1, 2018


Filed under Culture, Web Exclusive

Since we were young, the concept of excess paper usage has been villainized at the turn of every page due to its notorious association with environmental degradation. In the Silicon Valley, with access to innumerable digital alternatives, having the New York Times delivered to your house each Sunday has b...

The Extreme Outdoors

Text by Leon Lau, Claire Li and Benjamin Rapperport

May 7, 2018


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Oscar Scherer: Oscar Scherer, a Paly senior, tosses a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, raingear, a supply of food and bear spray into his bag. This is all he needs for his next adventure—conquering the infamous Pacific Crest Trail. This hike stretches along the west coast from the south of Canada to...

Call Me Rohingya

Hannah Darby and Lia Salvatierra

March 22, 2018


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Migrating from misery, thousands of individuals who seek refuge from persecution are facing a global absence of hospitality. These harrowing events experienced by the Rohingya in Burma no longer attract enough sympathy to be accommodated by neighboring countries, leaving them in a condition of internatio...

Cultural Confession

Hollie Chiao

March 22, 2018


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Staring at the seven race options on the Common Application, I can’t help but think of the online games where you can pick the player’s physical appearance. From what I’ve heard, a “transracial” person is someone who pretends to be of a different race. How easy is it to say you “identify...

Classroom Aides

Sam Guernsey and Alexis Pisco

March 22, 2018


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During school hours Kamal Vilms is a helper and a friend to students here on campus, but after school she is a yoga instructor for adults in need of relaxation. Teaching is in Ms.Vilms’ blood, but before her career in education she was a flight attendant. “I have really traveled an enormous a...

Feminist Fashion

Charlotte Amsbaugh, Angie Cummings, and Rosa Schaefer Bastian

March 22, 2018


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The American suffrage movement, where millions of women across the country campaigned for their right to vote, was a movement 100 years in the making. The early 20th century was widely known as “First Wave Feminism,” a term coined in the late 1960s. It focused on women’s legal issues with th...

Girls, Girls, Girls!

Ellen Chung and Mahati Subramaniam

March 22, 2018


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Since President Trump’s election last year, many women have opened up and told their personal stories regarding sexism and harassment. This has given strength to women across the globe, and the power to come forward and stand up for what they believe in. Movements such as #MeToo and the Women’...

Meet the Artists

Emily Filter, Isabel Hadly, and Rosa Shaefer Bastian

March 22, 2018


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David Foster Whether it’s painting, drawing, singing or acting, Paly junior David Foster has always enjoyed expressing himself through different forms of art he has explored. Throughout his years at Paly, he has taken a wide range of art classes: Art Spectrum, Painting and Drawing, and Advanced Paint...

on the EDGE

Hazel Shah, Ellie Fitton, Rebekah Limb, and Raj Sodhi

March 22, 2018


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Palo Alto is center stage when it comes to the remarkable world of technology, but 40 years ago this town had a different empire in its spotlight. At the peak of the age of rock and roll, the heart of Silicon Valley was a major hot-spot for aspiring bands trying to put their name on the map. The tech start-u...

In Good @tayst

Angie Cummings, Emily Filter, and Lara Nakamura

March 22, 2018


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One of the greatest powers of social media is its international influence. Every post you see can impact you and every picture or video that you post can impact the person who views it. Companies leverage this for marketing and promoting their products as well as using individual influencers, social...

Artist of the Month: Amaya Mitchell

Hollie Chiao and Jack Stefanski

March 22, 2018


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Think back to middle school music class. For most, memories of an awkwardly quiet choir class or band instruments playing out of tune flood your brain. But some choose to express themselves through their instruments. Instead of the typical student grudgingly picking up a clarinet or trumpet, senior Am...