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Up in Smoke

Charlotte Amsbough, Katie Look, and Alexis Pisco

January 26, 2018

We’ve turned our back on Big Tobacco. Why haven’t we turned on e-cigarettes?

Glass Pumpkins

Emily Filter and Claire Moley

January 18, 2018

The largest Glass Pumpkin Patch in Northern California takes place in our very own city: Palo Alto. Glass Pumpkins are created through the process of glassblowing and come in a variety of sizes and colors. This annual event is located at the Art Center and is open two days a year from 10am to 5pm. Scatt...

Artist of the Month: Sam Cook

Charlotte Amsbaugh

January 18, 2018

Three a.m., in front of a glowing computer screen surrounded by towering speakers, the junior sits writing a script that will most likely never leave his bedroom. This is a glimpse into the life of student film-maker Sam Cook. Cook began making videos with friends in elementary school, and since ...

Teaching for the world

Alexis Pisco and Grace Rowell

January 18, 2018

As the appeal of the conventional teaching methods begins to fade, many teachers find themselves favoring student-centered and philosophical educating practices. Essentially, philosophical thought in educational circumstances contains more than just rote memorization, which is commonly exhibited in ...

Young Love

Claire Moley, Gigi Tierney, and Lia Salvatierra

January 18, 2018

Kids are unique in the way they think about love; the value and complexity of love develops as kids move through the stages of childhood and begin associating love with memories and feelings of connection rather than external objects. One quality that makes kids so wide-eyed and innocent is their ability t...

Let’s see that movie… again

Maddie Yen and Jack Stefanski

January 18, 2018

IT (1990 vs. 2017) One of the most highly anticipated movies of 2017, “IT,” comes 27 years after the original production on a bigger screen. While the original was aired as a TV show with a limited budget and had mediocre reviews, Warner Brothers spared no expense on the remake, spending nearly ...

Their dream, America’s reality

Lhaga Dingpontsawa, Isabel Hadly, and Jaime Furlong

January 18, 2018

Most American citizens do not think twice before taking their driver’s test, filling out a job application or writing their college essays. However, for over 11.4 million people living in the United States, including some Palo Alto High School students, doing these seemingly mundane tasks do not co...

Tweet, tweet.

Charlotte Amsbaugh and Benjamin Rapperport

January 18, 2018

As social media has evolved, our world, lifestyle and political climate have evolved with it. With the emergence of Twitter and other social media platforms, public perception of politics has changed forever. Social media is here to stay and it will continue to dictate our elections, foreign affairs and e...

Broken Rituals

Leon Lau and Benjamin Rapperport

January 18, 2018

A pitch black room. New pledges shoved to the edges of the space, elbow to elbow. Suddenly, out of the darkness, a crackling sound comes out and the boys whip their necks, fearful of what will ensue. A recording blasts: “Welcome to the first of the 1996 Presidential debates between President Bill...

effortless immersion: international television

Lara Nakamura and Lia Salvatierra

January 18, 2018

Exercising the linguistic skills you are learning in school can be difficult and daunting, especially when it only seems to add to your workload. As a way of applying the verb tenses and vocabulary loosely scattered in your brain, watch an international tv show in your language of study to increase y...



January 18, 2018

I hate the silence of waiting My mind fumbling over the cold phone that sits on my desk Untouched, unused, understood as our only connection I’m the first passenger on this train The first to step on, saying, “Let’s go!” A wide-eyed grinning toddler playing with toy cars Truly believing they’ll mo...

Boba Beware

Charlotte Cheng and Maddie Yen

November 3, 2017

The recognizable cups with the air-tight plastic seals are all too familiar. You see the drinks everywhere, but the question has always lurked in your mind: what is in these obscure balls sinking to the bottom of my tea? Within the past couple of years, boba has grown to be especially popular around...