C Magazine

Artificial Influencers

Lhaga Dingpontsawa and Hollie Chiao

September 16, 2018

Traditionally, celebrities have struggled with what is made public and what is kept from fans or critics, whether it be their history, personal relationships or family. The status that celebrities hold and the sense of mystery that surrounds them provoke a burning curiosity for an inside look into the...

The Extreme Outdoors

Leon Lau, Claire Li and Benjamin Rapperport

September 16, 2018

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...

Into a World of Color

Hannah Darby, Rebekah Limb and Ally Scheve

September 16, 2018

Art by David Foster Our unique perception of every individual we encounter is a natural aspect of the human thought process. When meeting someone new, we may register their eye color, posture or tone of voice, often times developing judgements based on those observations. However, for Palo Alto...

Reassess Your FootPRINT

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Lia Salvatierra

June 1, 2018

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

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...

The Path(s) to Success

Ellie Fitton and Ashley Guo

April 16, 2018

Paly's Wellness Center started passing out copies of Frank Bruni's "Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be." C Magazine looks at the misconceptions that many high schoolers have in regards to the college they attend and their potential for "success."

Call Me Rohingya

Hannah Darby and Lia Salvatierra

March 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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...