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Let’s see that movie… again

Maddie Yen and Jack Stefanski

January 18, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Silence

Anonymous

January 18, 2018


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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


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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...

BOOT UP!

Jack Stefanski

November 3, 2017


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A personal computer, PC, has many uses, including surfing the web, making spreadsheets, writing essays and playing the latest video games.  Most consumers buy boring, pre-assembled computers, but it is becoming more popular for people to build their own. This allows the computer to be more personal ...

Box me in, I dare you

Box me in, I dare you

Isabel Hadly and Benjamin Rapperport

November 3, 2017


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Notice the student who sits quietly at their table; they are poilet but shy, and do not often raise their hand in class. In other words, this person is an introvert. On the other side of the spectrum, there’s the student who always has something to say; they challenge the teacher and have a friend...

Encapsulating our History

Maddie Yen and Maya Wilson

November 3, 2017


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In the winter of 1918, eager students of Palo Alto High School marched through town towards their new school. The students stood in awe of the bright performing arts theatre with its Spanish style roof and arched arcades; something still in place today. Upon arriving, Paly students buried a time cap...

Passing Judgement

Passing Judgement

Angie Cummings

October 24, 2017


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My dad is black and my mom is white, but I have white skin. I am white passing. Racial passing is when a person who appears as though they are from one racial group actually belongs to another or multiple racial groups. Although I was aware my dad is black and my parents stressed to me that I am als...

Exploring the Unknown

Charlotte Cheng and Talia Stanley

October 24, 2017


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INTERIOR DESIGN Do you enjoy making your room look nice? Are you inspired by your friends’ lovely homes? Do you daydream about your perfect house? In interior design, students ranging from freshman to seniors can create their own floor plans, select fabrics and arrange furniture for their dream home....