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Why do kids stop loving school?

Why do kids stop loving school?

Alexis Pisco

April 19, 2017


Filed under Culture

Child psychologist Susan Wilkens describes the reasons why kids hate school as “the perfect storm.” Wilkens worked as a pediatric psychologist and clinical supervisor at the Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland for ten years and currently runs a family-centered psychotherapy practice...

AAR: The Real Deal

AAR: The Real Deal

Ally Scheme

April 17, 2017


Filed under Culture

Do you have a passion for subject matter beyond what is taught in the typical Paly classroom? Many students are pursuing their passions by taking Advanced Authentic Research (AAR), a class that enables students to research a unique project of their choice.  AAR recently won the Glenn W. Hoffman Award...

For Katelyn

For Katelyn

Amanda Hmelar, Staff Writer

April 15, 2017


Filed under Culture

18 years ago, my family faced a tragedy that has, to this day, had an influence over my family’s health and medical needs. My sister, Katelyn, who would have been two years older than me, died when she was 17 months old after receiving the DTaP vaccination, which is meant to immunize childre...

Self-Care Guide

Self-Care Guide

Julianna Roth

April 15, 2017


Filed under Culture

Cleaning and organizing can help distract you from stress and give you a sense of control over one part of your life. Set a timer for 10-30 minutes to organize and dust off one part of your room or house. Cleaning is something that most people put off, so you will feel accomplished and proud of yourself...

How to Make your Own Prom Corsage

How to Make your Own Prom Corsage

Fe Helar

April 14, 2017


Filed under Culture

WHAT YOU NEED: Select a color scheme. Choose colors that can be found on your dress or tuxedo, and make sure any additional accessories appropriately match you or your date’s dress. If unsure about colors, school colors are always an option. Choose your flowers. Purchase flowers that are near b...

C Magazine Perspective: Undocumented

C Magazine Perspective: Undocumented

Katie Passarello

March 17, 2017


Filed under Culture

A year after writing the C Magazine cover story Undocumented with fellow editor Sarah Shapiro, I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to touch on the impact of journalism and the importance of understanding people’s real stories, especially from the voices of the voiceless. For the first time...

Good Girls Revolt

Good Girls Revolt

Hannah Darby and Ally Scheme

March 16, 2017


Filed under Culture

Spanning all seven continents, the Women’s March on Washington demonstrated the capabilities women have to inspire change. Amazon Prime TV’s “Good Girls Revolt” not only illustrates the power of women but also the dawn of the feminist movement. Set in 1969 and modeled after a true story, the sh...

C Mag Simplifies: The Drought

C Mag Simplifies: The Drought

Rima Parekh, Lhaga Dingpontsawa, and Stan de Martel

March 16, 2017


Filed under Culture

OVERVIEW What do long showers, car washes and watering grass have in common? They are all competing factors worsening the drought. Around three years ago, California’s governor, Jerry Brown, declared that California was officially in a drought. Close to 33 million people are affected by the drough...

Hypebeast Culture

Hypebeast Culture

Mattie Orloff and Ryan Gwyn

March 16, 2017


Filed under Culture

  When designer Shawn Stussy opened his California flagship store in 1990, graphic tees were relatively new to the fashion industry. However, by pasting simple designs onto t-shirts, Stussy would go on to change fashion indefinitely. From this small endeavor rose the obsession of branding not...

The Oscars: Behind the Scenes

The Oscars: Behind the Scenes

Hannah Darby and Rosa Schaefer Bastian

February 24, 2017


Filed under Culture, Showcase

As sparkling Jimmy Choo stilettos step onto the red carpet, a sea of photographers erupt in constant clicks and blinding flashes. At the entrance of Dolby Theater, popular celebrities strut into the most celebrated awards ceremony of the year. Behind the glamour and prestige of the Oscars lies a selective...

Wear it’s at:

Wear it’s at:

Fe Hmelar and Lara Nakamura

February 10, 2017


Filed under Culture, Showcase

Lucia Amieva-Wang • 2019 To Lucia Amieva-Wang, style and design are forms of nonverbal communication, a reflection of how she feels on the inside, portrayed through her choice of outfit. “It is a way to speak without saying anything,” she said. “I'm not saying that someone’s fashion is th...

Choosing to Serve

Choosing to Serve

Emma Staiger and Amanda Hmelar, Staff Writers

February 10, 2017


Filed under Culture, Showcase

At the thought of war for many Americans, there is a feeling of distance; war is not a part of everyday life in the United States. Individuals have the freedom to choose whether or not they want to face war, and although the military may seem removed from our lives, many choose to join. Serving our count...