C Magazine

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...

Weird Dreams

Weird Dreams

Hollie Chiao and Chiara Biondi

February 10, 2017


Filed under Culture

C Mag Perspective: The Unspeakable Plan

C Mag Perspective: The Unspeakable Plan

Atusa Assadi, Chloe Patterson

December 16, 2016


Filed under Culture

They flood hallways and classrooms with sounds of their shared excitement as they discuss their dream schools. They are cautiously optimistic stress-cases, waiting to hear from their carefully selected, carefully selective schools. Ask almost anyone about senior year, and the first thing they think of...

Better Than New

Better Than New

Emma Staiger and Amanda Hmelar

December 16, 2016


Filed under Culture, Showcase

As the holiday season approaches, it’s easy to get excited at the prospect of new things. Catalogues overflow from our mailboxes and sale notifications arrive daily via email. We make lists of the things we want to give to others, and of the things we hope to receive. Images of brand-new clothing wrapped...

The Importance of Mental Health

The Importance of Mental Health

Darrow Hornik

December 16, 2016


Filed under Culture

Where are you going?” The words I feared most. The question I feared would be asked. Frozen. For a moment I felt frozen, like a movie stuck on pause. Do I tell the truth? Do I make up an excuse? Do I lie to a friend? Still frozen. Still unsure of how to respond to a simple question. It is unavoidable....

Goodbye, Obama

Goodbye, Obama

Rima Parekh and Chloe Patterson

December 16, 2016


Filed under Culture, Showcase

1. Ends the 2008 Recession Feb 17, 2009 The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act helped jumpstart the American economy during the worst recession since the Great Depression by spurring economic growth and increasing spending in education and other programs. 2. Childhood Obesity Prevention Fe...

Gift Giving Guide

Gift Giving Guide

Nicole Li

December 16, 2016


Filed under Culture, Showcase

The Power of Awe

The Power of Awe

Chiara Biondi and Hannah Darby

December 16, 2016


Filed under Culture, Showcase

What is awe? Whether it be the scenery after a trek up a mountain, the beat of music pounding through a crowd or the piled up strokes of a paintbrush on a canvas, awe is what allows humans to reap the full benefits of existence. It’s the feeling of being in the presence of something infinite that goes...

Christmas Tree Lane

Christmas Tree Lane

Ally Scheve and Nicole Li

December 16, 2016


Filed under Culture, Showcase

Eleven months of the year, one would never guess that Fulton Avenue was anything other than a typical corner of Palo Alto. But every December, this street next to Embarcadero Road comes alive to spread holiday cheer. In 1940, a group of neighbors had an “Aha” moment — they decided to co...

Why Try Yoga?

Why Try Yoga?

Hannah Darby and Chiara Biondi

December 16, 2016


Filed under Culture

1. Relaxation According to Yoga Source instructor Hilary Acer, “I think that one of the only ways that people can drop into a state of relaxation is to work their bodies and to be intense in some way.” When people come to a yoga class they are required to shift their focus from the outside world...

SF Neighborhoods: Bernal Heights

SF Neighborhoods:  Bernal Heights

Fe Hmelar

December 7, 2016


Filed under Culture

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A Year Around the World

A Year Around the World

Maddie Buecheler and Jasmine Abeyta

December 5, 2016


Filed under Culture

With gap years becoming an increasingly popular post-high school option, C Mag decided to interview Paly graduates who took a year off before college to see where they are now. Galen Byrd “I wanted some real-life experiences before going to college,” Galen Byrd said on deciding to take a gap ye...