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Behind the Signs

Behind the Signs

Kimi Lillios

June 18, 2020

Students are finding ways to contribute to the Black Lives Matter movement through voicing their opinions and inspiring others.

Louder than Words

Louder than Words

Eunice Cho, Dunya Mostaghimi, Sukhman Sahota, and Kimi Lillios

June 8, 2020

Music and art are powerful forms of protest for marginalized groups and draw attention to social issues that are otherwise difficult to confront.

Hip Hop’s Newest Wave

Hip Hop's Newest Wave

Ellen Chung and Ellie Fitton

June 8, 2020

Five years ago, Asian hip-hop was almost nonexistent in the US. That all changed with the creation of 88rising—the music label that is finally putting Asian artists on the map and taking the American music industry by storm. Founded in 2015 by San Jose native Sean Miyashiro, 88rising has become a...

Majority Rules

Majority Rules

Alexa Gwyn, Sam Mutz, Atticus Scherer, and Emma Stefanutti

May 2, 2020

Amidst an overwhelming liberal majority, the political landscape of Palo Alto High School rarely brings alternative views to light.

Fa(s/he)ion

Fa(s/he)ion

Sophia Baginskis and Ellen Chung

April 22, 2020

Androgynous fashion combines traditionally female and male items of clothing into a unisex outfit. In the 21st century, this neutral lookis growing in popularity, and the variety that comes with gender-fluid clothing allows for everyone to have a place in fashion regardless of gender identity.

Love Your Neighbor

Love Your Neighbor

Leslie Aboytes, Ashley Guo, Sophie Jacob, Kimi Lillios, and Fiza Usman

March 2, 2020

As housing costs continue to soar, homelessness is a reality that a growing group of people in the Bay Area face. To properly address the issue, we must ask the right questions: who are the homeless, what is currently being done and most importantly, what is next?

The American Dream

Libby Spier, Leslie Aboytes, Katherine Buecheler, and Sam Mutz

December 2, 2019

Pedro Rivas Lopez Pedro Rivas Lopez, a current bay area resident, grew up with his parents, five sisters and three brothers in Cumuatillo—a small town in Michoacán, Mexico. People stood on the side of the dusty roads and sold mangoes and lemons to the cars that passed. Church bells rang and the cows r...

This is Not a Drill

This is Not a Drill

Kimi Lillios, Ellie Rowell, Sukhman Sahota, and Ellie Rowell

November 20, 2019

The planet is burning, oceans are rising, animals are dying and our quality of life is deteriorating every day. This relentless destruction of the planet can only be stopped if humanity as a whole takes more conscious steps towards sustainability.

Low & Slow

Low & Slow

Claire Li, Sam Mutz, and Hazel Shah

November 19, 2019

From gracing local neighborhoods to emerging on the streets of Japan, the striking cars and tight community of lowrider culture has evolved from its traditional Latino roots to bring people together from around the world.

Life Through a Lens

Jesse Moss shooting a scene for his documentary “Overnighters”

Sophie Jacob and Bridget Packer

November 19, 2019

Focusing on real life rather than fabricated stories, documentaries offer audiences a new means of sharing information and facilitating discussion.

Bedroom Pop

Bedroom Pop

Theo Lim-Jisra and Isabella Moussavi

November 19, 2019

A messy computer display of tracks, plugins and markers line the screen. A small box next to the computer houses inputs for microphones, keyboards and guitars, all tangled together in a web of electronics called pop music. All you need to produce a song nowadays is your laptop and some instruments, a...

Planting a New Narrative

Planting a New Narrative

Katherine Buecheler, Faith Chow, Alexa Gwyn, and Isabella Moussavi

October 18, 2019

Amidst the pressures of attending the high schools of Palo Alto, California, students’ true opinions on the rigorous environment are not adequately represented in media coverage. From on-campus wellness centers to mental health organizations and curricula, PAUSD is working hard to change the narrative. Only by highlighting these positive inner workings can the public truly acknowledge the community’s efforts to shed light upon these nationally known schools.