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Closing the Gap, Opening the Opportunity

Closing the Gap, Opening the Opportunity

Serving to combat the academic achievement gap, DreamCatchers creates a positive and safe environment that provides students with support, compassion and confidence.

As young children, we are told that we can grow up to do and be anything we want. However, for some this is not an obtainable reality. As we grow older, we learn that success requires a range of different...

Punch Line Politics

Every night, millions tune into late night television to watch their favorite comedians deliver satirical perspectives on the political world. C Magazine investigates the bigger impact that this genre of entertainment has on the American public.
Ellie Fitton, Sophie Jacob, and Raj Sodhi October 31, 2018

Art by Charlotte Amsbaugh The TV screen cuts to the suspenseful courtroom of the Kavanaugh hearing, but something is different. Gone are the faces of U.S. senators, and in place of them are those...

Blurring the Boundaries

Blurring the Boundaries

Despite their unifying passion for nature and all that it offers, the lifestyles of environmentalists and outdoorsmen are very unique to each other. C Magazine interviews Paly students and profiles both roles to turn the stereotype between the public’s perception of them and their individual realities on their sides.
Natalie Schilling and Claire Li October 17, 2018

The environmentalist and the outdoorsman: two similar yet contrasting roles in that they both engage with and depend on the outdoors but partake in different activities concerning it. Environmentalists...

Behind The Scenes

Behind The Scenes

“Fairy tales are really a great example of evolving cultural standards..." -Erin Angell, Paly English teacher
Chloe Laursen, Emily Filter, and Sophie Jacob October 14, 2018

Once Upon A Time... A child, mesmerized by the magic and beauty of an alternate reality shining from the pixels of their television, becomes engaged in their imagination and is swept out of their living...

Diversify

The movement towards accepting beauty— different body sizes, shapes and skin tones— has mobilized across the country. These movements combat the construct of ideal images of beauty and empower men and women alike.
Jaime Furlong and Fiza Usman September 21, 2018

In today’s world, social progress is strategically influenced by major corporations to include branding as part of every movement. Whether it’s the Black Lives Matter movement or the MeToo campaign,...

The Heroes Back Home

Serving in the United States Army is considered to be one of our country’s most honorable and patriotic undertakings. More than two million men and women serve in the force, leaving three million husbands, wives, sons, daughters and parents waiting at home. In Silicon Valley, this path of duty is not as common; many fail to realize the everyday emotional adversities these family members face, no matter where in the world their loved ones are deployed. While it is typical for stories to focus on the heroes who serve, C Magazine has shifted the camera onto the people closest to them. These are the voices of the spouses, siblings and children of those who make sacrifices every day to fight for our country.

A Daughter For many children whose parents serve in the military, intermittent time spent without their mothers and fathers is normal. During most of their childhood they are unable to register the...

Artificial Influencers

Emergency Alert Be cautious of an outbreak of beautiful, artificial Instagram models. Objects onscreen are more deceiving than they appear.
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...

The Extreme Outdoors

Hiking alone across the United States, exploring ice covered mountains or free climbing over a 20 foot drop may seem like something only highly trained adults could do, but these Paly students are pushing their limits to conquer their goals. Oscar Scherer, Sinclair Myrick and Maddie Dong have all set out, exploring the great outdoors in ways normal high school students could only dream of. In a world of parents coddling and protecting their children from the scary outdoors, these students travel into the wilderness to push their boundaries.

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...

Into a World of Color

Exploring the secondary sensation experienced by synesthetes and how it impacts their lives

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...

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Reassess Your FootPRINT

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...

The Extreme Outdoors

Hiking alone across the United States, exploring ice covered mountains or free climbing over a 20 foot drop may seem like something only highly trained adults could do, but these Paly students are pushing their limits to conquer their goals. Oscar Scherer, Sinclair Myrick and Maddie Dong have all set out on exploring the great outdoors in ways normal high school students could only dream of. In a world of parents coddling and protecting their children from the scary outdoors, they set out in the most adventurous ways possible.

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...

The Path(s) to Success

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."
Ellie Fitton, Ashley Guo, and 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."
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