First Generation College Students Ann Miura-Ko Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling They/Them, Singular

First Generation College Students

For all of the 50 first generation students at Palo Alto High School — approximately 10 percent of the senior class — going to college provides a chance at upward mobility for themselves and their families. Verde illuminates the challenges these students have faced and the support they’ve received from Paly teachers in order to successfully make it through the college application process.

Ann Miura-Ko

A Paly graduate of 1994, Ann Miura-Ko is now co-founder of $75 million investment firm Floodgate. According to Forbes, this makes her “The Most Powerful Woman in Startups.”

Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

In 2020, there will be more than 1.4 million jobs in the tech industry, but with the current trends, only 3% of them will be filled by women. Verde explores the role of women in corporate America and what is being done to rectify the gender gap.

They/Them, Singular

“I think the biggest thing about my gender is that 98 percent of people in this school don’t even know it exists,” says Riley. Riley, like other students interviewed in this story, does not identify within the gender binary. In other words, they do not feel comfortable identifying solely as male or female; non-binary people can feel they are both genders, neither or a mixture of the two. Some terms they use to describe themselves are genderqueer, non-binary, agender and gender fluid. Verde explores the issues facing non-binary kids at Paly.

Where They Are Now: Paly’s “Most Likely to Succeed”

For 15 of Paly’s “Most Likely to Succeed” winners from the 1980 to 2002 senior polls, their high school experience marked only the tip of the iceberg. Find out where they are now!

The Skinny on Skinny-Shaming: All Forms of Body-Shaming Need to Stop

Body-shaming, no matter the body type, is unacceptable.

A look at the new Social Justice Pathway

The new Social Justice Pathway gives students a greater sense of purpose by combining English and Social Studies lessons with community engagement.

Music Review: Childish Gambino – STN MTN & Kauai

Donald Glover, known as Childish Gambino on the music scene, is something of a modern day Renaissance man, having received awards for his writing on the TV show “30 Rock,” acted on another show “Community,” performed stand-up on Comedy Central and most recently, declared his main objective in life to be a rap artist. The […]