A Well-Oiled Machine

Every year, the robotics team of Palo Alto High School spends the first six weeks of second semester designing and building a robot. Staff writer Kelly Shi chronicles their journey in this issue's cover package.
Ben Tallai takes a break from teaching to pose for the camera. Tallai has been riding his bike, equipt with an iPhone and headlight, to class.

Benedek’s Travels

Benedek Tallai may teach in a different classroom each day, but he starts every class the same way. As he runs through a standardized Powerp...



Servane the Boundless

"I wish I hadn't had to decide that early what I wanted to do. I didn't know what I wanted to do when I was 17."
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Catching Dreams

  "This has 30 grams of sugar alcohol," says Corinna Martinez Luna, frowning at a bag of sugar-free Jelly Beans. As part of a lesson o...