Alicia Mies

Girl Power: Marissa Yanez

At the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Houston, uniformed recruiters from top-level tech companies like Twitter, Facebook and Apple converse w...

Coming of Age Movies

The brief period between childhood and adulthood is a weird one — we start to get pimples, are forced to think about our futures, and for some, delve into the w...

The Life of Kanye

It’s quiet and then a little boy starts to preach: “We don’t want no devils in the house, God/ We want the lord/ And that’s it.” His passionate sermon becomes a...

Teachers mull over survey results

Teachers are assessing the results of course evaluation surveys administered at the end of last semester in December to all students in the Palo Alto Unified Sc...

Faith in the Face of Prejudice

Farha Andrabi presses her hijab-covered forehead against a colorfully embroidered prayer rug on her living room floor and mutters in Arabic. Her voice is a quie...

Caltrain Strangers

Alex Simand, a scraggly bearded, tech engineer, walks onto the platform at 4 p.m. sharp, heading towards the ticket booth, where he fishes out a few dollar bill...

Black Thursday

On a chilly Thanksgiving evening, for Bay Area residents waiting in line at entrance 1 of the Great Mall in Milpitas, Black Friday begins on Thursday night. Full from meals of turkey and cranberry sauce and cold from the crisp air, men, women and children mill over the provided Black Friday catalog, waiting patiently for the mall to open at 6 p.m. sharp. What used to be a harmless day of low prices and late night shopping has quickly evolved into an atmosphere of aggressive shopping tactics —