Ashley Hitchings

Forecasting the Future

Gizmos and gadgets hang floor-to-ceiling, towering over displays of genetically modified fluorescent fish, test tubes and drones. Forget Trader Joe’s — this is ...

OCR’s 8 Investigations

In their 23-page report, the OCR examined eight cases of sexual harassment and assault and how the district handled (or mishandled) them. The full report can be found at: https://www.pausd.org/sites/default/files/pdn-news/attachments/PAUSD-OCRFindings-3-8-17.pdf 1 A Paly student reports an alleged off-campus assault to the school. In response, the school assisted her in filing a police report, provided her with a list of counseling resources and temporarily excused her from school. Though the

Painting a Picture of the Past

Approximately 18 years ago, while many current Palo Alto High School seniors were in their cradles, the members of the class of 1999 were donning their graduati...

To Grow or Not To Grow

A hushed silence permeates throughout the room, only to be disrupted by a council member murmuring into their microphone. Walking into the council chamber of Pa...