Samantha Dewees

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We Want the Airwaves

Sophomores Saba Moussavian and Clara Wolfe explore the vinyl collection at KZSU Radio station. Photo by Samantha Dewees. In the heart of  Stanford campus in...
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Balancing the IQ and EQ

Art by Anthony Liu.At 3:15 p.m., a colossus of exuberant students pours from the glass-paned doors of Synapse School in Menlo Park, Calif. Clad in brightly ...

We All Scream for Ice Cream

It's nearly 10 p.m. on a Friday night and I’m immersed in a mob of excited people surrounding Palo Alto’s next big thing: CREAM, a newly-opened walk-in restaurant dedicated to the creation of ice cream sandwiches to satisfy our sweet tooth. Expanding to Palo Alto this past summer, CREAM, which now has three locations and counting in California, was an instant hit. Who knew a tiny specialized Berkeley-originating restaurant could attract a two-hour-long line every night since its opening? I certainly didn’t.
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Aiding the Community with Ada’s Cafe

The lights brighten overhead as Kathleen Foley-Hughes steps onto the platform and accepts the microphone to make a speech. She thanks her family and friends for...
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Rising to the Top

At 2 a.m. on a Saturday, an assortment of Palo Alto High School students, armed with backpacks, pile into a bus in anticipation of the long drive ahead. They ca...
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Between Two Worlds

Barbara Galetovic, a senior from Chile, is studying at Palo Alto High School for three months this winter.   Barbara Galetovic is all smiles as she step...