Volume 14, Issue 3

All content from Volume 14, Issue 3 was published and distributed on Dec. 17, 2012.

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Facing The Music

As the generation that grew up watching “American Idol,” with its simple system of just singing and popular vote elimination, the flood of new singing-based rea...
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Running to Safety

A Palo Alto resident runs through her neighborhood Going out for a run on a nice, quiet, dark night? Think again. Even in a city as safe as Palo Alto, assault...
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Adeus Mozambique, Hello America

FROM MOZAMBIQUE TO AMERICA Edilson Ngulele, pictured above, moved from Mozambique's capital, Maputo, to California in August as a year-long exchange student....
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False Priority

PENNANT RACE: College applications can be extremely stressful, especially when they are completed in addition to school and outside activites. Why would a sch...
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Can We Go Thrift Shopping?

SHOP TILL YOU DROP: Customers inside Wasteland in San Francisco’s Haight and Ashbury district sift through the many racks of both new and secondhand merchandis...
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Intolerant Tolerance

Gay boy scout Ryan Andresen’s resistance to an oppressive policy represents a courage more worthy of praise than punishment. INSIDE THE CHURCH, A PAS...
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More than skin deep

  To the sure sound of November rain and 6 p.m. traffic, Palo Alto High School junior Ellen Song speaks with her hands. Her fingers spell out warmth in ...