Culture

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I love me, I love me not

Few compositions can trample one’s self-image harder or faster than a college rejection letter. Or nowadays, the rejection web page, which in my opinion is wor...
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Pierced with Desire

Palo Alto High School student shows off her septum piercing. Flashes of silver catch the light as exposed bellies and backs are shown off in the open. Men, wo...
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Martial Arts Unmasked

At peers park  on a Friday afternoon, onlookers stare while a pair of Palo Alto High School students shuffle across the grass. “Remember, don’t let anyone know that you know taekwondo,” a stranger comments while passing by with his preoccupied toddle...
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Totally Oscars!

As we bask in the glow of last month’s Golden Globes, we turn our gaze to the next big thing on the cinematic achievement horizon: the 85th annual Academy Award...
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Animal Farm

A frosty wall of air emanates from the confines of the freezer, a chilled whoosh numbing every being in its path. Among the occasional loose popsicles stuck int...
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Fur for Life

Fur has become a popular again in the fashion world yet at the same time it’s a controversial trend. Ring, ring, ring,” chimes the bells as I walk through the front door, entering the musty room filled with colorful decades of different fashion....
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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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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 merchandise in search of seasonal and vintage pieces to complete their ever-expanding closets. Shop...
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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 ...