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What Type of Summer Are You? Quiz

In case you didn’t know, summer is a-comin’, so pull out your tanning lotion! Or would you rather not expose your precious skin to the hot summer sun? You could...

Riding in Style

Tom Kabat on the pencil bike. The eraser even erasers. Tom Kabat is used to pointed fingers and gawked mouths as he rides down the streets of Palo Alto...

When the Moon Hits Your Eye

MARGHERITA: The margherita pizza ($14) features a crust made with Caputo flour, San Marzano tomatoes, and plenty of fior di latte mozzarella. Marching to the pounding rhythm of its own tune, Terrone — a new restaurant at 448 S. California Av...
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Sugar Fix

As summer approaches, you may be tempted to reach for your standard pint of mint chocolate chip from Trader Joe’s. Instead, try one of these three variations on...

Condoms Unleashed

Screenshot of TeenSource.org, condom distributor Twelve-year-old? Check. STD hot spot? Check. Mailing address in? Check. Condoms now on their way. T...
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EWmami

This March, Umami Burger, a burger joint named after one of the five basic senses, opened a new branch on 452 University Ave. The Palo Alto branch is one of the chain’s many restaurants dotting California and Florida. Verde investigates what makes Um...

Sealed in Ink

A Photoshopped model demonstrates the importance of tattoo placement. Photo by Charu Srivastava Photoshop by Evelyn Wang Girl meets boy. Boy tattoos gi...

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 wors...

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, women, girls and boys 15 and older move from one person to the next, admiring and compa...

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 ...