Profiles

Servane the Boundless

"I wish I hadn't had to decide that early what I wanted to do. I didn't know what I wanted to do when I was 17."

Catching Dreams

  "This has 30 grams of sugar alcohol," says Corinna Martinez Luna, frowning at a bag of sugar-free Jelly Beans. As part of a lesson on examining deceptiv...

Q & A with Mason Hersey

A quiet man with a very calm demeanor, Mason Hersey is one of the many substitute teachers that comes in and out of Palo Alto High School. When he was young, ph...

The Many Faces of Jenny Xin

Jenny Xin, a star in both speech and choir who is also known for her funny faces and A.P United States History puns, sits down for a Q&A with Verde.

Coin Wash: One 2 a.m. Foray into Three Lives

At first, several of my midnight attempts to approach fellow patrons were shut down, but eventually I met a confident, boisterous woman who was once in jail, a man who works more than 14 hours a day at Papa John’s and a homeless man who eloquently performed the words of an inspirational poem. The appearances of these people may fluctuate based on the moment — past, present or future — but what unites them is how their past experiences, present actions and future dreams converge into their own unique stories. What follows are the findings and experiences of a journey, undertaken by three other staff-writers and I, to get at least a glimpse into the lives of those who we might not have encountered otherwise.

Man’s Best Friend

With finals and semester grades on the line, the end of another semester for a typical high school student comes with a large helping of stress. Palo Alto High ...

Catching Dreams

"This has 30 grams of sugar alcohol," says Corinna Martinez Luna, frowning at a bag of sugar-free Jelly Beans. As part of a lesson on examining deceptive hea...