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Queen: Drag at Paly and Beyond

Three thousand square inches of black trash bag plastic looked couture on Palo Alto High School sophomore Atticus Scherer, cinched at the wa...

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A Taste of Palo Alto

  Despite its chilly temperature, the holiday season is all about warmth: fingers wrapped around a toasty mug of hot chocolate, the ...

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  “If you start clapping you never stop, the claps just get slower.” — Ally Kim, junior         ...

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Blue Moon: Myth or Fact?

A misunderstood lunar phenomenon Sophomore Amanda McVey considers urban legends about blue moons. Photo by Nicole Adamson Veritas: What d...

Via Verde

Friends from France: Homestay with a pen pal

Editor’s note: The printing of the October 2018 issue of Via Verde was funded by the advertisements and sponsors found below.Even two months later, the smell of warm baguette still transports me back to my summer trip to France, where I spent two weeks climbing mountainous rocks, listening to a mix of fifteen French rap and Post Malone songs, awkwardly cheek kissing many strangers, not improving my horrendous American accent and having the adventure of a lifetime. My adventure started two years

Lovely Filoli: A Historic Countryside Gem

Editor’s note: The printing of the October 2018 issue of Via Verde was funded by the advertisements and sponsors found below.As summer comes to a close, the autumn colors begin to peek through the vibrant roses, begonias and hydrangeas. With the seemingly never-ending manicured landscape and ivy-covered red brick mansion, walking around the estate feels like stepping into another time.The perfect destination to explore the beauty of a historic countryside estate, Filoli provides visitors of all

WANDA

At 6:43 a.m., Wanda Caldwell maneuvers Bus #31 out of the Palo Alto Unified School District bus lot and toward her first stop of the morning: East Palo Alto. She then drives her bright yellow school bus to five other stops before dropping students off at Greene Middle School. Though her students begin their day by boarding the bus at 7:00 a.m., leaning their heads against the window and thinking of the school day ahead of them, Caldwell’s day starts many hours before she leaves the bus yard. It