Joelle Dong Heller

PAC lifts curtain on new era

Palo Alto High School’s recently completed Performing Arts Center is debuting soft openings throughout the rest of the 2015-2016 school year after its completio...
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Bistro Maxine

Salvador Baltazar beams and slips a spatula beneath a crisping crepe. In one fluid motion, he flips it onto a blue plate and the scent of butter and sauteed tom...

Gradebook Retribution

"He just doesn't like me. He'll never give me an A in his class.” This statement is a common example of “gradebook retribution,” or the belief that a...

Palo Alto’s New Minimum Wage

  Forty hours at Round Table Pizza off of University Avenue and 30 hours at 7-Eleven on Waverly Street — in total, these 70 hours constitute an average ...
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Refugee Stories

The Syrian Refugee Crisis has been ongoing since 2011. With refugees now overwhelming Europe,  states in the U.S.  have been debating whether or not to accept t...

The Palo Alto Mormon

  T he clock reads 6:40 a.m. The city is still asleep, but on Stanford Avenue the Latter Day Saints Institute is wide awake. Inside, eager teens g...
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Types of Families at Paly

Nikki Merkle-Raymond is a sophomore at Palo Alto High School. She enjoys rowing crew, and she has an older sister and a dog. She also has two moms. “I kind o...