Meena Narayanaswami

From the editors: A new beginning

For many of us students, June is an end — an end to the classes we’ve taken all year, the routine we’ve become accustomed to and, for seniors, an end to high sc...

Stop Asian Hate: Community reacts to anti-Asian violence

“IREMEMBER last year [in] my Japanese class we had to do this thing where, in Japanese, we write a question for students to answer,” said senior Cody Hmelar, co-president of Palo Alto High School’s Asian American Student Union. “Two people had written in Japanese: ‘Have you eaten dog?’ Looking back on that experience now, I was not aware of how culturally rooted that kind of sentiment was, and that it was offensive.”As early as elementary school, Palo Alto Unified School District’s Asian America