Mia Baldonado

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

En garde: Foiling the competition

After a brief pause to size up her opponent, Palo Alto High School senior Evelyn Cheng launches forward. Her actions blur together as her speedy crossover footw...