Volume 15, Issue 2

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The First 100 Days

Newly appointed Palo Alto High School principal Kim Diorio is prepared to take on the challenging role  As of this fall, former assistant principal Kim Dior...

Cannabis Controversy

Emma enters her daughter’s room holding two sandwich bags, each bearing five grams of marijuana in dime-sized green buds. She hands one bag to her daughter, Liz, a former Palo Alto high school student whose name has been changed.
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Saving the Preserve

  The Team: Cayla Wanderman-Milne (right) poses with volunteers. Photography courtesy of Cayla Wanderman-Milne. The gold award challenges High Schoo...
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Low funds threaten PTSA programs

The Parent Teacher Student Association has not yet reached its fundraising goals this year, jeopardizing future PTSA-funded programs at Palo Alto High School. ...

Self Centered

I’d like to think I work hard for everything I get — but I’m not sure if that’s entirely true. I study for tests, I go to swim practice, I do my chores  but I a...

Sleep Deprivation

I’m sooo tired” would definitely win first in a Paly’s-most-common-phrase contest. “Wow, I got such a good sleep last night” would probably be last

The Beast Coast Awakens

Quickly emerging onto the music scene, the Beast Coast movement is creating shock waves with its controversial content
and youthful rebelliousness, in a modern ...
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Alternative Schooling

AT 8:15 A.M., students in the Palo Alto Unified School District   slouch into their desks and prepare for the school day. Some students, however, begin the day ...