Volume 16, Issue 3

Responding to Tragedy

Art by Karina Chan Why didn’t you change your profile picture?” A girl asked me. I could hear the subtext behind her words: “Why don’t you care about...
Second-year student Amy Brown (left) tutors first-year student Amy Teehan (right).

The Stanford of Dental Hygiene

For the first time in 57 years, Foothill Community College's dental hygiene program will be awarding students with a bachelor's degree, making it one of only 15 programs statewide that allow community college students to earn a bachelor's degree and the better job opportunities that it promises. For the dental hygiene's program prestigious reputation and 100 percent pass rate on the board certification exam, it has even been called the "Stanford of dental hygiene."

A Year Between: PAUSD Alums talk Gap Years

Most of us see our paths as pre-determined. Elementary School, then middle school, high school and then on to college. But others choose to go against the status quo, leading them to a year of learning and adventure.
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ASB to host formal Sadie’s

This year’s Palo Alto High School winter dance will take place on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the small gym and dance room. Tasi will be the disk jockey for the 20...

Bike routes to improve student safety

After the adoption of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan in 2012, the City Council of Palo Alto will begin discussing the implementation of bike boulevards to impr...

Catching the train to success: coding classes for low income students

Only five percent of all high schools offer Advanced Placement Computer Science and, in 2010, only 14,517 students took the AP exam as opposed to the 194,784 students who took the AP BC Calculus exam. This lack of computer programming classes at schools disproportionately affects those with lower incomes who are unable to afford private programming classes and therefore have no opportunities to learn how to program computers while in high school.