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Sugar Fix

As summer approaches, you may be tempted to reach for your standard pint of mint chocolate chip from Trader Joe’s. Instead, try one of these three variations on...

Condoms Unleashed

Screenshot of TeenSource.org, condom distributor Twelve-year-old? Check. STD hot spot? Check. Mailing address in? Check. Condoms now on their way. T...
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EWmami

This March, Umami Burger, a burger joint named after one of the five basic senses, opened a new branch on 452 University Ave. The Palo Alto branch is one of the chain’s many restaurants dotting California and Florida. Verde investigates what makes Um...

Sealed in Ink

A Photoshopped model demonstrates the importance of tattoo placement. Photo by Charu Srivastava Photoshop by Evelyn Wang Girl meets boy. Boy tattoos gi...

I love me, I love me not

Few compositions can trample one’s self-image harder or faster than a college rejection letter. Or nowadays, the rejection web page, which in my opinion is wors...

Pierced with Desire

Palo Alto High School student shows off her septum piercing. Flashes of silver catch the light as exposed bellies and backs are shown off in the open. Men, women, girls and boys 15 and older move from one person to the next, admiring and compa...

Martial Arts Unmasked

At Peers Park on a Friday afternoon, onlookers stare while a pair of Palo Alto High School students shuffle across the grass. “Remember, don’t let anyone know ...

Totally Oscars!

As we bask in the glow of last month’s Golden Globes, we turn our gaze to the next big thing on the cinematic achievement horizon: the 85th annual Academy Award...

Animal Farm

A frosty wall of air emanates from the confines of the freezer, a chilled whoosh numbing every being in its path. Among the occasional loose popsicles stuck into the crevices and other typical contents, an unsuspecting, pale, Ziploc bag is tucked alo...

Fur for Life

Fur has become a popular again in the fashion world yet at the same time it’s a controversial trend. Ring, ring, ring,” chimes the bells as I wa...