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Anya Trubelja, ‘the depressed Serbian spy’

"I would like to read you guys a poem,” Palo Alto High School junior Anya Trubelja says, flattening her notebook with a hint of a smile before leaping into recitation. “The poem is by Big ‘D.’ The ‘D’ stands for depression.” For three consecut...

K-POP: Song, Dance and a Sense of Community

  Mouthing Korean Lyrics, Palo Alto High School junior Harry Cha points to the crowd before seven more dancers pop up from their poses to join him in synchronized choreography. Completely immersed in the Korean pop music — or K-pop — blaring be...

Maniac: A new era for mental health in the media

"Maniac,” a new Netflix limited series, is a beautiful exploration of the human brain, capturing audiences with gorgeous cinematography, insightful acting and a compelling, drama-filled plot. Set in near-future New York City, “Maniac” focuses on Owen...