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Mates in Chess

THE FISCHER KING: Chess Club president Wilson Wang poses in a re-creation of a photo of chess player Bobby Fischer taken by Philippe Halsman in 1967. "I’ve look...

More than Just a Game

Following Michele Sharkey into the room, I pull open the door of the media arts center at the San Francisco 49ers Academy. Students shuffle ...

Sons of Guns

A study done by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the average 18 year old will have witnessed 16,000 simulated murders and 200,000 violent acts on television....

A Community Within a Community

George Resendaz has lived in Buena Vista for the past six years and is currently a junior at Gunn High School. Along the narrow streets that circle the...

Caught in the Crossfire

He peers out of the stucco house, loose-lipped and sunken-eyed. The man is rangy with tightly drawn, rusty skin and a fine shock of white hair. ...

Visual Learners

Hard at Work: Rachael Kaci starts her fifth period class off with a presentation. In her first year as a high school teacher, Kaci is the sole teacher for Acade...

Running to Safety

A Palo Alto resident runs through her neighborhood Going out for a run on a nice, quiet, dark night? Think again. Even in a city as safe as Palo Alto, ...

False Priority

PENNANT RACE: College applications can be extremely stressful, especially when they are completed in addition to school and outside activites. Why woul...

Fan Kingdoms

Devoted fans of The Hunger Games trilogy flocked to the movie theaters in March 2012. I ascend countless steps in the Cinemark theater in San Francisco...