Examining and analyzing different voices, genres and viewpoints is essential to our growth and development as citizens in our pluralistic society. Though the current English curriculum does not allow for this, English teachers can help solve the problem by allowing students some freedom in choosing their novels and by making the English reading curriculum more diverse.
Almost every Monday of Palo Alto High School's school week starts with a C-day, seven 50 minute classes. While this type of school schedule is popular, Paly should enact an all block day schedule for the educational and student's benefit.
Throughout the year, Palo Alto High School students frequently come together to show school spirit and support one another. Whether it is Spirit Week profile picture changes or white-outs at home football games, the sense of community within Paly is hard to miss.
Adopting other cultures, also known as cultural appropriation, is common in our everyday life. While it may seem harmless, there are serious consequences that we should all learn about in order to change this disrespect.