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  • Gap in communication causes quick reversal of community service policy change

    Gap in communication causes quick reversal of community service policy change

    Mischa Nee, Editor-in-Chief

    August 20, 2015

    A late night decision made by three administrators, Superintendent Dr. Max McGee, Palo Alto High School Principal Kim Diorio and Henry M. Gunn High School Principal Dr. Denise Herrmann on Wednesday cancelled a new policy change of removing community service hours from transcripts which had been set to be implemented in the upcoming week. The decision was reversed due to a lack of communication that left school officials in the dark. Under the n... READ MORE »»

    A lack of communication between the Secondary Records Committee and school officials led to a reversal of the policy change to the reporting of community service on transcripts that almost bypassed district approval.

    Mischa Nee

  • The Campanile’s Annual College Map 2015

    The Campanile’s Annual College Map 2015

    Anant Marur, Staff Writer

    May 22, 2015

    Please click here to view an interactive version of The Campanile's College Map 2015:

  • Grad events to close out school year

    Grad events to close out school year

    Maggie Rosenthal, Staff Writer

    May 21, 2015

    Palo Alto High School’s graduating seniors will have several activities to look forward to in their final weeks at Paly. The senior activities will begin with the baccalaureate ceremony on May 29, the last day of senior finals. Seniors are instructed to arrive at De Anza College’s Flint Center by 7 p.m. for baccalaureate, which will run from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and will include student performances, such as dances and songs, and speakers. Venture... READ MORE »»

    The graduation ceremony will take place at Paly on June 3. A reception and graduation night party will follow the celebration.

    Design by Maggie Rosenthal

  • Mindfulness to be introduced into curriculum

    Mindfulness to be introduced into curriculum

    Nicole Li, Staff Writer

    May 21, 2015

    Current Palo Alto High School science Instructional Supervisor Josh Bloom hopes to move towards bringing mindfulness to Paly as next year’s Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for Social Emotional Learning. Bloom believes that mindfulness will greatly benefit the student body, and hopes to follow in the path that Henry M. Gunn High School has taken with respect to mindfulness and intraspection, Gunn’s Student Executive Council recently voted... READ MORE »»

    Paly students participate in a meditation activity led by Palo Alto Medical Foundation mindfulness instructor Clia Tierney.

    Danny Hammerson/The Campanile

  • The Decline of Boxing

    The Decline of Boxing

    Jared Stanley, Staff Writer

    May 21, 2015

    In order to fully understand how boxing has declined as a sport, just ask the boxing fanatic next to you to name the top heavyweights in the world. The point is if you can even find a boxing fanatic, he or she will struggle to name many famous boxing figures, if any at all. This is a stark difference from the 20th century, when names such as Sugar Ray Robinson, Jack Johnson and Muhammad Ali would roll off of anyone’s tongue. During the early 20th c... READ MORE »»

  • Underground vs. Mainstream in EDM

    Underground vs. Mainstream in EDM

    Bo Field, Design Editor

    May 21, 2015

    Music is one of the few things that can bring millions of people together in love and harmony. Conversely, genre distinctions, pretentiousness and subjective judgment of music can divide millions of people into screaming fits of rage and decades-long wars of attrition. This has happened time and time again as new genres have formed, expanded and inevitably split into distinctions such as “old-school” and “new-school” hip-hop, “indie” a... READ MORE »»

Theatre department reveals new board

Theatre department reveals new board

The Palo Alto Theatre Department announced its new student board and season for next year at its final major event of the school year, Senior Showcase on May 16, after finishing...  Read More »

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Olympic-style events bring senior athletes to sports competitions

Olympic-style events bring senior athletes to sports competitions

During the month of May, several local facilities in Palo Alto will partner to host a series of sports events as part of the ninth annual Bay Area Senior Games. This year’s...  Read More »

May 21, 2015 • 0 comments

Apartment smoking ban fails to pass

Apartment smoking ban fails to pass

After the vote on May 12 regarding a proposal to ban indoor smoking in multi-family complexes, the Palo Alto City Council decided to not extend the current smoking ban to...  Read More »

May 21, 2015 • 0 comments

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Interdepartmental coordination would ease student stress

Interdepartmental coordination would ease student stress

As high school students, we occasionally face a convergence of exams from many classes over the period of one week. No, not just finals. These weeks can be any time between ...  Read More »

May 21, 2015 • 0 comments

Young adults ought to be more involved in the voting process

Young adults ought to be more involved in the voting process

When Palo Alto High School seniors turn 18, they enter the world of adulthood and are confronted by a myriad of new legal hazards and opportunities they were previously ex...  Read More »

May 21, 2015 • 0 comments

YES: Should makeup tests be harder than original tests?

YES: Should makeup tests be harder than original tests?

While makeup tests serve as flexible alternatives for students to take tests at a later time, questions on these makeup exams should be more difficult in order to prevent st...  Read More »

May 21, 2015 • 0 comments

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Summing up Europe

In the minds of most high school students, mathematics is commonly associated with mundane problem sets in a banal, antiquated textbook, filled with material that is largely...  Read More »

May 21, 2015 • 0 comments

Technology manufacturers consider product aesthetics

Technology manufacturers consider product aesthetics

Technology has in some way been introduced to every aspect of our lives. At school, we use laptops and desktops for class work and websites to check our grades. Car manufactu...  Read More »

May 21, 2015 • 0 comments

Google invades privacy by gathering user data

Google invades privacy by gathering user data

An Internet user, like almost all people today, goes onto Amazon’s website in search of a new pair of shoes. The user searches through dozens of pairs of shoes until he or s...  Read More »

May 21, 2015 • 0 comments

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Women’s sports deserve more media attention

Women’s sports deserve more media attention

One of the most celebrated sports events of the year is the path to the National Basketball Association (NBA) finals. Basketball fans around the country don their favorit...  Read More »

May 21, 2015 • 0 comments

NBA should consider changing the draft lottery

Two years ago, the Minnesota Timberwolves ended its basketball season with a record of 40-42. In the offseason between that season and the most recent one, the Timberwolves ...  Read More »

May 21, 2015 • 0 comments

Boys swimming places second leagues

The boys swim team finished the year by claiming second place in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) and third place in Central Coast Section (CCS). Sophomore Andrew...  Read More »

May 21, 2015 • 0 comments

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