• The Champions League: A Modern Holy Grail

    The Champions League: A Modern Holy Grail

    Antonio Kieschnick, Staff Writer

    May 21, 2015

    Prologue The ball floated through the air, a pillow, yet still slicing the atmosphere like a knife through butter. It flew through the net, and it kept on going. Its winding path weaved its way through the undergrowth in the concrete jungles of Munich and Barcelona. Even if the ball floated, the wake of devastation it left behind made for a brilliant image, one of a player humiliated and yet simultaneously in awe of... READ MORE »»

  • Paly administration shifts staff and district positions for upcoming school year

    Paly administration shifts staff and district positions for upcoming school year

    Nicole Li, Staff Writer

    May 12, 2015

    Palo Alto High School will see shifts in staff positions next school year, with some teachers taking up new positions while leaving old ones. Geometry and calculus teacher Suzanne Antink will leave her current teaching position to become the district’s Mathematics Common Core State Standards Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA). Antink is eager to work with Palo Alto Unified School District’s secondary schools on curriculum alignment and continuity... READ MORE »»

    The administration has named Peter Diepenbrock as varsity basketball coach, Kelli Hagen as science Instructional Supervisor and Josh Bloom as Social Emotional Learning TOSA.

    Mischa Nee

  • 1 in 2000: Andrew Gibson

    1 in 2000: Andrew Gibson

    Anant Marur and Bo Field

    May 1, 2015

    The Campanile: So, first question, right off the bat: I hear you have an affiliation of sorts with Arc’teryx. Would you mind commenting on how you feel about that brand? Andrew Gibson: I really feel like the Arc’teryx mentality just embodies perfection. On the Alpha SV jacket, they had about seven conferences for each of the 12 zippers on the jacket. TC: Seven times 12 comes out to 84. 84 conferences. AG: That... READ MORE »»

  • American baseball needs to be refreshed

    American baseball needs to be refreshed

    Antonio Kieschnick, Staff Writer

    May 1, 2015

    Baseball is in crisis. Now, this is not meant to be some sort of fear-mongering, paranoiac, McCarthyistic rant on the decline of American values. It’s just the truth. It might not be obvious in a Bay Area that has enjoyed an enormous amount of success in the last five years, but people just do not care anymore. Minor league membership is down by around 17 percent and the majority of spectators consist of middle-aged white males — not a dynamic,... READ MORE »»

    Matt Murton, an outfielder for the Hanshin Tigers, makes his 211th hit of the 2010 season, breaks the Japanese single-hit record.

    Courtesy of nytimes.com

  • Society should define extent of public identity

    Society should define extent of public identity

    Jamie Har, Staff Writer

    May 1, 2015

    "Be real!” crowds of wise, thoughtful adults chant. “Embrace who you really are, and don’t be afraid to show it. That’s the only way you will create strong relationships and successfully boost your self-confidence. Never hide behind a façade.” Almost certainly, every person has heard phrases like these more than once from adults, teachers and peers. Whenever people admit feeling insecure about their social interactions or reputations,... READ MORE »»

    People try to hide their identity behind virtual personas to fit the norm, yet struggle to balance this with their true personality.

    Dami Bolarinwa

News

Mindfulness to be introduced into curriculum

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...  Read More »

Apartment smoking ban fails to pass

May 21, 2015

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 »

City council to vote on PAPD body cameras

May 21, 2015

The Palo Alto Police Department (PAPD) will equip 90 more police officers with body-mounted cameras if the 2016 Palo Alto city budget passes in June, ending the one-year...  Read More »

Grad events to close out school year

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...  Read More »

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Opinion

Though some teachers discuss with each other regularly, this intercommunication should be a protocol between all departments.

Interdepartmental coordination would ease student stress

May 21, 2015

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...  Read More »

Eighteen-year-old voter registrees make up just 5.2 percent of the registrees in California, the lowest of any age group in the state.

Young adults ought to be more involved in the voting process

May 21, 2015

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...  Read More »

Personal finance should be included in economics curriculum

May 21, 2015

After a semester of Econ11 and an additional semester of Advanced Placement (AP) Macroeconomics, any Palo Alto High School senior could explain why the net exports...  Read More »

The number of students who miss tests has led to increased makeup test difficulty.

NO: Should makeup tests be harder than original tests?

May 21, 2015

Every once in a while, students unintentionally miss an exam due to immovable absences. However, the option of administering makeup tests allows students who...  Read More »

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Lifestyle

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....  Read More »

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Google invades privacy by gathering user data

May 21, 2015

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...  Read More »

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Summing up Europe

May 21, 2015

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 »

“The Wire” Proves Still Relevant in Baltimore

May 21, 2015

Nearly seven years after its final episode, Baltimore crime saga “The Wire” is still as socially relevant as it was upon its release, especially given the...  Read More »

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Sports

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...  Read More »

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NBA should consider changing the draft lottery

May 21, 2015

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...  Read More »

Boys swimming places second leagues

May 21, 2015

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 »

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The Decline of Boxing

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...  Read More »

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