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  • Challenge Success survey data released

    Challenge Success survey data released

    Jeremy Fu and Kate DeAndre

    December 11, 2015

    alo Alto High School’s Challenge Success team is sharing findings from the Stanford Survey of Adolescent School Experiences with students and parents in order to facilitate discussion of  current administrative policies as a means of highlighting areas wherein the school can improve. Earlier in the semester, students took the Challenge Success survey to measure and provide information on students’ perspectives on homework, extracurricular act... READ MORE »»

  • Board considers renaming PAUSD school

    Board considers renaming PAUSD school

    Claire Dennis, News and Opinion Editor

    December 11, 2015

    recent petition created by a Palo Alto community member advocates for the renaming of David Starr Jordan Middle School because of the namesake’s support of eugenics, which is the belief that society can be improved by selective breeding. Lars Johnsson, a Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) parent, hopes to acquire 500 signatures in order to persuade the PAUSD Board of Education to appoint a “citizen advisory board.” The board would del... READ MORE »»

    Left: David Starr Jordan, a former Stanford president and eugenics advocate. Right: Jordan Middle School, named after Jordan.

    Courtesy of Stanford University, Jordan Schilling/The Campanile

  • At the crossroads of free speech and safety

    At the crossroads of free speech and safety

    Ethan Teo and Peter Maroulis

    December 11, 2015

    A CALL TO ACTION "There will never be a n— in SAE, there will never be a n— in SAE, you can hang him from a tree but he can never sign with me, there will never be a n— in SAE,” went the twisted parody of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” A video depicting members of the University of Oklahoma’s (OU) chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity repeatedly shouting racial slurs surfaced in May 2015, igniting controversy a... READ MORE »»

  • The Campanile covers: Football

    The Campanile covers: Football

    Kai Oda, Sports Editor

    December 4, 2015

    The Campanile reviews the Palo Alto High School football team two days before their CCS playoff game. Sean Romeo (Junior) provides insight into the team's season.

  • Fire On Ice: Alain Sandraz

    Fire On Ice: Alain Sandraz

    Bethany Shiang, Staff Writer

    November 20, 2015

    ce hockey embodies ferocity. Ballet embodies gracefulness. Between these two lies figure skating — a place where athleticism and artistry meet to create spectacular breathtaking spectacle. Alain Sandraz, a junior at Palo Alto High School and 4-time nationally ranked figure skater, must be able to command power, precision and beauty. But his journey has contained grueling training and the potential for serious injury. Sandraz has been skating si... READ MORE »»

  • NCAAB Predictions

    NCAAB Predictions

    Josh Brigel, Staff Writer

    November 20, 2015

    Big 12: Kansas Contenders: Iowa State, Baylor, Oklahoma Pretender: Texas Quickly becoming one of the strongest conferences in the nation, these four teams may put together one of the more exciting races. Kansas, having been the conference champion over 10 times seems to be the common pick and for good reason. Being one of the annual national powerhouses that is built on the one-and-done rule, Kansas has been as consistent as any other team.... READ MORE »»

    Dec 03, 2011; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Darius Miller (1) shoots a three pointer during the second half against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Rupp Arena. Kentucky defeated North Carolina 73-72. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-US PRESSWIRE

District revisits middle school goals

District revisits middle school goals

recent board meeting was held on November 17 to discuss goals that had been established during the 2013-2014 school year for each middle school within the Palo Alto Unifi...  Read More »

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Theater plans for Macbeth

Theater plans for Macbeth

fter completing a successful run of “The Odyssey” last month, Palo Alto High School’s Theatre Department is moving forward and tackling a new project, William Shakespeare...  Read More »

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Panel initiates alumni dialogue

Panel initiates alumni dialogue

The Alumni Dialogue Initiative (ADI), comprised of Palo Alto High School and Henry M. Gunn High School alumni, spoke on behalf of Wellbeing and Openness in the Palo Alto Community (WOPAC) in the Life After Paly panel on Nov. 24.

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Silicon Valley startups need stricter oversight

America is in danger. The United States has had a storied past as the world’s hotbed of corporations, serving as the cradle for behemoths such as Ford, General Electric, Walmart and McDonald’s. The 20th century engend...  Read More »

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Absences for religious holidays should be recognized

Absences for religious holidays should be recognized

s December passes by, many students are looking forward to the 2-week winter break to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s. The extended time off from school allows stude...  Read More »

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Greater awareness of ISIS’s usage of social media needed

Greater awareness of ISIS’s usage of social media needed

hen a video displaying harrowing images of  American reporter James Foley being beheaded surfaced in mid-August last year, Americans were shocked by the barbarity of such an ...  Read More »

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December’s Top Five List

5) Cover the “Rejection wall” with your acceptance letters. 4) Power a personalized hydropower system using your classmates’ tears. 3) Leave an empty box of donuts outsid...  Read More »

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Dear Jamie 12/11

Dear Jamie 12/11

DEAR JAMIE: As an underclassmen, I was very insecure about my appearance and my identity as a whole. Seeking validation to overcome my self-doubt, I found solace in casu...  Read More »

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Bulletproof Final Tips

Bulletproof Final Tips

here is one F-word that can raise any high schooler’s anxiety through the roof: finals. Finals mean it is time to study all the things you “learned” throughout the ...  Read More »

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Season begins with victory for boys

Season begins with victory for boys

With a final score of 3-0 against Milpitas High School, on Dec. 3, the boys soccer team started off the season with a scrimmage game win. The three goals were scored by...  Read More »

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Wrestling team limited by its young roster

Wrestling team limited by its young roster

he wrestling team ended its first tournament at Half Moon Bay High School with junior Seth Goyal winning the tournament and senior Eric Oshima taking third place. The upcoming ...  Read More »

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European basketball players gain popularity in NBA

European basketball players gain popularity in NBA

For many years, European basketball players have contributed their unique cultural backgrounds to the National Basketball Association (NBA) by bringing foreign talent to the...  Read More »

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