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Free Wi-Fi program ends in East Palo Alto

February 6, 2015

In the near future, the non-profit organization Computers for Everyone (CFE) will shut down the free Wi-Fi from East Palo Alto, Calif. as well as the Belle Haven area of Menlo...  Read More »

Investigation of University of California system’s finances

February 6, 2015

A new two-person committee will investigate the University of California (UC) system’s finances in order to determine how much state funding...  Read More »

Clubs look to increase membership

February 6, 2015

Palo Alto High School’s Associated Student Body (ASB) chartered 12 new clubs on Wednesday, Feb. 4. These new clubs include Shaping Our Future, Haven, Doctor...  Read More »

Computers recognize human characteristics

February 6, 2015

A recent study performed on Jan. 12th showed that simply by looking over past Facebook likes, a computer is a better judge of someones personality than their...  Read More »

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Opinion

Prospective drivers face too much pressure

February 6, 2015

Like many high school sophomores, Elizabeth, whose name has been changed to respect her privacy, spends most of her weekend nights hanging out with friends....  Read More »

A Palo Alto High School student reminisces about the past as he flips through the senior polls  section in the 2013-2014 Madrono.

Madrono should publish superlatives for teachers

February 6, 2015

When it comes to yearbooks, there’s one specific section that has consistently been a school favorite — the superlatives. As we drool over last year’s...  Read More »

Paly ought to offer class previews

February 6, 2015

The course decision process is one of the most important tasks that a student undergoes throughout his or her high school career, and though Palo Alto High School...  Read More »

Palo Alto students meditate during a student-geared yoga class lead by Clia Tierney.

Add mindfulness to curriculum

February 6, 2015

Mindfulness is the mental practice of focusing on the present. It is a type of meditation in which one centers his or her awareness of passing thoughts in a completely accepting...  Read More »

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Editorial

Lifestyle

A leisurely blade to the ‘Shack

A leisurely blade to the ‘Shack

How does an athlete, loving brother and, above all, journalist follow up a column as profound and challenging as his last one, which documented the trying feat of biking to...  Read More »

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The V-Moda M100, Beats by Dre Solo 2, Sennheiser Momentum and ATH-M50x are among the most popular headphones in the market.

The best headphones available on the tech market

February 6, 2015

Far too many people listen to music with the Apple Earpods that come with their iPhones, or with a cheap pair of headphones bought from Walgreens. If one were...  Read More »

Googling tough answers is an obvious but underrated way to beat out competition.

Infallible methods to win Trivia Crack

February 6, 2015

Whether it is flinging irascible birds at green pigs or attempting to fly between protruding green pipes, teenagers have a tendency to become hooked on addictive...  Read More »

Consumer science behind teenage mobile addiction

February 6, 2015

A 2014 report showed that 0.15 percent of mobile gamers bring in 50 percent of mobile games revenue. Working as a hybrid of gambling addiction and video game...  Read More »

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Sports

Corporate America: Capturing Sports

Deeply embedded in the memories of the wizened leaders of our community, there remains the notion of a professional sports team ruled not by enterprise or the undying lust...  Read More »

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Junior Emil Wolfgramm tackles an opponent at an away match, earlier this season.

Wrestling prepares for final matches

February 6, 2015

After facing a successful duel against cross-town rival Henry M. Gunn High School, the Palo Alto High School boys wrestling team now only has two matches left in the season. The...  Read More »

Jeff Passan, among many umpires, makes calls in replay booth for MLB games and uses new technology to look at second plays.

Leagues should expand use of instant replay

February 6, 2015

Varsity player Michel Siaba intensely watches the ball as it comes back down during Paly’s game against Homestead. The Vikings went on to win the game by a score of 1-0. Paly has yet to give up a goal to its opposition.

Boys soccer defeated after initial winning streak

February 6, 2015

At 4:04 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, Palo Alto High School was second in the De Anza Division, below Homestead only on goal difference. At 5:45 p.m., the referee...  Read More »

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