• Culinary fads and trends this new year

    Culinary fads and trends this new year

    Claire Dennis, Staff Writer

    January 16, 2015

    The ‘90s brought the era of fried calamari. In the 2000s, gourmet cupcakes reigned supreme. So what culinary trend can we expect to champion in 2015? Just as fashion designs or music genres fall in and out of style, popular dishes come and go in waves. Changes in food availability, health conscientiousness, politics and... READ MORE »»

    The “cronut”, a cross between a croissant and a doughnut, grew popular last year after being introduced in New York bakeries.

    Ella Mernyk

  • Government should protect free speech for all

    Government should protect free speech for all

    Chris Skokowski and Seth Alston

    January 16, 2015

    Throughout the world, free speech has come to be seen as a right of the people, one which should be protected by the government. Countries in which people do not have the right to speak their minds, such as North Korea, are criticized worldwide for holding back the thoughts of their populace and suppressing the voices of their... READ MORE »»

    Demonstrations erupted in Paris to show support for free speech after a terrorist attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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  • Homework policy change in math department

    Homework policy change in math department

    Jeremy Fu, Staff Writer

    January 16, 2015

    Math teachers in Introduction to Analysis and Calculus and Algebra 2 and Trigonometry are implementing a new homework policy which replaces homework with periodic quizzes in order to increase mastery of material. The policy, announced at the beginning of the second semester, substitutes homework... READ MORE »»

    Kathleen Bowers who teachers Alg2/TrigA hopes the new homework policy will increase student understanding of material.

    Danielle Bisbee

  • Equestrian’s journey to national success

    Equestrian’s journey to national success

    Tiffany Liang, Staff Writer

    January 16, 2015

    Most little girls day dream about riding horses, for equestrians, that dream is their reality. Equestrian is the sport where the horse is considered as much of an athlete as the rider. It is a sport enjoyed frequently by our common peers and also by royalty. Equestrian has claimed its spot in the Olympics in 1912 and since... READ MORE »»

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  • A different path

    A different path

    Claire Liu and Nikhil Rajaram

    January 16, 2015

    Hillel: Exploring Jewish History For the past semester, alumnus Hillel Zand has been spending time in Israel with Kivunim, a secular Jewish gap year program. For Zand, Kivunim provided a compromise between the world travel he craved and the experience in Israel his parents wanted for him. “We are based in Jerusalem,... READ MORE »»

News

Flu cases increase across United States

January 16, 2015

The flu has been spreading to children and elders across California and the rest of the United States recently, due to a mismatch of the virus strain in the flu vaccine. The...  Read More »

Boxer’s vacancy to catalyze senate changes

January 16, 2015

California could generate a multitude of jobs or dramatically change consumer safety laws in the future as prospective politicians look to fill Sen. Barbara Boxer’s vacancy...  Read More »

Bay Area sees increase in Spare the Air days

January 16, 2015

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued the ninth consecutive winter alert on Jan. 9 via Spare the Air, a program created by the organization to reduce air pollution. Throughout...  Read More »

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Opinion

Juniors recently recieved results from the NMSQT, which gives merit scholarships.

Should merit scholarships consider income? YES

January 16, 2015

The College Board describes itself as an “organization committed to excellence and equity in education.” The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) is administered...  Read More »

Juniors recently recieved results from the NMSQT, which gives merit scholarships.

Should merit scholarships consider income? NO

January 16, 2015

As high school juniors from across the nation begin receiving College Board’s Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT),...  Read More »

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Comparing grades reduces self esteem and motivation

January 16, 2015

In a community as academically competitive as Palo Alto High School, it is no wonder that a large culture has arisen of students comparing themselves to their peers. Particularly,...  Read More »

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Editorial

Lifestyle

Iggy Azalea criticized over cultural clash

Iggy Azalea criticized over cultural clash

On May 19, 2014, Forbes ran an article — whose title has since been changed —  entitled “Hip Hop Is Run By A White, Blonde, Australian Woman.” The article, referring...  Read More »

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Life lessons from a somewhat composed junior

January 16, 2015

Life may be full of ups and downs, but it can teach you some invaluable lessons. Some lessons might be hard to learn and some might pop up at the most unexpected times, but...  Read More »

Junior Ellinor Saltin models for Prinovias Wedding Dresses, located in Madrid, Spain.

Student pursues modeling career in Europe

January 16, 2015

Balancing school with sports or clubs is a challenge faced by most students, but focusing on academics while also modeling for magazines across the world is a different story....  Read More »

High school students use a wide range of vocabulary to define the many different stages and facets of a romantic relationship.

Decoding the language of casual romance

January 16, 2015

High school is often characterized by the relationships that bloom during the transformative four years of a teenager’s life. Traditionally, one thinks of...  Read More »

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Sports

Stephen Curry for MVP

Stephen Curry for MVP

In just his sixth year in the league Stephen Curry has had his best season yet. With career highs in field goal percentage, rebounding and steals, he has become an elite player...  Read More »

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Varsity player Lena Chang fights to keep the ball in control. The girls soccer team’s hard work has earned it numerous wins.

Girls soccer team continues winning streak

January 16, 2015

As one of only three teams without any losses or ties in the Central Coast Section (CCS) heading into leagues, the Palo Alto High School girls soccer team is determined and...  Read More »

Boys soccer team off to strong start after win against Los Altos

January 16, 2015

As the night crept in and the sun began to set, it seemed almost as if the players took strength from the creeping darkness as they held on with gritted teeth, waiting for...  Read More »

2015 College Football All-Star Team

January 16, 2015

Marcus Mariota is easily the best quarterback in college football, as he won the Heisman Trophy for best player, and will also most likely be selected number one overall in...  Read More »

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