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Pali’s Growing Pains

Ryan Patton, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


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A spike in student enrollment combined with a decrease in teachers this year has led to an overall increase in class sizes. The average general education class size is now 32, compared to 30 last year, according to Jeff Hartman, Director of Academic Planning. Overall, the number of total classes...

Fighting for the Field

Hannah Yick, Design Editor

June 1, 2018


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Pali’s Stadium by the Sea—one of the school’s greatest prides—is home to several athletic teams that represent the school. The field teams include Football, Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Soccer, Boys’ Lacrosse, Girls’ Lacrosse, Track, Cross Country and Softball, along with the Marching Band an...

Boys’ Volleyball Prepares to Serve Up Strength in the Upcoming Season

Hannah Yick, Design Editor

June 1, 2018


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During the week of February 5, Pali’s main gym squeaked under the pressure. Sneakers tore across the sleek wood floors as boys dove and lunged— Volleyball tryouts for the upcoming spring we’re coming to a close. As final cuts were made and the team roster was finalized, JV coach, varsity as...

Pali elects next year’s Leadership team

Caleb Crain, News Editor

June 2, 2017


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On the week of Apr. 3, Palisades Charter High School had its elections for the leadership officers for the 2017-18 school year. The contest saw a total of 23 candidates vying for a spot as one of the leaders of Pali’s Associated Student Body, or ASB, for next year. If elected they would serve as one of the sc...

How “13 Reasons Why” glorifies suicide

Judy Zhang and Melissa Bunnapradist

June 2, 2017


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Recently, Netflix announced that the popular TV show "13 Reasons Why" will be returning to small screens for its second season. Since its debut at the end of March, "13 Reasons Why" has captivated the hearts of young adults and suddenly become everyone’s #1 binge-worthy show. Naturally, with this upbrin...

Point-guard Chelsey Gipson wins Wooden Award

Joe Meyerson, Editor in Chief

June 2, 2017


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Senior Pali point-guard Chelsey Gipson has won the 2017 John R. Wooden High School Player of the Year award for basketball. Gipson won the award in the CIF Los Angeles City Section division, the highest division in the city. “It’s an honor and a blessing to win something big like this. I wouldn’t b...

Pali searches for new electives and English courses

Caleb Crain, News Editor

March 20, 2017


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This semester, Pali students struggled to find electives to put in their schedules, and many underclassmen resorted to being Teacher’s Assistants, or TAs. Pali’s answer to that was a call to teachers to develop new one-semester electives to solve the current deficit. Teachers and faculty membe...

The Fonz graces Pali

The Fonz graces Pali

Julian Speyer, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017


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On Tuesday, actor, author and producer Henry Winkler visited Pali to talk to students about topics such as the importance of humor and the power of resilience. The former “Happy Days” star spoke to a packed Mercer Hall about overcoming his dyslexia and his surprising ascent to Hollywood royalty...

#OscarsSoWhite attempts to right a wrong

#OscarsSoWhite attempts to right a wrong

Candace Yee, Entertainment Editor

March 8, 2017


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A simple telegram, sent in February of 1928, was used to notify actors, directors, producers, writers and technicians of their nominations for the first annual Academy Award. Three months later, in a private dinner hosted at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, nominees Janet Gaynor and Emil Jannings were a...

Girls soccer knocked out by Granada Hills in triple overtime thriller

Kia Kazemi-Nia, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


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Pali girls soccer was knocked out of the CIF Los Angeles City Section semifinals, suffering a heartbreaking 2-1 triple-overtime loss to visiting Granada Hills on Tuesday Feb. 28. Pali sophomore forward Daniela Flores opened up the scoring with a calm left-footed finish in the first half. It lo...

Why Everything Should Have Pockets

Juliet Denbaugh, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


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Pockets: the billion-dollar invention that still hasn’t gotten enough attention. You heard it here first folks, pockets are actively being deprived of much-needed appreciation, and they won’t stand for it any longer. From being inadequately sized to being deliberately excluded from certain clothin...

The End of an Era — “Gotcha!”

The End of an Era — “Gotcha!”

Kiana Karimi, Copy Editor

March 2, 2017


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For many years, “Gotcha!” was a long-standing tradition for Pali High seniors. The goal of the game was simply to tag an anonymous, assigned target with a “Gotcha!” sticker and make sure the senior didn’t get him or herself “Gotcha-ed.” The last person standing won the grand prize of $200. ...

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