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How I Stayed Productive in Quarantine…. Or Not

Henry Mueller, Staff Writer

June 1, 2020

In this unprecedented time, there seems to be so much pressure to be the perfect person and to use this time to be more productive. It's overwhelming. Throughout the past couple of years, I realized that I struggle with anxiety. This is not something I share very often because anxiety feels like a...

What is Pali doing to combat climate change?

What  is Pali doing to combat climate change?

Chelsea Purdum, Staff Writer

June 1, 2020

Climate change is real, and humans are causing it. For the past 800,000 years, the Earth’s carbon dioxide level has remained lower than 300 parts per million (ppm), despite multiple ice ages and warming periods. Yet, atmospheric carbon levels are currently at 414 ppm, the highest level ever recorded,...

Juniors Affected By Coronavirus

Juniors Affected By Coronavirus

Lily Gong, Features Editor

May 18, 2020

For the class of 2021, this is arguably the most important semester of high school. Yet most expectations have been shattered or drastically altered, and any existing plans have been reassessed. As members of the junior class prepare to apply for college and decide how they want to spend the beginning...

How COVID-19 Has Changed the Way Teachers Work

Sierra Sugarman, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

The COVID-19 virus began making an appearance in Washington and California during late January and February, and by mid-March, it caused a nationwide transition to eLearning, which hit home at Pali. Faced with the challenge of redesigning their curriculum for the last few months of the school year to...

Pressures of Online School

Joey Chae, Features Editor

May 13, 2020

All across the country, on-campus schooling has shut down because of the coronavirus. Some schools have ended the school year entirely and others have transitioned to different forms of virtual learning. Some schools have changed to pass-or-fail grading scales and others have completely frozen students’...

Pali Seniors Commit To Colleges Around the Country

Atticus Parker, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2020

As if parents’ jobs were not hard enough, every year come April, they must face the dreaded task of consoling their angsty, hormonally imbalanced, heartbroken children who were not accepted into their dream colleges. These pitiful teens inevitably fall into deep depression and soon embark on pathetic...

Where Pali Teachers are From and How They Got Here

Where Pali Teachers are From and How They Got Here

Henry Mueller, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Palisades Charter High School is home to students of different races, religions and sexual orientations, who come from more than 100 different zip codes. But, what about the teachers? Who are they and where are they from? Ms. Randy Tenan-Snow, Traveler English teacher Randy Tenan-Snow faced many strug...

Breaking the Stereotype: The Asian-American Struggle

Breaking the Stereotype: The Asian-American Struggle

Joey Chae, Features Editor

February 21, 2020

I’m a third-generation Korean-American. My paternal grandparents immigrated to the U.S. when my dad was just eight years old and my maternal grandparents immigrated to the U.S. during the Korean War to escape persecution. They came to the U.S. with no money and no knowledge of the language nor the...

Hyuma Sticker: A Pali Phenomenon

Hyuma Sticker: A Pali Phenomenon

Jackson Jeffers, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Whether on laptops, phones or lockers, stickers are one of the most common ways for students to express themselves on campus. And there is one sticker in particular — an adaptation of Pali senior Hyuma Umeda’s 2018-19 yearbook picture — that has risen to popularity at Pali High. “My love for...

Tick Tock, TickTok, TikTok

Tick Tock, TickTok, TikTok

Atticus Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2019

As senior Zubaidah Alsaudi rode down Santa Monica Boulevard on a recent summer afternoon, she spotted a picturesque, iridescent figure in the distance. Without her glasses, Alsaudi’s vision was hazy and the figure ahead was indistinct. But as she approached, a sea of blonde hair became clear, flowing...

Instagram Activism: A New Wave of Protesting

Instagram Activism: A New Wave of Protesting

Joey Chae, Features Editor

November 12, 2019

It can be easy to get sucked into the social media vortex, spending hours upon hours scrolling through Instagram posts and Snapchat stories. While Instagram normally supplies an endless, repeating cycle of memes, birthday shoutouts and polls, posts taking a more political tone have risen in popularity. In...

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