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blackface makes me sad.

blackface makes me sad.

Kennedy Benjamin, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

Riding through the Village in my friend’s car, on the way to get my much-anticipated quesadilla from Garden Cafe, my heart shattered as the white man in the white Prius said to me with words whose sounds were blocked by window glass, “You dirty n*gg*r.” I was shocked, flabbergasted and didn’t know...

Inconsistent Grading Policies at Pali

Inconsistent Grading Policies at Pali

Dylan Tzung, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

Teachers at Pali have the freedom to create grading policies specific to their own classes, and make independent decisions about what letter grades to give to each student. While certain grading policies may benefit some students, others are left feeling unjustly treated and unfairly graded by their re...

Pali Administration Revises Class Rank System

Pali Administration Revises Class Rank System

Dylan Tzung, Staff Writer

December 2, 2018

Recently, the PCHS Board of Trustees, the College Center and the Department Chairs collectively decided to end class rank, a system that compares the grade point average of each individual student to the rest of their class and gives them a specific rank. This decision will take effect for the curren...

Pali’s Twin Student-Athletes Talk About Their Relationship

Pali’s Twin Student-Athletes Talk About Their Relationship

Dylan Tzung, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

Among Pali’s large student-athlete population, there are various athletes that stand out above others. For seniors Sammy and Ally Stahl as well as Mason and Vance Mallory, it is because they are two sets of twins that play varsity sports together at Pali. Sisters Sammy and Ally Stahl have played bot...

Is Pali’s block schedule working for students?

Is Pali’s block schedule working for students?

Dylan Tzung, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

Director of Student Achievement Monica Iannessa believes “we have outgrown the schedule.” As students around Pali encounter increasing issues and conflicts while scheduling classes, it’s become clear to many that the block period system may be flawed. “We need more space in our bell schedule...

Pali changes bus companies

Pali changes bus companies

Kennedy Benjamin, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

Senior Tnsae Mulu rises before the sun does every day so that she can catch the school bus. She never complains, understanding that the sacrifice is part of attending Pali High. But when school officials announced earlier this year that students and their families would have to absorb more of the...

The differences that bring Pali together

The differences that bring Pali together

Sophie Friedberg, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

The Pali student body is composed of many different cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds. As a result, there is an abundance of student-run clubs that unite students of similar cultures -- and the Pali community as a whole. Organizations such as the Black Student Union, the Latino Student Union, Fuerza Unid...

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