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Modern Holocaust

Modern Holocaust

Lulit Abdissa

April 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion

In May of 1939, FDR famously turned away the SS Louis, the escape boat filled with Jews fleeing Hitler in Europe. Today, this ‘modern holocaust’ is plaguing the world yet again with evil, only this time in China. The Holocaust was a genocide that occured during World War II where Nazi Germany, aid...

The Case for Mandarin at Pali

The Case for Mandarin at Pali

Page Snepp

April 3, 2019


Filed under Opinion

As the daughter of a Chinese immigrant, I grew up steeped in the sound of Mandarin in my home. Because of my childhood obsession with Chinese shows such as “Little Nezha” and “Sun Wukong, The Monkey King,” I was almost completely fluent in Mandarin by the time I was five. Knowing it helped m...

Why Frank Ocean is the greatest artist of this generation

Why Frank Ocean is the greatest artist of this generation

Lulit Abdissa

April 3, 2019


Filed under A&E, Opinion

“Up above the birds, I saw the sky like I never seen before." In late January 2019, news broke that artist Frank Ocean's video album, Endless, was set to arrive on multiple streaming services after only being available on Apple Music in video form since its release in 2016. However, much to the...

2013 Was so Ugly

2013 Was so Ugly

Ariana Abtahi and Kennedy Benjamin

March 29, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It’s 2013. You’re in your room, fairy lights amongst the shining polaroids of O2L hanging behind you as you slam back a Baja Blast. Your freshly dyed Kool-Aid hair is in a messy bun and your eyes are glued to the screen as you watch Cameron Dallas do a disturbing rendition of the worm to “Grind With Me...

Diversity of Political Opinion

Diversity of Political Opinion

Imani Beckett, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The common narrative about high school and college campuses seems to be that conservatives routinely have their opinions suppressed by their leftist peers and administration. Though this attitude might seem intolerant, it’s actually an understandable reaction to much of the mainstream conservative ...

Hollywood Whitewashing

Hollywood Whitewashing

Joey Chae, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Hollywood is great. It produces countless movies and TV shows that make us laugh and cry and love again, but not everyone is featured on the big screen. Why was “Crazy Rich Asians” the first U.S. blockbuster with a primarily Asian cast in a quarter of a century? As a Korean-American, my mom made ...

100 Years of Women Voters

100 Years of Women Voters

Sophie Friedberg, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion

In 1919, women were granted the constitutional right to vote in the United States. In 1920, women were allowed to vote for the first time in a presidential election. Thus, 2020 will mark the 100-year anniversary of active women’s suffrage in the United States. With this momentous election fast a...

Why compliments don’t always equal flattery

Why compliments don’t always equal flattery

Sophie Friedberg, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Many inherently believe that a guaranteed way to impress someone is by issuing a compliment. Whether it regards appearance, ideas or intellect, a compliment has the potential to prompt feelings of security and confidence in others. In some cases, this may be true. Positive comments can boost sel...

Hierarchy of Opinions

Hierarchy of Opinions

Lulit Abdissa

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

This past week, senators, representatives and mayors alike have been announcing their candidacy for the 2020 presidential election. As this revered American process plays out, discussions and debates have and will continue to emerge at kitchen tables, barbeques and classrooms across the nation. These con...

Does being a second-semester senior live up to the hype?

Does being a second-semester senior live up to the hype?

Sophie Friedberg, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under Opinion

With stressors like college apps, job hunting and career planning, first semester senior year has been pegged one of the toughest times in high school. Because of this, the much-anticipated title of being a second-semester senior is welcomed with open arms every year. When the bell rings in Dece...

BUSCEMI Drills

BUSCEMI Drills

Zade Mullin, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Pali has long been attempting to find the perfect acronym to protect the students in its district. This acronym would remind students of the alarming scenarios they could face at school, and has finally been created. Conveniently, it spells out BUSCEMI. “B” is for Bees (mostly bumble in nature...

“Bandersnatch”: Is Someone Controlling You?

“Bandersnatch”: Is Someone Controlling You?

Danica Yeh, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Already established with its unsettling social commentary, Netflix’s Black Mirror series owed viewers no more. However, in December, the writers introduced something new, something different, something more disturbing: “Bandersnatch”. An interactive movie, “Bandersnatch” allows viewers to choose wha...

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