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How COVID-19 May Change Education Forever

A changing economy may open the door to trade schools
June 1, 2020

Peering at the screen of their online class, high school upperclassmen may be struggling to picture what lies ahead. With no end to this pandemic in sight, these students’ futures seem hazier than ever....

The Upsides of Quarantine

June 1, 2020

I’ll be the first to admit that being locked inside for months on end — especially during my last semester of high school — isn’t fun, to say the least. But that’s my reality now. The ongoing...

Don’t Put a Price Tag on Life

Don’t Put a Price Tag on Life
Human lives are more important than money, pandemic or not.
May 10, 2020

There are about 330 million people living in the United States. With the alarmingly rapid spread of COVID-19, public health officials warn that this number will soon drop by 100,000 — at least. Parent,...

Lessons from Green Bubble Land

You can be my blue bubble boo, but I won’t be your blue bubble boy
February 21, 2020

It’s the beginning of the school year and you’re sitting in math class. As the teacher takes roll, students pass around a sheet of paper, each adding their name and phone number before passing it on....

What Makes You Self-Made? That’s the Billion Dollar Question

What Makes You Self-Made? That's the Billion Dollar Question
February 6, 2020

“I intend to make my own way in the world,” declared Jo March, portrayed by Saoirse Ronan in the latest film adaptation of literary classic “Little Women.” “No one makes their own way,”...

The Curious Incident of Autism in the Arts

The Curious Incident of Autism in the Arts
January 29, 2020

Uh Oh. This was my initial reaction upon hearing the news that Pali’s next play would be an adaptation of Mark Haddon’s 2003 novel, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” This...

Disney’s Empire Strikes Back

Disney’s Empire Strikes Back
December 13, 2019

Luke and Leia, Iron Man and Captain America, Woody and Buzz, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. From a galaxy far, far away to superheroes, talking toys to princesses, Disney captures hearts around the...

Wrestling: A Personal Perspective

Wrestling: A Personal Perspective
November 12, 2019

What is the first thing that comes to mind when a person hears the word wrestling? For some, it may be the image of John Cena body slamming some poor fellow to the soul-shaking sound of trumpets. For others,...

CHSPE is a Bad Idea for Most Students

CHSPE is a Bad Idea for Most Students
November 7, 2019

A few years ago, a former Pali student, who requested anonymity, started classes at Santa Monica College (SMC). But she never donned Pali’s cap and gown, walked the stage or accepted a diploma. Instead,...

The Case for an Open Internet at Pali

The Case for an Open Internet at Pali
Pali’s network restrictions are excessive and often puzzling. Why do we need them?
October 26, 2019

Every day, thousands of Pali students arrive at school, scrolling through the social media app of their choice. Before arriving, most of these students can browse and chat however they please. However,...

Marvel Movies are Destroying the Film Industry

Marvel Movies are Destroying the Film Industry
October 11, 2019

Decades ago, no one would have expected the pop culture zeitgeist that we have today: superhero movies. Flash back to as late as the 1980s, and most superheroes were seen as nerdy or immature. But in 2019,...

School Chromebooks: Are they All That Bad?

October 5, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, Pali students were given the opportunity to borrow a Chromebook from the school. In order to be issued the devices, they had to get a permission slip signed by their...

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