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Wrestling: a personal perspective

Wrestling: a personal perspective

Paige Snepp

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, it conjures cringeworthy mental images of grown men engaged in the most aggressive cuddling session...

CHSPE is a Bad Idea for Most Students

CHSPE is a Bad Idea for Most Students

Caleb Crain

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, she just walked away. This student had just finished her sophomore year. Instead of waiting to complete...

The Case for an Open Internet at Pali

The Case for an Open Internet at Pali

Caleb Crain

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, their freedom to enjoy open and free internet use stops as soon as they step on campus. Since at...

Marvel Movies are Destroying the Film Industry

Marvel Movies are Destroying the Film Industry

Jackson Jeffers

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, this isn't the case. “Avengers: Endgame™” is the highest-grossing film of all time; the other...

School Chromebooks: Are they All That Bad?

Andy Ju

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 parents and wait in an excessively long line outside of the Tech Office. But were these laptops worth...

Freshmen: An Enlightened View

Freshmen: An Enlightened View

Paige Snepp

October 4, 2019

My one source of solace in this enervating daily routine of school comes from observing the non-stop buffoonery of the freshman class. One can usually identify these students by their grating voices and comically diminutive statures. Their shiny eyes orbit constantly, always searching for teachers or...

Modern Holocaust

Modern Holocaust

Lulit Abdissa

April 5, 2019

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

Paige Snepp

April 3, 2019

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

“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...

Hollywood Whitewashing

Hollywood Whitewashing

Joey Chae, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

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

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

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...

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