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Lessons from Green Bubble Land

Caleb Crain, Editor-in-Chief

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. A voice is heard over the din: “If anyone has a Samsung and messes up this chat, I’m going to...

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

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

Eliana Feinstein, Staff Writer

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,” scoffed Jo’s Aunt March, played by Meryl Streep. “Not really.” Though it’s no longer the...

The Curious Incident of Autism in the Arts

The Curious Incident of Autism in the Arts

Paige Snepp, Staff Writer

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 story paints a picture of Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old boy implied to be on the autism spectrum,...

Disney’s Empire Strikes Back

Disney’s Empire Strikes Back

Eliana Feinstein, Staff Writer

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 world time and time again. The Walt Disney Company and its many subsidiaries — including LucasF...

Wrestling: A Personal Perspective

Wrestling: A Personal Perspective

Paige Snepp, Staff Writer

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, Editor-in-Chief

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, Editor-in-Chief

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, Staff Writer

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, Staff Writer

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, Staff Writer

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...

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