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All Right Pali, Time to Follow Basic Science

Shane Masterson, Staff Writer May 24, 2022

Whether it be a new surge of cases or a new mandate, this year has been full of disruptions due to COVID-19. But, after the Omicron surge’s sharp descent, Pali’s indoor mask mandate finally came...

Don’t Put Blind Faith in UCs’ Test-Blind Policy

Don’t Put Blind Faith in UCs’ Test-Blind Policy

Emma Nakaoka, Staff Writer February 10, 2022

Colleges have been using standardized testing for admissions for almost a century, with the SAT being implemented nation-wide in 1926 and the ACT being introduced in 1959. Since then, standardized test...

Even With Omicron Receding, Pali Should Maintain Weekly Testing Protocols

Even With Omicron Receding, Pali Should Maintain Weekly Testing Protocols

Shane Masterson, Staff Writer February 8, 2022

With the Omicron variant of COVID-19 causing a surge of infections all over the world, questions are being raised about how the return to school for millions of students should be managed entering the...

Unfair Budgeting Favors Football, Leaving Other Sports Behind

Unfair Budgeting Favors Football, Leaving Other Sports Behind

Avani Desai, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

As Pali transitions back to in-person learning, sports and afterschool programs are swinging back into high gear. But, with the looming sports budgeting crisis, some teams need to go the extra mile to...

Let’s Have a Frank Talk about the Italianx, Cowbxy Populations (Satire)

Let’s Have a Frank Talk about the Italianx, Cowbxy Populations (Satire)

Luke Wiener, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

I sit with my head pressed up against the desk, my arms sprawled across its surface. Lying there half-asleep on this slow, mid-week morning, the fourth period announcements echo through the empty halls,...

When it Comes to Gender Stereotypes, Disney Really Needs To Let It Go.

When it Comes to Gender Stereotypes, Disney Really Needs To Let It Go.

Katia Stutz, Managing Editor November 9, 2021

Scarlett Johansson, who portrays Natasha Romanoff in many Marvel movies, recently sued Disney, alleging that her contract was breached. The movie Black Widow, which stars Johansson, was released in...

For Cultural Icon Disney, It’s Time to Recognize a Whole New World

For Cultural Icon Disney, It’s Time to Recognize a Whole New World

Katia Stutz, Managing Editor November 3, 2021

Disney’s most recent Marvel superhero movie, Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, received roaring praise from viewers despite the fact that many across the globe were completely unaware of the...

Podcasts: The New Bedtime Story

Podcasts: The New Bedtime Story

Bianca Cherry, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

Wandering through the halls of Pali, I find myself in a serious predicament—what do I listen to? Sure, I could tune into the fascinating conversations my peers partake in, or re-listen to that one playlist...

All Right Pali, Time to Calm Down with the Masks

All Right Pali, Time to Calm Down with the Masks

Shane Masterson, Staff Writer October 18, 2021

Masks have become a ubiquitous part of the COVID-19 pandemic. At first, we were told not to wear them to ration for healthcare workers. Then, they became a widespread necessity, with many masking up outdoors...

Investigative Report: What is a Fake Bra? (Satire)

Investigative Report: What is a Fake Bra? (Satire)

Maya Millner, Editor-in-Chief October 14, 2021

“What’s a fake bra?” The quad buzzed with frustration. Just minutes earlier, the PA had sounded with the familiar “Teachers, please pardon the interruption.” It was Assistant Principal Russel...

Transferring from a Mindset: Restructuring the Four-Year-College Model

Transferring from a Mindset: Restructuring the Four-Year-College Model

Paige Snepp and Anouk Wijeratne May 13, 2021

Fluttering gently in the wake of the countless students flitting in and out, colorful pennants of name-brand colleges form a kaleidoscope on the ceiling of Pali’s College Center.  Before the pandemic...

Is There Reason to Celebrate the One-Year Anniversary of eLearning?

Is There Reason to Celebrate the One-Year Anniversary of eLearning?

Peyton Pollard, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

The date March 12, 2020 will be ingrained in many Pali students’ memories as possibly the last day of normal high school. On this day one year ago, students and staff were sent home. And there, they’ve...

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