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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...

Need for Feed

Need for Feed

Ariana Abtahi, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“Oh God, look at my flabby arms. I literally look obese.” A quote, verbatim, heard during homecoming. Seeing her lament about the heinous photos and immediately deleting them, it had me thinking. Homecoming season evoked a lot of emotions in a lot of people. What was previously a lively socia...

Life 360: Creepy or Crucial?

Life 360: Creepy or Crucial?

Joey Chae, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

According to Google’s dictionary, stalkerish is an adjective that is “characterized by or displaying an obsessive and inappropriate or unwelcome interest in someone.” The word also could be used to describe Life360, a communication app that families and other groups can use to track members’ whereabouts at...

Catcalling: A Guide to Flattering the Female Race

Catcalling: A Guide to Flattering the Female Race

Danica Yeh, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“It was objectification when I didn’t want it to be,” said senior Sammy Stahl in regards to catcalling. Ah. The sweet sound of 21st Century misogyny. Catcalling seems to be something that young women in today’s society are all too familiar with. It has become a habit: We hear it, we ignor...

Stranger Danger on Campus

Stranger Danger on Campus

Ariana Abtahi, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

As the era of the digital age clashes with the timeless desire to meet new people, dating apps are revolutionizing the social scene for adults, slowly replacing the “met by chance” narrative our parents once knew. Pali students are far from behind on the online dating trend. These teens are not me...

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