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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...

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, Opinion Editor

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, Opinion Editor

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...

BUSCEMI Drills

BUSCEMI Drills

Zade Mullin, Satire Editor

January 29, 2019

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?

Danica Yeh

January 23, 2019

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

November 28, 2018

“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

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

November 26, 2018

“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

Ariana Abtahi

November 26, 2018

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...

Homelessness in LA, and how not to fix it

Ariana Abtahi, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Koreatown — a place known and beloved by many for its nightlife. Cheap Korean barbecue spots, all-age karaoke and trendy shopping malls dot the area with deep-rooted culture and history. Despite its name, Koreatown is home to a diverse array of cultural groups including Latinos and African Americans, ...

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