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Mr. Wilkinson’s Contract and Walkout

Mr. Wilkinson’s Contract and Walkout

Tommy Berman, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Students staged a walkout during sixth period on April 3 to protest the administration’s decision not to renew the contract of Todd Wilkinson, an English teacher in his second year at Pali. Wilkinson, who teaches AP™ English Literature and Honors Contemporary Composition, was not invited to ret...

2013 Was so Ugly

2013 Was so Ugly

Ariana Abtahi and Kennedy Benjamin

March 29, 2019

It’s 2013. You’re in your room, fairy lights amongst the shining polaroids of O2L hanging behind you as you slam back a Baja Blast. Your freshly dyed Kool-Aid hair is in a messy bun and your eyes are glued to the screen as you watch Cameron Dallas do a disturbing rendition of the worm to “Grind With Me...

CupcakKe needs to be protected at all costs

CupcakKe needs to be protected at all costs

Atticus Parker

February 4, 2019

CupcakKe is a national treasure, and we need to protect her. Chicago rapper Elizabeth Eden Harris, known professionally as “CupcakKe,” has surged into the spotlight in recent years, using clever wordplay and an almost cartoonishly erotic public image to captivate and sometimes shock audiences. It is ...

Inconsistent Grading Policies at Pali

Inconsistent Grading Policies at Pali

Dylan Tzung, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

Teachers at Pali have the freedom to create grading policies specific to their own classes, and make independent decisions about what letter grades to give to each student. While certain grading policies may benefit some students, others are left feeling unjustly treated and unfairly graded by their re...

BUSCEMI Drills

BUSCEMI Drills

Zade Mullin, Staff Writer

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?

“Bandersnatch”: Is Someone Controlling You?

Danica Yeh, Staff Writer

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...

Catcalling: A Guide to Flattering the Female Race

Catcalling: A Guide to Flattering the Female Race

Danica Yeh, Staff Writer

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...

Behind the Cross: The Stories of Pali’s Woolsey Fire Victims

Behind the Cross: The Stories of Pali’s Woolsey Fire Victims

Joe Meyerson, Editor in Chief

November 15, 2018

As the Woolsey Fire burned in nearby Malibu, a Red Cross shelter was set up in Pali’s gym on Nov. 9. Those displaced by the fire were given supplies, shelter and whatever else they may have needed as part of the relief effort. However, the extent of what happened on our campus goes far beyond wat...

Pali’s bus riders take their complaints to board meeting

Pali’s bus riders take their complaints to board meeting

Max Gray, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

At the Oct. 4 meeting of Pali’s Board of Trustees, 13 students who participate in Pali’s transportation program voiced their complaints with the current trends of schedule changes and rising costs. Senior Emely Garcia, who rides the bus, spoke about how much Pali’s diversity stems from the ...

These things really suck: The argument against plastic straws

These things really suck: The argument against plastic straws

Hannah Yick and Danica Yeh

October 17, 2018

Recent debate over the use of plastic straws has caused an upstir about whether the environmentally driven movement to ban them is worth the cost of convenience. How much harm can a few plastic straws do? Why not just recycle them? Will a ban in one city truly induce any change? What many people fail t...

Remembering Mac Miller

Remembering Mac Miller

Joe Meyerson, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2018

I pull over as soon as I hear. Lying weakly against the car door, I’m struck by an overwhelming need to call someone and weep. But I’m not strong enough for tears. In fact, I can’t even muster words. “Silence is all that I hear, listening close as I can.” Mac Miller always took them ...

Pali issues new Chromebooks to meet growing student demand

Pali issues new Chromebooks to meet growing student demand

Caleb Crain, News Editor

October 8, 2018

In the first three weeks of the school year, Pali distributed approximately 800 chromebooks to students, even as criticism of the policy intensifies and the school considers alternatives to the laptops. Information technology director Jeff Roepel says that Pali currently has around 1,400 Chromeb...

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