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By Jessica Zang

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About this blog: I’m Jessica Zang, a Palo Alto-born, slightly cynical Gunn High School student who’s passionate about linking high school life to the bigger picture. What’s really going on in our high schools in Palo Alto? Everything a high ...  (More)

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Why can't high schoolers write?
Sep 12, 2020 4:27 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 3,151

American schools have a big problem: they don’t teach us how to write well. Basic grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors are commonplace in the writing... More
On America’s polarized political climate: why is it so difficult to admit it when we’re wrong?
Aug 16, 2020 4:34 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 4,783

Living in Palo Alto often feels like living in a city-sized bubble; there is little variation in opinion, and a general view of society that everybody adopts without... More
Magical Bridge Foundation: a pillar of support during hard times
Jul 25, 2020 11:31 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 4,492

In light of the current circumstances, it may be tempting to say that we’re all in the same boat. However, the saying “we’re all in the same storm,... More
My bystander's experience with PAPD
Jun 26, 2020 2:08 pm
Comments: 29 | Views: 3,736

Disclaimer: this post is for clarification, and telling an account of what I saw. It is not meant to be an accusation, rather a way for my readers to educate me... More
Black Lives Matter: on the topic of protesting and looting
Jun 3, 2020 12:12 pm
Comments: 70 | Views: 96,535

As of recently, every single one of the 50 states has participated in some form of protest. The Black Lives Matter movement has swept across the country following... More
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