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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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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
How COVID-19 Affects Communities
Mar 25, 2020 12:31 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 13,829

When the coronavirus was first discovered, nobody expected it to blow up the way it did. In fact, the virus was not perceived as dangerous at all until it took lives... More
George Floyd's tragedy exposes tense polarization between Americans
May 28, 2020 12:49 pm
Comments: 53 | Views: 9,381

“Please, I can’t breathe.”

George Floyd, nicknamed the “gentle giant” by family and friends, was a 46 year old black man who passed... More
Overachieving in High School: Is It Worth It?
Feb 24, 2020 9:03 pm
Comments: 32 | Views: 6,105

In Palo Alto, where every high-achieving parent moves to get closer to Stanford and give their children the best education, emphasis on schoolwork is often overwhelming.... 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
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