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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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Let’s do better: start by believing survivors.
Jan 25, 2021 11:19 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 3,719

This is a call to action.

Under the surface of the Palo Alto Unified School District’s high-class education and suburban bubble lies a sinister reality.... More
Feminism: what’s so wrong about equal rights?
Jan 1, 2021 11:01 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 6,952

Feminism. Its primary definition, according to Merriam-Webster, is the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. So, in theory, even if... More
The toxic world of hustle culture
Nov 15, 2020 5:21 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 3,006

During the summer and pressured by new acquaintances, I made a LinkedIn account, which I have barely checked since. The website, while a valuable networking resource,... More
Why I mind my own business
Oct 2, 2020 1:54 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 4,552

If something doesn’t harm other people or affect my life, it shouldn’t be any of my concern.

That’s my general rule of thumb when it comes to... More
Why can't high schoolers write?
Sep 12, 2020 4:27 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 3,886

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
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