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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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The toxic world of hustle culture
Nov 15, 2020 5:21 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 2,080

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: 4,152

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: 3,647

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: 5,117

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: 4,852

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
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