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A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

The toxic world of hustle culture

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,...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Nov. 15, 2020
Last comment by Midtown Parent, on Nov 19, 2020 at 11:31 pm | 6 comments | 2054 Views

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Why I mind my own business

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...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Daymarea Green, on Nov 13, 2020 at 10:13 am | 26 comments | 4146 Views

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Why can't high schoolers write?

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...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Sep. 12, 2020
Last comment by District parent, on Sep 18, 2020 at 11:09 am | 13 comments | 3646 Views

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On America’s polarized political climate: why is it so difficult to admit it when we’re wrong?

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...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Aug. 16, 2020
Last comment by Justin Case, on Aug 22, 2020 at 12:29 pm | 9 comments | 5114 Views

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Black Lives Matter: on the topic of protesting and looting

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...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by IdPnSD, on Aug 1, 2020 at 5:31 pm | 70 comments | 105031 Views

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Magical Bridge Foundation: a pillar of support during hard times

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,...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by joycerey, on Jul 29, 2020 at 2:50 pm | 4 comments | 4851 Views

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George Floyd's tragedy exposes tense polarization between Americans

“Please, I can’t breathe.” George Floyd, nicknamed the “gentle giant” by family and friends, was a 46 year old black man who passed...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Michael D, on Jun 21, 2020 at 12:03 am | 53 comments | 10000 Views

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Coronavirus: tips to increase productivity at home

Staying motivated when teachers and superiors aren't present as a form of supervision is difficult. One complication of online work I've encountered personally is...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Apr. 26, 2020
Last comment by A parent with kids in high school, on May 2, 2020 at 12:45 pm | 3 comments | 2945 Views

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Coronavirus: Why aren't some people social distancing?

With coronavirus invading not only the immune systems of people around the world but also our everyday lives, we all want it to go away and never come back. But...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by Observer, on Apr 20, 2020 at 12:52 pm | 9 comments | 5051 Views

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How COVID-19 Affects Communities

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...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Trump fired the national pandemic team, on Mar 29, 2020 at 6:18 pm | 19 comments | 17574 Views

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High School's Abundance of Offensive Humor

Walking around the halls, it’s difficult not to overhear snippets of loud, boisterous conversations around me, most of which I can easily ignore and...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 20, 2020 at 12:05 pm | 10 comments | 5238 Views

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Overachieving in High School: Is It Worth It?

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....

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Feb. 24, 2020
Last comment by Hello, on Mar 12, 2020 at 8:42 pm | 32 comments | 6719 Views
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