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First Generation: Senior Federica Cerruti

Elaine Lee

April 20, 2015

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]merican fashion, social cues and standardized testing: these are some among many cultural differences that senior Federica Cerruti learned to adjust to when she moved to Los Altos three years ago as a sophomore. Ethnically Italian, she was born and raised in France for seven years before moving to Japan and...

First Generation: Junior Aldo Montes Sanchez

Maya Varghese

April 20, 2015

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[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or Junior Aldo Montes Sanchez, the inspiration to strive to be the first person in his family to go to college comes from his mother, who never had the opportunity to go to college as she wasn’t able to finish high school. “My mother had come to the US in 8th grade and she believed that learning English was impossible at first,” Aldo said. “She no...

First Generation: Senior Akemi Yoshida

Sitara Sriram

April 20, 2015

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hat’s for dinner: Black beans and rice or sushi and stir-fry? Senior Akemi Yoshida comes from very different cultures: her mother is Honduran, her father was Japanese and she has spent her whole life in California. Despite having to juggle many different ways of life, Akemi has managed to find a comfortable...

First Generation: Sophomore Sean Adibi

Hanna Khosravi

April 20, 2015

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[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or as long as he could remember, sophomore Sean Adibi has held his cultural heritage first and foremost in his life. Being a first-generation American from Iran, his primary interests, both social and academic, have merged with his passion regarding his Iranian roots and have led him to continuously build...

First Generation: Junior Paola Campos

Olivia Jerram

April 20, 2015

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[dropcap]J[/dropcap]unior Paola Campos was born and raised in the United States. She plays soccer after school, takes AP English and stresses about college applications. The entire college process and experience is especially important to Paola as she will be the first in her family to attend. “College is the first bi...

The Tenure Debates: What teacher job security means for the public school student

Sitara Sriram

April 19, 2015

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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]One of the most common topics assigned for persuasive essays, school debates and classroom discussions is the issue of teacher tenure. It is one of the most contentious topics in education, and all students, no matter where they come from, can relate to it. Teacher tenure provides job security for teachers...

Rights, Rules and Regulations: Maintaining student’s rights and school authority is a balancing act

Alexandra Milkey

April 19, 2015

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]The California constitution guarantees the fundamental right to a public education. But this guarantee is only the first in a long line of significant constitutional rights that public school students in California have. Several Supreme Court cases have extended many of those constitutional rights to public...

Charter School Disputes in the Los Altos School District

Charter School Disputes in the Los Altos School District

April 19, 2015

Charter schools have been increasing in numbers throughout the United States over the last two decades....

The Military as a Path to College

The Military as a Path to College

November 5, 2014

Enlisting in the military is often seen as an alternative for those who cannot or do not wish to attend...

So You Want to Join the Military?

November 5, 2014

Filed under In-Depth, Issue-2

If you were to walk into a kindergarten class and ask, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” chances are you’d get a lot of firefighters, astronauts, veterinarians and ballerinas. Most kids wouldn’t say, “I want to be in the military.” However, to seniors Brendan Krepchin, Michael Mylen, Dylan Zorn and JJ Cruz,...

The Military Option

November 5, 2014

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Though traditional combat positions may come to mind when one thinks about the military, there is actually a variety of options available for interested students to explore. Depending on what choices students make, they can enlist after high school or college, and have the option to become officers, work full-time or join the...

Military Impacts Abroad and at Home

November 5, 2014

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Long distance relationships are never easy, whether that means living far from your family or leaving your boyfriend for college six hours away. However, when a loved one is deployed to another part of the world, the idea of long distance relationships gets taken to another level.   For many, the deployment of a loved o...

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