Student Voices: Egan trip changes perspective of Yosemite

I used to think Yosemite was overrated.

The first time I went there was in fifth grade with my family. After hearing comments about how “breathtaking” and “absolutely wonderful” Yosemite was, we were looking forward to a great trip. But due to the weather (winter was just turning to spring), we didn’t get to enjoy the outdoors as much as we had hoped.

Student Voices: Thoughts on the local election

In my six years living in Los Altos, no other election has caused as much of a fuss in the community as last month’s did.

Between city council candidates and Measure C, one thing is certain: Our city ironically resembles the division seen in national politics. And I don’t mean right along party lines. Residents are overwhelmingly liberal, but when it comes to deciding on downtown growth and citywide development, there is no clear majority.

Student Voices: Kids, parents take the spirit out of Halloween

I sat behind a Rubbermaid table in front of an old Palo Alto residence, holding a chocolate bar the size of my face.

The arm of an elementary-school-aged boy dressed as a dinosaur extended above his head to where I could see his hand, his palm facing up toward the night sky. He waited as I handed him the chocolate bar. Like a soldier, he marched to the next house. His parents trailed behind him.

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