Student Voices: Time to ratify the ERA

“I would like my granddaughters, when they pick up the Constitution, to see that notion – that women and men are persons of equal stature – I’d like them to see that is a basic principle of our society.”


Student Voices: SFMOMA's "Art and China" offers one-sided perspective

Those entering the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art walk under an ominous sculpture – a 26-meter-long smoky-colored dragon suspended from the ceiling. Squinting some more, they see the head is constructed of broken bicycles, its body is made of bikes’ inner tubes and its stomach is filled with thousands of peanut-sized toy cars.

This sculpture is the prelude to SFMOMA’s “Art and China after 1989,” on display through Feb. 24.

Student Voices: CENG students take on schoolwide Hour of Code


In the first week of December, thousands of schools across the country participated in the Hour of Code, a coding initiative designed to expose students to computer science.

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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