Veritas

PARLEZ-VOUS FRANÇAIS? Juniors Grace Lam (left) and Saki Matsumoto (right) converse in French. Both students are bilingual and learning a third language. Lam grew up speaking Mandarin and Matsumoto speaks Japanese. They are now developing their linguistic skills in Advanced Placement French. “I think that it [knowing Mandarin] has given me a better ability to pick up other languages,” Lam says.

Bilingualism on the Brain

February 6, 2018

Walking around Palo Alto High School campus, it’s not rare to hear conversations in foreign langua...

It's All Smoke and Mirrors

It’s All Smoke and Mirrors

February 5, 2018

You know a product is a big deal when it has its own verb. Juuling, or the use of Juul-brand e-cigaret...

Do You Read Me?

Do You Read Me?

February 5, 2018

“Chemicals like DDT can accumulate in predatory birds,” Alicia Szebert says, as she teaches an AP...

Trigger Warning

Trigger Warning

February 4, 2018

It’s an overwhelming influx of tears, news alerts, and silence for the deadliest mass shooting in t...

The (Second) Impact

February 2, 2018

The last image she saw was the spherical yellow ball hurtling toward her. In her very last movement,...