Palisades Charter High School

Opinion: The case for on-campus open internet

Opinion: The case for on-campus open internet

Every day, thousands of Palisades Charter High School students arrive at school, scrolling through the social media app of their choice. Before arriving, most of these students can browse and chat however they please. However, their freedom to enjoy open and free...

Taking my mother back to Taiwan

Taking my mother back to Taiwan

It was raining in Northern Taiwan the day our plane landed at Taoyuan Airport. The blue pall that hung in the sky contrasted with the harsh yellow glow of the terminal. My mother, unsure of the...

Pierre Thibodeaux wins a trip to Taiwan

Pierre Thibodeaux wins a trip to Taiwan

Ahma was never too good at English. Hearing my grandmother's broken adulations over the phone is still something I take comfort in. Her Taiwanese is a different story. I can't understand her tales, spoken in her native tongue, but the fervor and passion which she...

Let’s get political…but where?

Let’s get political…but where?

In the wake of an ever more divided political atmosphere, students often find themselves turning to the classroom setting to discuss politics. This discussion is one fraught with tension and conflicting viewpoints, and has thus left teachers with the responsibility to...

Say YA(Y) for Young Adult Literature

Say YA(Y) for Young Adult Literature

When people see teenagers in the wild, also known as the world outside their home, they create a checklist in their mind: the phone, the bored look, and the vacant eyes. Nowadays, there is a record scratch moment to that checklist. Bibliophilic teenagers are emerging...

Pali Student Releases Original EP

Pali Student Releases Original EP

“It definitely didn't feel real — I didn't really process it,” junior Ally McCoy said. McCoy, a dedicated Palisades Charter student and aspiring singer, had recently released her first EP, or extended play, on iTunes. “It was shocking ‘cause it's something I always...

A word on the Class of 2018

A word on the Class of 2018

March was a series of questions: “Have you heard from (insert college of your choice here) yet?” “Are you committed?” “Did you apply ED, EA, or RD?” “So few people college got accepted there anyway.” There is a reason that so few got accepted to any sort of college...

Pali students celebrate cultural New Years

Pali students celebrate cultural New Years

The New Years that majority of the U.S. population is familiar with is the one where the ball drops at 12 on Dec. 31 in Times Square, New York. There are midnight kisses, celebratory champagne drinks and glamorous parties characterized by party poppers and fun...