Palo Alto

California High School Student Newspaper Condemns ‘Toxic,’ ‘Goal-Oriented’ Mindset

The editors-in-chief of the student newspaper at Palo Alto High School in California have recently announced their plan to censor a “highly anticipated” annual map displaying the colleges that the school’s recent graduates will be attending. The student editors, who have also railed against a “goal-oriented student mindset” claim that the map “contributes to the toxic, comparison-driven culture” at the high school.

High school students take the philosophy exam, the first test session of the 2015 baccalaureate (high school graduation exam) on June 17, 2015 in Paris. Some 684,734 candidates registered for the exam to be held until June 24, 2015 in 4,200 examination centres. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU / AFP …

Bernie Sanders Campaigns with DNC Rebel Tulsi Gabbard

PALO ALTO, California — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) provided a “snapshot” of his foreign policy to members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community on Wednesday as he spoke alongside Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) at two events in Palo Alto, one of which drew over 4,000 people.

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Elite High School Students Rejecting Common Core Tests

LOS ANGELES — Half of the students in their junior year at four affluent high schools in California–Gunn, Palo Alto, Palos Verdes and Calabasas–have chosen to ignore the Smarter Balanced Assessments, the tests based on Common Core that premiere at California high schools this spring.

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Bay Area CEO: Jeb Bush Open to Changing His Views on Indiana Law

Jeb Bush’s Wednesday arrival in the Bay Area may have been met with initial criticism for his support of Indiana’s religious freedom law–which proponents, including Bush, say protects religious rights, while critics suggest it provides grounds for discrimination against LGBT Americans. But by the time he finished Thursday’s fundraisers, he had convinced at least one major donor that he was perhaps open to adjusting his views to appease a more liberal base.

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Santa Cruz: Vaccinations Take off Under Threat of Measles Outbreak

Since the Disneyland measles outbreak began in December, public health officials have called upon parents to vaccinate to vaccinate their under-immunized children and for adults to obtain a booster shot to protect against the disease. Since then, the coastal, liberal enclave of Santa Cruz has seen a significant uptick in vaccination appointments, according to local news station KSBW and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

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