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  • Fall Presidential Volunteer Service yearbook picture at 1:50 p.m. on Dec. 2, ceremony on Dec. 5
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  • Ferguson protesters gather at Palo Alto City Hall

    About 50 Palo Alto residents and Stanford students congregated this afternoon in front of Palo Alto City Hall to peacefully protest a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to pursue a trial for an officer who shot an unarmed resident in Ferguson, Mo. earlier this year.

    A peaceful protestor looks on somberly as another protester shares her thoughts. She carries a sign that says, "No Justice in AmeriKKKa." Photo by Amy Leung.
  • Students place in the Siemens Competition

    Several high school students in Palo Alto are finalists and semifinalists of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology.

    Superintendent Max McGee commends students on their hard work for the Siemens Competition. Photo courtesy of Simon Bloch.
  • Teachers pilot homework passes

    Certain teachers at Palo Alto High School offered a Homework Pass for assignments last week in attempt to encourage conversation between teachers and students.

    Students must explain on the pass why they could not complete the homework assignment. Some students cite lack of sleep or extracurricular responsibilities. Eric Bloom, teacher on special assignment for school culture, offered the passes in his class after attending the Stanford event. A large portion of students welcome the chance to use the homework pass in trade for a teacher-student conversation, according to Bloom. Photo by Chloe Fishman.
  • ASB blood drive to happen next Friday

    Students will be able to donate blood on Dec. 5 in the SSRC. Blood will be donated to the American Red Cross Foundation. Last day to register is Tuesday Nov. 25.

    A poster advertising the blood drive hangs on the window of a classroom for last year's blood drive. Photo by Noa Braun and Paige Esterly.
  • Review: “Mockingjay – Part 1″ flies past expectations

    The third installment in the captivating worldwide franchise The Hunger Games, “Mockingjay – Part 1″ closely follows the book’s plot that it is adapted from as it picks up where “Catching Fire” left off, following the traumatized Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as she becomes the rebel’s symbol: the mockingjay.

    Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Gale (Liam Hemsworth) sprint to escape falling rubble while visiting District 8. Photo courtesy of Lionsgate Entertainment.

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