As Palo Alto High School's winter sports teams prepare for another exciting season following the winter break, The Paly Voice sat down with the elected captains of this years girls' and boys' soccer, basketball and wrestling teams for exclusive information on their positions and outlooks for the upcoming season.
As an immigrant, there is always a feeling of exclusion between the country you are from and the one you live in. Our family's relationship with these two sides of their identity is confusing, sometimes angry and filled with a constant struggle. Yet the day they cast their ballots, they felt unquestionably American, and for once there were no reservations attached to that feeling of patriotism.
Imagine this scenario. You read the required book for your class, and write an essay, using the instructions given to you by your teacher. Then you add it to the pile of essays for a different teacher teaching a different period of the same class. Would you be confident your work would get the grade it deserved? Would you bet 10 or 15 or 20 percent of your grade on it? We wouldn’t.