The Escape and the Return

The Escape and the Return

May 16, 2019

Warning: This feature deals with accounts of sexual assault and may be a trigger for some readers. Imagine that one day you have no freedom or control over your future. Now, imagine that you must ...

In a Flash: Paly’s Diverse Interpretations of Street Photography

In a Flash: Paly’s Diverse Interpretations of Street Photography

May 16, 2019

Kamala VaradarajanMay 16, 2019In a Flash: Paly’s Diverse Interpretations of Street PhotographyPARIS, FRANCEThis image of two hunched over Parisians conversing on a public bench captures a relaxed, can...

Palo Alto High School seniors Celine Boissy (left) and Eleonora Susi (right) are exchange students who have moved to Palo Alto for their final year of high school. “I’m glad that there were other exchange students [at Paly],” says Susi. “If you come in senior year, it’s difficult to get really close friendships. People are friendly, but  ... [they] have already have their group of friends.”

A Home Away from Home

May 16, 2019

“What I was most surprised to miss was the music in Guatemala,” says Palo Alto High School senior Celine Boissy, an exchange student. “When you’re walking up the street, there’s that salsa da...

CIRCLING THE WORLD Radu Toma finds value in experiencing different ways of life, whether it is exploring the beaches of Uruguay or the metropolis of Hong Kong. “I am fortunate to be able to constantly broaden my horizons and learn about the geography, history, culture [and] archaeology all over the world,”  Toma says. Photo by Megan Chai

A Tangent to Traveling

March 5, 2019

From racing a Formula One car in Abu Dhabi to seeing lion cubs in Johannesburg, Palo Alto High School teacher Radu Toma, who teaches Geometry A and Algebra 2 / Trigonometry Honors, has traveled around the globe...

From SFO to SoHo

From SFO to SoHo

March 5, 2019

The camera shutter swiftly clicks away, capturing a man biking across the street among mustard yellow taxis. This photoshoot was one of my first assignments at the New York Times Summer Academy: shoot an ...

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

March 4, 2019

Roman Holiday: Delving into Rome’s cuisine and dramatic pastKamala VaradarajanFebruary, 2019COLOSSAL COLOSSEUMThe ancient arena shines in the late afternoon sun against a stormy sky, as seen from the Ro...

Landscapes Through a Lens

Landscapes Through a Lens

October 21, 2018

Landscapes Through a Lens: Exploring the Wonders of YellowstoneKamala VaradarajanOctober 21, 2018RAINBOW POOLS Grand Prismatic is arguably the most iconic feature of Yellowstone. Its enormous size makes it difficult ...

Bienvenue à Côte d'Ivoire

Bienvenue à Côte d’Ivoire

October 19, 2018

Palo Alto High SchoolWorld History and Sociology teacher, Benjamin Bolaños, and his host family from the Côte d’Ivoire pose for a photo with their arms around one another. This photo from 1994 dep...

Mexico

Mexico

May 25, 2018

Finn MennutiMay 25, 2018Mexico: Exploring ZihuatanejoI have never been enthralled by all-inclusive resorts. I feel that although they are economically beneficial for those who work there, they dilute t...

Japanese Journey

Japanese Journey

May 25, 2018

Japanese Journey: Traversing the Vivid Landscape of the EastSoumya JhaveriMay 25, 2018Japan is often seen as the prime Spring Break destination due to the cherry blossoms, or sakuras. What many people don’t know is that th...

RED SQUARE People stroll down the Red Square in front of the State Historical Museum in Moscow, Russia. According to BBC, despite worsening Russian-American political relations, American tourism to Russia is growing, with a 25 percent increase in 2017.

From Russia With Love

May 22, 2018

Russia and the United States are worlds apart. Russians hate anything having to do with America. Russia is a backwards nation, politically and socially. All of these are stereotypes about Russia that are often pe...

Mangos and Treehouses

Mangos and Treehouses

May 22, 2018

Surrounded by the smell of juicy mangoes hanging from nearby trees and the magnificent view from the top of a makeshift treehouse, 2-year-old Adam Yonkers spent his early childhood in Benin, formerly k...