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This summer is hot girl summer, but what good is hot girl summer without a stack of hot girl books?

The ultimate summer reading list

By Yonu Oh | June 4, 2021

Perched atop the breast of the glowing orb, under the vermillion-streaked sky, there she sat, submerged in the world of her novel, under the infinite field of opal dust. The brilliant afternoon wind hushed...

Author in Downtown Palo Alto circa 2018.

Sitting on a rooftop on University Ave

By Sara Baudler | June 4, 2021

7:33 pm, University Avenue A lone saxophonist plays mournful jazz in the middle of University Avenue; drum beats spill from a speaker at his feet. People give him a wide berth but their feet unconsciously...

Recent discoveries have unveiled the vaccine inequities between public and private school teachers.

A flawed system, built with good intentions: A closer look into the vaccine rollout for teachers

By Loralei Rohrbach | June 4, 2021

As the world paused to accommodate the needs resulting from the COVID-19 virus, I was able to live through this experience with two educators during the transition into online learning. I think it's rather...

Relaxing activities, such as painting, listening to music, and more, can be extremely helpful to the de-stressing process.

How Casti students cope with stress

By Claire Wong | June 4, 2021

I think we can all say that, without a doubt, this past year has been stressful. From switching between online learning and in-person school to figuring out how to maintain relationships distantly, the...

Recent outbursts during the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship revealed the jarring disparities in the sport.

The NCAA fails women: A symbol of the disparities in athletics

By Ella Holsinger | June 4, 2021

The 2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship kicked off in March, hidden in the shadows of American media with its viewership a fraction of its male counterpart. But soon after the start of the championship,...

The Class of 2027 is welcomed back to campus back in October of 2020

An introduction to the Class of ‘27

By Emily Bock | May 21, 2021

This year has been weird for so many reasons—we've been unable to talk to our friends in person, and we’ve been stuck in the house with only parents and siblings for company. One of my siblings, Annabelle,...

On May 3, 2021, Castilleja welcomed back all 7 grades to campus for the final weeks of school

Back to normal: Miracle or mirage?

By Kelly Yang, Opinion Editor, Design Editor | May 21, 2021

“It’s going to disappear. One day — it’s like a miracle — it will disappear” were the infamous words of Donald Trump, former US President, regarding the coronavirus. I personally recall him...

Your summer 2021 bucket list

Your summer 2021 bucket list

By Anja Peterson | May 21, 2021

Summer marks the beginning of morning hikes, afternoon picnics, last-minute trips to the beach, twilight dinners touched with a warm breeze, and so much more. Whatever summer entails for you, it’s right...

Los Gatos High School teens were elated to attend prom after being fully vaccinated

Is Prom worth the hype?

By Emily Chan | May 21, 2021

Prom is a big deal. The quintessential American high school experience. The night for which teenagers spend months in advance preparing, booking limos, buying dresses, and crafting perfect promposals. Although...

One of Castilleja's infamous treats is their muffins served on hot chocolate mornings on the circle

I made a full meal using only Castilleja recipes: Here’s what happened

By Aizza Rocha | May 21, 2021

I can speak for the majority when I say that I’m glad to be back on campus. There’s a lot of things we missed: lying on the circle, roaming the fitness center, consuming large amounts of ice. But nothing...

After about a year of sports competitions being put on hold, student-athletes have recently been returning to their respective fields, courts, and pools

The ball rolls again: Reflections on the return of Castilleja athletics

By Serafina Cortez | May 21, 2021

March 13, 2020 The amount of uncertainty that filled the air was suffocating. The entire globe seemed to freeze along with everyone’s little worlds. Among those, a bigger world, the sports world, stopped...

It's true, ten steps are all it takes to get into the college of your dreams

10 steps to get your child into the college of your dreams: It’s so simple

By Anja Peterson | April 1, 2021

It’s never too early to nurture the mind for a higher IQ. Classical music should be played at all times while your child is in the womb to ensure that synapses are being formed in the earliest stages...

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