See image of Wild Flour Bakery, one of many nearby bread hot-spots

The best bread in the Bay Area? Sara Baudler investigates…

Sara Baudler, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

At first I was going to try and make this a simple list, but I feared that it would read too much like one of those Buzzfeed articles listing “Fifty Great Cooking Gadgets You Need in Your Kitchen.”...

Castilleja's admissions for the 2021-22 school year will take a turn from the normal process

How COVID-19 is driving a redesign of the Castilleja admissions process

Parisa Braun, Editor of Photography November 13, 2020

Castilleja’s admissions for the 2021-2022 school year will take a turn from the normal process due to the inherent complications of COVID-19. While many traditional aspects of the admission process have...

Moira King and her sister, Claudine, posing in Rwanda on July 13, 2012

Reckoning with reconciliation: Let’s learn from a “third world country”

Moira King, Freelance Writer November 13, 2020

I remember the day quite vividly when someone mentioned that my new sister was from a third world country. I had been sitting at my first-grade table when the comment struck my heart in a way it hadn’t...

The pandemic has increased difficulty in finding reliable news sources, make sure what you are reading is trustworthy

How to navigate media consumption in the midst of a fake news epidemic

Ella Holsinger, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

In this age of electronic dependency, information bombards us from every angle imprinting the author’s perspective of the story onto the readers. Navigating your way through opinionated and non-factual...

Castilleja 2019 varisty water polo teammates exchange high-fives at a game

The lack of diversity in aquatics is dangerous

Serafina Cortez, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

The first time I learned to swim, I was four. I was safe. I was lucky. I glided, not quite effortlessly through the water, but oblivious to anything other than its cool touch. I’ve been in and out of...

Peggy's house in San Lorenzo Valley was ravaged by the 2020 California wildfires

My house burned down in the California wildfire

Jesse Gross, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

As she packed her car for what seemed originally like a 3-day evacuation, Peggy Waters only grabbed her three cats and their supplies, her turtle, two shirts, tools for a ritual, and tax forms she had...

Castilleja's BIPOC Instagram that was created in summer 2020 has been showcasing the voices of Castilleja's BIPOC community

How anonymous submissions can foster inclusion: The @bipocatcasti Instagram account

Sela Dingpontsawa, Managing Editor November 13, 2020

This past summer an Instagram account was created in order to highlight the stories of the Castilleja BIPOC community. Since then, the account has garnered 740 followers and has been a topic of conversation...

The effects of the California wildfires are evident at a nearby beach

“Heading towards a brighter future”: Steps Castilleja students can take to mitigate climate change

Emily Bock, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

In recent years, the world has seen the effects of climate change begin to take hold of the world. California’s wildfires have gotten bigger and hotter, and the hurricanes in the southeast have gotten...

Uniforms are proving to have detrimental effects to the body positive movement

Why uniforms are detrimental to the body positivity movement

Ashley Ehrenpreis, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

School uniforms, while in principle designed to provide a heightened sense of equality and unification within communities, are in reality a leading cause of comparison and insecurity both at Castilleja,...

Todd Collins speaks at the PAUSD board meeting to discuss the return of in-person learning

The double-edged sword of in-person learning: Palo Alto elementary school students return to campus

Serafina Cortez, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

Schools across the world, the country, and the state are starting to reopen, but at what cost? Is it safe? These are just some of the questions that Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) has to answer. “I...

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