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About this blog: I’m Jessica Zang, a Palo Alto-born, slightly cynical Gunn High School student who’s passionate about linking high school life to the bigger picture. What’s really going on in our high schools in Palo Alto? Everything a high ...  (More)

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Feminism: what’s so wrong about equal rights?
Jan 1, 2021 11:01 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 6,131

Feminism. Its primary definition, according to Merriam-Webster, is the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. So, in theory, even if... More
The toxic world of hustle culture
Nov 15, 2020 5:21 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 2,826

During the summer and pressured by new acquaintances, I made a LinkedIn account, which I have barely checked since. The website, while a valuable networking resource,... More
Why I mind my own business
Oct 2, 2020 1:54 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 4,362

If something doesn’t harm other people or affect my life, it shouldn’t be any of my concern.

That’s my general rule of thumb when it comes to... More
Why can't high schoolers write?
Sep 12, 2020 4:27 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 3,767

American schools have a big problem: they don’t teach us how to write well. Basic grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors are commonplace in the writing... More
On America’s polarized political climate: why is it so difficult to admit it when we’re wrong?
Aug 16, 2020 4:34 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 5,243

Living in Palo Alto often feels like living in a city-sized bubble; there is little variation in opinion, and a general view of society that everybody adopts without... More
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