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Stories from Los Altos High School
Ezra Tock: dancing through the battlefield
Features

Cedric Chan | December 13, 2019

“Weak. Feminine. Gay.” These are just a couple of the adjectives that plague male ballet dancers. It’s something that makes dancing for boys both difficult and rare. Despite being one of the few…

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“Hobbs and Shaw” takes on Polynesia
Arts & Entertainment

Meleseini Loto'aniu | November 26, 2019

“Moana” and “Lilo & Stitch” have always been cute, cuddly films and two of my favorite Disney movies. But they weren’t just fun films to watch with my family. They were the only times we…

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“Blinded by the Light” lights the way for South Asian characters to come
Arts & Entertainment

Vaishu Sirkay | November 25, 2019

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon from “The Simpsons,” Raj Koothrappali from “The Big Bang Theory,” Kelly Kapoor from “The Office.”

The ranks of South Asian characters in Hollywood are limited, but…

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Rediscovering childhood in “Dora and the Lost City of Gold”
Arts & Entertainment

Cedric Chan | November 22, 2019

“Come on, vámanos, everybody let’s go!” shouts Dora.

This familiar song, alongside dozens of others, is more than some children’s introduction to Spanish; it’s a treasured part of many childhood…

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Beyond Queer Eye: Karamo Brown’s new picture book inspires readers of all ages
Arts & Entertainment

Elana Eisenberg | November 21, 2019

I know I’m not special when I say that I’m a huge fan of Netflix’s Emmy-winning series, Queer Eye. The show is known worldwide for its heartwarming lifestyle makeovers from the iconic group of men…

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