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The Monthly Hollumn: Senior Portraits & Gender Issues

The Monthly Hollumn: Senior Portraits & Gender Issues

Holly Parkin

December 23, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As you can see in the PAI yearbook or any senior’s current profile picture, senior portraits are held in much higher esteem than regular high school yearbook photos. There are formal outfits, multiple poses, and the magic of digital retouching to help us suppress the memories of teenage skin when we...

The Fault in Our Fiction

The Fault in Our Fiction

Camille Morgan

October 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It often seems like I can’t browse the aisles of any bookstore or “Young Adult” reading section without cringing. The magenta spines and cerulean blue covers seem to scream, “I have no substance!” These books are titled using a rather limited word bank, often using solely an adjecti...

Transgender Homecoming Queen in LA

Transgender Homecoming Queen in LA

James Finn

November 6, 2013


Filed under News

Cassidy Lynn-Campbell, a transgender student at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California, was voted Homecoming Queen of her class in mid-September. According to the Los Angeles Times, Campbell ran for Homecoming Queen to make a statement about gender stereotypes and to become recognized for,...

Something Worth Fighting For: San Rafael High’s Homecoming Embraces Change

Something Worth Fighting For: San Rafael High’s Homecoming Embraces Change

Emma Talkoff

October 30, 2013


Filed under Features

San Rafael High School senior Tenaya Raives took the stage in front of an audience of cheering classmates at the school’s Homecoming game on October 4, the last of 12 formally dressed Homecoming court members to ascend the makeshift steps. An audible swell in applause from the bleachers welcomed a...