Emily Yao

Emily Yao, Photographer

Emily is a staff photographer.


Code:ART festival brings interactive installations by local artists to Downtown Palo Alto

STORY BY NAINA SRIVASTAVA, PHOTOS BY EMILY YAO Interactive displays scattered the streets of Downtown Palo Alto with ambient music and colorful lighting in Code:ART, an “interactive new media festival.” The festival, which ran from Oct. 7–9 and consisted of seven displays, was hosted by the City of Palo Alto Public Art Program in an…

Chronic absenteeism in PAUSD secondary schools increases by 1.6 percentage points from 2020 levels

STORY BY MELODY XU, PHOTO BY EMILY YAO Newly released Palo Alto Unified School District attendance data shows that chronic absenteeism among the district’s high schooler student body has increased by 1.6 percentage points this year. 7.1% of PAUSD high schoolers were recorded to be chronically absent between Aug. 12 and Sept. 17, which is…

Local artists showcase glass-blown pumpkins at 26th annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

STORY BY MELODY XU, PHOTOS BY EMILY YAO Local artists and art studios showcased thousands of glass pumpkins at the Palo Alto Art Center’s 26th annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch this weekend. Community members browsed through and purchased the glass pumpkins, which were hand-blown in a wide variety of shapes, colors and sizes, in recent…