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  • Minimum day scheduled for this Friday, Sept. 4 (12:20 p.m. dismissal time)
  • Advisory this week is for freshmen and seniors
  • Back to School Night is Thursday, Sept. 3
  • Junior Spirit Week theme meeting is at Lunch on Monday, August 31 in the SAO
  • We’re on Facebook, fb.me/thepalyvoice, and Twitter, @thepalyvoice!
  • Palo Alto to raise minimum wage

    Palo Alto’s minimum wage will increase from nine to 11 dollars, effective Jan. 1, 2016, after a unanimous vote by the Palo Alto City Council on Monday night. The wage hike is part of a phased effort to set the minimum wage to 15 dollars by 2018.

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  • The Final Farewell: Big Gym scheduled for demolition on Monday

    Nearly a year and a half after its farewell ceremony, Palo Alto High School’s 86-year-old Big Gym will be demolished on Monday.

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  • Freshman election results 2015-16

    Results from Palo Alto High School’s Associated Student Body freshman officer elections are in after three days of voting.

    Photos by Ethan Kao.
  • Students unmask teen mental health discussion through documentary

    Thirteen Paly and Gunn students seek to generate conversation about mental health in the community through the first screening of their documentary “Unmasked,” which looks to the past as a form of reflection and to the future as a form of hope.

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  • Freshman elections: Meet the candidates

    Palo Alto High School’s Associated Student Body is holding its annual freshman elections on the Quad, with voting starting at 8:30 a.m. today and ending at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

    Photo by Ethan Kao.

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News

Palo Alto to raise minimum wage

Palo Alto’s minimum wage will increase from nine to 11 dollars, effective Jan. 1, 2016, after a unanimous vote by the Palo Alto City Council on Monday night. The wage hike is part of a phased effort to set the minimum wage to 15 dollars by 2018.

Sports

New athletic director praises student and parent cooperation

First-year athletic director Kathi Bowers attributed a successful first week on the job to students and parents alike, especially given the obstacles campus construction has created for the athletic department and many student-athletes.

Opinion

What to write in someone’s yearbook

Not knowing what to write in someone else’s yearbook can be stressful and even awkward. If you’re ever caught staring at a blank page tapping your pen, you are likely to be perceived as an apathetic human being. Here are some tricks to avoiding this dilemma.

Multimedia

Slideshow: Senior student ID photos

This year, The Paly Voice met with some of the Class of 2016 seniors to see how they got creative with their student ID photos.

Features

Students unmask teen mental health discussion through documentary

Thirteen Paly and Gunn students seek to generate conversation about mental health in the community through the first screening of their documentary “Unmasked,” which looks to the past as a form of reflection and to the future as a form of hope.

A & E

Slideshow: Annual art fair floods community with color

The 34th Palo Alto Festival of the Arts flooded downtown Palo Alto in color as hundreds of California artists convened for the annual event on Saturday and Sunday.