The Paly Voice

Girls’ basketball wins first game of the season

Girls’ basketball wins first game of the season

December 8, 2019

The Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity basketball team kicks off its season with a victory against South San Francisco High School Thursday at Paly and aims to carry that momentum into league.

Season Preview: Boys’ soccer team aims to place top three in league

Season Preview: Boys’ soccer team aims to place top three in league

December 8, 2019

Kicking off its season, the Palo Alto High School boys’ varsity soccer team is optimistic despite being a young team, hoping to place at the top of the league.

Season Preview: Boys’ basketball team has high hopes after early-season win

Season Preview: Boys’ basketball team has high hopes after early-season win

December 7, 2019

Following a 52-37 win against the Carlmont High School Scots in its first game Monday, the Palo Alto High School boys’ varsity basketball team is optimistic for a successful season with a new coach.

Season Preview: Girls’ basketball team hopeful despite losing players

Season Preview: Girls’ basketball team hopeful despite losing players

December 4, 2019

The Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity basketball team remains optimistic despite heading into its season with no seniors on its roster and the loss of a key player.

2019: A Paly Voice year-in-review

2019: A Paly Voice year-in-review

December 11, 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, the Voice reflects on the moments that highlighted the year.

Breaking: Students react to police officer injury and chaos on campus

Breaking: Students react to police officer injury and chaos on campus

November 4, 2019

A rattled student body is reflecting on campus security issues after a wild police chase just after noon today at Palo Alto High School that left an officer injured and a robbery suspect in cuffs.

Varsity football falls to Wilcox in first league game

Varsity football falls to Wilcox in first league game

September 28, 2019

The Palo Alto High School football team (3-2, 0-1) lost to the Wilcox Chargers (3-2, 1-0), 15-26, despite its initial lead in the first league game of the season on Friday. 

New club hosts Princess Project donation drive
Writer’s Craft to host ‘Poetry Elves’ event

Writer’s Craft to host ‘Poetry Elves’ event

December 11, 2019

Students can look forward to a spot of winter cheer tomorrow, with Palo Alto High School's Writer's Craft classes planning to host a 'Poetry Elves on the Quad' event during lunch.

Girls’ basketball wins first game of the season

Girls’ basketball wins first game of the season

December 8, 2019

The Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity basketball team kicks off its season with a victory against South San Francisco High School Thursday at Paly and aims to carry that momentum into league.

Sports Boosters tree sale in full swing

Sports Boosters tree sale in full swing

December 8, 2019

The Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters is hosting its traditional Christmas tree sale located in the parking lot on the corner of El Camino Real and Embarcadero Road. 

A grand vision for Cubberley Community Center – but don’t hold your breath

A grand vision for Cubberley Community Center – but don’t hold your breath

December 5, 2019

Palo Alto citizens can now look forward to a completely reimagined Cubberley Community Center, outlined in plans recently released that represent a culmination of hours of planning by city staff, PAUSD representatives, and community members.

Writer’s Craft to host ‘Poetry Elves’ event
Mxmtoon brings light to unspoken topics in “the masquerade”

Mxmtoon brings light to unspoken topics in “the masquerade”

December 3, 2019

The excitement hums from the hundreds of teens who fill the Rickshaw Stop, a concert venue, in San Francisco. Screams emerge from the crowd as a girl of small stature appears on stage with a ukulele, in plaid pants and a graphic t-shirt. With her ukulele in hand, mxmtoon has captured the raw emotions of thousands of teens with her songs.

Verbatim: Students’ favorite holiday tunes

Verbatim: Students’ favorite holiday tunes

November 21, 2019

With the holiday season quickly approaching, The Paly Voice asked a few Paly students what their favorite holiday songs are. Spoiler alert: Mariah Carey has a lot of fans.

Column: Surviving an Indie concert

Column: Surviving an Indie concert

November 18, 2019

Apple watches with gay pride color bands to our right, millennials debating over the best non-dairy milk substitute in their insert “trendy, innovative, unequivocally quirky” startup name here to the left. This is the image seen from our peripheral vision at the Yoke Lore concert we went to this past month at the New Parish venue in Oakland. 

Behind the Scenes: Spirit Dance 2019

Behind the Scenes: Spirit Dance 2019

October 27, 2019

Spirit Week starts tomorrow, but for the past month, Spirit Dance practices for all grades at Palo Alto High School have been occurring during lunch and Tutorial at the lacrosse field. Each class’ dance incorporates their theme: the Class of 2023 has Jailbreak, the Class of 2022 has Lifeguards, the Class of 2021 has Pac-Man, and the Class of 2020 has Shrek.

2019: A Paly Voice year-in-review
Behind the scenes of Paly Athletics with Justine Iongi

Behind the scenes of Paly Athletics with Justine Iongi

November 3, 2019

The Palo Alto High School Sports Medicine room is bustling with students at the end of the school day — football players relax in chairs donning their jerseys as their ankles are wrapped in bandages, volleyball players stretch on cylindrical foam tubes, and lacrosse players grab water bottles to prepare for their game. Athletic Trainer Justine Iongi sits in the middle of the chaos.

Spirit Week 2019: Day 2 Video Recap

Spirit Week 2019: Day 2 Video Recap

October 30, 2019

Spirit week 2019 continues on Tuesday with both a lunch and a tutorial rally. Lunch featured rounds of human ring toss and a new trivia game, and games continued during tutorial with hungry hungry hippos and wrap your vice president.

Spirit Week 2019: Day 1 Video Recap

Spirit Week 2019: Day 1 Video Recap

October 29, 2019

Palo Alto High School's annual Spirit Week began Monday, with students competing in a traditional opening game of tug-of-war and competition for the title of best dressed. Spirit Week 2019 continues until Friday.

Opinion: Dear Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y
Opinion: Instagram leading in the decline of toxic social media

Opinion: Instagram leading in the decline of toxic social media

November 20, 2019

Will Instagram’s removal of likes start the trend towards the end of unhealthy social media patterns? We think so.

Writer’s Craft to host ‘Poetry Elves’ event
Mxmtoon brings light to unspoken topics in “the masquerade”

Mxmtoon brings light to unspoken topics in “the masquerade”

December 3, 2019

The excitement hums from the hundreds of teens who fill the Rickshaw Stop, a concert venue, in San Francisco. Screams emerge from the crowd as a girl of small stature appears on stage with a ukulele, in plaid pants and a graphic t-shirt. With her ukulele in hand, mxmtoon has captured the raw emotions of thousands of teens with her songs.

Behind the Scenes: Spirit Dance 2019

Behind the Scenes: Spirit Dance 2019

October 27, 2019

Spirit Week starts tomorrow, but for the past month, Spirit Dance practices for all grades at Palo Alto High School have been occurring during lunch and Tutorial at the lacrosse field. Each class’ dance incorporates their theme: the Class of 2023 has Jailbreak, the Class of 2022 has Lifeguards, the Class of 2021 has Pac-Man, and the Class of 2020 has Shrek.