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  • Opinion: Teachers, we’ve got spirit, how ’bout you?

    Spirit Week generates a sense of pride for both one’s respective class and Palo Alto High School itself. Teachers should “leave them kids alone,” as Pink Floyd sings, and allow students to fully enjoy the event without worrying about tests and other major assignments.

    Decked out in her superhero attire from last year's Spirit Week, a Palo Alto High School junior expresses the workload she wishes she will not have during the week-long event. Photo by Jeanette Wong.
  • Alumnus helps develop phone case to deter sexual assault

    A former Palo Alto High School student is involved in the kickstarting of his company Lifeshel’s first product, Whistl: a smartphone case that aims to prevent sexual violence.

    The Whistl enables users to counter sexual offenders in three different modes: Check-in mode, Panic mode and Stealth mode. Photo courtesy of Lifeshel.com
  • MAC grand opening day 3: Interviews

    The Paly Voice interviewed attendees in line for day 3 of the Media Arts Center grand opening today. The event featured introductions from The Campanile adviser Esther Wojcicki and James Franco, who graduated in 1996.

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  • Less parking, more biking – a dangerous mix

    Attention is needed at the intersection of Churchill and Castilleja Avenue in light of two Palo Alto High School students getting hit by cars at more »

    Due to the Caltrain crossing and traffic light, a large group of students will often aggregate in front of the Churchill and Castilleja intersection.“The second that a train passes by, all of the bikers rush towards the school entrance and block off a good portion of the road,” according to Palo Alto High School junior Spencer Yu. Photo by William Zhou.
  • Voice of the Week: James Franco

    The Paly Voice and the Paly Radio Club met up with celebrity alumnus James Franco to discuss the mural he painted on Paly’s student center, his love for academic environments and whether he would prefer banana feet or banana hands.

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News

Unity Day to raise bullying awareness

Paly students will be wearing orange Thursday to show their support for bully prevention. Students will be asked to sign the petition and receive ribbons to pledge to end bullying.

Sports

Injuries derail cross country teams’ promising season

Although injuries to key contributors have limited the performance of the Palo Alto high school’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams, coaches say both are more »

Opinion

Opinion: Teachers, we’ve got spirit, how ’bout you?

Spirit Week generates a sense of pride for both one’s respective class and Palo Alto High School itself. Teachers should “leave them kids alone,” as Pink Floyd sings, and allow students to fully enjoy the event without worrying about tests and other major assignments.

Multimedia

MAC grand opening day 3: Exclusive interview with Betsy Franco

The Paly Voice interviewed Palo Alto High School alumnus James Franco’s mother Betsy Franco, in a video exclusive below. Franco graduated from Paly in 1996 and featured his film adaptation of his poetry in a 50-minute video for the third day of the Media Arts Center grand opening.

Features

Journalist in-residence returns to Macedonia to set up youth program

To some, the Palo Alto High School Media Arts Center has become a go-to hangout spot, a second home during production week or a prime place to take a nap. To Aleksandar Atanasov, it served as inspiration for the future.

A & E

Theatre program starts new ComedySportz team

For the first year ever, the Palo Alto High School Theatre Department will partake in competitive improvisation as part of its newly-created ComedySportz team.