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  • “Must have” Spirit Week outfits

    Read a half-serious, half-joking take on the “must have” Spirit Week outfits for each grade this year.

  • Teachers satisfied with Social Justice Pathway

    With only two months into the implementation of the Social Justice Pathway, Palo Alto High School teachers are satisfied with the progress and direction of the program, according to a presentation on Oct. 15 in the Media Arts Center.

    Social Justice Pathway teachers Erin Angell and Eric Bloom explain the specifics of the new pathway.
  • 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
  • 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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WASC releases goals for new accreditation cycle

Paly is creating an action plan for the next six years following the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Coordinator Emily Garrison’s release of the three goals for the next accreditation cycle on Tuesday in the Media Arts Center atrium.


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 »


“Must have” Spirit Week outfits

Read a half-serious, half-joking take on the “must have” Spirit Week outfits for each grade this year.


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.


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.