the Paly Voice

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Editor's Pick


Tutorial 2.0: Mandatory attendance

With the start of the 2015-16 school year, Paly administrators have instituted punitive measures for failing to attend Tutorial, an hour-long block on T days.


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.


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.


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.


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.