the Paly Voice

Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA
Sunday, October 23, 2016


  • Editorial: Explore other avenues to counter overcrowding

    We believe that the district should focus its attention on expanding project-based learning opportunities at existing high schools, rather than adopting the plan to transform Cubberley into an “innovative school” that will benefit only a relative few.

    Sophomores Sam Guernsey, and Michaela Fogarty work on a project in Social Justice Pathway. According to the Palo Alto High School course catalog, "The Social Justice Pathway is a three-year program featuring self-direction and project-based learning in an interdisciplinary
model rooted in community action and collaboration." Photo by Cooper Lou.
  • Editorial: Transcending the assumptions

    In the wake of tragedies in Palo Alto, our community and the national media have found various outlets to express their opinions on the schools’ failure to mitigate student stress. Even though it is easy to point to a single cause, we must avoid generalizations and maintain our willingness to improve through constructive feedback.

  • Editorial: An appreciation of teacher support at Paly

    The Paly Voice would like to acknowledge our teachers for addressing the issue of suicide and mental health, offering emotional support and making academic accommodations for students who may have been affected by the recent tragedy in our community.

    The "Gratitude Wall" in the classroom of AP Economics teacher Eric Bloom features sticky notes of things that Paly students are grateful for. Several Paly teachers invited students to participate in this activity on Monday after the school was informed of the death of a Gunn senior this past weekend. Photo by George Lu.
  • Editorial: Improving the community’s approach to mental health

    Although our community has proposed and implemented measures for changes that have increased suicide awareness and the importance of emotional health, there are several other key suggestions that The Paly Voice would like to bring to light in the need for suicide prevention within our community.

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  • Editorial: Spirit Week should be about unity

    As a heated Spirit Week comes to a close, The Paly Voice urges for the Paly community to bring Spirit Week back to its roots by promoting unity and Paly pride instead of unhealthy competition.

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  • Editorial: Schedule should stay the same

    We ask the Board of Education to renew the current school calendar for the next two years so that students, families and staff members may continue to follow a schedule that has been proven a success.

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