the Paly Voice

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  • Student recognized for leadership at State Capitol

    Palo Alto High School senior was recognized as the first alternate for the U.S. Senate Youth Program and met with other finalists and representatives from the Department of Education to discuss school climate at the State Capitol this Wednesday in Sacramento.

    Senior Claire Liu, the other finalists, and the California Department of Education superintendent met to discuss issues at public schools. “If the opportunity arises, I think students should definitely apply for the program,” Liu said. Photo courtesy of Claire Liu.
  • College Declassified: The Interview

    Your applications may be in, but there’s one more missing piece. Check out these pointers to help guide you through your upcoming college interviews.

    A water bottle and résumé are helpful items to to a college admissions interview. The interview is the only opportunity for applicants to meet with college representatives in person. Photo by Hannah Nguyen.
  • Foothill strives to introduce bachelor’s program

    Foothill College is one of dozens of community colleges striving to introduce a low-cost bachelor degree program as an affordable alternative to those that traditional California Public Universities offer.

  • Teachers pilot homework passes

    Certain teachers at Palo Alto High School offered a Homework Pass for assignments last week in attempt to encourage conversation between teachers and students.

    Students must explain on the pass why they could not complete the homework assignment. Some students cite lack of sleep or extracurricular responsibilities. Eric Bloom, teacher on special assignment for school culture, offered the passes in his class after attending the Stanford event. A large portion of students welcome the chance to use the homework pass in trade for a teacher-student conversation, according to Bloom. Photo by Chloe Fishman.
  • Fall sports: up-and-coming JV athletes

    Here are just a few of the promising JV athletes that will be essential to the future of Palo Alto High School athletics.

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