the Paly Voice


  • 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.
  • Guide to School Board candidates

    Get to know the candidates for the School Board election coming up on Election Day on Nov 4.

  • Where are they now: Lily Zhang

    Making Olympic history for the United States is not something a typical 18-year-old can check off his or her bucket list. Recent Paly alumna Lily Zhang, however, is not your typical 18-year-old.

  • Smartphone and iPhone Cult(ure)

    Technology represents the language of the next generation, the top end of the education spectrum and a community that’s pushing the boundaries of innovation. But what is Paly’s latest obsession, both in the classroom and on the Quad? The smartphone.

    Freshman Olivia Fernandez uses her iPhone to work on her homework during her prep. Photo by Ana Caklovic.
  • Senior competes at World Mountain Running Championships in Italy

    Palo Alto High School senior Lucas Matison represented the United States Mountain Ultra Trail national team at the Junior Mountain Running Championships in Casette di Massa, Italy. His 18th place during the competition ranks him as one of the fastest mountain runners in his age group in the world.

    (Paly senior Lucas Matison makes his way up a mountain during the World Mountain Running Championships in Italy last week. Matison finished in 18th place out of 70 competitors in the 16-19 year old age group. Photo by Richard Bolt).
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