the Paly Voice


  • Alumnus composes music for fall production

    Professional actor, composer and Palo Alto High School alumnus Jonathan Shue (’01) is collaborating with students to create original music for the theater department’s fall show, “The Odyssey”.

  • Six tips for killer Spirit Week cheers

    Want to contribute a cheer to your grade but don’t know how to get started? We’ve compiled a list of the top six tips for writing a killer cheer.

    The Class of 2015 cheers on their peers during the sophomore spirit dance. [Photo: Cathy Rong]
  • Student photographers offer alternative for senior portraits

    Due to a change in regulation for Palo Alto High School senior portraits this year, individuals can now submit their own photos, opening up a new industry for student photographers.

    Senior Will Dougall. "I just didn’t feel like it was right to make friends pay for pictures that should be free," Dougall said. Photo by Emma van der Veen.
  • Voice of the Week: Caroline Furrier

    This week The Paly Voice sat down with the newly elected Freshman President Caroline Furrier to discuss her goals, thoughts on leadership and love for sports.

  • A new era for standardized testing

    For the 2015-2016 school year, high school students throughout the United States will soon witness changes to the standardized tests used in college admissions, including the SAT, PSAT and ACT. These adjustments will have a considerable impact on students who graduate in 2017, leaving them to decide whether they should take the current SAT, act as guinea pigs for the redesigned SAT or take the newly-revised ACT.

    Palo Alto High School's College Advisor Sandra Cernobori works at her desk in the College Center. In light of the changes implemented to the SAT, Cernobori recommends students to take the new SAT so that they can use the PSAT as a study took.  Photo by Cooper Lou.
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