the Paly Voice


  • Alumnus helps develop phone case to deter sexual assault

    A former Palo Alto High School student is involved in the kickstarting of his company Lifeshel’s first product, Whistl: a smartphone case that aims to prevent sexual violence.

    The Whistl enables users to counter sexual offenders in three different modes: Check-in mode, Panic mode and Stealth mode. Photo courtesy of
  • Campus is canvas for celebrity alum James Franco

    James Franco, Paly alumnus, actor, author and filmmaker, is spreading his art throughout Palo Alto High School’s campus by painting two murals on the outside walls of the Student Center and hanging his art in the Library and Media Arts Center.

    Paly alumnus James Franco paints two murals at Palo Alto High School.
  • Get a “taste” of Tasting Week

    Tasting Week, a food event led by professional chefs, offers students in the Palo Alto Unified School District a chance to participate in various food-related workshops.

    The Paly cafeteria has a variety of food, from healthy fruit to unhealthy chips. The point of Tasting Week is to introduce healthier options to schools in Palo Alto and teach students about what they are eating. Photo by Ana Caklovic.
  • Sen. Ron Wyden, Paly alumnus, to hold hearing on campus

    United States Senator Ron Wyden will hold a Chairman’s Roundtable to discuss “The Impact of Mass Surveillance on the Digital Economy” at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Big Gym of Palo Alto High School.

    U.S. Senator Ron Wyden gives a presentation titled "American Innovation & Your Privacy in a Digital World" at Tech Fest Northwest in Portland, Oregon on Aug. 2014. Wyden is holding a Chairman Roundtable tomorrow for the Silicon Valley titled "The Impact of Mass Surveillance on the Digital Economy." Photo by the Office of Senator Ron Wyden.
  • ASB breast cancer awareness shirts stir controversy

    After a recent debate over social media about where the profits of the ASB’s t-shirt sale are going, the Paly Voice decided to get facts from both sides of the argument. Read more here.

    Boxes of ASB's breast cancer awareness shirts lay on the floor of the S
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