the Paly Voice


  • Vandalism incidents on newly-repainted Senior Deck cause stir

    Members of the junior class vandalized the newly-painted senior deck Monday night, according to three juniors who said they participated in the painting of a yellow ’5′ over the ’2014′ logo, which was part of an administration-endorsed senior project.

    According to an anonymous trio of juniors, some members of the junior class painted over the '2014' on the Senior Deck Monday night in response to tension on Twitter between members of the junior and senior classes. The vandalism came the Monday after senior Hayley Tawzer organized an administration-approved class activity to paint the Senior Deck in a camouflage design as a class gift. Photo courtesy of Daniel Tachna-Fram.
  • Paly student hit by car on route to school

    A Palo Alto High School student was hit by a car around 8:15 a.m. on route to campus this morning at the intersection of Churchill Avenue and Castilleja Avenue.

    The intersection of Churchill Avenue and Castilleja Avenue during hours while students are in class. Photo by Kate Marinkovich.
  • Teacher-student shadowing program increases communication

    In an effort to open up communication between students and teachers, School Climate Committee head Eric Bloom is working to assign teachers different students to shadow for an average school day, an effort that will continue throughout the semester.

    Should you run into your English teacher in your math class, never fear. Photo by Paige Esterly.
  • Paly to host annual Not In Our Schools week

    Palo Alto High School will host its annual Not In Our Schools week beginning Monday during brunch and lunch on the Quad.

    The library blackboard outlines the events and activities that will take place next week during Not In Our Schools week. Not In Our Schools week starts Monday with different bullying-related issues focused on each day. There will be various activities, from music performances to tie dying shirts, happening during the week. Photo by Julianna Heron.
  • Science Olympiad places second at state competition

    After earning a spot in the state competition with a regional win in March, the Palo Alto High School Science Olympiad team capped off its season Saturday, placing second out of 24 teams, in the Northern California Science Olympiad.

    Science Olympiad team captains, senior Annie Chen, junior Ken Chen and senior Grace Lin, pose with the hardware they earned at the regional competition in March. The team earned second place in the Northern California State Championship Saturday. Photo courtesy of Yingjian Chen.
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