the Paly Voice


  • Students react to recent flashing incidents

    After recent incidences of indecent exposure, the Palo Alto Police Department has increased patrols and Paly students have expressed their feelings of discomfort. Map by Lizzie Chun.

    Map by Lizzie Chun.
  • Teachers satisfied with Social Justice Pathway

    With only two months into the implementation of the Social Justice Pathway, Palo Alto High School teachers are satisfied with the progress and direction of the program, according to a presentation on Oct. 15 in the Media Arts Center.

    Social Justice Pathway teachers Erin Angell and Eric Bloom explain the specifics of the new pathway.
  • 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.
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