the Paly Voice

Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA
Tuesday, January 17, 2017


  • Dear admin: Reduce stress, extend review days

    While we appreciate your efforts to reduce the stress on our strained community, we are running into the same problem as we have with all of your endeavors – it is simply not enough.

    Junior Chloe Iglehart studies diligently at a local Starbucks. Photo by Maya Reuven.
  • The aftermath of the election: Healing a divided country

    As an immigrant, there is always a feeling of exclusion between the country you are from and the one you live in. Our family’s relationship with these two sides of their identity is confusing, sometimes angry and filled with a constant struggle. Yet the day they cast their ballots, they felt unquestionably American, and for once there were no reservations attached to that feeling of patriotism.

  • Opinion: Shortage of senior advisories leads to confusion

    While current seniors could benefit from an improved advisory system, it is imperative that Paly implement more college oriented advisories for future seniors.

    Visiting the College and Career Center in the administration building is a great way to keep updated on applications and attend college representative visits. This poster outside the center displays flyers from every college that visits Paly. Photo by Maya McNealis.
  • Grin and bear it: America should rally behind the next president

    Regardless of whether you’re “with her” or if you want to “make America great again,” it is our duty as citizens of the United States to support our president, even if we have to grin and bear it.

    Trump and Clinton
  • The education argument — why students should support Clinton

    Clinton’s education plans, while flawed, provide much greater benefits to students and most Americans as a whole while Trump’s plans will degrade the public school system and have limited effects on most college students.

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  • Editorial: The costs of a premature school board decision

    Though the hasty short-term proposal to report students’ weighted and unweighted GPAs has been agreed on for this year’s senior class, it is not too late for the district to reevaluate this decision and thoroughly examine the consequences that this will have on the culture of Palo Alto high schools for years to come.

    The Palo Alto Unified School district and Palo Alto High School administrations are working on ways to increase support for students and their well-beings. Photo by Alex Merkle-Raymond.