the Paly Voice

Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA
Tuesday, May 24, 2016


  • You are so not OCD: The truth behind the colloquialism

    ‘I am so OCD’ has become too familiar of a phrase, ingrained in speech to justify moments in which one feels the need to perform an action in a certain way; but this has stripped the serious mental illness of its harsh reality.

    Illustration by Portia Barrientos.
  • Opinion: Jordan Middle School name change is unnecessary

    A Jordan Middle School name change is unnecessary due to potential costs and confusion as well as the fact that eugenics, while an atrocious practice, was universally accepted in the early 20th century.

  • Opinion: Low-flying planes are just the tip of the iceberg

    New flight routes above Palo Alto have limited environmental effects and only represent the tip of the iceberg of Bay Area noise pollution.

  • The truth behind GMOs

    When over 50 percent of Americans believe that it is “unsafe to eat genetically modified foods,” you would think they would know what genetically modified foods are. Shockingly, they don’t.

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  • Editorial: Explore other avenues to counter overcrowding

    We believe that the district should focus its attention on expanding project-based learning opportunities at existing high schools, rather than adopting the plan to transform Cubberley into an “innovative school” that will benefit only a relative few.

    Sophomores Sam Guernsey, and Michaela Fogarty work on a project in Social Justice Pathway. According to the Palo Alto High School course catalog, "The Social Justice Pathway is a three-year program featuring self-direction and project-based learning in an interdisciplinary
model rooted in community action and collaboration." Photo by Cooper Lou.
  • A cold reality

    One of the most common problems associated with Palo Alto’s high-pressure environment is the mental health of its students. But what about the physical health of the students?