the Paly Voice


  • Je suis Emma: Je suis Charlie

    This new column is my long-term commitment to supporting freedom of the press by discussing controversial topics that relate to high school students and expressing my possibly unpopular opinions. Topics can range from applying to college to worshiping Beyoncé to watching “The Bachelor.”

  • Column: You are worth more

    Editor in Chief Charles Yu reflects on the hysteria induced by college decisions for early applicants.

  • Opinion: Living Skills, an incomplete study

    While we commend the Palo Alto Unified School District for covering challenging health topics relevant to adult life, we believe that Living Skills should be revised to include education on managing finances and entering and navigating the workforce.

    The Living Skills curriculum is misleading if the name of the class is to be taken literally. More practical subjects should be included in the course. Photo by Maya McNealis.
  • Can you take the heat? Think twice before pulling that fire alarm

    Although it may seem like an easy escape route, pulling the fire alarm without a fire not only has the potential to put students and faculty in danger, but the perpetrator can also be charged with a misdemeanor.

    Students pass a firetruck as they make their way to the field. .According to National Fire Protection Association, the U.S. fire departments responded to 2,238,000 false alarms in 2012, which corresponds to one false alarm for every twelve calls the fire department receives. Photo by Ana Caklovic
  • Opinion: Destigmatize counseling in the Palo Alto community

    We as an educational community need to destigmatize counseling for students.

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