the Paly Voice

Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA
Tuesday, February 9, 2016


  • 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?

  • Le Tricolore n’est pas suffisant?

    Social media gestures in the wake of tragedy may come across as perfunctory and not all that useful, but they, oddly enough, are rooted in pragmatism.

    Illustration by Portia Barrientos.
  • Treading the line between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange

    Instead of quickly adopting the new trend and remaining oblivious to its historic meaning, celebrate and learn the significance of others’ racial or religious celebrations and practices.

    Illustration by Portia Barrientos.