the Paly Voice

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


  • ‘Moana’ will flow its way into your heart

    Walt Disney Animation Studios, famously known for its animated princess movies such as “The Princess in the Frog,” “Cinderella,” and “Brave,” recently came out with yet another inspiring princess movie titled “Moana.” With a beautiful message about female empowerment and cultural appreciation, Disney finally perfected an inspiring princess movie for not only young girls but people of all ages and cultures.

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  • Review: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ brings Victorian era to life

    The Palo Alto High School theater department delivered laughter to the new Performing Arts Center with the play, “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The performers entertained more »

  • “Captain America: Civil War” is basically “Avengers 2.5”

    Based off of a Marvel comic of the same name, “Civil War” revolves around the the growing rift between Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans). As the situation escalates, their friends are forced to choose sides and fight.

    Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Captain America (Chris Evans), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olson) and the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) make up Captain America's team in 'Captain America: Civil War.' Photo: © 2016-Marvel Studios
  • ‘The Big Short’ does not quite hit the jackpot

    “The Big Short” is a typical Wall Street film, with all the bells and whistles that you’d expect to accompany it. It is also a film that garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Picture for its distinct flair and method of storytelling.

  • ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is total chaos at its finest

    Behind all the glorious, exhilarating fun of “Mad Max: Fury Road” is something deeper—a message of resilience and honor in the face of the total collapse of civilization, with a distinctly feminist flavor—which is what makes it a strong Best Picture contender.

    Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron star in George Miller's action flick "Mad Max: Fury Road." The movie has been nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Visual Effects and Best Production Design
  • Madrigals is fit for royalty

    The annual Madrigals Feaste brought medieval life to the stage at Jordan Middle School this past weekend. A staple in the choirs’ annual concerts, Madrigals featured creative songs and a comedic plotline.