The Paly Voice

Vike Profile: Varsity soccer player turned telenovela star

Amy Yu, Culture Editor and Engagement Manager | May 23, 2019

From actor to model, Aaron Diaz wears many hats. The Palo Alto High School alumnus, from the Class of 2001 began, dabbling in stardom in high school.

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Vike Profile: Téa Obreht, award-winning and bestselling author

Eric Bo-Han Yap, News Editor | May 23, 2019

After publishing her debut novel, "The Tiger's Wife", in 2010, Téa Obreht became the youngest author ever to win the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction at age 25 in 2011. Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Obreht and her family decided to move to Egypt, then to Atlanta, and finally to Palo Alto, following ethnic conflicts and wars for independence in her hometown. After graduating from Palo Alto...

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Season Recap: Badminton team moving down to El Camino League

Marvin Zou and Eric Bo-Han Yap | May 23, 2019

Following a series of unexpected obstacles and losses, the Palo Alto High School badminton team (2-10) will be relegated to the lower El Camino league after finishing last in the De Anza league standings. The Vikings had a shortage of players throughout the season and were often unable to overcome the matches they had to forfeit because of a lack of players. As a result, many losses did...

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New schedule for 2019-20 school year aims for consistency

Olivia Ramberg-Gomez, Culture Editor | May 17, 2019

Students, teachers, and parents from Palo Alto High School will see a change in the daily bell schedule at the start of the upcoming 2019-20 school year. The new schedule has been finalized after being in the process of creation for the past year, with specific modifications to make it more consistent week-to-week, for students.

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Quadchella band silenced amid AP testing

Hallie Faust, Sports Editor | May 15, 2019

Members of the band Good, Fast, Cheap look to reschedule their performance after being forced to stop playing at Palo Alto High School’s Quadchella for fear that the volume of the music would disrupt Advanced Placement testing taking place in the library yesterday during lunch.

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Aspiring rapper kicks off Quadchella

Dylan Fu, Managing Editor | May 13, 2019

Students on the Quad can expect to enjoy a bevy of performances all throughout the rest of the week from student performers as part as part of Quadchella, the most recent in the line of Palo Alto High School music festivals, which started today during lunch.

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Video: Library construction update

Finn Mennuti, Gracia Hmelar, Dylan Fu, and Allie Feitzinger | December 4, 2018

Closed since 2017, Palo Alto High School's library is due to open soon. The Paly Voice took an early look inside.

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Palo Alto air quality (live)

Evan Baldonado, Webmaster and Engagement Manager | November 16, 2018

The data below show live air quality updates for Palo Alto from As a result of the Camp Fire in Butte County, air quality around the Bay Area has many concerned. Many schools, including Menlo Atherton High School and Castilleja School, remain closed, yet all public school districts within the Santa Clara County's purview remain open.

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How to back up your school Google Drive account

Evan Baldonado, Webmaster and Engagement Manager | May 23, 2019

Some students may not be aware that these accounts will eventually be deleted after graduation, so students (and their parents) may wish to back up and save their accounts' respective documents and files. This post will explain how to use Google Takeout to do so.

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Verbatim: College Decisions

Ria Pai, Olivia Ramberg-Gomez, and Margaret Li | May 7, 2019

Palo Alto High School seniors participated in a "t-shirt day", a Paly tradition when seniors sport attire from the college they decide to attend, Wednesday. The Paly Voice asked some students where they decided to go and why.

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Paly Voice to launch stock index. Can you help?

Evan Baldonado, Webmaster and Engagement Manager | April 23, 2019

The Paly Voice is currently working to revive The Vike — a celebratory and informal stock market index last seen on our website in 2007 — and we are hoping you can help. Similar to indices including the DOW, NASDAQ, and SP500, the new and improved VIKE will track the performance of a selection of stocks linked to Palo Alto High School alumni. Significantly, nobody will actually be able to trade...

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