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The Paly Voice

The Student News Site of Palo Alto High School

The Paly Voice

The Student News Site of Palo Alto High School

The Paly Voice

Students shocked after Travis Scott music festival tragedy
Students shocked after Travis Scott music festival tragedy
Payton Anderson and Tara Kapoor November 17, 2021
Students are rethinking their support of rapper Travis Scott and the safety of attending future concerts after 10 people were killed in a crowd stampede at his Astroworld festival on Nov. 8 in Houston, Texas.
Junior Museum and Zoo reopening sparks excitement
Junior Museum and Zoo reopening sparks excitement
November 15, 2021
A peacock spreads its feathers and a flamingo stands on a single leg while the meerkats scamper throughout their exhibit. Life at the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo is back to normal. Actually, it's even better.
Film Club hosts student-made horror shorts
Film Club hosts student-made horror shorts
November 10, 2021
Eeek! Palo Alto High School's Film Club organizers are calling their screening of student-made horror shorts last week a success.
Preview: The Illusion opens Friday
Preview: 'The Illusion' opens Friday
November 4, 2021
Students can look forward to viewing the Palo Alto High School theater program's production of ‘The Illusion’ starting 7:30 p.m Friday in the Performing Arts Center.
Junior Arial Hong collects candy from a teacher’s classroom during Palo Alto High School’s Trick-or-Treat activity during lunch on Friday to promote Halloween spirit as well as the Mental Health Matters program. Many underclassmen have yet to experience spirit on Paly campus, including Halloween festivities. Freshman Clara Thestlemire said she appreciated the handout of stickers from the Wellness Center as well as being able to collect candy as an early Halloween treat. “Its been fun,” Thestelmire said. “The classes had a lot of candy, and we also just got [mental health] stickers and quotes, its really good to have these things happening on campus.”
ASB festivities reignite Halloween spirit
October 31, 2021
As student social life recovers from the pandemic, Palo Alto High School’s Associated Student Body celebrated this weekend's Halloween with a costume contest and trick-or-treating at school Friday.
Re-recording of Taylor Swift’s “Red” paves way for young female artists
Teen Arts Council hosts Halloween movie night

Teen Arts Council hosts Halloween movie night

October 27, 2021

Attendees are praising the Halloween movie night and costume contest hosted by the Palo Alto Teen Arts Council, Saturday at the Children’s Theatre, after adjusting the previously planned Halloween carnival event due to poor weather.

Choir returns to in-person concerts

Choir returns to in-person concerts

October 26, 2021

After over a year and a half of virtual performances, all Palo Alto High School Choirs returned to in-person performances with their fall concert at the Performing Arts Center on Friday.

ASB to host outdoor Homecoming dance tonight

ASB to host outdoor Homecoming dance tonight

October 16, 2021

After a two year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Palo Alto High School Associated Student Body will host an outdoor Homecoming dance today from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m today by the Haymarket Theatre.

Teen Arts Council hosts Open Mic Night

Teen Arts Council hosts Open Mic Night

October 12, 2021

Palo Alto’s Teen Arts Council is once again hosting in-person events after a virtual year, starting with the open mic night on Friday.

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Film Club hosts student-made horror shorts
Restaurant Review: Cudos’s innovative combo

Restaurant Review: Cudos’s innovative combo

November 7, 2021

New Town & Country Village restaurant Cudos is looking to change how people snack with an innovative fusion: frozen custard and miniature donuts.

PRIME: Helpful, or just a headache?

PRIME: Helpful, or just a headache?

October 26, 2021

Although Palo Alto High School's new PRIME periods are meant to be productive work time with the option of checking in with teachers, students are voicing complaints about the system. Under the PRIME system, students sign up for a certain class during a window on Monday and then work independently in that class on Wednesday afternoon.

Spirit Week Vlog (Day 3 & 4): Juniors defeated in Spirit Rallies

Spirit Week Vlog (Day 3 & 4): Juniors defeated in Spirit Rallies

October 14, 2021

Over the past week of Spirit Week, classes compete in new games during lunchtime and after school rallies, while juniors and seniors also participated in the unsanctioned Egg Wars event. The Paly Voice follows the events of the third and fourth days of Spirit Week.

Editorial: As Daylight Savings ends, let’s reconsider the bell schedule
Letter to the Editors: “Egg disaster” response

Letter to the Editors: “Egg disaster” response

October 18, 2021

Thanks for your article about the egg disaster, which was linked by someone in Nextdoor. My comment: all damage caused must be repaired. And I think Paly — staff and students — should establish a hotline (email and/or phone) for residents to contact, to report damage done by eggs that hasn't yet been cleaned up or repaired. Then someone can decide who should do the clean-up or, if repairs cost money, who should pay for it (obviously NOT the victim).

Rising Artists Podcast: Spill Tab
Slideshow: Students enjoy first day of ASB-run talent show

Slideshow: Students enjoy first day of ASB-run talent show

May 5, 2021

The lunch scene Wednesday on the Quad — with talent show performers on stage, students playing Spikeball and parents handing out cookies — was reminiscent of a pre-COVID era at Palo Alto High School, as more students return to in-person learning.

Preview: ASB to host student talent show

Preview: ASB to host student talent show

May 5, 2021

Students returning to campus can expect to be dazzled with an array of student performances at Palo Alto High School’s first-ever Talent Show during lunch on Wednesday and Friday on the Quad.

Preview: ASB to host first-ever Senior Week

Preview: ASB to host first-ever Senior Week

May 3, 2021

Seniors can look forward to participating in exciting activities — including donning 2000s clothing and attending a concert — during Palo Alto High School’s inaugural Senior Week at lunch, May 11-14, on the Quad.