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The Student News Site of Palo Alto High School

The Paly Voice

The Student News Site of Palo Alto High School

The Paly Voice

Teachers say they were not consulted about district homework policy revisions
Teachers say they were not consulted about district homework policy revisions
William Rumelhart and Maya Mukherjee October 21, 2021
“Eleven days from when school began, we [teachers] got significant change on a number of [homework] issues without any consultation.”
In preparation for the Homecoming dance, Associated Student Body President and junior Johannah Seah hangs lights around a tree on campus.
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.
School spirit scrambled during Thursday lunch rally
School spirit scrambled during Thursday lunch rally
October 15, 2021
Administrators worked to tamp down competition and tension between juniors and seniors Thursday at Palo Alto High School after taunts and egg-throwing overshadowed games and cheers at the fourth rally of Spirit Week.
Point incentives prompt clean-up
Point incentives prompt clean-up
October 14, 2021
After an eventful night of smashed eggs covering neighborhood parks and residents’ cars, and homes, Palo Alto High School students returned to the main location of the mayhem and cleaned after an incentive was introduced by Associated Student Body and Paly Administration. 
Breaking: Admin responds to egg fight between seniors and juniors
Breaking: Admin responds to egg fight between seniors and juniors
October 14, 2021
During the spirit rally today, Palo Alto High School administrators responded to the Egg Wars event that occurred yesterday night. They announced Spirit Week incentives for classes that assisted with clean-up of the mess left behind at Peers Park.
ASB to host outdoor Homecoming dance tonight
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.

Admin clarifies new PRIME system

Admin clarifies new PRIME system

October 12, 2021

After returning in-person, Palo Alto High School students have experienced confusion around the new PRIME system, leading school administrators to consider possible changes. The Paly Voice sat down with assistant principal Erik Olah to discuss changes he hopes to make to the PRIME system in the coming weeks.

‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’: Paly Theatre performs interactive outdoor show

‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’: Paly Theatre performs interactive outdoor show

September 24, 2021

Following a series of online productions over the past year, Palo Alto High School Theatre is taking the stage with an interactive outdoor performance of “Something Wicked This Way Comes” from Sept. 24 to 26.

Community reflects on open campus policy after stabbing incident

Community reflects on open campus policy after stabbing incident

September 2, 2021

Community members are discussing Palo Alto High School's open campus policy, which allows students to travel unlimited distances off-campus during their breaks and prep periods, after a Paly junior was stabbed during a prep period on Aug. 18, off-campus.

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Spirit Week Vlog (Day 3 & 4): Juniors defeated in Spirit Rallies
Spirit Week Vlog (Day 1 & 2): Paly enthusiasm shines in first Spirit Week in two years

Spirit Week Vlog (Day 1 & 2): Paly enthusiasm shines in first Spirit Week in two years

October 12, 2021

Back in action after a two-year drought from full-swing school spirit, Palo Alto High School's Spirit Week is up and rolling. The Paly Voice took an inside look at the first two days of the dress-up-filled week.

Admin clarifies new PRIME system

Admin clarifies new PRIME system

October 12, 2021

After returning in-person, Palo Alto High School students have experienced confusion around the new PRIME system, leading school administrators to consider possible changes. The Paly Voice sat down with assistant principal Erik Olah to discuss changes he hopes to make to the PRIME system in the coming weeks.

Town & Country stores see an increase in business after Paly reopening

Town & Country stores see an increase in business after Paly reopening

September 28, 2021

Restaurants and shops at Town & Country Village are experiencing an increase in business with Palo Alto High School fully open for in-person learning this school year.

Letter to the Editors: “Egg disaster” response
Opinion: The virus doesn’t care if you’re an athlete

Opinion: The virus doesn’t care if you’re an athlete

April 23, 2021

Armed with a bottle of hand sanitizer and masks, I didn't think twice about covering a Palo Alto High School football game for The Paly Voice earlier this month because universal masking has — or at least I thought had — become commonplace. Instead, I was alarmed by crowds of unmasked people with little social distancing, both on the field and off. I felt especially concerned with the lack of social distancing on the sidelines, with unmasked players standing close together and cheering.

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.