The Paly Voice

New ACT changes to be implemented September 2020

Gracia Hmelar and Kaahini Jain | October 15, 2019

ACT testing will allow students to retake individual sections of the test online on national testing days beginning September 2020, the organization announced in a press release Tuesday morning.

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Analysis: Watergate vs. Whistleblower

Kaahini Jain, News Editor | October 15, 2019

Recorded phone calls. Misuse of the Oval Office. Attempts at election manipulation. What comes to mind?  

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Fair aims to bring ‘a Wellness State of Mind’ to students

Kira Sterling and Sophia Krugler | October 13, 2019

An array of mental and physical wellness organizations will flood the paved area in front of the Palo Alto High School Performing Arts Center during Tutorial on Tuesday, giving students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with their local health resources.

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Upcoming PSAT offers scholarship opportunity to juniors

Kira Sterling and Hallie Faust | October 15, 2019

As juniors at Palo Alto High School prepare to take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test Wednesday morning, most underclassmen and seniors can look forward to getting a few extra hours of sleep.

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Field Hockey team forced to replace stolen gear

Kira Sterling, Sophia Krugler, and Malia Wanderer | October 13, 2019

Following the theft of over a dozen field hockey sticks and a set of goalie gear between Oct. 2 and Oct. 3 from the field hockey shed at Palo Alto High School, the varsity girls’ field hockey team will have to purchase hundreds of dollars worth of new sticks and gear.

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PG&E to cut power in face of wildfire threat

Ethan Chen, Webmaster and Staff Writer | October 9, 2019

Facing an elevated risk of wildfires, California electric company PG&E will shut down power to many bay area residents, potentially affecting residents in Palo Alto.

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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 epa.gov. 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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Football: Vikings demolish the Firebirds in 42-0 victory

Amy Yu and Ethan Chen | October 12, 2019

After suffering a defeat from Wilcox in their last home game, the Palo Alto High School football team (5-2, 2-1) rebounded with a 42-0 victory against the Fremont Firebirds (1-5, 0-2) Friday.

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Girls’ Volleyball triumphs over crosstown rival Gunn

Ria Pai, Malia Wanderer, and Margaret Li | October 8, 2019

The Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity volleyball team (6-0) defeated Henry M. Gunn High (2-4) in a league game on Thursday in three straight sets (25-13, 25-22, 30-28).

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College Board introduces new AP changes

Ethan Hwang and Ethan Chen | October 3, 2019

Students and teachers have mixed reactions to the College Board's new AP Registration policies, including an earlier registration deadline for students and the new AP Classroom system.

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