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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 fear academic setback during isolation if they test positive
Students fear academic setback during isolation if they test positive
Payton Anderson, News Editor • January 9, 2022
Despite the halving last week of the self-isolation period required after a positive Covid-19 test, some Palo Alto High School students remain anxious about how missing school could negatively impact their academics.
Staffing shortages threaten school closure
Staffing shortages threaten school closure
January 8, 2022
With the rampant spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, Palo Alto High School administrators are expressing concerns about a potential school closure due to staffing shortages.
Breaking: PAUSD website outage after attack on service provider
Breaking: PAUSD website outage after attack on service provider
January 8, 2022
An issue with the Palo Alto Unified School District’s website provider Finalsite resulted in the shutdown of the PAUSD website on Thursday, making key COVID information inaccessible.
A substitute teacher distributes at-home COVID-19 tests to students in an AP Language class.
Campus on edge over Omicron, potential for closure
January 6, 2022
With the highly transmissible Omicron variant spreading, Palo Alto High School community members are expressing concerns about the safety of in-person school, with some saying they hope for — and others saying they fear — a potential return to remote learning.
Spanish teacher Kevin Duffy sits at his desk during an interview Wednesday with journalism students. Our place is here with our students and it was so hard when we were on Zoom learning, Duffy said. Photo: Anushe Irani
Teachers reflect on Omicron’s implications for the district
January 6, 2022
With new COVID-19 case counts in Santa Clara County rising to the highest they’ve ever been, many teachers are concerned about how the Omicron variant will impact their health, their students’ health and their school's in-person status.
Students fear academic setback during isolation if they test positive
Students prepare for the return of in-person finals

Students prepare for the return of in-person finals

December 10, 2021

As finals approach next week, Palo Alto High School students are feeling apprehensive about the return of in-person finals. 

Holiday Tunes: When do students dive into seasonal spirit?

Holiday Tunes: When do students dive into seasonal spirit?

December 8, 2021

It's December, which means winter and the holiday season are around the corner. The Paly Voice talked with students about when they begin listening to music to get into their holiday spirit — whether in early October or the day before their favorite winter holiday.

Local eating disorder specialist gives advice for the holidays

Local eating disorder specialist gives advice for the holidays

December 7, 2021

Between Thanksgiving with its giant feasts, Christmas and Hanukkah with their food-filled festivities, and New Year's Eve with its parties, food defines the holiday season. For many students, these holidays bring much-needed joy and fun to an otherwise stressful finals season. However, for those with eating disorders, navigating the holidays can be a nightmare. 

Re-recording of Taylor Swift’s “Red” paves way for young female artists

Re-recording of Taylor Swift’s “Red” paves way for young female artists

November 18, 2021

Swifties everywhere tuned in on Friday to hear Taylor Swift's newly released re-recording of her famous "Red"  album. 

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Principal Advisory Committee members reflect on fall semester
Students prepare for the return of in-person finals

Students prepare for the return of in-person finals

December 10, 2021

As finals approach next week, Palo Alto High School students are feeling apprehensive about the return of in-person finals. 

Holiday Tunes: When do students dive into seasonal spirit?

Holiday Tunes: When do students dive into seasonal spirit?

December 8, 2021

It's December, which means winter and the holiday season are around the corner. The Paly Voice talked with students about when they begin listening to music to get into their holiday spirit — whether in early October or the day before their favorite winter holiday.

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.

Opinion: The importance of boosters for teens
Editorial: As Daylight Savings ends, let’s reconsider the bell schedule

Editorial: As Daylight Savings ends, let’s reconsider the bell schedule

November 6, 2021

As the Daylight Savings time change approaches on Nov. 7, our clocks will fall back an hour earlier — and so will sunset. While late start times allow for a bit of additional morning shut-eye, nothing comes for free — those minutes bleed into extracurricular and homework time in the afternoon and evening, increasing stress levels.

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.