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A mathematical sciences professor speaks to students about his vision for future math education Thursday at Palo Alto High School. According to Po-Shen Loh, he is exercising experiments with actors to find a solution for more emotive interactions on online Zoom calls, Its not just about students hearing the information, but their eyes and their energy level are all things that they [actors] look for in Zoom meetings, Loh said.
Mathematical sciences professor speaks about AI
Veronica Qiu and Ava Knapp April 12, 2024

A mathematical sciences professor will speak about his vision for the future of mathematical education through artificial intelligence Friday...

Sophomores Kishor Rajmohan and Veenu Damarla prepare together during a Science Olympiad meeting on Thursday after school in room 1703. The team is looking to get a first-place trophy at the state tournament April 6. According to Rajmohan, the team will try its best to qualify for nationals. We just have to prepare hard and try our best to get first place to go to nationals, Rajmohan said. (Photo: Nathan Jiang)
Science Olympiad team makes states
Motoko Iwata, Opinion/Editorial Editor • March 29, 2024

Palo Alto High School’s Science Olympiad team is preparing for the NorCal State Competition after qualifying at Santa Clara County Regionals...

Palo Alto High School sophomore Connor Lee speaks on the districts new AI policy during the board meeting on Tuesday. According to Dr. Jeong Choe, AI/Tech ad hoc committee lead, it is important to address how technology should be used, as it holds large implications for the future of students’ learning experiences. “The integration of new educational tools, such as Generative AI and other AI tools, has the potential to significantly level the playing field in education, offering diverse learners more opportunities for personalized and inclusive learning experiences,” Choe said. “The development of more sophisticated algorithms, coupled with the exponential growth of computational power, has really surprised everyone, even experts in the field. The world is changing fast and education needs to change with it.”
District stresses open communication with new AI guidelines
Kristine Lin, Managing Editor • March 29, 2024

Palo Alto Unified School District’s Technology/AI ad hoc committee aims to set a balance in the use of technology between educational support...

Unleashing the beats at Quadchella, Spring Spirit Week
Unleashing the beats at Quadchella, Spring Spirit Week
Ava Knapp and Joy Tan March 29, 2024

You know it's not the same as it was. In this world, it's just us. Harry Styles' "As it was" was just one hit performed at the annual...

Senior Ellie Roth prepares to receive the ball during the staff-versus-student volleyball game. The staff defeated the students, 31-23, in Palo Alto High School’s annual students-versus-staff volleyball game on Tuesday in the Peery Center. According to junior William Yao, the volleyball match added to a growing sense of Paly spirit and is a way of community bonding. Spirit week is a good reminder to students to always have like faith and school spirit, Yao said. I feel like this match was really helpful to a general student body. (Photo: Veronica Qiu)
Staff win in volleyball match against students
Veronica Qiu and Allison Ma March 27, 2024

Staff dominated over students, 31-23, in Palo Alto High School’s annual students-versus-staff volleyball game Tuesday in the Peery Center Big...

Sophomores Lara Saslow (left) and Sophie Oshige (right) do their homework using school-issued Chromebooks in the Library. Loaner Chromebook check-outs stopped from the Palo Alto High School library starting March 18. Saslow said she relies on Chromebooks for schoolwork. Chromebooks are crucial for Paly students, Saslow said. I get all my work done on my Chromebook both in and out of school.
Library loaner Chromebooks temporarily unavailable
Ava Knapp and Veronica Qiu March 26, 2024

The library loaner Chromebooks at Palo Alto High School are unavailable for a second week following what staff members describe as a misuse of...

Eagle senior outside hitter Aidan Cuppett hits a deadly serve in the first set between the Vikings and the Los Altos High School Eagles. The Vikings were unable to defend against the Eagles outside hitters leading to a 3-0 defeat. According to Cuppett, his offense as well as the communication between the Eagles helped them pull off this victory. I think my attacking was pretty good, but also just like communicating with some of the teammates on like, what they need to do is pretty good, Cuppett said.
Eagles sweep Vikings in boys' volleyball
Kevin O'Brien and Andrew Zhao April 4, 2024
The Palo Alto ice hockey team play at the San Jose State Universitys hockey rink. These athletes will be required to wear neck guards while on the rink when their season begins in winter of this year. I have two teammates that decided to wear neck guards towards the end of the season because a former NHL player died because of a cut to the neck, Weimann said.
Ice hockey neck guard requirements to impact student athletes
Motoko Iwata, Opinion/Editorial Editor • March 21, 2024
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Verbatim: Student reactions to 2024 March Madness
Verbatim: Student reactions to 2024 March Madness
Kevin O'Brien and Andrew Zhao April 11, 2024

Every year the NCAA March Madness provides a fun ride of upsets, amazing players and a champion for men's and a champion for women's. The Paly...

Verbatim: Student plans for spring break
Verbatim: Student plans for spring break
Motoko Iwata, Opinion/Editorial Editor • March 29, 2024

As SAT season passes and AP's replace it, spring break provides students with a week to reset. The Paly Voice asked Palo Alto High School community...

Avatar Aang (Gordon Cormier), Katara (Kiawentiio), and Sokka (Ian Ousley) looks in horror as a army of fire nation soldiers approaches them.
'Avatar The Last Airbender': The Avatar returns
Alex Chang and Joy Tan March 27, 2024

Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago these four nations lived in harmony — but everything changed when Netflix’s latest live-action remake of...

The Paly Voice reviews 96th Academy Awards Best Picture nominees
The Paly Voice reviews 96th Academy Awards Best Picture nominees
Anna Feng, Senior Staff Writer • March 13, 2024

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted the 96th Academy Awards (informally known as the Oscars) this past weekend. Here is The...

Leonard Bernstein (Bradley Cooper) and Felicia Montealegre (Carey Mulligan) participate in a television interview after his successful debut performance led him to fame. Netflixs new biographical movie Maestro focuses on the relationship between the two, capturing Bernsteins various musical talents and career aspirations that lead him in different directions throughout his life. (Photo: Jason McDonald/Netflix)
'Maestro': Bernstein's complexities artfully unveiled
Veronica Qiu, News Editor • March 13, 2024

"A work of art does not answer questions, it provokes them; and its essential meaning is in the tension between the contradictory...

Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) and Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen (Austin Butler) in Dune: Part Two.(Photo: Warner Bros)
'Dune: Part 2': Modern take on a classic sci-fi story
Evan Chien and Kevin O'Brien March 13, 2024

There’s a lot to live up to if you’re going to attempt to put Frank Herbert’s 1966 award-winning novel “Dune” onto the big screen....

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