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The Paly Voice

The Student News Site of Palo Alto High School

The Paly Voice

Palo Alto High Schools Associated Student Body hosted the first ever Town Hall, an event where students had the opportunity to provide feedback to student representatives about different aspects of school life, from advisory curriculum to mental well-being. According to Seah, the diversity of the participants was crucial towards ensuring the quality of the discussions. “Even just having a good array [of participants] can help to represent students and bring really thoughtful feedback,” Seah said. “I think it will be super helpful in implementing the next steps, whether it be an advisory curriculum, the Wellness Center, or just general school [issues].” (Photo: Paly ASB Website)
ASB hosts first Town Hall
Anna Feng and Sophia Yang November 15, 2022
Organizers from the Associated Student Body are calling their first "Town Hall" event a success. The event, which took place Thursday in the Performing Arts Center, was designed to spark conversation regarding a wide range of topics at Palo Alto High School.
Boichik Bagels arrives at Town and Country
Boichik Bagels arrives at Town and Country
Carissa Tsui and Lucianna Peralta November 11, 2022
With everything from Eggything to Pumpernickel Raisin Swirl bagels on the menu, students can now drop by Boichick Bagels in Town and country anytime from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. to satisfy any sudden carbohydrate cravings.
Live 2022 midterm election results
Live 2022 midterm election results
Anna Feng and Jonathan Chen November 8, 2022

Palo Alto residents vote in midterm elections
Palo Alto residents vote in midterm elections
Jonathan Chen and Anna Feng November 8, 2022
After many Palo Alto residents lined up at polling places to vote earlier this evening, ballots are now being collected and tallied up, with tentative results being released.
Inspirational speaker returns with passionate message to senior class
Inspirational speaker returns with passionate message to senior class
Jonathan Chen and Benjamin Grimes November 8, 2022
Returning after three months, inspirational speaker Timothy Alexander is urging Palo Alto High School students to live out their full potential following a speech to seniors Friday in the Performing Arts Center.
Gavin Thomas (left), Jack Champlan (center), and Harvey Vostrejs (right) act out a scene from “Radium Girls” in Palo Alto High School’s Preforming Arts Center. Paly Theater is kicking off the first production of the season from Oct. 4 to Oct. 13, and Thomas said he is looking forward to putting on a drama based off of a real historical event. “This is a serious and dramatic show, which was a little new for everyone in the program,” Thomas said. “Its very dark and very real, and I think that really sets it apart from a lot of the shows that Paly Theatre has put on in the past.” (Photo: Paly Theater)
Preview: 'Radium Girls' opens tonight
Leena Hussein and Anna Feng November 4, 2022
In its first play of the year, the Palo Alto High School theater program is taking the stage with the historical drama “Radium Girls” from Nov. 4 to Nov. 13. 
Vikings defeat Pirates in first football CCS playoff match
Vikings defeat Pirates in first football CCS playoff match
Ketan Altekar-Okazaki and Maxwell Zhang November 12, 2022
The Palo Alto High School varsity football team poses for a team photo after last Fridays win against Milpitas. Palys senior night game that was set to take place today at 7 p.m. was rescheduled to next week in the first round of the playoffs. The cancellation was caused due to a forfeit by Jefferson high school, but the junior varsity game will still take place. According to senior linebacker Luke Young, the Vikings morale is high for the upcoming tournament. We tried to keep a try to keep our spirits high even when we were losing, but it was hard to, Young said. Its definitely gotten a lot easier [after we won] and were really excited to see what we can do next week.
Football Senior Night rescheduled to first round of CCS
Avi Srinivasan, Managing Editor • November 3, 2022
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Editorial: Vote Dharap and Segal for school board
Editorial: Vote Dharap and Segal for school board
The Paly Voice Staff November 7, 2022
Another school board election, and another array of options. Still, the questions remain: Who should you vote for? Why should you care? 
Following her latest album, Folklore, in 2020, Taylor Swift released Midnights Friday at 12 a.m. and a bonus version Midnights (3 a.m. Edition) at 3 a.m. that same night. Midnights has a Different style than her earlier music, as it features an upbeat and fun set of 20 tracks. (Photo: Beth Garrabrant)
Album review: Taylor Swift's "Midnights"
Payton Anderson, Editor-In-Chief • October 28, 2022
"Midnights," Taylor Swift's 10th album, perfectly encapsulates the late-night thoughts that have kept us up until, well, midnight. Through her thought-provoking lyrics and catchy beats, "Midnights" is guaranteed to keep you wide awake well past when the clock strikes 12.
Kyle Vetter and Zachary Barnes, members of the band Pascal’s Triangle, perform at the Associated Student Body’s Spook-Side lands event hosted during lunch Thursday at Centennial Plaza. The group was formed the weekend before the event when Vetter asked Barnes to perform. Barnes said the community generated from events like Spook-Side lands is gratifying to witness. “I think its so singular that Paly has opportunities to do this,” Barnes said. “I think most people are kind of separated and see everybody mix it up with like productive ways to spend your time its really awesome.”
ASB to hold day two of Spook-Side Lands
Leena Hussein, Benjamin Grimes, and Avi Srinivasan October 26, 2022
With live music, snacks, and Halloween candy, students gathered at Palo Alto High School’s two-day event Spook-Side Lands during lunch Thursday on the Centennial Plaza.
Final rally closes out Spirit Week
Final rally closes out Spirit Week
Anna Feng and Sophia Yang October 1, 2022
With colorful floats and enthusiastic dances from each grade, the Palo Alto High School student body concluded the festivities of Spirit Week on Friday at Viking Stadium and is now focusing on tonight's Homecoming dance. 
Juniors Tate Hardy and ____ sing and cheer in all yellow. (Photo: Daniel Garepis-Holland)
Students showcase spirit in 'best-dressed' activities
Anna Feng and Sophia Yang September 28, 2022
Students from all grades at Palo Alto High School are showing their class pride through best-dressed activities as they push into the second half of Spirit Week. 
Seniors lead Spirit Week competition after first rally
Seniors lead Spirit Week competition after first rally
Payton Anderson and Ash Mehta September 28, 2022
After three days of Spirit Week activities, students showed off their spirit at today’s lunchtime rally in the Big Gym, the first one of the year.