The Paly Voice

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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Speech and Debate teams with strong performances at Milpitas

Sophia Krugler and Kira Sterling | October 7, 2019

Following a strong showing at the second debate tournament of the year in Milpitas Sept. 28 and Sept. 29, the Palo Alto High School Speech and Debate team will head to the first Coast Forensic League Speech and Super Debate tournaments later with hopes of increasing their chances to qualify for the state tournament.

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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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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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Preview: Paly Theatre to perform ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

Olivia Ramberg-Gomez and Ethan Chen | September 25, 2019

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will debut in the Performing Arts Center black box theater, the first utilization of the black box by the Palo Alto High School Theatre Department, Sept. 26 through Sept. 29.

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Library leak closes collaboration rooms

Ethan Hwang, Staff Writer | September 24, 2019

Recent plumbing issues in the Palo Alto High School library temporarily close collaboration rooms and may have unveiled a larger printing accommodation problem. 

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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 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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Quadside Lands highlights student talent

Hallie Faust, Margaret Li, Ethan Chen, and Ria Pai | October 1, 2019

Despite the Associated Student Body canceling some performances due to bad weather, students are calling last week's Quadside Lands a success. The festival featured the diverse range of student talent at Palo Alto High School, with performances from Palyce, Oscar's Band Tribute Band Tribute Band, and more.

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Varsity football falls to Wilcox in first league game

Ethan Chen, Ethan Hwang, Malia Wanderer, and Amy Yu | September 28, 2019

The Palo Alto High School football team (3-2, 0-1) lost to the Wilcox Chargers (3-2, 1-0), 15-26, despite its initial lead in the first league game of the season on Friday. 

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Music of the Month: September Songs

Amy Yu, Culture Editor and Engagement Manager | September 26, 2019

As September comes to a close, the Paly Voice asked students what their favorite are tunes.

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