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Art in Unusual Places to take place next week
Art in Unusual Places to take place next week
Leena Hussein, Christopher Choi, and Evan Chien January 28, 2023
From stick domes to a chalk mural, Palo Alto High School’s Visual and Performing Arts students will showcase their exhibitions throughout the campus starting next week for the annual Art in Unusual Places celebration. 
Students, staff, and parents will come together 7 p.m. Saturday to watch a major motion film provided by Palys Film Club. According to club president, Bennet Hardy, this will not be the last film he and his collaborator senior Asa Deggeller will present. “Asa and I [will] attempt to show more classic films in the future,” Hardy said. (Photo: Johnathan Chen)
Preview: Film Club to host major motion picture in PAC
Shreyas Shashi, Reporter • January 27, 2023
Members of the Palo Alto School District are invited to a movie screening 7 p.m. Saturday in the Palo Alto High School Performing Art Center.High School Performing Art Center.
Faculty, staff to receive 7% raise
Faculty, staff to receive 7% raise
Sophia Yang and Kasmira Lada January 27, 2023
Palo Alto Unified School District faculty and staff will receive a 7% salary increase retroactive to July, following the Board of Educations' approval of salary agreements at a meeting last week. 
ASB successfully revives Matchomatics
ASB successfully revives Matchomatics
Payton Anderson and Celina Lee January 27, 2023
Following administrative approval to bring back Matchomatics during a meeting on Tuesday, Palo Alto High School’s Associated Student Body will reinstate the event as part of the annual Love Week activities.
Students walk into the Media Arts Center, a building dedicated towards educating students about media arts including photography, video/audio production, journalism, and more. On Wednesday evening, Palo Alto High School will host an open house in the Media Arts Center to introduce students and parents to journalism and other CTE programs. According to C Magazine and Madrono advisor Brian Wilson, the goal of this open house is to spark the interest of young students in journalism. The goal is just to give people more information about the programs and hopefully get them to the point where they realize that its something that they also want to participate in when theyre in high school, Wilson said.
MAC to host open house Wednesday night
Carissa Tsui and Nathan Jiang January 23, 2023
In the Media Arts Center, an open house will be hosted from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday to introduce students and parents to the building, its programs, and Career Technical Education classes from across the school.
Preview: Paly-Gunn junior movie night at JLS Friday
Preview: Paly-Gunn junior movie night at JLS Friday
Nathan Jiang and Sophia Yang January 20, 2023
A pajama-themed movie night for Palo Alto High School and Henry M. Gunn High School juniors will take place 6 p.m. Friday at the Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School Cafetorium. 
Cheer team advances to state championship
Cheer team advances to state championship
Payton Anderson and Kristine Lin January 30, 2023
Senior captain and point guard Jackson Martin sprints past a Titan defender during Fridays game against Gunn High School. The Vikings won, 51-47, after coming back from a 15-point deficit in the second half. Now, the vikings are first in the DeAnza league, which gives them a seeding advantage for the upcoming Central Coast playoffs. According to Martin, the Vikings need to play consistently from the start to match the competition. We brought the energy in the fourth quarter, but I think coming out of the game we just have to be ready to play, Martin. We werent really ready in the first half and we need to be ready right from the tip. (Photo: Daniel-Garepis Holland)
Boy's basketball comes back to top Gunn
Joseph Kessler and Avi Srinivasan January 28, 2023
KPLY Quad Talk
38 in the garden is Frank Chis new documentary on basketball sensation Jeremy Lins Linsanity period. It primarily speaks about Lins growth in his career, but hits close to home with a vibrant representation for Asian Americans. (Photo: 38 at the Garden)
Column: Linsanity, not just a basketball phenomenon
Ashton Chow November 29, 2022
While former basketball sensation Jeremy Lin is not currently spinning around and performing 180 degree dunks anymore, his legacy will continue to last as a symbol of the long-forgotten notion that despite having all odds against you, anything is possible.
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? 
Loak (Britain Dalton) connects with a Tulkun, an intelligent whale-like creature. (Photo: Disney)
‘Avatar: The Way of Water’: Stylish, but not substantial
Carissa Tsui, Reporter • January 16, 2023
Blues and greens dance across the screen in a scene of a planet similar but not quite identical to that of Earth's. The camera shifts to the side and pans in on a face and chest, just humanoid enough to be beautiful. Right from the first few scenes, “Avatar: The Way of Water,” directed by James Cameron, is a stunning piece of cinematography.
Students from Palo Alto High Schools choir program prepare for a dress rehersal of the Madrigal Feaste this evening in the Preforming Arts Center for the 20th annual Madrigal Feaste performance. Paly choirs will have their first performance at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Performing Arts Center. According to Spectrum Choir member Eloise Dumas, unlike the previous three years, which were affected by the pandemic, this year’s Feaste will allow students the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in their roles. “Last year, we were still kind of coming out of Covid and we hadnt done an in-person Madrigal Feaste in a while and so this year … were going to be fully warmed up,” Dumas said. “Were going to be even more confident in what were doing because we have that reference point of last year, and so Im excited to see what people do with that.” (Photo: Bijou Blue Photography)
Choirs to perform in 20th annual 'Madrigal Feaste'
Leena Hussein and Anna Feng December 3, 2022
With elaborate costumes and festive music, Palo Alto High School Choirs will take the stage Saturday for the first of two weekend performances of the 20th annual "Madrigal Feaste".
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. 
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.