The Paly Voice

School spirit scrambled during Thursday lunch rally
School spirit scrambled during Thursday lunch rally
Leena Hussein and Maya Mukherjee October 15, 2021
Administrators worked to tamp down competition and tension between juniors and seniors Thursday at Palo Alto High School after taunts and egg-throwing overshadowed games and cheers at the fourth rally of Spirit Week.
Point incentives prompt clean-up
Point incentives prompt clean-up
October 14, 2021
After an eventful night of smashed eggs covering neighborhood parks and residents’ cars, and homes, Palo Alto High School students returned to the main location of the mayhem and cleaned after an incentive was introduced by Associated Student Body and Paly Administration. 
Breaking: Admin responds to egg fight between seniors and juniors
Breaking: Admin responds to egg fight between seniors and juniors
October 14, 2021
During the spirit rally today, Palo Alto High School administrators responded to the Egg Wars event that occurred yesterday night. They announced Spirit Week incentives for classes that assisted with clean-up of the mess left behind at Peers Park.
Freshmen maintain lead over sophomores at Color Day rally
Freshmen maintain lead over sophomores at Color Day rally
October 14, 2021
After the third day of Palo Alto High School's Spirit Week, rankings remain unchanged with seniors leading at 7977 points, juniors at 6669, freshmen at 6014, and sophomores at 5383, with seniors winning the day's rally game, Giant Cornhole.
First rally kicks off Spirit Week
First rally kicks off Spirit Week
October 12, 2021
After a year without rallies for Palo Alto High School due to the pandemic, students were excited to assemble on the football field bleachers on Monday during lunch to kick off Spirit Week 2021.
Teen Arts Council hosts Open Mic Night
Admin clarifies new PRIME system

Admin clarifies new PRIME system

October 12, 2021

After returning in-person, Palo Alto High School students have experienced confusion around the new PRIME system, leading school administrators to consider possible changes. The Paly Voice sat down with assistant principal Erik Olah to discuss changes he hopes to make to the PRIME system in the coming weeks.

‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’: Paly Theatre performs interactive outdoor show

‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’: Paly Theatre performs interactive outdoor show

September 24, 2021

Following a series of online productions over the past year, Palo Alto High School Theatre is taking the stage with an interactive outdoor performance of “Something Wicked This Way Comes” from Sept. 24 to 26.

Community reflects on open campus policy after stabbing incident

Community reflects on open campus policy after stabbing incident

September 2, 2021

Community members are discussing Palo Alto High School's open campus policy, which allows students to travel unlimited distances off-campus during their breaks and prep periods, after a Paly junior was stabbed during a prep period on Aug. 18, off-campus.

College Counselor reacts to Assembly Bill 104

College Counselor reacts to Assembly Bill 104

August 25, 2021

At least one campus college counselor is questioning the recent approval of Assembly Bill 104, which gave California public school students the option to change any letter grades from the past school year to a Pass/No Pass credit.

Spirit Week Vlog (Day 3 & 4): Juniors defeated in Spirit Rallies
Spirit Week Vlog (Day 1 & 2): Paly enthusiasm shines in first Spirit Week in two years

Spirit Week Vlog (Day 1 & 2): Paly enthusiasm shines in first Spirit Week in two years

October 12, 2021

Back in action after a two-year drought from full-swing school spirit, Palo Alto High School's Spirit Week is up and rolling. The Paly Voice took an inside look at the first two days of the dress-up-filled week.

Admin clarifies new PRIME system

Admin clarifies new PRIME system

October 12, 2021

After returning in-person, Palo Alto High School students have experienced confusion around the new PRIME system, leading school administrators to consider possible changes. The Paly Voice sat down with assistant principal Erik Olah to discuss changes he hopes to make to the PRIME system in the coming weeks.

Town & Country stores see an increase in business after Paly reopening

Town & Country stores see an increase in business after Paly reopening

September 28, 2021

Restaurants and shops at Town & Country Village are experiencing an increase in business with Palo Alto High School fully open for in-person learning this school year.

Opinion: The virus doesn’t care if you’re an athlete
Opinion: How to get the remaining 50% onto campus — persistent testing

Opinion: How to get the remaining 50% onto campus — persistent testing

April 4, 2021

Despite the opportunity to return to campus, students at Palo Alto High School continue to face the harsh realities of distance and online learning: The loss of education, mental health issues, obesity and hunger are just a few. The exacerbation of the achievement gap also grows each day as a significant proportion of Paly students remain in distance learning.

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.