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The Paly Voice

The Student News Site of Palo Alto High School

The Paly Voice

The Student News Site of Palo Alto High School

The Paly Voice

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Sheriff candidate Kevin Jensen stresses experience-driven reform
Madison Abbassi and Sofie Zalatimo May 25, 2022
Former Sheriff’s Cpt. Kevin Jensen, a candidate for Santa Clara County Sheriff, is emphasizing his goal to reform the culture in the sheriff’s office towards accountability and integrity in a conference with Palo Alto High School students Friday morning in the Media Arts Center.
Closer look at candidates in race for Sheriff
Closer look at candidates in race for Sheriff
Anna Feng, Leena Hussein, and Sophia Yang May 23, 2022
The Paly Voice hosted three candidates running for Santa Clara County Sheriff. Current Sheriff Laurie Smith announced on March 10 that she would not be running for reelection after 24 years in office. The candidates each shared their unique stories and plans if elected.
2022 Promposal Competition winners Samantha Yamashita, Vienna Liu, Evan Seki and Thomas Rimsa pose with their signs. According to senior Olga Muys, this years prom is especially exciting as seniors were unable to attend prom last year due to the pandemic. I missed out on being able to go to prom my junior year because of COVID, and so Im super excited to get to go, Muys said. Its just part of the high school experience to go and wear a pretty dress and heels.
Upperclassmen feel both excitement and COVID worries for prom
Tara Kapoor and Daniel Garepis-Holland May 13, 2022
Upperclassmen at Palo Alto High School are moving towards a celebratory prom experience — the first in two years — with a combination of caution and excitement following a rise in COVID-19 in Santa Clara County recently and a surge in cases after Gunn High School’s prom.
Breaking: Nguyens Jeopardy! run comes to an end
Breaking: Nguyen's 'Jeopardy!' run comes to an end
Madison Abbassi, Senior Staff Writer • May 13, 2022
The third episode of 'Jeopardy!' featuring Palo Alto High School math teacher Daniel Nguyen aired 7 p.m. Friday night — a tense episode where Nguyen remained firmly in the lead until a costly mistake on the final question, ending the local favorite's run on the show.
Sheriff candidate Christine Nagaye aims to reform in campaign
Sheriff candidate Christine Nagaye aims to reform in campaign
Jonathan Chen and Payton Anderson May 13, 2022
Running for Santa Clara County Sheriff, Sgt. Christine Nagaye is focusing on increasing accountability as part of her campaign which she presented to Palo Alto High School students Friday morning in the Media Arts Center. 
Breaking: Nguyen wins second Jeopardy! game by large margin
Breaking: Nguyen wins second 'Jeopardy!' game by large margin
Madison Abbassi, Senior Staff Writer • May 12, 2022
Palo Alto High School math teacher Daniel Nguyen returned to 'Jeopardy!' on Thursday, where he emerged victorious in a second game with total winnings of $18,000, placing him far ahead of his competitors.
Jennifer Crane, Palo Alto High Schools new athletic director, works in her co-taught contemporary world history class during sixth period. This will be the last two weeks of her tenure as a co-teacher for history before her full transition to athletic director. I think that past experience shows to me that prioritizing the fostering of character, hard work and perseverance is a building block to becoming a successful human being in whatever capacity you define that, Crane said. I think its something that I will continue to emphasize and to help guide me in this process... All those things take precedence over winning. (Photo: Maxwell Zhang)
New athletic director looks to stabilize program
Avi Srinivasan, Benjamin Grimes, and Maxwell Zhang May 27, 2022
Palo Alto High School junior Ethan Harrington dives into the pool at the CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships on May 14. He would win both of his events in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle. “The time shows me how I compare to people now like Caleb Dressel or the other really big Olympians,” Harrington said. “Its nice to see how close I am to them when they were 16. I think they would still be faster than me, but I’m close.”
Swimmer breaks records, is among fastest in nation
Arthur Wu and Jason Lin May 27, 2022
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Sheriffs race: Why you should care
Sheriff's race: Why you should care
Tara Kapoor and Arohi Bhattacharya May 25, 2022
Another election. Another position. Among the many government leadership races on a local, state and national level, the Santa Clara County sheriff may seem like it has little effect on your day to day life — so why vote?
Opinion: Ending Russian aggression means stopping them from afar
Opinion: Ending Russian aggression means stopping them from afar
Benjamin Grimes, Managing Editor • March 2, 2022
It's finally happened.  After months of standstill, Russia launched an invasion into Ukraine on Wednesday, sending missiles into airports, defense facilities, and cities across the country. 
Review: Naschmarkt’s delicious blend of Austrian, Californian flavors
Review: Naschmarkt’s delicious blend of Austrian, Californian flavors
Arohi Bhattacharya, Tara Kapoor, and Emily Yun May 27, 2022
Serving traditional spicy bratwurst to authentic soufflés, Naschmarkt, an Austrian restaurant, soft-opened Tuesday in the California Avenue neighborhood with its delicious yet expensive flavors, replacing Anatolian Kitchen’s Turkish cuisine.
Paly 2022 Prom Lookbook
Paly 2022 Prom Lookbook
Arohi Bhattacharya and Emily Yun May 12, 2022
Flowing gowns paired with expensive high heels and smooth tuxedos complemented with colorful bow ties. For years, traditional prom attire was heavily influenced by gender and cultural norms, which has pressured many to spend hundreds of dollars on their outfits for the “night of all nights.” But for some, prom attire looks a little different this year.
Palo Alto Dance Team members Bella Daly and Victoria Senderzon perform their routine while the Pep Band plays Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke”. The team and Paly’s band participated in the May Fete Parade on Saturday, and for many of the participating students, it was their first time in the parade. “It was a super fun experience,” Daly said. “I really had a great time and it was kind of our last big event of the year. It was a nice way to end.” (Photo: Daniel Garepis-Holland)
Slideshow: May Fête Parade honors resilience of Palo Alto youth
Arthur Wu and Daniel Garepis-Holland May 11, 2022
Palo Alto's 98th May Fete Parade & Fair was held Saturday for the first time in three years as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the theme of "What emPowers You?" it celebrated the strength of the Palo Alto youth during the pandemic and the sustainability of the Earth. Local community organizations of Palo Alto marched through downtown and set up booths in the fair. Among these groups were the Palo Alto school bands, first-responders, and various other clubs. 
Sophomore Katya Oks pins fabric onto a mannequin in preparation for the Junk Couture Fashion Show. The event, hosted by Palo Alto High Schools Social Justice Program, will feature outfits made out of entirely recycled materials in a show at 6:30 p.m. May 20 in the Performing Arts Center.
SJP to don recycled fashion at 'Junk Kouture' show
Sofie Zalatimo and Tara Kapoor May 11, 2022
Amid the whir of the sewing machine and the smell of spray paint wafting in, students transform newspaper scraps into a shirt and drape trampoline netting into a dress as the Haymarket Theater explodes with energy and creativity.