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Members from Palo Alto High Schools K-pop dance club, Palyce, performed a dynamic dance cover of Ditto by K-pop group NewJeans at Paly’s Got Talent. ASB Studios hosted its first live event, Palys Got Talent, on Thursday in the Performing Arts Center. Junior Angela Rao, part of Palyce, had a fun time performing on stage. We were into the dances that we saw on YouTube, related to K-pop, and we decided on this one to do because it seemed the most fun, Rao said. It was really nice being onstage and I feel like we really did a good job.
Paly's Got Talent: Students shine in diverse showcase
Allison Ma and Veronica Qiu February 21, 2024

ASB Studios, the broadcasting arm of the Associated Student Body, is celebrating the success of its inaugural event, Paly’s Got Talent, featuring...

Junior Kashi Tuteja (left) and sophomore Amily Zhang (right) hold up a W for their win after finishing the 38th Annual Stanford Invitational online debate as co-champions over the weekend. According to Lincoln-Douglas debate coach Adrian Youngquist (center), the students fully deserved the win for their hard work. It really showed how hard work pays off when you actually do it, Youngquist said. (Photo: Amily Zhang)
Debate team wins Stanford Invitational
Kristine Lin and Joy Tan February 17, 2024

The Speech and Debate Team of Palo Alto High School is currently ranked #6 out of 241 high school programs in the state after two Vikings won...

Teachers take attendance during the fire alarm today at 11:35 a.m. at Palo Alto High Schools Centennial Plaza. Despite the interruption, sophomore Annika Chu said her class was able to quickly adapt to the situation. “We all evacuated and got into our lines pretty quickly,” Chu said. “Our school handled it pretty well.” (Photo: Celina Lee)
Admin says fire alarm triggered in gym, cause unknown
Anna Feng, Kristine Lin, and Ava Knapp February 15, 2024

Additional reporting by Veronica Qiu, Maxwell Zhang and Motoko Iwata Class is back in session following a fire alarm disruption at 11:35 a.m....

Circles of water leak through the Palo Alto High schools library ceiling. With heavier rainfall recently, flaws in the librarys infrastructure are becoming more apparent and the librarians are requesting for reconstruction of the roof. According to Assistant Librarian Deborah Henry, the water damage began in 2019 when the library opened, and it has been an ongoing problem since. Its imperative that we get the roof fixed, Henry said. It should have been fixed when they remodeled this building.”
Library ceiling sees worsening water damage
Joy Tan and Veronica Qiu February 13, 2024

Following heavy rainfall, water damage has worsened in the Palo Alto High School Library’s roof, with water spots and falling tiles from the...

Students gather in groups in the Peery Center during Palo Alto High Schools week-long Breaking Down the Walls. The event was designed to help students from different grades intermingle and foster unlikely unity. According to principal Brent Kline, primary organizer of the event, the main purpose was for students to meet new people and build community. Were friendly for the most part in our campus, but I felt that we could do more to connect students, Kline said.  Through Breaking Down the Walls, students meet people they might not have necessarily met and also participate in activities to share stories in a fun and mainly light-hearted way. (Photo: Veronica Qiu)
'Breaking Down the Walls' elicits positive feedback
Allison Ma and Sophia Yang February 9, 2024

Following a week-long event to encourage student unity on campus with activities ranging from running around the gym playing games to one-on-one...

During Palo Alto High Schools second-semester Club Day Tuesday outside of the library, junior Kira Loginova promotes the Accessibility and Inclusion Society of Palo Alto club. According to Loginova, AISPA advocates for increasing awareness and accessibility for students with disabilities. “My club is about making Palo Alto more accessible for disabled people,” Loginova said. “Ive noticed that within our school and communities, its not very great to exist as a disabled person. Were trying to raise awareness, get some word out about social activism. (Photo: Kristine Lin)
Club Day showcases student interests
Nathan Jiang and Kristine Lin February 8, 2024

From pickleball to chemistry, students picked up a variety of new hobbies and interests at Palo Alto High School’s Club Day, which took place...

Palo Alto High School Viking senior Alaap Nair defends against a Carlmont High School Scots player during its first Central Coast Section single elimination game on Tuesday. The Vikings won 59-52 against the Scots in a tight game with a combined total of 20 3-pointers. Vikings coach Jeff LaMere said the Vikings played a consistent game and were able to keep the intensity up through the critical match. “We want to be energy givers, not energy takers,” LaMere said. “Regardless of how many minutes youre playing, whatever youre doing, youre on the bench or in the game, be an energy giver.” (Photo: Andrew Zhao)
Vikings defeat Scots in CCS quarterfinals
Kevin O'Brien and Andrew Zhao February 21, 2024
Palo Alto High School Viking junior small forward Jorell Clark dribbles past Wildcat players in order to clear a path to the basket during the Senior Night and league champion match on Tuesday. The Vikings fell to the Los Gatos High School Wildcats 34-48 after multiple missed shots and turnovers. According to Clark, even though the outcome wasn’t the one that they wanted, the Vikings still tried their hardest throughout the entire game. “I love how we competed no matter what,” Clark said. “We never quit, and we gave it our all, especially for the seniors. We really wanted this one, but we came up short.” (Photo: Maxwell Zhang)
Boys’ b-ball blown out by Wildcats in league champion match
Ketan Altekar-Okazaki and Maxwell Zhang February 19, 2024


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Author Ana Homayoun presents her new book Erasing the Finish Line and the problems with college applications in a presentation last Wednesday night. Theres little you can do to guarantee college acceptance these days, Homayoun said. So things in your control, like time management, is critical to perfect. (Photo: Evan Chien)
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Evan Chien, Culture Editor • December 19, 2023

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Carissa Tsui, Managing Editor • December 11, 2023

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Review: Beyond kebab; Meyhouse’s unique Turkish flavors
Sophia Yang and Celina Lee September 14, 2023

Featuring smoky charred chicken, fish cooked on the spot, and eggplant smothered in creamy yogurt, Meyhouse, a high-end Turkish restaurant,...

Senior Cameron Phillips splashes on a makeshift Slip N Slide set up during lunch yesterday on Palo Alto High Schools Quad. This watery fun was part of Field Day, a carnival-themed event hosted by the Associated Student Body, and also offered free desserts and game booths. According to senior Phela Durosinmi, Field Day was an enjoyable way to spend a sunny day. Its fun, because I just finished my last final, and theyre giving out free ice cream — everybody likes ice cream — and they let us have a slip n slide, while last year they closed it down, Durosinmi said. (Photo: Daniel Garepis-Holland)
Students enjoy Field Day games and food
Karrie Huang and Daniel Garepis-Holland May 22, 2023
Playing carnival games and eating sweet treats, Palo Alto High School students took the opportunity to close the year on a high note during Friday's extended lunch on the Quad as part of the Associated Student Body's Field Day, one of many events designed to mark the end of the school year and celebrate the graduating seniors.

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