The Paly Voice

Student receiving shot
Breaking: FDA approves Pfizer vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds
Daniel Garepis-Holland, Brennen Ho, and Jason Lin May 10, 2021
All students at Palo Alto High School will soon be able to be vaccinated against COVID-19 after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use on people aged 12 to 15 today.
In-person graduation confirmed for class of 2021
In-person graduation confirmed for class of 2021
May 6, 2021
Seniors can expect an in-person graduation 5:30 p.m. on June 2 at the Viking Stadium, according to Palo Alto High School Associated Student Body director Greer Stone.
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.
Protesters lead the rally with a sign saying "#StopAsianHate." Palo Alto City Council Member Greg Tanaka walks in front. Photo: Jason Lin
Palo Alto community protests against 'Asian hate'
May 4, 2021
The Palo Alto community is giving attention to Asian-Americans due to hundreds of community members participated in the “8 By 8, Stop Asian Hate” rally organized by Palo Alto City Council members Greg Tanaka and Lydia Kou, Sunday in downtown Palo Alto.
Palo Alto High School students evacuate their classrooms and head towards the football field after a fire alarm on Wednesday morning. [[ABCD caption missing "B" for background]] Junior Giada Parigi reported that the volume of the fire alarm caused an atmosphere of confusion. "It [the fire alarm] seemed much louder than it has been in the past, so no one could really hear what was going on," she said. Photo: Daniel Garepis-Holland.
Smoke detector malfunction triggers fire alarm
May 4, 2021
A faulty smoke detector in the Palo Alto High School Tower Building triggered a fire alarm at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday morning, forcing students to evacuate to the football field.
Slideshow: Students enjoy first day of ASB-run talent show
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.

Paly Theatre performs first virtual musical

Paly Theatre performs first virtual musical

April 24, 2021

Singing and dancing their way into a digital environment, Palo Alto High School Theatre students are performing their first virtual musical, “The Theory of Relativity,” with performances until April 24. 

Students return to traveling despite pandemic

Students return to traveling despite pandemic

April 21, 2021

As seniors visit college campuses in-person and families make plans for summer vacation, Palo Alto High School students are increasingly traveling away from home despite the pandemic, a trend exemplified by their spring break experiences.

Seniors celebrate post-high school plans
Economics Club qualifies for National Economics Challenge

Economics Club qualifies for National Economics Challenge

April 25, 2021

Students from Palo Alto High School's Economics Club will compete in the National Economics Challenge state championship April 27 after qualifying mid-April.

Students return to traveling despite pandemic

Students return to traveling despite pandemic

April 21, 2021

As seniors visit college campuses in-person and families make plans for summer vacation, Palo Alto High School students are increasingly traveling away from home despite the pandemic, a trend exemplified by their spring break experiences.

Students reflect on in-person learning

Students reflect on in-person learning

April 14, 2021

Starting this Tuesday, Palo Alto High School students will be given the opportunity to attend school on campus four times a week instead of being restricted to two. Palo Alto High School students who have been attending school in-person for weeks reflect on their experiences. Here is what they had to say:

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.

Slideshow: Students enjoy first day of ASB-run talent show
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.

Paly Theatre performs first virtual musical

Paly Theatre performs first virtual musical

April 24, 2021

Singing and dancing their way into a digital environment, Palo Alto High School Theatre students are performing their first virtual musical, “The Theory of Relativity,” with performances until April 24.