The Paly Voice

Paly publications place in national journalism conventions
Paly publications place in national journalism conventions
Arohi Bhattacharya and Brennen Ho May 26, 2021
Palo Alto High School publications came out victorious in multiple categories in this year's major student press awards.
Jessica Haight, a freshman at Palo Alto High School, receives the vaccine at the clinic hosted at Paly
Hundreds of students get vaccinated at Paly clinic
May 25, 2021
Over a thousand students are now partially vaccinated after the second and final youth vaccination clinic was hosted Sunday at Palo Alto High School's Peery Family Center gym.
PAUSD announces secondary bell schedule amid mixed community response
PAUSD announces secondary bell schedule amid mixed community response
May 23, 2021
Secondary sites in Palo Alto Unified School District will implement significant changes to the bell schedule for the upcoming school year, as Superintendent Don Austin released the new schedule earlier this month following an array of community reactions.
Photos: Sophia Krugler
Students forced to take dogs home on unsanctioned Bring Your Dog to School Day
May 21, 2021
Seniors who dared to bring their dogs on Palo Alto High School’s campus Friday as part of the student-organized Bring Your Dog to School Day were likely to have been quickly told by campus administrators to bring their pets back home.
Student receiving shot
Breaking: FDA approves Pfizer vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds
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.
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.

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. 

Meet incoming assistant principal Erik Olah
Paly student leaders rally against Asian hate

Paly student leaders rally against Asian hate

May 28, 2021

Instead of people coming together to converse, eat and listen to live music, on May 2, University Ave turned to a place full of peaceful protest and political activism. Palo Alto community members came together with the 8x8 rally to share their frustration with the lack of legislation to address the rise in Anti-Asian hate crimes. The 8x8 rallies held all over the Bay Area are meant to encourage Asian-Americans to become politically active and vote. It was only just recently, May  18, 2021, that a Hate Crimes Act passed in Congress with a majority vote. The lack of Asian-American and Pacific Islander representation in government has been a pressing issue for both the greater American and Palo Alto communities. The Paly Voice interviewed two Palo Alto High School students, Mathew Signorello-Katz and Johannah Seah to discuss their involvement in the 8x8 Rally and why they chose to get involved.

Paly publications place in national journalism conventions

Paly publications place in national journalism conventions

May 26, 2021

Palo Alto High School publications came out victorious in multiple categories in this year's major student press awards.

Rising Artists Podcast: Spill Tab

Rising Artists Podcast: Spill Tab

May 25, 2021

The Paly Voice collaborated with KPLY, Palo Alto High School's podcasting publication, to create Rising Artists Episode 4 which features French-Korean indie-pop artist Spill Tab. In this episode, host Amy Yu analyzes Spill Tab's production and explores her path to music.

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.