The Paly Voice

Peninsula Hike for Hope inspired by elementary school teacher’s struggle

Amy Lin and Emma Jiang | May 17, 2019

Upon first glance, Jaclyn Petty is a young and energetic 4th grade teacher at Juana Briones Elementary School. However, she carries with her an unimaginable pain: the loss of a family member to suicide.

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New schedule for 2019-20 school year aims for consistency

Olivia Ramberg-Gomez, Staff Writer | May 17, 2019

Students, teachers, and parents from Palo Alto High School will see a change in the daily bell schedule at the start of the upcoming 2019-20 school year. The new schedule has been finalized after being in the process of creation for the past year, with specific modifications to make it more consistent week-to-week, for students.

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Vike Profile: Steve Jobs’ daughter reflects on high school

Benjamin Huang, Arts and Entertainment Editor | May 16, 2019

Steve Jobs's daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, discusses her high school experience and relationship with her father.

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Quadchella band silenced amid AP testing

Hallie Faust, Staff Writer | May 15, 2019

Members of the band Good, Fast, Cheap look to reschedule their performance after being forced to stop playing at Palo Alto High School’s Quadchella for fear that the volume of the music would disrupt Advanced Placement testing taking place in the library yesterday during lunch.

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Aspiring rapper kicks off Quadchella

Dylan Fu, Staff Writer | May 13, 2019

Students on the Quad can expect to enjoy a bevy of performances all throughout the rest of the week from student performers as part as part of Quadchella, the most recent in the line of Palo Alto High School music festivals, which started today during lunch.

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After state victory,  debaters heads to nationals

Kira Sterling and Sophia Krugler | May 13, 2019

The Paly Speech and Debate team will attend nationals in June following a win in the Lincoln-Douglas category and a top-10 finish in both other categories at the California State Championship tournament last weekend.

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Video: Library construction update

Finn Mennuti, Gracia Hmelar, Dylan Fu, and Allie Feitzinger | December 4, 2018

Closed since 2017, Palo Alto High School's library is due to open soon. The Paly Voice took an early look inside.

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Palo Alto air quality (live)

Evan Baldonado, Webmaster and Engagement Manager | November 16, 2018

The data below show live air quality updates for Palo Alto from epa.gov. As a result of the Camp Fire in Butte County, air quality around the Bay Area has many concerned. Many schools, including Menlo Atherton High School and Castilleja School, remain closed, yet all public school districts within the Santa Clara County's purview remain open.

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Verbatim: College Decisions

Ria Pai, Olivia Ramberg-Gomez, and Margaret Li | May 7, 2019

Palo Alto High School seniors participated in a "t-shirt day", a Paly tradition when seniors sport attire from the college they decide to attend, Wednesday. The Paly Voice asked some students where they decided to go and why.

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Paly Voice to launch stock index. Can you help?

Evan Baldonado, Webmaster and Engagement Manager | April 23, 2019

The Paly Voice is currently working to revive The Vike — a celebratory and informal stock market index last seen on our website in 2007 — and we are hoping you can help. Similar to indices including the DOW, NASDAQ, and SP500, the new and improved VIKE will track the performance of a selection of stocks linked to Palo Alto High School alumni. Significantly, nobody will actually be able to trade...

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Kira Sterling, Staff Writer | March 29, 2019

Who's going to be the 2018-19 March Madness champion? Palo Alto High School students weigh in.

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