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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

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.
Students support Nguyen at Jeopardy! viewing party
Students support Nguyen at 'Jeopardy!' viewing party
Madison Abbassi, Senior Staff Writer • May 12, 2022
Students and staff alike gathered in the Paly Media Arts Center during lunch Thursday to watch the latest 'Jeopardy!' episode featuring Palo Alto High School teacher Daniel Nguyen, a top contestant.
Palo Alto High School math teacher Daniel Nguyen wins on his first appearance on Jeopardy! (Photo: Sony Pictures Television)
Breaking: Nguyen wins first 'Jeopardy!' game, offers campus shout-out
Maxwell Zhang, Sports Editor • May 12, 2022
Daniel Nguyen, a Palo Alto High School math teacher, wins his first 'Jeopardy!' game today on Season 38 Episode 173 of the show, dominating the leaderboard with $7,199.
The Palo Alto High School Concert Band practices on the track to prepare for the May Fete Children’s Parade & Fair. The parade will be held for the first time in three years after a hiatus due to the the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Recreation Supervisor Adam Howard, the parade taking place this year is an indication that the pandemic has started to recede and the city can return to planning larger events again. “It feels really good to get back to hosting the parade and other community events,” Howard stated in an email. “There is a lot of excitement and enthusiasm around this event and I’m really happy the community can come together again to celebrate.” (Photo: Arthur Wu)
Preview: May Fete returns to downtown
Arthur Wu, Staff Writer • May 6, 2022
For the first time in three years, Palo Alto’s annual May Fete Children’s Parade & Fair will be held this Saturday, with the theme of “What emPowers You?” paying tribute to the resilience of Palo Alto's youth and focusing on sustainability.
Boys volleyball beats Los Altos
Boys' volleyball beats Los Altos
Anna Ghereghlou, Saachi Nagar, and Avi Srinivasan May 2, 2022
Viking senior attacker Blake Chase sprints past a check by an Eagles defender during their 9-3 victory over the Los Altos on Wednesday. According to Head Coach Daniel Shelton, Palys loss to Los Altos earlier in the season did not affect the teams mindset. “It was more of a challenge to play back to back games,” Shelton said. “We played last night and it was a really tough game, so coming on tonight was just kind of an endurance test more than anything.” (Photo: Jonathan Chen)
Boys' lacrosse topples Los Altos
Avi Srinivasan, Jason Lin, and Arthur Wu April 21, 2022
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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. 
Opinion: The end of the SAT
Opinion: The end of the SAT
Benjamin Grimes and Jonathan Chen February 28, 2022
The sound of pencil scratches and the rustle of test booklets are common sounds for millions of students who take the SAT every year.
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.
Preview: Paly Theater presents One Acts
Preview: Paly Theater presents "One Acts"
Arohi Bhattacharya, Senior Staff Writer • May 11, 2022
Starting tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, students can look forward to watching mystical butterfly wings, pandemonium in an alluring lake and the Statue of Liberty baking delectable freedom pies in the Palo Alto High School theater program’s One Acts.