The Paly Voice

Paly ASB releases results of “Matchomatics” survey

Kaahini Jain and Olivia Ramberg-Gomez | February 12, 2019

This Valentine’s Day season, students are eagerly awaiting the results of the Palo Alto High School's Associated Student Body “Matchomatics” program, which matches applicants with other students for potential friendships. In the five days that the Survey Monkey form was open, from Jan. 31 through Feb. 4, over 600 Paly students submitted responses, according to Junior Class Vice President Frida Rivera.

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Speech and Debate to host Novice Classic

Amy Yu | February 10, 2019

The Palo Alto High School Speech and Debate team is reviving the Paly Novice Classic tournament for first-year Lincoln-Douglas debaters because of the limited number of novice competitions.

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It’s snow big deal: Flurries bring smiles, evoke memories

Kira Sterling and Sophia Krugler | February 9, 2019

A light snowfall wouldn't cause much commotion in most parts of the world, but that's not the case for Palo Alto.  Residents were shocked to catch a glimpse of snow on the foothills Tuesday morning following light snowfall in Palo Alto the night before.

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Opinion: Bigger fan base needed for girls’ basketball games

Olivia Ramberg-Gomez, Kaahini Jain, and Gracia Hmelar | February 13, 2019

Have you ever noticed that more people want to watch a boys' basketball game rather than a girls'? On Quad Nights in Palo Alto High School's Peery Family Center, when empty stands during the girls' games only start to fill up as the boys' game draws near, the difference in crowd size is obvious.

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Verbatim:  Student, staff plans for Presidents Day weekend

Kaahini Jain and Gracia Hmelar | February 13, 2019

As the much-appreciated Presidents Day weekend approaches, students and staff make plans for how they want to spend their time off.

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One last shot: Girls’ b-ball team finishes strong on senior night

Hallie Faust | February 13, 2019

On an emotional night honoring its seniors, the playoff-bound Palo Alto High School girls’ basketball team (11-0) beat the Saratoga Falcons (4-7), 51-40, Monday in the Vikings' final league game of the season.

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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 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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Slideshow: Jugglers amaze at Game of Throws gala

Eleanor Krugler and Jevan Yu | January 28, 2019

Juggling knives while walking on knives? No problem, it seemed.

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Slideshow: Women’s March 2019

Ria Pai and Margaret Li | January 22, 2019

Over 10,000 participants gathered for the third annual Women's March, which took place in San Francisco on Saturday.

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A definitive ranking of Trader Joe’s seasonal cookies

Nisha McNealis, Micaela Wong, and Dylan Zou | January 14, 2019

To help Paly students satisfy their cookie cravings, the Paly Voice staff set out to determine the best Trader Joe's treat to enjoy this season.

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