The Paly Voice

Boys’ basketball remains undefeated in league with senior night win

Boys’ basketball remains undefeated in league with senior night win

February 10, 2020

As its season comes to a close, the Palo Alto High School boys’ varsity basketball team (17-4, 9-0) honored its six seniors on senior night with a ceremony and a 47-33 win over Homestead High School (12-10, 4-6). 

Girls’ soccer on edge of elimination after senior night loss

Girls’ soccer on edge of elimination after senior night loss

February 10, 2020

Following a crushing senior night loss against Homestead High School (5 - 4 - 4) on home turf on Friday, the Palo Alto High School (8 - 2 - 3) girls’ varsity soccer team looks to improve efficiency on the field in coming matches.

Kobe Bryant: the legacy of the Black Mamba

Kobe Bryant: the legacy of the Black Mamba

February 6, 2020

Following the death of retired professional basketball player Kobe Bryant and eight others who lost their lives in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, we asked Palo Alto High School students and teachers about their response to death - and life. Here is what they said.

It’s time to make sports into a class

It’s time to make sports into a class

February 6, 2020

In the past decade, the issue of high coach turnover rates has become Palo Alto High School Athletics Department's next big dilemma.

Boys’ basketball defeats rival Los Gatos with strong defense

Boys’ basketball defeats rival Los Gatos with strong defense

February 2, 2020

In an intense rivalry match, the Palo Alto High School boys’ varsity basketball team (15-4, 7-0) defeated Los Gatos High School (8-11, 1-6), 49-35, on Wednesday.

2019: A Paly Voice year-in-review

2019: A Paly Voice year-in-review

December 11, 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, the Voice reflects on the moments that highlighted the year.

Breaking: Students react to police officer injury and chaos on campus

Breaking: Students react to police officer injury and chaos on campus

November 4, 2019

A rattled student body is reflecting on campus security issues after a wild police chase just after noon today at Palo Alto High School that left an officer injured and a robbery suspect in cuffs.

Varsity football falls to Wilcox in first league game

Varsity football falls to Wilcox in first league game

September 28, 2019

The Palo Alto High School football team (3-2, 0-1) lost to the Wilcox Chargers (3-2, 1-0), 15-26, despite its initial lead in the first league game of the season on Friday. 

Video: Library construction update

Video: Library construction update

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.

Anti-vaping campaign kicks off tomorrow with student discussion
Coronavirus makes its way to Bay Area

Coronavirus makes its way to Bay Area

February 7, 2020

Following the recent identification of two cases of Coronavirus in Santa Clara County, the Palo Alto Unified School District is taking the necessary precautions to protect students and faculty from the virus.

Preview: Club Day 2 to feature over 100 clubs

Preview: Club Day 2 to feature over 100 clubs

February 6, 2020

Students will have the opportunity to explore around a dozen new clubs, including Neuroscience Club and Bike Fixing Club, at Palo Alto High School's second Club Day at lunch Tuesday on the Quad.

Students look for connection, transparency in new principal

Students look for connection, transparency in new principal

February 6, 2020

Students voiced their concerns for the new Palo Alto High School principal at the Needs Assessment meeting Tuesday, underscoring a need for deeper connection between the student body and administration.

New biotechnology class explores cures for human diseases

New biotechnology class explores cures for human diseases

February 4, 2020

Upperclassmen will have the opportunity to explore how to cure human diseases in Medical Interventions, a new class coming to Palo Alto High School in the 2020-2021 school year.

District to hear community priorities, concerns for principal search

District to hear community priorities, concerns for principal search

January 30, 2020

Following Palo Alto High School Principal Adam Paulson’s announcement for his year-end resignation, PAUSD will be hosting a Schedule Needs Assessment next week to meet with students and hear their perspectives on the new principal search process.

InFocus, district embroiled in censorship controversy

InFocus, district embroiled in censorship controversy

January 30, 2020

Following a request from representatives of the Palo Alto Unified School District to cease airing its “Bachelorx" program, Palo Alto High School broadcast publication InFocus News has removed all related content from its website and placed the program on hold. 

Slideshow: The Paly Voice reviews 2020 Oscars Best Picture nominees
‘The Irishman’: A look into 20th century organized crime

‘The Irishman’: A look into 20th century organized crime

February 9, 2020

Ever had a friend who was telling you a story, but starts with a long backstory for context, then gets sidetracked by a side story, then introduces too many unnecessary characters, then forgets the point of the story, then finally concludes the story but keeps rambling, three hours and 29 minutes later? Well, that’s “The Irishman” in a nutshell.

‘1917’: One shot at the perfect WWI movie

‘1917’: One shot at the perfect WWI movie

February 9, 2020

Appearing as one shot, "1917", which is nominated for Best Picture, provides a fresh, exciting, and engaging take on WWI.

‘Ford v. Ferrari’ makes pulses and cars alike race

‘Ford v. Ferrari’ makes pulses and cars alike race

February 8, 2020

Between corporate intrigue and raceway drama, the action never seems to stop, making "Ford v. Ferrari" a movie that is sure to entertain and thrill despite its foregone conclusion.

“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”:  beautiful but incoherent

“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”: beautiful but incoherent

February 7, 2020

“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” grants viewers a snapshot of 1969 Hollywood, which, while enjoyable, feels only semi-coherent. Two hours and 15 minutes of exposition, with only the final 15 minutes resolving the film in true Tarantino glory, left us feeling unsatisfied and confused about the storyline. 

ASB organizes second “Matchomatics” survey

ASB organizes second “Matchomatics” survey

February 6, 2020

Students are impatiently waiting for the results of the second annual Matchomatics survey hosted by Palo Alto High School's Associated Student Body.

Verbatim: Paly students and staff discuss current impeachment trial
2019: A Paly Voice year-in-review

2019: A Paly Voice year-in-review

December 11, 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, the Voice reflects on the moments that highlighted the year.

Behind the scenes of Paly Athletics with Justine Iongi

Behind the scenes of Paly Athletics with Justine Iongi

November 3, 2019

The Palo Alto High School Sports Medicine room is bustling with students at the end of the school day — football players relax in chairs donning their jerseys as their ankles are wrapped in bandages, volleyball players stretch on cylindrical foam tubes, and lacrosse players grab water bottles to prepare for their game. Athletic Trainer Justine Iongi sits in the middle of the chaos.

Spirit Week 2019: Day 2 Video Recap

Spirit Week 2019: Day 2 Video Recap

October 30, 2019

Spirit week 2019 continues on Tuesday with both a lunch and a tutorial rally. Lunch featured rounds of human ring toss and a new trivia game, and games continued during tutorial with hungry hungry hippos and wrap your vice president.

It’s time to make sports into a class
Opinion: Dear Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y

Opinion: Dear Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y

December 4, 2019

On behalf of teeangers everywhere, I would like to set the record straight about Generation Z and our use of technology.

Slideshow: The Paly Voice reviews 2020 Oscars Best Picture nominees
‘The Irishman’: A look into 20th century organized crime

‘The Irishman’: A look into 20th century organized crime

February 9, 2020

Ever had a friend who was telling you a story, but starts with a long backstory for context, then gets sidetracked by a side story, then introduces too many unnecessary characters, then forgets the point of the story, then finally concludes the story but keeps rambling, three hours and 29 minutes later? Well, that’s “The Irishman” in a nutshell.

‘1917’: One shot at the perfect WWI movie

‘1917’: One shot at the perfect WWI movie

February 9, 2020

Appearing as one shot, "1917", which is nominated for Best Picture, provides a fresh, exciting, and engaging take on WWI.

‘Ford v. Ferrari’ makes pulses and cars alike race

‘Ford v. Ferrari’ makes pulses and cars alike race

February 8, 2020

Between corporate intrigue and raceway drama, the action never seems to stop, making "Ford v. Ferrari" a movie that is sure to entertain and thrill despite its foregone conclusion.