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The Paly Voice suggests new names for Jordan Middle School

Soumya Jhaveri and Evan Baldonado

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Recently, current students of Jordan Middle School proposed new names for their school following a decision by the Palo Alto Unified School District School Board to rename both Jordan and Terman as a result of their founders’ ties to eugenics. In light of these events, The Paly Voice has compiled 20 of our favorite potential names for Jordan, along with our justifications for each. Not a fan of our ideas below? Think you can do better? Share your best new names for Jordan (and Terman) using our Google form. Responses may be featured in a future article.

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About the Writers
Soumya Jhaveri, Editor-in-Chief

Soumya was previously the Voice’s News Editor. Her journalism work outside of Voice involves serving as the Editor-in-Chief of [proof] magazine; serving as president of SCOOP, a club fostering diversity in journalism; presentations at NorCal Media Day and the national journalism convention about diversity in journalism and an audio piece for KQED on student health and safety. In her free time, Soumya enjoys competing on Paly’s tennis team, playing in an orchestra and drinking boba.

Evan Baldonado, Webmaster & Engagement Master

On Voice, Evan is responsible for maintaining the publication’s website and increasing site engagement. Outside of Voice, Evan runs AquariumKids, a community of over one hundred sixty thousand people dedicated to helping kids and young adults play a crucial role in the future of aquaria. He is also the captain of Paly’s Lincoln–Douglas debate team.

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