The Paly Voice

Where are they now: Wes Rapaport

Where are they now: Wes Rapaport

Chloe Fishman, Author
May 20, 2014
Filed under Editor's Pick, Features

Not everyone gets to talk to Redfoo, half of the dynamic duo LMFAO. But then again, not everyone is Wes Rapaport. This is just another day on the job for the recent Paly alumnus and arguably Paly's most successful journalism graduate. Rapaport recently completed a prestigious internship at National Broad...

Graduation 2011: "Finding a Passion" by Wes Rapaport

Graduation 2011: "Finding a Passion" by Wes Rapaport

June 13, 2011
Filed under Multimedia, Spotlight

Senior Wes Rapaport delivers his speech, "Finding a Passion," at Palo Alto High School's 2011 commencement ceremony.

Daughter of civil rights activist to speak Tuesday

Daughter of civil rights activist to speak Tuesday

Emily Hwang and Julia Qiao
January 5, 2016
Filed under Global Outlook, News, Spotlight

Karen Korematsu, the daughter of deceased civil rights activist Fred Korematsu, will speak about her father’s legacy during Tutorial on Jan. 19 in the Media Arts Center. After an invitation from social studies teacher David Rapaport, the younger Korematsu will discuss her father’s involvement in t...

History class project acknowledged in The New York Times

History class project acknowledged in The New York Times

May 22, 2015
Filed under News, Spotlight

An opinion article published in The New York Times yesterday featured a nod to Palo Alto High School's United States History classes and the projects their teacher, David Rapaport, sent to the article's author, Gail Collins. The article, which was published both online and in print, discussed whether or ...

Preview: Spirit Week to wrap up with float, dance

Preview: Spirit Week to wrap up with float, dance

Alex Merkle-Raymond, Author
October 30, 2014
Filed under Spirit Week 2014

For the final day of Spirit Week, Palo Alto High School students are perfecting their Spirit Dances and getting out their green and white clothes for "Paly Pride Day." The last day will showcase school-wide unity with freshmen, sophomores and juniors all wearing Paly colors of green and white. Seniors...

Speaker forum to honor retiring teacher Mike McNulty

Speaker forum to honor retiring teacher Mike McNulty

Drew Keller, Author
May 14, 2014
Filed under News

In honor of teacher Mike McNulty's retirement, Palo Alto High School will host its first annual Sports in American Life speakers forum from 1:50 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in the new Media Arts Center. Dave Flemming, an announcer for the San Francisco Giants and ESPN Radio, will be the forum's keynote speaker. According to librarian Rachel ...

Kerry Kennedy speaks about gun violence, social justice in phone interview

Kerry Kennedy speaks about gun violence, social justice in phone interview

Addie McNamara and Phoebe So
April 12, 2013
Filed under Multimedia, Spotlight, Video

On Tuesday, April 9, human rights activist Kerry Kennedy spoke to students about social justice, violence, gun control and her father Robert F. Kennedy in a phone interview conducted by social studies teacher David Rapaport. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fNER5DuYDs&w=640&h=360]

Kerry Kennedy to address social justice, violence in phone interview

Phoebe So, Author
April 8, 2013
Filed under News

A phone interview with human rights activist Kerry Kennedy will take place during Advisory tomorrow, April 9, in room 308 addressing social justice and violence with a focus on gun control. Kennedy, daughter of the late New York senator, attorney general and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy,...

Dan Rather speaks to students and teachers [with audio]

Levi Schoeben, Author
October 17, 2012
Filed under Multimedia, News

Dan Rather,  journalist and former news anchor for CBS, spoke over the phone with U.S. history teacher David Rapaport to a group of Palo Alto High School students and teachers at lunch Tuesday in room 308. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/2625097" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true"...

Stanford professor speaks to Paly students on civil rights

Stanford professor speaks to Paly students on civil rights

Edward Mei and Levi Schoeben
October 9, 2012
Filed under News, Spotlight

Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan addressed current civil rights issues, including voting fraud, marriage rights and affirmative action in front of Palo Alto High School students today during Tutorial. Karlan is a civil rights authority and an expert on gay, criminal and courting rights. History teacher Dav...

Korematsu to speak to students during Tutorial

Korematsu to speak to students during Tutorial

Juliana Moraes-Liu, Author
April 30, 2012
Filed under News, Spotlight

Karen Korematsu, daughter of the man who brought his case against Japanese internment camps to the Supreme Court, will be speaking to students tomorrow during Tutorial in the Social Studies Resource Center.Korematsu will speak about her father's experience in bringing his case to the Supreme Court, in...

Guest speaker recounts RFK assassination

Guest speaker recounts RFK assassination

April 11, 2012
Filed under News, Spotlight

History teacher David Rapaport thanks Juan Romero for giving his first talk ever to a group of high school students. - Zoe GreeneJuan Romero, the man who held Robert Kennedy’s head in his hands upon the senator’s assassination, spoke of God, guilt and remembering the past late last month at Palo Alt...