The Student News Site of Palo Alto High School

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

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Sheriff candidate Kevin Jensen stresses experience-driven reform

Madison Abbassi and Sofie Zalatimo May 25, 2022
Former Sheriff’s Cpt. Kevin Jensen, a candidate for Santa Clara County Sheriff, is emphasizing his goal to reform the culture in the sheriff’s office towards accountability and integrity in a conference with Palo Alto High School students Friday morning in the Media Arts Center.
Mindful Mondays: the perfect place to reduce testing season stress

Mindful Mondays: the perfect place to reduce testing season stress

Emily Yun and Saachi Nagar May 21, 2022
In order to help students with stress during finals, the Wellness Center is hosting Mindful Mondays during lunch every Monday.
Middle Ground Club talks election season family stress, mental health

Middle Ground Club talks election season family stress, mental health

Sophia Krugler and Amy Yu November 6, 2020
Following a polarizing US election season, Palo Alto High School’s Middle Ground Club held a public discussion on prioritizing mental health and how students cope with political conflicts between family members during lunch Wednesday over Zoom with members of the Paly Wellness Team in attendance. 
The Wall of Rejection: Students combat the stress of college admissions

The Wall of Rejection: Students combat the stress of college admissions

Hallie Faust and March 25, 2019
Seniors have put a positive spin on an often disappointing piece of mail through the Wall of Rejection, an annual grade-wide Palo Alto High School tradition in which students voluntarily and publicly post their college rejection letters on campus.
Shutting down gradebooks during Winter Break helps shut down stress

Shutting down gradebooks during Winter Break helps shut down stress

Julia Qiao, Author January 14, 2018

When I first tried to log in to my Infinite Campus account in the school on Dec. 21, I was puzzled to find that my access to the gradebook was blocked. Confused, I reached out to my friends, expecting...

Infinite stress without Infinite Campus: Hidden grades over break do more harm than good

Infinite stress without Infinite Campus: Hidden grades over break do more harm than good

Soumya Jhaveri and Eleanor Krugler January 14, 2018

Even before last semester's final exams ended, students who hovered over the Infinite Campus reload button awaiting their grades received no closure over their recent test scores. Once again, the Palo...

Top nine tips to de-stress

Top nine tips to de-stress

Leila Chabane, Author April 25, 2017

From tests to extracurricular activities, the life of a high schooler can be extremely stressful. Sometimes, people need to take a break and de-stress in order to take care of on one's mental health. The...

Junior Chloe Iglehart studies diligently at a local Starbucks. Photo by Maya Reuven.

Dear admin: Reduce stress, extend review days

Maya Akkaraju and Maya Reuven December 12, 2016

Dear Palo Alto High School Administration, This weekend, libraries, coffee shops and cafés were flooded with sleep-deprived high school students, their heaps of study materials and empty coffee cups...

Know your options: How to cope with finals stress

Know your options: How to cope with finals stress

Kasra Orumchian and William Sallomi December 9, 2016

 Beginning next Wednesday, Palo Alto High School administrators will implement both old and new programs aimed towards alleviating student stress and helping students through final exams next week. Food...

PTSA to host “Time and Stress” event

Jeanette Wong, Author January 28, 2015

The Parent Teacher Student Association will host a presentation-workshop on time management and stress reduction for parents and students at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29 in the Palo Alto High School...

Seniors serve snacks at lunch to help lower student stress

Christian Leong, Jeanette Wong, and Wesley Woo December 16, 2014

Two Palo Alto High School seniors are kicking off holiday spirit by giving out sweet treats at lunch today in front of the Paly Media Arts Center. “To help you guys get through finals week and...

5 types of people who make the college process stressful

Jack Shapiro and Kate Marinkovich October 10, 2013

The college application process by itself is stressful. It’s scary, it’s exciting and sometimes it’s overwhelming, but what pushes it over the edge is pressure from your peers. For the next year,...

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