It's not every day that a world leader decides to visit your high school. Paly students and staff had the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with former president of Mexico Vicente Fox in the Media Arts Center on April 17. Fox, who was in office from 2000 to 2006, offered his thoughts on a variety of topics, from climate change to youth participation in politics.
Congrats! You are an upperclassman or a lucky underclassman and have finally purchased your ticket for Prom. Oh no! You still don’t have a dress or tux and haven't mentally prepared for the extravagance of Prom night? For those unlucky few who are in this boat, The Paly Voice has some tips for you. This is going to be the best night ever. Finally, you will get to experience what every coming-of-age teen movie has prepared you for.
Walt Disney Animation Studios, famously known for its animated princess movies such as “The Princess in the Frog,” “Cinderella,” and “Brave,” recently came out with yet another inspiring princess movie titled “Moana.” With a beautiful message about female empowerment and cultural appreciation, Disney finally perfected an inspiring princess movie for not only young girls but people of all ages and cultures.
As an immigrant, there is always a feeling of exclusion between the country you are from and the one you live in. Our family's relationship with these two sides of their identity is confusing, sometimes angry and filled with a constant struggle. Yet the day they cast their ballots, they felt unquestionably American, and for once there were no reservations attached to that feeling of patriotism.