Soumya Jhaveri

    In light of the Parkland shooting

    In the United States you are as likely to be killed by a gun as you are to be killed in a car accident. In South Korea, you are just as likely to be killed by a gun as being crushed between two objects. In Japan, the comparison is made with being killed by lightning and in New Zealand, with falling off of a ladder, according to the New York Times.

    The Paly Voice suggests new names for Jordan Middle School

    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.

    Paly sports then and now

    While much has changed in the world of sports over the past 60 years, many aspects of Palo Alto High School athletics remain the same. The Paly Voice explored the Paly Journalism Archive to create a series of then-and-now pictures of 10 Paly sports ranging from the 1950s to today.

    Timeline: James Franco and Paly

    James Franco, award-winning actor and Palo Alto High School alumnus, recently faced a slew of sexual harassment allegations. In light of these allegations, Paly administration is taking steps to phase out Franco's many artistic contributions to the campus, including his murals and paintings. Below is a timeline chronicling Franco's involvements at Paly and the various allegations made against him.

    Fiery Arts glass sale celebrates the holiday season

    Parents and children alike "oohed and aahed" as they perused tables lined with gorgeous, intricate icicle ornaments, Christmas trees, acorns, and many other pieces of glass-blown art. The festivities were part of Palo Alto High School's seasonal Fiery Arts Sale, in which glassblowing students sell the artwork they have created during the year to raise money for the glass program.