Soumya Jhaveri

    ‘Lady Bird’ provides stunning snapshot of adolescent life in Sacramento

    High school students are possibly the most commonly stereotyped age group, and the tropes are not at all original. "Lady Bird," directed by Greta Gerwig and up for Best Picture at the Academy Awards on Sunday, encompasses many of these cliches, ranging from rehearsals for the after-school musical to awkward teen sex, to crushing on a boy in a rock band. However, it manages to do so in a way that feels veritable and not stilted or over-exaggerated.

    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.