Having covered the gun-control walkouts in March I was one of many student journalists who eagerly piled into Media Arts Center room 105 Wednesday afternoon for a video interview with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student reporters. Their coverage of the tragic Valentine’s Day shooting gained national attention and the wake of the MSD student body’s activism reached all of us in the form of walkouts and marches. The Paly Voice hosted the call, which was streamed through Periscope, while representatives from other Palo Alto High School publications attended. These are the things that I learned from that conversation.
Following a data breach which enabled students to view their class rank and weighted grade point averages — and which Palo Alto High School administration suggests may threaten the security of their private information — administrators are following an aggressive protocol response, according to Chief Technology Officer Derek Moore.
Injuries can force the greatest of teams to fall apart. Going into last night's game against the Aragon High School Dons (3-0, 0-0) the Vikings (0-4, 0-0) were short key offensive threats. Senior running backs Paul Jackson III and Sione Latu were unable to play due to injuries. Paly's luck quickly went from bad to terrible when an Aragon player stepped on junior starting quarterback Jackson Chryst's achilles, taking him out of the game at the end of the first quarter.