Society Skate Shop recently opened a store at Town and Country, selling skateboards, and watches, sweatshirts, and shoes. They hope that this shop will inspire more students to try skateboarding. Jake London, the manager of Society Skate Shop, said the shop is dedicated to inspiring more people to try skateboarding.
Students across the country and within the Palo Alto Unified School District are planning to participate in a national walkout on Wednesday. Scheduled at 10 a.m for 17 minutes — one minute for each person who died in last month's Parkland school shooting — the walkout will be in support of stricter gun control and school safety measures.
Director Jordan Peele masterfully and unconventionally covers important issues of race relations through his Oscar-nominated psychological horror film, "Get Out.” With disturbingly creepy scenes and shocking turns, Peele uses a fictional allegory that traces the story of an African-American man meeting his Caucasian girlfriend’s family to highlight many issues about interracial relationships.
"Venture," Palo Alto High School’s next theater production, is not a contemporary interpretation of Shakespeare, neither is it a cheery tale written by Disney nor a renowned American classic. Rather, "Venture" is an original work full of unique perspectives written by none other than Paly's choir teacher Michael Najar.
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.
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.