The Paly Voice

Kelli Fangonilo: A softball dream

February 2, 2005

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Four years ago, eighth grader Kelli Fangonilo decided she wanted to dedicate all her time to achieving her goal of receiving a softball scholarship. She spent her years playing on multiple softball teams and staying up late hitting...

Hanmer introduces seniors to Don Quixote, turns heads in Town & Country

January 26, 2005

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Imagine sitting in Peet’s Coffee sipping a Latte and relaxing over a crossword puzzle, when suddenly the peace is broken as a teenage boy wearing a poncho and a fake mustache announces the arrival of Don Quixote de la Mancha. No,...

Differentiating the Math Club

January 18, 2005

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Math Club. The words conjure up a scene of a classroom filled with serious, studious students who only think about numbers and theories. However, during a typical club meeting, it’s apparent that math club members actually...

Weighing in on wrestling

January 18, 2005

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"You hate it while you’re doing it, but you love the feeling afterwards," junior Sam DeBey said. "It’s like getting a knife stabbed into your chest. Once you take it out and stitch it up, put some ice on it,...

The benefits of building your own computer

January 17, 2005

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Closing the case, I plug the computer in and push the power button. I hear the familiar beep and see my computer boot, a great sign of relief and success, concluding my many hours of work. Why would people waste hours of time...

Weekly One-on-One: Bruce Hori

January 13, 2005

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Q: A while ago, you had an aneurysm in your neck that led to you leaving teaching for a while. A: That’s right. Thanksgiving of 1999 I had an aneurysm and had to miss 5 months of school. Initially, I was in a "coma"...

The colorful Katie Morton

January 13, 2005

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A bright-eyed five-year-old stares excitedly at a messy watercolor painting she has just finished. Covered from head to toe in paint, she rubs her paint-covered hand over the paper one final time to complete her work of art....

Weekly one-on-one: Joann Vaars

January 11, 2005

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Q: Ms. Vaars, you are the Director of Student Activities here at Paly, correct? What is your favorite part about this job, and why? A: Correct! Visiting with you Katie is the absolute favorite part of my job. Actually, visiting...

Making a name for himself, Adam Wandell

January 10, 2005

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With beads of sweat rolling off his forehead and palms, Adam Wandell struggles to retain focused and keep control of the ball. Though this is mearly a practice, Wandell never lets down his guard while playing basketball. Wandell,...

Weekly one-on-one: Misha Vereyken

January 10, 2005

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Q: Mrs. Vereyken, you are known as one of the most fun math teachers at Paly. What are some of the kinds of things you do to spruce up your class? A: I try to tell stupid jokes and try to make my classroom relaxed and welcoming....

Verbatim: Finals Advice

January 10, 2005

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What is your advice for finals? "Eat a lot more than usual." - Avi Memar, sophomore "Don't study with friends." - Maxx Dann, junior "Try to relax, and study for important finals first." - Bryan...

How to submit to the Paly Voice

January 6, 2005

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