The Paly Voice

Zhu's First American Experience

November 22, 2004

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Dressed in the usual Paly green cap and gown, Julie Zhu fiddles with the tassel that hangs from her hat. She takes a deep breath taking in the warm air that smells like flowers in full bloom, a sure sign that summer is just around...

Palo Alto shuttle traffic problem increases

November 22, 2004

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A throng of students anxiously awaits the Palo Alto Courtesy Shuttle’s arrival on Embarcadero Road just outside of Paly grounds after school. With the shuttle’s arrival, the mass of students aggressively squeezes through the...

Verbatim: What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

November 21, 2004

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What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? "Turkey." - Ranecia Fields, junior "Our crew team." - Mary Heydron, junior "Ford trucks." - Emily Kaiser, junior "That we are done with the...

Haiku Poetry Contest

November 17, 2004

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The Paly Voice has decided to host a monthly poetry contest. Each month a new form of poetry will be posted up and visitors to the site are encouraged to enter. The first poetry contest will be a haiku. A haiku has a pattern...

Paly junior talks about what drives him

November 17, 2004

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Driving on the hilly roads that snake through upper Los Altos, Gabe Alloy, an 11th grader at Paly, feels truly comfortable. The leather on his steering wheel is worn out and the interior of the car has a lived-in look. This...

Figure skating inspires Hanson

November 17, 2004

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She hits the finishing pose. She smiles warily. She concentrates on containing her heaving chest. Finally, she relaxes. She glides away, feeling refreshed with her endorphins running high. She is Eve Hanson. Hanson, a Paly sophomore,...

Hagemann makes varsity as a sophomore

November 17, 2004

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Eyes focused, junior Rebecca Hagemann stares straight ahead while shouts of anxious fans echo in the gym. She jumps up, soaring up through the air, hand raised over her head. With a whack, her hand smashes into the object...

Colin Hwang, talented table tennis whiz

November 17, 2004

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If you ask students at Palo Alto High School what their favorite sport is, you might hear basketball, football, baseball, soccer and other commonly played sports. However, there is an answer you might not expect to hear: Table...

Glass and teamwork

November 15, 2004

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Some slave over a hot fire and make elegant meals, others slave over burning hot metal, creating structures and sculptures as memorials or centerpieces. However, senior Kyle Patterson creates bowls, roses, vases, and much more...

Will Goodspeed, a true sports enthusiast

November 15, 2004

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Freshman Will Goodspeed is a true sports enthusiast. Born in San Diego, Goodspeed was raised around the TV watching what he calls “the big three”: baseball, football, and basketball. Ever since Goodspeed can remember, sports...

"Halo 2" ignites midnight frenzy

November 8, 2004

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Video game lovers from Paly, Gunn and elsewhere overflowed with excitement last night as they stood in a long line outside of Game Stop in San Antonio Shopping Center. Lawn chairs dotted the sidewalk and friends huddled together...

The influence of spirit

October 27, 2004

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It’s fourth down in a CCS quarterfinal game, and Paly is down, but not out. The team cannot afford a loss. The opponent’s crowd yells and stomps — Paly players try to focus, to block out the distraction. Agony that is...