The Paly Voice

Pearson reflects on Paly

May 18, 2004

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Voice: As your time in the position of interim principal is almost over, where do you plan to go from here, after Paly? Sandra Pearson: I don’t have any set plans yet. I will definitely be involved in the district still until...

For strength and glory

May 13, 2004

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Before school, during school, and after school, Paly’s weight room echoes with squeals and metal clanks from training machines. Massive 100-pound disks rise and fall as an athlete’s muscles pump and strain under gym shorts...

A healthy approach to Thai cuisine

May 12, 2004

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Approaching a relaxing waterfall in the middle of downtown Palo Alto is not just wishful thinking, but rather the entrance to the newly opened Thai restaurant, Thaiphoon, on 543 Emerson St. The restaurant, taking the place of...

Survey reveals drug/alcohol use at Paly

May 9, 2004

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"I don't believe it," junior Marian Sayer said, looking at a poster stating that nine out of 10 Paly students don't drink during a typical week. Many Paly students agree with Sayer, finding this data to be surprising....

Same old name, new Old Pro

May 3, 2004

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Do you want to win a trip to Las Vegas? Well, according to Old Pro bulletins, you can compete in the 2nd annual mini cheeseburger eating contest or ro-sham-bo contest to win a trip to Las Vegas. With Old Pro being the oldest...

Still great food, still not-so-great service

April 12, 2004

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Of the 281 million Americans, fewer than 1% are diehard vegans, according to the American Council on Science and Health. By definition, vegans live on a diet free from any animal products including milk, eggs, and honey. Thus,...

I Love APUSH Club fails to make history

February 27, 2004

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For most students, retaking history quizzes in their spare time would be an absurd idea. But for the devoted few remaining diehards of the I Love APUSH club, it's an activity worth sacrificing a lunch for. The club president,...

Paly's Own American Idol

February 18, 2004

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So close, she came so close, standing up there and letting her voice flow. She was alone with the judges. She wanted to win so badly, all the pressure building up on her, and yet she was cut short at the last hurdle. Paly senior...

Chess Club looks forward to upcoming championships

February 1, 2004

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The clock is ticking and Erik Friedlander is calculating his next move. Seeing an opening, he moves his Chess piece forward and hits his opponent's clock. After many similar exchanges, Friedlander, the president of Paly's Chess...

Behind the construction — locker rooms unveiled

January 18, 2004

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Upon returning to school from summer break, P.E. students were told the locker rooms were under construction. Instead of changing in the gyms, students switched into their P.E. uniforms in two murky portables, with stale air and...

Quality bronze casting program comes to Paly

January 12, 2004

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Beginning in February, Palo Alto High school will be one of the only high schools in the nation to offer bronze casting. "This will be amazing opportunity for Paly students to learn a new media," David Camner, who teaches...

Students Against Drunk Driving club raises awareness at Paly

January 11, 2004

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The Students Against Drunk Driving club, also known as SADD, has been an active participant in the enrichment of student activities at Paly for almost four years. Paly graduate Katie Krummel started the SADD club in 2000, and...