The Paly Voice

Your Future Politician: Alex Rosenberg

January 5, 2004

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Palo Alto high school student Alex Rosenberg considers himself to be an average student but the average highschooler doesn’t always have a political mindset and isn’t constantly thinking about our government and law. Rosenberg...

Andy Palmer connects students to School Board

October 30, 2003

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With the school board election race heating up, one Paly student has front row seats to the ins-and-outs of city politics. That student is Andy Palmer, the latest student school board representative who is a voice for students...

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June 9, 2003

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Do you feel the rush, the exhilaration, the pure joy from shopping? That’s right, more and more people, especially women, are being hit by this phenomenon, the extreme temptation and the mental and physical necessity to go shopping....

Courses not offered: classes we'd like to see

June 9, 2003

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Comic Book Drawing 1 COMBKDRW1 Semester 9-12 No prerequisites are required. This class practices character techniques and prepares students for accelerated comic book drawing. Students will learn to create their own person...

En Guard

June 9, 2003

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Jimmy has won second and third place in national competitions as well as competing in the Junior Olympics. What got you interested in fencing? It all started a long time ago when I was 3 or 4, I was really into dragons and...

The forgotten victims of addiction

June 9, 2003

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Megan’s [name changed] boyfriend was out of control. The 18-year-old alcoholic and cocaine addict was constantly drunk, high, or both. Megan, a student at a Menlo Park high school, was frightened and confused. She was concerned...

Bay Area kids fund anti-war charity organization

June 4, 2003

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The lights are out, and only a faint glow from beneath the windows remains. Scattered across the room are students sitting on desks, tables, chairs, and even on the floor as they watch the slithering shadows before them. A light...

Promoting peace

May 11, 2003

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Laughter and relaxed conversation fill the living room of a Los Altos home. When the doorbell rings, one of the hosts goes to answer and without a second thought treats the guest with courtesy, shaking his hand and inviting him...

Stanford researchers study effects of global change factors with innovative experiment

May 2, 2003

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Atop a grassy hill a small army advances. As the soldiers close in, the flash of metal blades glints under the scorching sun. At last they come to a stand still. One after another they chop the grass and begin their packs with...

Pearl Tea: Eccentric but appealing

April 30, 2003

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Imagine the taste of an ice-cold mocha on a hot summer's day. Now add the feeling of soft-on-the-outside-but-gummy-on-the-inside marble-sized balls, and the result is pearl tea, a refreshing beverage introduced in Taiwan in the...

Students head for military

April 15, 2003

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His pen dropped to the desk, and he released a sigh of relief. That was the signature that would change Detrich Clay’s future forever. A Junior at Palo Alto High School, Clay plans on joining the U.S. Marines after high school....

Need for speed

April 7, 2003

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Vroom! Sophomore Cameron Taylor slams his foot down on the pedal and his cart flies down the track. Whipping around the first turn, he almost loses his grip on the wheel as a drip of sweat rolls off his hand. His heart is pounding....