The Paly Voice

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....

Explosions and hobos

April 7, 2003

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J: So, how’s freshman year treating you? R: It’s good, it’s good. I like the trust there is. J: The trust? R: Between the teachers. J: Between the teachers and the students? R: Yes J: So you think your teachers trust...

King of the street

April 6, 2003

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The loose puck is retrieved from behind the net; a defender shoots it to the center. Received by sophomore Rafael Solari! He blades down the street, dodging defenders left and right, he shoots, and scores to win the game! The...

The hardly stationary Chris Reade

April 3, 2003

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Exhausted, Chris Reade staggers off the jet way from the plane and sleepily heads towards the baggage claim at SFO with his parents. After a 10-hour red eye flight from Morocco, not much is on his mind beyond getting home to his...

Cookies 'n' Cream: Double the Dessert

March 19, 2003

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When you think of common American desserts, two of the most popular kinds that often come to mind are ice cream and cookies. If you like both, then what better way to enjoy the two treats than by combining them? That’s right,...

Paly principal gains new perspective from visit to Egypt

March 6, 2003

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People were out for the Friday prayer; in their midst was an American tourist. They crowded around and begged to take pictures of her with their families. "Are you American?" They asked through friendly chatter. "We...

Karlin-Neumann Rides, Trains Horses

March 5, 2003

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Sophomore Chana Karlin-Neumann and her horse, Norman, gallop toward the next hurdle, the most difficult on the course. The mount does not hesitate, though, and gallops toward the obstacle. The creature, muscles straining, throws...

Rafael Solari: A Team Player

February 26, 2003

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The loose puck is retrieved from behind the net, a defender shoots it to the center, it is received by sophomore Rafael Solari, he blades down the street, dodging defenders left and right, he shoots, and scores! This winning goal...

Danny Snyder: Rising tennis star

February 24, 2002

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Standing under the hot sun, Danny Snyder awaits the service of the ball from his opponent. With eyes locked on his competitor’s movements, he turns the handle of his tennis racket and shifts side to side before returning the...

Despite numerous injuries, Balamane excels in football

December 30, 2001

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You find yourself sprawled on the field after successfully tackling the opposing team’s quarterback. About to get up and resume the game, you freeze when you hear a crack and a pain shoots through your arm. Your left hand has...