The Paly Voice

Seniors lead Spirit Week into day three

October 18, 2004

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At the close of the second day of Palo Alto High School's Spirit Week, the seniors lead all classes with a total of 85 points. The sophomores claim second place with 48 points, but the juniors (46 points) and the freshmen (42...

Still on "Square One"

October 10, 2004

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A sea of spectators screams their rage or joy, as in the days of the gladiator, while the contenders fight tooth and nail in the arena below.  No holds are barred - opponents wield spikes, pneumatic hammers, even flame-throwers. ...

Welcome to the co-moon-ity

October 2, 2004

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Would you pay $25 to run three miles in the dark on a semi-visible course packed with a thousand other people? Sophomore Sara Kwasnick would. In fact, she has been participating in the Moonlight Run for the last six years. "It’s...

JSA organizes political debate

September 23, 2004

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The Paly Junior Statesmen of America chapter held a debate between local Democratic and Republican party representatives during lunch this past Wednesday, Sept. 22 in the Social Studies Resource Center. Students as well as...

First game under lights shows bright future for Paly stadium

September 16, 2004

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The crowd cheered and adrenaline pumped on and off the field; overwhelmed ticket collectors rushed to admit the long line of spectators who came to witness Paly's first football game under new lights. On Friday nights across...

Laurence aims at individual attention, smooth school year

August 23, 2004

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Recently appointed principal Scott Laurence begins the 2004-2005 school year with plans to increase individual guidance for students as well as complete campus maintenance projects already in progress. Laurence recognizes that...

Paly class of 2004 graduates

June 9, 2004

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Paly's 387-student senior class of 2004 graduated yesterday afternoon at the Hod Ray football field in a ceremony full of inspirational speeches and musical performances. Following a processional by the band and national anthem...

Paly community mourns the loss of custodian Jill Lee

June 2, 2004

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Palo Alto High School students and staff are mourning the loss of Audrey "Jill" Lee, lead night custodian at Paly, who died of heart failure after 20 years of service to the school. Beginning her career at Paly in 1984,...

Annual school picnic held for Paly students and staff

May 27, 2004

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Paly’s all school picnic, often referred to as Field Day, took place today and included activities such as an obstacle course, bungee basketball, boxing, jousting, a teacher dunk tank, and a car show displaying Paly students’...

Unfazed by budget cuts, police are readying for attack

May 26, 2004

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The budget-cut fairy may be rearing its ugly head again, but that will not stop police from getting advanced anti-terror technology, said Palo Alto Police Chief Lynne Johnson at an exclusive press conference Monday. "Palo...

Field Day coming Friday

May 24, 2004

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Paly’s annual Field Day will be held this Friday on the quad. Five minutes will be cut from each class period to make time for an extended lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. According to activities director Joann Vaars, there...

Death of mountain lion evokes mixed response

May 19, 2004

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Monday evening children playfully reenacted the killing of a mountain lion that took place earlier that afternoon in front of a home in Palo Alto while concerned Palo Alto residents addressed the Palo Alto City Council. In the...