The Paly Voice

Current Gunn principal to take over at Paly

May 16, 2004

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Current Gunn principal Scott Laurence has been hired to take over for interim principal Sandra Pearson at Paly. Laurence will take the post July 1. Laurence is familiar with the Palo Alto School District after serving as assistant...

PTA finds support for gay marriage stance through out Bay Area, Palo Alto

May 7, 2004

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The Paly PTSA is throwing its support behind a district-wide PTA resolution opposing any laws or amendments to the U.S. Constitution that would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. According to Paly PTA president...

Palo Alto PTA opposes anti-gay legislation

May 5, 2004

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On April 14, the president of the Palo Alto Council of Parent-Teacher Associations presented a resolution opposing any laws or amendments to the United States Constitution defining marriage as a "union between a man and a...

Paly robotics team loss provides a learning experience

May 2, 2004

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The Paly robotics team is recovering from a tough defeat at the FIRST Robotics national competition at Atlanta, Georgia from April 14 to 18. The team placed 73rd out of 73 competitors in its assigned Archimedes division, although...

World-class glass artists to visit Paly campus

April 26, 2004

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This week Paly students will have the opportunity to work with and observe two world-class artists in studio glass. Tom Philabaum and Fritz Dreisbach, both of whom are considered pioneers in studio glass, will be on the Paly campus...

JSA heads off to convention over weekend

April 23, 2004

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The Palo Alto High School division of the Junior Statesmen of America club is going to the Northern-California Spring State JSA convention. They will return Sunday afternoon. The convention will be held at the Santa Clara Marriott....

Princess Project gives hope

March 23, 2004

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Every year for the past two years, Susan Schultz sets up the Princess Project at Paly before prom. The Princess Project is an annual program that collects new and slightly worn prom dresses for donation in order to give girls...

Principal search inching forward

March 18, 2004

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The search for a new principal continues, with hopes that a final group of candidates will be presented to the PAUSD-organized Principal Selection Committee by the end of the month, according to Sandra Pearson, the school's interim...

Schwarzenegger encounters varied Palo Altan welcome at Stanford

March 14, 2004

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger received a mixed welcome at yesterday afternoon’s taping of MSNBC’s talk-show Hardball at Stanford University’s Memorial theatre. A crowd of students, faculty, and local activists gathered around...

Paly mourns loss of custodian

March 10, 2004

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Palo Alto High School custodian Juan Tejada, who retired a few months ago, died early Sunday morning at Stanford Hospital surrounded by his wife and four children. Tejada, better known as Alfonso, suffered from myelodysplastic...

Alcohol-related incident prompts administrative action

February 19, 2004

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The Paly administration is taking disciplinary action against ten Paly students caught in possession of alcohol over President's Day weekend on a field trip in Hawaii. The Paly cheerleading and dance teams traveled to Hawaii...

Paly English teacher battles illness

February 19, 2004

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Students and teachers alike are waiting in apprehension since hearing that Paly English teacher Barry Bergstrom has fallen ill. Bergstrom has been home for rest after falling sick and going to the hospital due to a currently...