The Paly Voice

Schwarzenegger encounters varied Palo Altan welcome at Stanford

March 15, 2004

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 11, 2004

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 20, 2004

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 20, 2004

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...

Administration decides to delay parking plan

February 18, 2004

Palo Alto High School’s administration has decided to delay any change in the parking policy until next year. The administration did not think there would be enough time to hand out new permits and make the plan clear to everyone....

Teachers put to the test

February 18, 2004

Teachers across the country are now openly subject to criticism as their students exert their opinions publicly through http://www.ratemyteacher.com, a site that is rapidly growing in popularity, as teachers are recognizing and...

New exhibit in Norseman Gallery deals with sensitive issue

February 13, 2004

The Norseman Gallery is now home to a new type of exhibit. "High Contrast: Shades of our Identities" is a traveling photo exhibit for youth about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. The exhibit features...

Tower Building to become new home for barn owls

February 13, 2004

The Palo Alto High School Tower Building will soon become home to a pair of nesting barn owls, thanks to Paly’s administration and the Nation Audubon Society. The owls, which had been living in one of the large palm trees at...

Rejection Letter Wall coming soon

February 6, 2004

Student Body President Amy Rogg is asking for seniors who are willing to give a copy of a rejection or deferral letter from colleges to please bring them to one of the senior class representatives or Student Actvities Director...

Paly prepares for the AMC

January 31, 2004

The Math Department is in the process of preparing its upper level math students for the upcoming American Mathematical Competitions, AMC for short, on Tuesday. The AMC is an annual competition in which both Paly and Gunn compete,...

China Boy author Gus Lee speaks to sophomores

January 27, 2004

Gus Lee, author of the renowned China Boy, appeared before sophomore English classes today, stressing the importance of following one’s dreams and holding onto beliefs. Lee prompted discussion of the book by inquiring how ma...

Relive the excitement of Spirit Week on DVD

January 19, 2004

Spirit Week is one of Paly's most renowned traditions. Most students recall the loud cheering, up-beat rallies, and a rainbow of class colors. Fortunately, for all the students who want to reminisce about Spirit Week, In Focus...