The Paly Voice

Editorial: Thanks for all the votes

May 11, 2005

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In light of The Paly Voice's recent winning of the Webby Award and People's Choice Award in the "student" category, the staff wishes to thank our supporters for their votes, their readership and their loyalty. It has been a l...

Staff Blog

May 8, 2005

Filed under Opinion

We invite you to read and respond to The Paly Voice's ongoing staff blog, where we talk informally about the Voice, campus life, and other things on our minds. Enjoy -- and click on the feedback link on the bottom if you want...

Verbatim: Did the April 19 disaster drill change your opinion of Paly's emergency plan?

April 24, 2005

Filed under Opinion

"I guess if anything I feel less safe if the best the administration could do is group us on a field." - Michael Condito "In an actual emergency, we'll all be hurried into a small concentrated area where a lone...

Prom recap 2005

April 22, 2005

Filed under Opinion

In what has become somewhat of a Voice tradition here at Paly, I will try to recap prom as eloquently as Timon did last year as a service to those of you who opted out of attending. Location, location, location: San Franci...

Letter to the Editor: PAUSD Board President speaks

March 22, 2005

Filed under Opinion

Editor's Note: An opinion piece was sent to the Voice by John Barton, PAUSD Board President, with the following cover letter: Dear Editor, On Thursday March 3 Diana Diamond, of the Palo Alto Daily News, wrote a column on tea...

International Festival enlightens Paly students

March 21, 2005

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Hundreds of students pushed their way into the crowded Big Gym on April 7 to attend the opening ceremony for this year’s month long International Festival and to hear the touching, and sometimes humorous stories from three speakers. Two...

Throw us a bone, critics

March 21, 2005

Filed under Opinion

Voice was lucky enough to have our very own semi-professional guest speaker yesterday during the regular period. Not an extra-credit lunch assignment (like I have anything better to do, anyway) or on-the-spot reporting -- jus...

The Voice's opinion: second semester schedule

March 17, 2005

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Despite hours of homework and studying for tests assigned for block days, many students used to welcome Thursdays as a chance to catch up on lost sleep. Unfortunately, second semester is different, as the administration decided...

Verbatim, What religious rules have you broken?

March 6, 2005

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"All of them. I beat up a kid with his big wheel." -Matt Medina, junior "I wore inappropriate clothing to synagogue." -Olivia Bauman, sophomore "I forgot to love my neighbors." -Chelsea Schmitt,...

Teachers misuse authority: Berating students is unnecessary

February 17, 2005

Filed under Opinion

I am fuming right now, absolutely steamed. I am insulted that, after going through thirteen years of schooling, I am still periodically spoken to by elders with little more respect than a well-trained collie dog. Today, as...

Staff Blog

January 30, 2005

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We invite you to read and respond to The Paly Voice's ongoing staff blog, where we talk informally about the Voice, campus life, and other things on our minds. Enjoy -- and click on the feedback link on the bottom if you want...

The exceptional qualities of open source software

January 17, 2005

Filed under Opinion

A reality in which one could buy a computer that is $100 cheaper is not very far off, with the daily improvements of open source software. One can already download countless commercial-quality programs for free which could replace...