The Paly Voice

The real meaning of diversity

January 14, 2005

Filed under Opinion

Every day at lunch, students gather with their friends to let out all of the pressures of their day. They talk, they laugh, they share, and they have fun. Another group of students also sits nearby, yet, the two groups don’t...

High school athletic programs build on community support

January 13, 2005

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The most recent financial cutbacks facing the Palo Alto Unified School District have impacted the classroom, teachers and staff in a number of negative ways. While there has been a great deal of discussion of the negative impact...

Paly tolerance, or lack thereof

January 12, 2005

Filed under Opinion

Palo Alto prides itself in being an open-minded and liberal town. This sentiment carries over to Palo Alto High School. Unfortunately, the school and this conviction are often mutually exclusive. Before accusations that I am...

Christmas Tree Lane boasts creative, attractive holiday decorations

December 23, 2004

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New York has the Rockefeller Center. Paris has the Grands Magasins and the Champs-Elysées. London has Trafalgar Square and Regent Street. In Palo Alto, holiday spirit is displayed on Christmas Tree Lane, known as Fulton...

The Classics

December 5, 2004

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What do you think of when you hear the names Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin? To the average high school student these are the names are those of Classical musicians, also known as, completely boring. Well, just the other...

The Orwellian War on Terrorism

November 22, 2004

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The preemptive War on Terrorism has supposedly been waged to prevent destruction, but most of us know that it will only perpetuate the deadly cycle of hate and retaliation. The real intent behind the war has been explained in...

College applications: three students, three completely different experiences

November 21, 2004

Filed under Opinion

It’s that time of year again; the time when seniors are preparing for one of the biggest events in their lives. I’m not talking about senior prom, I’m talking about the college application process. This is the time when...

Staff Blog

November 8, 2004

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...

Bush: the wrong man for the times

November 7, 2004

Filed under Opinion

Tuesday, the day of the U.S. presidential election, I sat in English class discussing politics. At first, I expected to hear the same old complaint that George W. Bush lacks eloquence and intelligence. However, a classmate of...

Feeling unappreciated?

October 27, 2004

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Writing is a lot like running (except that running is much harder.) Truthfully, running a tough course produces quite the euphoric aftermath that is not without its charm. After all, who wouldn't feel like a titan (er, Viking) after ...

Staff Blog

September 8, 2004

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...

Guest opinion: obesity

June 3, 2004

Filed under Opinion

I'm the one you want, Palo Alto High School. I am the enemy. I go by many names-the Man, the Establishment. He-Who-Shalt-Take-Away-Your-Cheetos. I am the Bill Gates to your Steve Jobs. I am the coyote to your roadrunner. I am...