The Paly Voice

NCAA vs. NBA

March 8, 2004

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What is it about that NBA that people like? Is it the dunks? The star players? The two million dollar signing bonuses? Does anybody realize that there is barely any fundamental play in the NBA? Nobody plays defense; maybe...

Staff Blog

February 24, 2004

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Read The Voice's previous Blog at: http://voice.paly.net/view_story.php?id=1390 InFocus today raises questions about scheduling (March 18, 2004) I was watching today's infocus. Yes, I completely agree that being a second semest...

Reject the Rejection Wall

February 17, 2004

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"Did you know Kathleen was rejected from UCSB?" "Really? I thought she was smart." Although this brief conversation was entirely made-up, I can easily picture such gossip circulating if the Student Activities...

Morning Practice/Conditioning: Good or Bad?

February 12, 2004

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Palo Alto High School is highly competitive in academics and sports. This combination, while admirable, creates problems for students who try to do both. To better their teams, coaches have practices or conditionings in the...

Amanda's advice for applying to college

January 19, 2004

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I remember this time last year. I was cramming for the four finals I had coming up the following week, not realizing that if I got a B or C on any of them it WOULD NOT be the end of the world. I was also stressing about taking...

Where’s your compassion, you slave drivers?

January 15, 2004

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What does the word "dead" mean? It means without life. Not living also implies no pulse, not moving, and not thinking. In the case of "dead week" before finals, it should mean no tests, no projects and no new...

"The Governator" leads our state into the future; hopefully nothing will be blown up

January 15, 2004

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Schwarzenegger is an example of why the American government will never be able to reach the status it should. Much like the characters he plays in movies, he is extremely aggressive and not as intelligent or intellectual as a...

Embarrassing Paly athletic facilities

December 16, 2003

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Palo Alto is one of the most affluent areas in the Bay Area, and the schools are known for turning out well-rounded individuals prepped for a top-college education. However, one aspect where the Palo Alto school district’s excellence...

The Hunt for Saddam: Appropriate?

December 14, 2003

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"How Saddam was captured: 'Caught like a rat,'" reads msn.com's headline regarding the capture of the ex-Iraqi dictator. How has the U.S. media and government dealt with the situation? Immaturely, in my opinion. So...

Holiday Treats: The Joy of Skiing

December 11, 2003

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Winter is almost here, and the holiday season is well underway. What wintertime goodie is my personal favorite, you ask? That fresh piney smell? Eggnog? Not even close. Of course, the answer is skiing. What could be greater than...

Dear Viking: I'm trapped! from "Frustrated Teen"

December 8, 2003

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Dear Viking, I am having a really hard time with my parents! They are being very annoying and not letting me go out! They say I need to concentrate on my schoolwork...and I try really hard! I do the best I can, but they say it's...

Saves The Day Stays calm in crazy world with In Reverie

October 28, 2003

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Saves the Day is now offering their fourth and most reflective album to date, In Reverie, which has been out in stores since Sept. 16. All of the tracks on the album, including the main track, “In My Waking Life” and “Dri...