The Paly Voice

Trick or Treat: Halloween 2003

October 27, 2003

Filed under Opinion

I admit it; I am one of those die-hard trick-or-treaters. I have trick-or-treated each Halloween, but this year I am ending my twelve year long tradition. I remember going out when I was younger, with my friends and parents, jogging...

Game consoles vs. modern warfare

October 20, 2003

Filed under Opinion

Teenagers are growing up in a scary age, where skyscrapers can crumble like block towers and millions of miles away men and women hatch plots that could bring our country to its knees. Logically, we look to others for answers. The...

Voters were unwise to replace Davis with Schwarzenegger

October 14, 2003

Filed under Opinion

I am shocked at the judgment of the voters of California. I cannot comprehend why a majority of voters cast their ballots for Arnold Schwarzenegger. How could anyone see the man as a serious politician? Personally, I cannot even...

Making Out at School: Acceptable?

September 23, 2003

Filed under Opinion

Stop the public displays of affection. Or, to be more specific, stop making out at school! I am tired of seeing people sticking their tongues in each other’s mouths right in front of me. I feel like approaching the distracted...

Water Ballooning, innocent deed, large price to pay

June 9, 2003

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Water Ballooning, Innocent Deed, Large Price to Pay We’ve all experienced one before, a splat on the head, soaked from head to toe; a water balloon. As the year comes to a close, Palo Alto High School administrators are skeptical...

Big Bad Suvs

June 4, 2003

Filed under Opinion

Speeding on the road in a little Mini Cooper all of a sudden a giant black cloud engulfs you. You accelerate to escape the overwhelming SUV, which looms over you like a drunken giant ready to topple without a moment’s notice....

The mystery behind Sharon Cooper's hair

May 4, 2003

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No one, not even sophomore Sharon Cooper, knows exactly what it is or where it came from, but one thing’s for certain: It’s definitely not from this planet. In sixth grade, the first time I saw it I was amazed and maybe even...

Think of the children

April 21, 2003

Filed under Opinion

At this point in time, it is quite obvious to many that media coverage of the "new war" is one-sided and somewhat irresponsible -- at best. When casualty figures reflect only one side, or when media members bypass military...

Israel and the war

April 20, 2003

Filed under Opinion

I know that a war with Iraq has begun but so far it hasn’t effected my life at all except for ridiculously high gas prices, people calling French fries "freedom fries" and what seems like every single news station...

Homework Policy is "unfair"

April 15, 2003

Filed under Opinion

Students and teachers have been trying to reach a compromise on homework for quiet some time now. The amount of homework that should be assigned each day has been overly argued. However, individual teachers’ homework policy...

Less violent war, or just poor coverage?

April 9, 2003

Filed under Opinion

Until recently, the only knowledge that I had of war was from what I read in history books. While such sources provide a detailed summary of the events of wars, they are unable to recreate the sentiment that surrounds them. Therefore,...

Iraq’s lack of chemical killers

April 9, 2003

Filed under Opinion

So there you have it. The United States’ insanely superior technological force has just about taken control of an entire foreign country in less than a month. For what reason? For the belief that this foreign country, Iraq,...