The Paly Voice

Hookers should work under protection of the law

March 30, 2003

Filed under Opinion

In 1971, the Mustang Ranch became the first legal brothel in Nevada. Over the next few years similar brothels, such as the Bunny Ranch, joined the ranks of legal prostitution rings. While the Nevada prostitution industry is currently...

A military perspective on war

March 20, 2003

Filed under Opinion

If you've been following the local news, then you probably know that the new war movement, under the guise of Operation Iraqi Freedom, has already sparked a plethora of protests throughout the Bay Area, including several in Palo...

Tax plan holds warrant

February 27, 2003

Filed under Opinion

Despite the criticisms from teachers, schools, students, and parents regarding Governor Davis’ tax plan, an alternative solvency is unclear. I understand why so many in the educational community are angered at the cuts Davis...

Geopolitics for Dummies: 10 Reasons to Invade Iraq

February 19, 2003

Filed under Opinion

With our President’s newfound zeal for war and the US’s rich history of foreign interference, I thought it would be appropriate to go over the reasons why war isn’t always bad. If you go back and really think about it,...

Ways To Go Kersplat

February 6, 2003

Filed under Opinion

I know just as much as any other student at Paly that the first glance at a sheet of vocabulary is like skydiving. You’re up in the air, and you need to get down to the ground. It’s a simple matter of how to get from point...

Driving: It's our responsibility

February 6, 2003

Filed under Opinion

The incident where Paly student Megan Coughran allegedly hit and killed a girl while driving her car last week struck a chord in the heart of this community, and has had a profound effect on how I view responsibility. Responsibility....

Staff Blog

January 27, 2003

Filed under Opinion

Second semester seniors (Feb. 23, 2003) Personally, I was really disappointed by the segment on today’s episode of In Focus (life as a second semester senior, http://voice.paly.net/view_story?id=1511). I find it pathetic that s...

Dead Week Must Kill Correctly

January 11, 2003

Filed under Opinion

There is too much homework during dead week, or there always has been in past years. My fear is that this year will be the same. I hear that the Paly administration will be changing Dead Week next year. They are planning to...

Can you say "Poker?"

January 11, 2003

Filed under Opinion

Poker is featured in movies like Ocean’s Eleven and Rounders, books like Bringing Down the House, and television shows like Celebrity Poker. However, poker is not a game reserved for celebrities or even gamblers. Anyone can e...

Violence in society is not the real problem

January 9, 2003

Filed under Opinion

As a result of the Columbine school shooting, more and more parents have taken the view that violent movie and video games are influencing their children to act violently in real life. Some have even gone far as banning video...

Reality TV: Bad "Bachelor," Fabulous "Queer Eye"

January 8, 2003

Filed under Opinion

Reality TV popped up when audiences wanted a change from very similar shows and writers’ unoriginal plot lines. The whole point of reality TV is that it is not scripted. Without the "real" part, reality TV would be,...

Don't go metrosexual

March 21, 2002

Filed under Opinion

A metrosexual is defined as "an urban male with a strong aesthetic sense who spends a great deal of time and money on his appearance and lifestyle" (says wordspy.com). He pumps iron at the gym, frequents the shopping...