The Paly Voice

Driving: It's our responsibility

February 6, 2003

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Froshism– when will it end?

December 30, 2001

It’s a scene that we’ve all seen too many times to count: an upperclassman giving a freshman a hard time for no other reason than for being…well, a freshman. Ironically, the freshmeat–er, freshman is used to it. He is...

Lighting proposal scores approval

December 30, 2001

I concur with the PAUSD administration that the entire Palo Alto High School community could benefit from lights at the Hod Ray Field and commend the decision to install them for night games next year. We at Palo Alto High are...

Israel and the war

April 26, 2001

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...

International Festival sadly set against backdrop of war

March 20, 2001

Two days ago, at Paly’s “International Festival” to celebrate cultural diversity around the world, the student body heard many lofty words about understanding other cultures while espousing global cooperation. It is ironic,...