For the last two seasons, the The Palo Alto High School girls’ soccer team (12-4-2, 8-2-2) have lost in the Open Division quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section playoffs. This season, the Vikings are looking to turn things around and advance in the tournament. Their playoff run begins with a matchup against the Pioneer High School Mustangs (15-1-4, 10-1-3) at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Pioneer High School.
The response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a disturbed man murdered 17 people, feels different. This surge in student-led activism is something new; something that could mark the end of the cynical passivity that has become the mindset of so many, and should serve as a call to action.
In the United States you are as likely to be killed by a gun as you are to be killed in a car accident. In South Korea, you are just as likely to be killed by a gun as being crushed between two objects. In Japan, the comparison is made with being killed by lightning and in New Zealand, with falling off of a ladder, according to the New York Times.
"Venture," Palo Alto High School’s next theater production, is not a contemporary interpretation of Shakespeare, neither is it a cheery tale written by Disney nor a renowned American classic. Rather, "Venture" is an original work full of unique perspectives written by none other than Paly's choir teacher Michael Najar.
Growing up in the heart of Silicon Valley, technology is deeply ingrained in the lives of Palo Alto High School students. But in the coming years, computer science may begin to play an even more prominent role in the lives of Paly students as the Computer Science Pk-12 Curriculum Design Advisory Committee works towards making programming a graduation requirement.