The Paly Voice

Girls’ volleyball defeats Monte Vista, advances in playoffs

Girls’ volleyball defeats Monte Vista, advances in playoffs

November 13, 2019

The Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity volleyball team (21-7) will advance to the second round of the Division I California Interscholastic Federation Championships for states after defeating Monte Vista (23-12) three-sets-to-one Tuesday.

Behind the scenes of Paly Athletics with Justine Iongi

Behind the scenes of Paly Athletics with Justine Iongi

November 3, 2019

The Palo Alto High School Sports Medicine room is bustling with students at the end of the school day — football players relax in chairs donning their jerseys as their ankles are wrapped in bandages, volleyball players stretch on cylindrical foam tubes, and lacrosse players grab water bottles to prepare for their game. Athletic Trainer Justine Iongi sits in the middle of the chaos.

Football: Vikings defeat Spartans at Homecoming game

Football: Vikings defeat Spartans at Homecoming game

November 2, 2019

At the Homecoming game and its senior night, the Palo Alto High School football team (6-3, 3-2)defeated Mountain View High School (7-2, 3-2), 36-7 Friday, allowing the Vikings to maintain their spot as third in the De Anza league and keeping them on track to compete in Division 2 of the California Interscholastic Federation Central Coast Section.

Police investigating football players’ locker room theft

Police investigating football players’ locker room theft

November 2, 2019

Palo Alto police are investigating a theft which occurred in the Palo Alto High School’s boys’ locker room on Wednesday, which has resulted in a loss of many football players’ personal items.

Breaking: Students react to police officer injury and chaos on campus

Breaking: Students react to police officer injury and chaos on campus

November 4, 2019

A rattled student body is reflecting on campus security issues after a wild police chase just after noon today at Palo Alto High School that left an officer injured and a robbery suspect in cuffs.

Varsity football falls to Wilcox in first league game

Varsity football falls to Wilcox in first league game

September 28, 2019

The Palo Alto High School football team (3-2, 0-1) lost to the Wilcox Chargers (3-2, 1-0), 15-26, despite its initial lead in the first league game of the season on Friday. 

Video: Library construction update

Video: Library construction update

December 4, 2018

Closed since 2017, Palo Alto High School's library is due to open soon. The Paly Voice took an early look inside.

Juniors disgruntled about ASB decision in Wrap Your VP
Breaking: Students react to police officer injury and chaos on campus

Breaking: Students react to police officer injury and chaos on campus

November 4, 2019

A rattled student body is reflecting on campus security issues after a wild police chase just after noon today at Palo Alto High School that left an officer injured and a robbery suspect in cuffs.

Recap: Seniors maintain lead on final day of Spirit Week

Recap: Seniors maintain lead on final day of Spirit Week

November 2, 2019

Students eagerly await the final Spirit Week results after seniors took the lead during today’s lunch rally at Palo Alto High School.

Austin bemoans wasted energy as Stanford drops GUP

Austin bemoans wasted energy as Stanford drops GUP

November 2, 2019

The superintendent of Palo Alto’s school district says he is disappointed by the loss of “invested time” as Stanford University on Friday pulled out of an enormous, multi-party development agreement that would have paid $138 million over 40 years for hundreds of new students to attend local schools.

Police investigating football players’ locker room theft

Police investigating football players’ locker room theft

November 2, 2019

Palo Alto police are investigating a theft which occurred in the Palo Alto High School’s boys’ locker room on Wednesday, which has resulted in a loss of many football players’ personal items.

Behind the Scenes: Spirit Dance 2019
Teens attend bi-annual clothing swap

Teens attend bi-annual clothing swap

October 16, 2019

The Palo Alto Teen Arts Council hosted its bi-annual Clothing Swap at the Mitchell Park Community Center Adobe Room on Saturday, with a follow up of the event scheduled for the end of February.

“The Fountains of Silence” intertwines narrative and history

“The Fountains of Silence” intertwines narrative and history

October 2, 2019

The Paly Voice had the opportunity to speak with New York Times bestselling author, Ruta Sepetys, regarding her newest book, "The Fountains of Silence," and read the novel, released this week. Set in post-war Spain under the dictatorial government of General Francisco Franco, “The Fountains of Silence,” engrosses and ensnares readers with a riveting narrative, while simultaneously challenging them to consider a tumultuous history which is often ignored.

Music of the Month: September Songs

Music of the Month: September Songs

September 26, 2019

As September comes to a close, the Paly Voice asked students what their favorite are tunes.

Aspiring rapper kicks off Quadchella

Aspiring rapper kicks off Quadchella

May 13, 2019

Students on the Quad can expect to enjoy a bevy of performances all throughout the rest of the week from student performers as part as part of Quadchella, the most recent in the line of Palo Alto High School music festivals, which started today during lunch.

Behind the scenes of Paly Athletics with Justine Iongi
Spirit Week 2019: Day 2 Video Recap

Spirit Week 2019: Day 2 Video Recap

October 30, 2019

Spirit week 2019 continues on Tuesday with both a lunch and a tutorial rally. Lunch featured rounds of human ring toss and a new trivia game, and games continued during tutorial with hungry hungry hippos and wrap your vice president.

Spirit Week 2019: Day 1 Video Recap

Spirit Week 2019: Day 1 Video Recap

October 29, 2019

Palo Alto High School's annual Spirit Week began Monday, with students competing in a traditional opening game of tug-of-war and competition for the title of best dressed. Spirit Week 2019 continues until Friday.

Teens attend bi-annual clothing swap

Teens attend bi-annual clothing swap

October 16, 2019

The Palo Alto Teen Arts Council hosted its bi-annual Clothing Swap at the Mitchell Park Community Center Adobe Room on Saturday, with a follow up of the event scheduled for the end of February.

Opinion: How the Stanford GUP jeopardizes district finances
Opinion: A detailed analysis of Stanford’s GUP deal

Opinion: A detailed analysis of Stanford’s GUP deal

October 21, 2019

Talks between Stanford and the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors regarding the General Use Permit will resume Tuesday the second of four total hearings held to reach a deal to increase housing on Stanford's campus.

Behind the Scenes: Spirit Dance 2019
“The Fountains of Silence” intertwines narrative and history

“The Fountains of Silence” intertwines narrative and history

October 2, 2019

The Paly Voice had the opportunity to speak with New York Times bestselling author, Ruta Sepetys, regarding her newest book, "The Fountains of Silence," and read the novel, released this week. Set in post-war Spain under the dictatorial government of General Francisco Franco, “The Fountains of Silence,” engrosses and ensnares readers with a riveting narrative, while simultaneously challenging them to consider a tumultuous history which is often ignored.

Music of the Month: September Songs

Music of the Month: September Songs

September 26, 2019

As September comes to a close, the Paly Voice asked students what their favorite are tunes.

Aspiring rapper kicks off Quadchella

Aspiring rapper kicks off Quadchella

May 13, 2019

Students on the Quad can expect to enjoy a bevy of performances all throughout the rest of the week from student performers as part as part of Quadchella, the most recent in the line of Palo Alto High School music festivals, which started today during lunch.