The Paly Voice

Girls’ varsity soccer loses to Los Altos

Girls’ varsity soccer loses to Los Altos

February 27, 2020

 Instead of establishing momentum going into the playoffs, the hobbled varsity girls Viking soccer team(4-4-3) lost its last league game of the season, 2-0, against Los Altos (1-7-4) on a heart-breaking last-minute goal to a team that had lost seven more games than it had won.

Season Preview: Boys’ volleyball looks to win El Camino Division

Season Preview: Boys’ volleyball looks to win El Camino Division

February 26, 2020

Coming off a season as co-leaders of its division, the Palo Alto High School boys’ volleyball team will play its first game of the season Thursday.

Cheer team to compete at national competition

Cheer team to compete at national competition

February 13, 2020

The Palo Alto High School varsity cheer team will participate in the United Spirit Association national competition from Feb. 14 to Feb 16 in Anaheim.

Vikings get ready for spring sports

Vikings get ready for spring sports

February 10, 2020

As the birds begin to chirp and the sun comes back out to shine, spring sports kick in for the new year at Palo Alto High School. With a wide variety of options from swimming to lacrosse to badminton, these new sports share one main goal in common; winning. The recognition of blossoming sports such as lacrosse and badminton make this year's teams special. 

Boys’ basketball remains undefeated in league with senior night win

Boys’ basketball remains undefeated in league with senior night win

February 10, 2020

As its season comes to a close, the Palo Alto High School boys’ varsity basketball team (17-4, 9-0) honored its six seniors on senior night with a ceremony and a 47-33 win over Homestead High School (12-10, 4-6). 

2019: A Paly Voice year-in-review

2019: A Paly Voice year-in-review

December 11, 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, the Voice reflects on the moments that highlighted the year.

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.

District to pay $1.5 million settlement in lawsuit involving potato gun
New district dyslexia study brings changes to teacher instruction

New district dyslexia study brings changes to teacher instruction

February 25, 2020

Following the "staggering" results of an early identification program for students at risk of dyslexia this month, over 500 Palo Alto Unified School District students have started to receive additional monitoring or specialized services, according to Supt. Don Austin.

Local professionals to present at Career Speaker Series this week

Local professionals to present at Career Speaker Series this week

February 24, 2020

Ever wanted to know what it's like in a day in the life of an NFL replay official or an immigration attorney? This week is your chance to find out.

Anti-vaping campaign kicks off tomorrow with student discussion

Anti-vaping campaign kicks off tomorrow with student discussion

February 24, 2020

A plan of action to tackle the teen vaping epidemic sweeping the nation is moving forward at Palo Alto High School, starting with a student discussion later this week.

Coronavirus makes its way to Bay Area

Coronavirus makes its way to Bay Area

February 7, 2020

Following the recent identification of two cases of Coronavirus in Santa Clara County, the Palo Alto Unified School District is taking the necessary precautions to protect students and faculty from the virus.

Preview: Club Day 2 to feature over 100 clubs

Preview: Club Day 2 to feature over 100 clubs

February 6, 2020

Students will have the opportunity to explore around a dozen new clubs, including Neuroscience Club and Bike Fixing Club, at Palo Alto High School's second Club Day at lunch Tuesday on the Quad.

Students look for connection, transparency in new principal

Students look for connection, transparency in new principal

February 6, 2020

Students voiced their concerns for the new Palo Alto High School principal at the Needs Assessment meeting Tuesday, underscoring a need for deeper connection between the student body and administration.

Bay Area Concert Guide
Slideshow: The Paly Voice reviews 2020 Oscars Best Picture nominees

Slideshow: The Paly Voice reviews 2020 Oscars Best Picture nominees

February 9, 2020

The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will take place at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9. Nine unique films will compete for this prestigious award; here are the Paly Voice reviews for the Best Picture nominations.

‘The Irishman’: A look into 20th century organized crime

‘The Irishman’: A look into 20th century organized crime

February 9, 2020

Ever had a friend who was telling you a story, but starts with a long backstory for context, then gets sidetracked by a side story, then introduces too many unnecessary characters, then forgets the point of the story, then finally concludes the story but keeps rambling, three hours and 29 minutes later? Well, that’s “The Irishman” in a nutshell.

‘1917’: One shot at the perfect WWI movie

‘1917’: One shot at the perfect WWI movie

February 9, 2020

Appearing as one shot, "1917", which is nominated for Best Picture, provides a fresh, exciting, and engaging take on WWI.

‘Ford v. Ferrari’ makes pulses and cars alike race

‘Ford v. Ferrari’ makes pulses and cars alike race

February 8, 2020

Between corporate intrigue and raceway drama, the action never seems to stop, making "Ford v. Ferrari" a movie that is sure to entertain and thrill despite its foregone conclusion.

“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”:  beautiful but incoherent

“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”: beautiful but incoherent

February 7, 2020

“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” grants viewers a snapshot of 1969 Hollywood, which, while enjoyable, feels only semi-coherent. Two hours and 15 minutes of exposition, with only the final 15 minutes resolving the film in true Tarantino glory, left us feeling unsatisfied and confused about the storyline. 

Verbatim: Paly students and staff discuss current impeachment trial
2019: A Paly Voice year-in-review

2019: A Paly Voice year-in-review

December 11, 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, the Voice reflects on the moments that highlighted the year.

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.

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.

It’s time to make sports into a class
Opinion: Dear Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y

Opinion: Dear Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y

December 4, 2019

On behalf of teeangers everywhere, I would like to set the record straight about Generation Z and our use of technology.

Slideshow: The Paly Voice reviews 2020 Oscars Best Picture nominees
‘The Irishman’: A look into 20th century organized crime

‘The Irishman’: A look into 20th century organized crime

February 9, 2020

Ever had a friend who was telling you a story, but starts with a long backstory for context, then gets sidetracked by a side story, then introduces too many unnecessary characters, then forgets the point of the story, then finally concludes the story but keeps rambling, three hours and 29 minutes later? Well, that’s “The Irishman” in a nutshell.

‘1917’: One shot at the perfect WWI movie

‘1917’: One shot at the perfect WWI movie

February 9, 2020

Appearing as one shot, "1917", which is nominated for Best Picture, provides a fresh, exciting, and engaging take on WWI.

‘Ford v. Ferrari’ makes pulses and cars alike race

‘Ford v. Ferrari’ makes pulses and cars alike race

February 8, 2020

Between corporate intrigue and raceway drama, the action never seems to stop, making "Ford v. Ferrari" a movie that is sure to entertain and thrill despite its foregone conclusion.