The Paly Voice

Wrestling: Paly defeats Lynbrook in first home meet

Wrestling: Paly defeats Lynbrook in first home meet

January 20, 2020

After taking an early point deficit, the Palo Alto High School varsity wrestling team defeated Lynbrook High School 54-27 on Tuesday in the first home meet of the season.

Boys’ basketball: Vikings defeat Gunn in rivalry game

Boys’ basketball: Vikings defeat Gunn in rivalry game

January 19, 2020

In a thrilling crosstown rivalry match, the Palo Alto High School varsity basketball team (12-4, 4-0) defeated Henry M. Gunn High School (7-8, 3-1) 50-35 Saturday.In a thrilling crosstown rivalry match, the Palo Alto High School varsity basketball team (12-4, 4-0) defeated Henry M. Gunn High School (7-8, 3-1) 50-35 Saturday.

Girls’ soccer takes home first conference win of season

Girls’ soccer takes home first conference win of season

January 17, 2020

After clinching its first conference-game victory of the season against Saratoga High School Wednesday at Palo Alto High School, the Paly girls’ soccer team hopes to improve its physicality. 

Girls’ basketball wins first game of the season

Girls’ basketball wins first game of the season

December 8, 2019

The Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity basketball team kicks off its season with a victory against South San Francisco High School Thursday at Paly and aims to carry that momentum into league.

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. 

Preview: Game of Throws to feature world-famous jugglers
Paly, Gunn principals step down

Paly, Gunn principals step down

January 24, 2020

Palo Alto High School Principal Adam Paulson announced that he will be resigning as Principal at the end of the 2019-2020 school year, in an email sent out to faculty and staff at 10 a.m. today. 

Winter rally to feature seniors vs. staff basketball game, prom reveal

Winter rally to feature seniors vs. staff basketball game, prom reveal

January 20, 2020

New club hosts Princess Project donation drive

New club hosts Princess Project donation drive

December 12, 2019

Is an old Prom dress still gathering dust in the back of your closet? Students looking to offload gently used Prom dresses and accessories are invited to donate them to The Princess Project Club's donation drive.

Writer’s Craft to host ‘Poetry Elves’ event

Writer’s Craft to host ‘Poetry Elves’ event

December 11, 2019

Students can look forward to a spot of winter cheer tomorrow, with Palo Alto High School's Writer's Craft classes planning to host a 'Poetry Elves on the Quad' event during lunch.

Preview: Game of Throws to feature world-famous jugglers
Documentary: Bridging the Sideline: Latino athletes’ experiences playing high school football

Documentary: Bridging the Sideline: Latino athletes’ experiences playing high school football

January 24, 2020

Palo Alto High School is known for its competitive environment, spirited students and love for sports. In “Bridging the Sideline: Latino athletes’ experiences playing high school football,” The Paly Voice in collaboration with Paly Aperture, explores the implications being a latino player has on team dynamics.

Best podcasts from KPLY Paly Radio 2019

Best podcasts from KPLY Paly Radio 2019

January 22, 2020

KPLY, Palo Alto High School's Radio and podcasting publication, has something for everyone. From investigative journalism about the housing crisis in East Palo Alto to advice on healthy relationships, We've compiled a list of the best podcasts to listen to from 2019 created by Paly's hidden gem, KPLY.

Analysis: Diversity (or the lack thereof) in Hollywood awards

Analysis: Diversity (or the lack thereof) in Hollywood awards

January 22, 2020

Hollywood awards, such as the Oscars and the Golden Globes, are notorious for systematic discrimination against people of color in both who is nominated as well as the winners.

Preview: Paly Theatre to premiere ‘The Kentucky Cycle’ Friday

Preview: Paly Theatre to premiere ‘The Kentucky Cycle’ Friday

January 16, 2020

The Paly Theatre Department’s first completely student-produced show to take place in the black box theatre, “The Kentucky Cycle,” will premiere Friday in the Palo Alto High School Performing Arts Center.

2019: A Paly Voice year-in-review
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.

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.

Opinion: Dear Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y
Opinion: Instagram leading in the decline of toxic social media

Opinion: Instagram leading in the decline of toxic social media

November 20, 2019

Will Instagram’s removal of likes start the trend towards the end of unhealthy social media patterns? We think so.

Preview: Game of Throws to feature world-famous jugglers
Analysis: Diversity (or the lack thereof) in Hollywood awards

Analysis: Diversity (or the lack thereof) in Hollywood awards

January 22, 2020

Hollywood awards, such as the Oscars and the Golden Globes, are notorious for systematic discrimination against people of color in both who is nominated as well as the winners.

Preview: Paly Theatre to premiere ‘The Kentucky Cycle’ Friday

Preview: Paly Theatre to premiere ‘The Kentucky Cycle’ Friday

January 16, 2020

The Paly Theatre Department’s first completely student-produced show to take place in the black box theatre, “The Kentucky Cycle,” will premiere Friday in the Palo Alto High School Performing Arts Center.

‘Frozen 2’: A thrilling journey into the unknown

‘Frozen 2’: A thrilling journey into the unknown

December 17, 2019

Six years after the epic Disney blockbuster “Frozen” hit theaters, sisters Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell) return to the screen for a grand adventure through an enchanted wood with companions Olaf (Josh Gad) and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff).