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First CCS win in decades: Girls’ cross country advances to states

First CCS win in decades: Girls’ cross country advances to states

November 25, 2019

Following its first-place win at the Central Coast Section Division I Cross Country Finals on Saturday, the Palo Alto High School girls’ cross country team is advancing to the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships.

CCS 2019 Football Semifinals Video Recap: Palo Alto vs Oak Grove

CCS 2019 Football Semifinals Video Recap: Palo Alto vs Oak Grove

November 24, 2019

The Palo Alto Vikings (7-5, 3-3) lost to the Oak Grove Eagles (10-2, 7-0), 36-40, in the Division II California Interscholastic Federation Central Coast Section semi-finals. Watch the key moments from Friday's game.

Football: Vikings close out a strong season after falling to Oak Grove in semi-finals

Football: Vikings close out a strong season after falling to Oak Grove in semi-finals

November 23, 2019

The Palo Alto High School football team's season (7-5, 3-3) has come to a close after suffering a defeat to the Oak Grove Eagles (10-2, 7-0) in the Division II California Interscholastic Federation Central Coast Section semi-finals Friday.

Girls’ golf becomes first NorCal team to take home state title

Girls’ golf becomes first NorCal team to take home state title

November 22, 2019

The Palo Alto High School girls’ golf team is celebrating after clinching the state title Tuesday at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, becoming the first Northern Californian team to win the California Interscholastic Federation State Girls Golf Championships.

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.

Girls’ golf team heads to state championship
Juniors disgruntled about ASB decision in Wrap Your VP

Juniors disgruntled about ASB decision in Wrap Your VP

November 7, 2019

Following complaints from juniors over scoring for the Wrap Your Vice President competition during Spirit Week, the Associated Student Body is maintaining its policy that judges’ scores are final. 

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.

Mxmtoon brings light to unspoken topics in “the masquerade”
Verbatim: Students’ favorite holiday tunes

Verbatim: Students’ favorite holiday tunes

November 21, 2019

With the holiday season quickly approaching, The Paly Voice asked a few Paly students what their favorite holiday songs are. Spoiler alert: Mariah Carey has a lot of fans.

Column: Surviving an Indie concert

Column: Surviving an Indie concert

November 18, 2019

Apple watches with gay pride color bands to our right, millennials debating over the best non-dairy milk substitute in their insert “trendy, innovative, unequivocally quirky” startup name here to the left. This is the image seen from our peripheral vision at the Yoke Lore concert we went to this past month at the New Parish venue in Oakland. 

Behind the Scenes: Spirit Dance 2019

Behind the Scenes: Spirit Dance 2019

October 27, 2019

Spirit Week starts tomorrow, but for the past month, Spirit Dance practices for all grades at Palo Alto High School have been occurring during lunch and Tutorial at the lacrosse field. Each class’ dance incorporates their theme: the Class of 2023 has Jailbreak, the Class of 2022 has Lifeguards, the Class of 2021 has Pac-Man, and the Class of 2020 has Shrek.

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.

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: 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.

Mxmtoon brings light to unspoken topics in “the masquerade”
Behind the Scenes: Spirit Dance 2019

Behind the Scenes: Spirit Dance 2019

October 27, 2019

Spirit Week starts tomorrow, but for the past month, Spirit Dance practices for all grades at Palo Alto High School have been occurring during lunch and Tutorial at the lacrosse field. Each class’ dance incorporates their theme: the Class of 2023 has Jailbreak, the Class of 2022 has Lifeguards, the Class of 2021 has Pac-Man, and the Class of 2020 has Shrek.

“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.