Lily in London

I couldn’t believe my eyes. Blinding lights, music, the roaring crowd. This was it. Nine years of my life dedicated to this very moment. I was walking in the Olympic Opening Ceremony as a part of the U.S. team....

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (College Edition)

Persians (i.e. “EYE-RAIN-IANS” for the bewildered rednecks) like to gossip. Your generic Persian (we call ourselves “Persian” when we want to sound seductively exotic and as un-terrorist as possible) can tell you who has gained exactly how much weight (“That g...

Summer Flashback

Over the summer, some Paly students participated in fascinating internships, some spent hours mastering various sports, while others ventured to foreign countries. These opportunities have made the summer of 20...
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New Clubs Spark Student Interests

Applications flying everywhere, club leaders frantically searching for available advisors, and students printing out last minute club constitutions overwhelm the Paly campus on club day as clubs prepare for the upcoming year. Paly offers a variety of clubs s...
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School Board Update

The Board of Education discussed the short term and long term goals for the upcoming school year at its most recent meeting. One of the Board of Education’s ambitious plans aims to decrease the amount of D and ...

Girl’s Varsity looks for hope after early losses

After suffering tough losses to Las Lomas High School, Sacramento High School and Castilleja High School, the girls’ varsity water polo team hopes to improve its scores despite its rough start to the season. T...

Hurricane Festival showcases local teen bands

Rock. Funk. Alternative. Grunge. All this and more will be at the first annual Hurricane Musical Festival, organized by the Teen Arts Council (TAC) of Palo Alto. After three rounds of auditions, five emerging teen bands from all across the Bay Area were chosen...

Age-old football buddies tradition needs to change

Flippy skirt. Hair pulled back with a ribbon. Expression of delight. Presenting a little box full of baked goods all tied up in a neat little bow. No, this is not the description of some 1950s sitcom but rather...