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Best locations for pick-up basketball

People love playing pick-up basketball for multiple reasons: to exercise, meet new people and engage in friendly competition. The key to having the best pick-up basketball experience is finding the environment ...
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Teacher-coaches bring new perspective

It seems like many times coaches often do not realize that a high school student’s life is supposed to consist of more than school, homework, sports and sleep. These coaches, who may live in different areas tha...
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Flipping out over freshman sensation

Ever since Spirit Week ended, freshman Bennet Huang has been known throughout much of Palo Alto High School as the freshman who flipped, twisted and turned during his class’s Spirit Dance. But what the audience didn’t see was his passion and dedication for ...
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Athlete of the Month

Junior Michelle Xie, who has been playing golf for seven years, is a co-captain of the girls’ varsity golf team.  After losing to Henry M. Gunn High School in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Tournament b...

Local charities kick off holiday fundraisers

The holidays are quickly approaching, and while most students anxiously await the end of a long semester and the bounty of festivities winter break brings, they should also take time to join in the seasonal spi...

Wise words from Goodwill truck employee

Meet Ernest Kirk, the man who sits at the Goodwill truck in the Embarcadero parking lot at Palo Alto High School. Kirk was born and raised in Louisiana, then moved to the Bay Area during his teenage years. He lived in Oakland and San Francisco in the 1950s, an...

Volleyball loses in NorCal semifinals

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team won their first Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs match against San Benito High School. The game took place on Nov. 16, where the Lady Vikes defeated the Haybaylers ...

Girls’ tennis falls short in CCS semifinals

With a strong winning streak to end the season, the girls’ varsity tennis team had performed better than previous seasons and made it to the semifinals in the Central Coast Sections (CCS) playoffs. Senior co-captain Aashli Budhiraja believes that the team’s s...