Didn’t make it to Coachella this year? Paly’s Associated Student Body (ASB) has you covered with Paly’s very first Quadchella, a jam-packed week of music, artists and various activities on the quad at lunch to kick off the new school year.

From Sept. 11 through 15, student-made art will be displayed in different areas of the quad, student performers will have the opportunity to share their talent and ASB hopes to invite outside performers to attend.

Quadchella will give students a taste of Paly spirit and introduce freshmen to the school’s atmosphere.

“We are trying to come up with games that attract all audiences, not just athletes”

Spirit Week is steadily approaching, and this year, ASB plans to publicize the event early in order to get all grades involved, particularly freshmen.  To improve the school-wide participation and get different crowds involved in events, each person’s participation will be limited to one activity, and the activities will be altered to cater to a wider range of abilities, according to ASB Spirit Commissioner Sarah Mitz.

“The goal of this event is to create a relaxing atmosphere for students and an opportunity to destress.”

“We are trying to come up with games that attract all audiences, not just athletes,” Mitz said.

ASB Social Justice and Wellness Commissioners Claire Billman and Ricardo Lombera will be teaming with the Wellness Center, Sources of Strength and the Mental Health and Awareness Committee to plan an event on Sept. 29.

On account of September being Suicide Prevention Month, the event will revolve around ways to cope with stress, posing the question: How do you handle stress?

The event will offer art therapy, where students will get the opportunity to paint mandalas, relax and play volleyball in a friendly environment.

The juggling club will be involved to teach students how to juggle alongside music, therapy puppies and various activities, such as making your own stress ball and scented pouches on the quad.

The goal of this event is to create a relaxing atmosphere for students and an opportunity to destress.

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