City advances in energy-saving contest

Palo Alto has been named a finalist in a nationwide energy-saving competition that would reward the city with a $5 million prize should the city win. The Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP) is a multi-...

Service Day adds new sites, moved earlier

Palo Alto High School’s seventh annual Service Day is set to take place with the help of over 50 nonprofit organizations on March 24 and will feature a variety of on and off campus community service activities ...

The best Bay Area hiking spots

Whether one is looking for a mild workout, an activity to do with friends or a great view, hiking provides all of the above. Palo Alto provides a variety of spots for hikers to explore, each offering different ...

From Paly to college

College is undoubtedly a huge stepping stone in any student’s life. While many prospective students have gathered bits and pieces of what the college experience entails, it is often difficult to gauge what surp...

The weighted GPA debate

The Breakdown Palo Alto High School and Henry M. Gunn High School appear to be on the eve of a conclusion to the long evolution of the use of weighted grades on high school transcripts. Grades have been unwei...