Column: In Loving Memory of Fire Alarms

Like most students and faculty, I once believed fire alarms were something to despise. Upon hearing them, I flashed back to other cringe-worthy moments like the time I accidentally walked into the wrong Spanish...

The Voice of Paly Sports

The “On Air” sign glows a threatening red, pixelated blue words cascade down the teleprompter, and three imposing black cameras point towards junior Jason Goldie’s face as he stands in front of a nylon green sc...
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Advisory committee to draft new curriculum

A newly formed Advisory Steering Committee, consisting of both teachers and students, will investigate blending the successful aspects of current advisory curriculum—such as close teacher-student relationships—...

Debate culture should accommodate all students

It wasn’t until my first debate tournament, as I argued emphatically before a panel of strangers, that I understood why Americans fear public speaking more than death. Yet the apprehension I felt paled in compa...

“Tough it out”

Solomon Thomas, San Francisco 49ers defensive end and Stanford alum, stands at the front of a Paly psychology classroom, his hulking figure towering over the crowd. His lunchtime audience, comprised of student-...

Road to Recovery

Thousands of miles from his Palo Alto home, a former Paly student folds his tent, shoulders his day pack and sets off on his daily trek to a new campsite. For almost three months, he’s lived enveloped by nature...