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PAUSD ranked 6th in state

Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) ranked sixth in the state among K-12 schools in California, according to standardized test results released on Thursday, Aug. 29. According to the Growth Academic Perfo...

New science teacher embraces creative teaching methods

Lynda Mason, a new addition to the Palo Alto High School staff, has uniqe experiences with teaching styles and their effects on learning. With over 10 years of experience teaching several different science cour...
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Yearbook editors underserving of criticism

The class of 2014 saw a number of changes in their senior poll packets this year. Ten categories were removed, one newcategory was added and three were brought back from years prior. Many seniors were left conf...
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Do Paly’s stigmatized dances have a future? YES

One false, but very popular misconception is that Palo Alto High School dances “suck.” The most commonly heard complaint goes along the lines of “dances are just really bad, so no one goes.” However we should ...
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Do Paly’s stigmatized dances have a future? NO

Filthy songs, crazy light shows, epic breakdancers and every cool kid in school. Sounds like a good time, right? Well, not if you are a student at Palo Alto High School. For all of you out there who have been t...

Burger joint to open at Town & Country

Napa Valley-based gourmet burger joint Gott’s Roadside is making progress in constructing its new location at Town & Country Village, which is set to open on Sept. 23. The restaurant, which was originally ...
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ASB Update

Palo Alto High School’s Associated Student Body is beginning to vamp up for the new school year with many events and activities that will draw in more student attention. With Club Day and the first football gam...

Update on new building construction

The construction sites at Palo Alto High School are progressing as expected, running on course for its goal of breaking ground in mid-December and having a few classrooms move in during January and February. “...
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Local student journalists defend rights

Three Saratoga High School students successfully utilized their rights as student journalists in late August, after they each received subpoenas requesting the identities of several anonymous sources pertaining...
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Comedy Literature gains UC English credit

Comedy Literature, a new class created and taught by English teacher Lucy Filppu, has been approved for English credit by the UC system. While it may sound simple, getting a class approved by the UC system is ...