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Fire drill system in need of reform

It is a godsend for students during a boring class period and a nuisance for teachers’ lesson plans. We seem to have fire alarms on a monthly basis, and even a daily basis during the last weeks of school. And l...
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ASB Should Increase Outside Student Involvement

Although Paly’s Associated Student Body (ASB) puts on wonderful dances and is the puppet master behind Spirit Week, any other impact on the school is not clearly seen. However, there was once a time in Paly’s h...
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Physics courses across district should be aligned

One would think that schools within a district would offer the same classes, however this is not the case. Paly and Henry M. Gunn High School (Gunn) would ideally offer all of the same advanced courses in order...
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Homecoming dance improved

The Big Electronic Dance (B.E.D.), held on Oct. 27 in the Paly small gym, was an improvement from past homecoming dances, but changes are still necessary in order to continue refining this annual Paly dance. T...
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Addition of a night rally

Of all the Paly traditions the most notable is Spirit Week. Almost all of the student body will dress up in outrageous outfits for a week to represent Paly and their respective class, but once the school day is...
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Spirit Week Positivity

Rivalry—competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field.  Rivalry is what Spirit Week is all about.  Four grades coming together and battling it out for the praised spot at the top, brag...
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Reckless bicyclists + speeding drivers = DISASTER

Teenage drivers are stupid, it’s a proven fact. But that said, teenage bikers may have proven themselves just as stupid. But the only difference is that one party sits inside a monstrous killing machine, while ...
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Occupy Town and Country

From 2:53 p.m. to 3:55 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2012, I set aside all humility and did what all good American citizens do: argue. I stood in front of Town and Country (along with Jonathan Ziegler for a little bit — th...