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No such thing as a free ticket

Megan Valencia and Kylie Callan

October 3, 2014


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Features, Football, Volleyball, Wrestling

After parking their cars in the packed Churchill parking lot, Palo Alto parents, students and community members walk towards the stadium gates. The lights shine brightly on Hod Ray field as Paly players and fans anticipate the start of the Friday night football game. Some Paly spectators can simply show...

Team of the Year: Girls’ golf

Team of the Year: Girls’ golf

Clara Harrington, Copy Editor

May 28, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Features, Paly Athletic Awards

Rarely does a team see great success in its year of creation. Triumphant wins usually come after building a foundation over time, allowing the athletes to hone their abilities. However, in rare instances, a team may immediately have high achievements. This year at Paly, girls’ golf was that team. Winning...

Coach of the Year: Bill Laskey

Coach of the Year: Bill Laskey

Paul Bienaimé, Multimedia Editor

May 28, 2014


Filed under Features, Paly Athletic Awards, Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

After ending the 2013 season with a league record of 0-12 and an overall record of 3-22, Paly softball welcomed a new coach to kick off Paly’s 2014 season. Coach Bill Laskey took over George Marshall’s position. Major League Baseball veteran Bill Laskey pitched professionally in the 1980’s after...

Athlete of the Year: Michelle Xie

Athlete of the Year: Michelle Xie

Anna Dukovic, Features Editor

May 28, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Athlete, Features, Paly Athletic Awards, Top Stories

Unlike professionals in many sports, such as gymnastics, athletes usually peak in their twenties; however, the average age of professional golfers is early to mid-thirties and these athletes can continue to play the sport into their retirement. “Golf is a sport you can play until you are old,” ...

Last Call

Last Call

Alex Murray and Josh Stern

April 16, 2014


Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Features, Profiles, Top Stories

Started in 2000, the Literature of Sport English elective offered to juniors and seniors of Palo Alto High School has grown increasingly popular over the last decade. Through it’s fourteen years of existence, the class has always started the same way. Each student signs up to read the columns of the...

A league of their own

A league of their own

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

April 16, 2014


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Features, Top Stories

While many students can engage in basketball as children, by the time high school rolls around, opportunities are more limited. For upperclassmen especially, the chance to play basketball is greatly diminished. Despite the number of Paly students with basketball backgrounds, this year, Paly’s varsity...

Final Drive

Final Drive

Zoe Bhargava and Megan Valencia

April 16, 2014


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Many things have changed at Palo Alto High School since its founding in 1898. The face of Paly has been altered as new installments have replaced older buildings. The Haymarket Theater, the Tower Building and the George Stirling Stewart Gym or “big gym” are a few Paly icons that still stand today....

Dynamic Duos

Dynamic Duos

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer

April 16, 2014


Filed under Features, Soccer - Girls, Swimming - Boys, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories, Track & Field

When looking at a Paly roster, sometimes it catches the eye that two players have the same last name, and it turns out that they are siblings on the same varsity team. These two brothers or sisters have something special between them because they are on the same Paly team. Famous sibling athletes...

Boys in black

Clara Harrington

April 16, 2014


Filed under Features, Top Stories

  Softball, baseball, tennis, track, swimming, lacrosse; with so many sports going on at once at Paly, it’s hard to imagine that there could be even more choices unknown to most of the student body. Although Paly has long prided itself on the athletic capabilities that its students have, other...

The end of the rainbow

The end of the rainbow

Audrey DeBruine and Rowan McEvoy

February 12, 2014


Filed under Features, Top Stories

One hundred years is a long time. It is greater than the average life expectancy anywhere in the world. A century ago, World War I broke out, Oreo cookies were invented and the Titanic was on the ocean floor. Putting the past century of humanity into perspective allows us to see just how long one hun...