Paly Princess Project Club collects clothes for sexual assault survivors

Paly Princess Project Club collects clothes for sexual assault survivors

Paly Princess Project holds donation drive to help survivors of sexual violence
Arati Periyannan and Maya Mukherjee
January 31, 2022
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Lizzie DeKraai, English teacher 
(Photo by Arati Periyannan)

Verbatim: Students, teachers talk vaccines, booster mandate

County updates vaccine mandate for public schools to be put in place for the fall
Arati Periyannan and Maya Mukherjee
January 25, 2022
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A substitute teacher distributes at-home COVID-19 test kits to students on Wednesday in an AP English Language and Composition class. Rising case numbers and the recent Omicron variant are causing safety concerns among some students and staff members. Junior Anjali Akkaraju said she believes a transition to online learning, though undesirable, is necessary. “I don’t want school to be back online, but I’m just confused why we’re not,” Akkaraju said. “They gave us two rapid tests, which is good because they’re sold out everywhere.”  Photo: Lauren Wong

Campus on edge over omicron, potential for closure

The school community shares their thoughts on omicron and possible distance learning.
Sofie Zalatimo, Lauren Wong, and Olga Muys
January 7, 2022
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Spanish teacher Kevin Duffy sits at his desk during an interview Wednesday with journalism students. Our place is here with our students and it was so hard when we were on Zoom learning, Duffy said. Photo: Anushe Irani.

Teachers reflect on omicron’s implications for the district

Faculty share their concerns about the new variant and their thoughts on potential closure
Ash Mehta and Kat Farell
January 6, 2022
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Pencil In Hand - Students taking the ACT and SAT spend months preparing for the test in some cases, but with new test-optional and test-blind admissions policies, some students are not as prepared to spend the time they once might have. (Photo by Neil Rathi)

Pencils Down

Is standardized testing still worth it?
Tyler Wang and Jeffrey Tu
November 10, 2021
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A transgender teenager gazes out a window at a trans-pride-colored sky. Art by Alison Xiong.

Coming out post-covid

How self isolation and the return to school helped students realize their identities
Ash Mehta, Managing Editor
October 17, 2021
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Shots, Shots, Shots

Shots, Shots, Shots

Vaccine distribution and equity in Santa Clara County.
Karlene Salas and Corie Jiang
May 25, 2021
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Connor Lassila (sophomore) walks to his next class outside the science
building while wearing a mask. Paly requires all students to wear a mask
while on campus.
Photo: Anya Lassila.

In the Red Tier: Campus opens to students

Almost a year since schools closed, students returned to in-person instruction.
Owen Longstreth
March 16, 2021
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