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Great Debate: Should athletes be criticized for leaving their team?

Bryan Look and Ethan Stern
October 3, 2016
Filed under Columns

No. Athletes shouldn’t be penalized for leaving home. by Bryan Look When star athletes become free agents they are often left with an option of either staying where they are and trying to win with what they have, or leaving for a different team where they may be more likely to win games ... Read more »

We Believe

Peter Snodgrass and Ben Cleasby
October 3, 2016
Filed under Columns, Last Word

The San Francisco Giants will win the 2016 World Series. The Golden State Warriors will come back from the 2016 NBA Finals lose and win the 2017 NBA Championship. The Oakland A’s will develop a better farm system. The San Francisco 49ers will bounce back in the next four years under the leadership... Read more »

Full Court Stress

Full Court Stress

Lauren Koyama and Quinn Knoblock
February 18, 2016
Filed under Columns

Wake up. Go to school. Study. Sleep. Repeat. As the end of the semester approaches, this seems to be the daily life of many high school students. The overload of school work and stress without the proper rest needed for a healthy lifestyle leads students to become consumed by anxiety and stress. As... Read more »

Risk it for the Biscuit

Ben Cleasby and Lauren Koyama
February 18, 2016
Filed under Columns, Top Stories

In 1921, eight Chicago White Sox major league baseball players were banned for life after the accusation of fixing the 1919 World series. In 2007, referee Tim Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in jail for betting on National Basketball Association (NBA) games, which he officiated. In 2015, the National... Read more »

History in the Making

History in the Making

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor
January 8, 2016
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Columns, Preview, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Tonight marks a huge night in the Gunn-Paly extensive rivalry: Basketball Quad Night. All four teams (junior varsity boys and girls followed by varsity boys and girls) will compete against each other at Gunn’s Titan Gym. Girls varsity kicks off at 6:15 followed by the boys game at 7:45. If you are... Read more »

Curling iron

Curling iron

Maddy Atwater and Ethan Stern
December 8, 2015
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Columns, Photography, Top Stories, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Many high school male athletes lift weights and work out on a very consistent basis for sports training, getting stronger, or even building muscle. You can walk into pretty much any high school weight room and see a male student working out, but you typically will not find a girl in the area. With female... Read more »

Peter the Sports Reader

Peter Snodgrass, Staff Writer
December 1, 2015
Filed under Columns

Yes, it is I, Peter the Reader. After a three-year-long hiatus, I have risen from the ashes of being an avid reader and weekly segment host. For those of you who do not know me, I began my book reviewing career at Jordan Middle School on Jordan Television (JTV), Jordan’s equivalent to InFocus. In m... Read more »

Viking Tries: Beach Volleyball

Ben Cleasby, Staff Writer
October 20, 2015
Filed under Columns

Volleyball is everywhere: at schools, with friends in the park, and even played as a year-round sport. However, as soon as some sand is thrown under the feet of those who attempt to play this sport, it becomes a whole lot harder and a whole lot more tiring. Beach volleyball is nearly the same as court... Read more »

The Viking Top Ten: ESPN 30 for 30 Films

The Viking Top Ten: ESPN 30 for 30 Films

Ryan Chang, Ben Cleasby, Daniel Douty, Steven Marinkovich, Peter Snodgrass, and Ethan Stern
October 20, 2015
Filed under Columns

1. Run Ricky Run:  This film follows the life of NFL star running back Ricky Williams who walked away from the game he loved when he received drug accusations in the middle of his career.  Ricky along with loved ones tell his side of the story. This is a much-watch because it is completely different from t... Read more »

High School Baseball: As Seen From the Bench

Michael Pappas, Staff Writer
May 6, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Blogs, Columns, Spring Sports, Top Stories, Viking Cookbook

High school is a time where people look for themselves and find what they really enjoy doing. I knew going in to Paly that I loved baseball. I have played with the baseball team for all four years at Paly. Baseball is a sport that requires focus and long term endurance, as well as short quick movements... Read more »

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