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From all to no stars

From all to no stars

Josh Stern, Staff Writer
March 31, 2013
Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Every team has had them. The Niners had Montana. The Dolphins had Marino. Even the Lions, who never won a Super Bowl, had Sanders. Effective and impact all-stars that stayed with their teams in good times, and in bad. Money wasn’t the first thing on their mind; it was the thought of commitment and...

The Viking tries roller disco

The Viking tries roller disco

Pippa Raffel and Audrey DeBruine
February 22, 2013
Filed under Columns, Top Stories, Viking Tries

As flu season rolls around, Paly students have been falling ill left and right. Recently, five members of The Viking caught a different bug: Saturday Night Fever. There was only one possible cure: hit the roller disco. Our staff, clad in bell bottoms and fur, piled into a time machine and took a trip...

Real Talk

Real Talk

Jonny Glazier, Columnist
February 22, 2013
Filed under Columns, Last Word

As a Bills fan, I have one, overwhelming fear about the 2013 season. No it’s not that Bills may lose every single game they play. Nor is it that the Bills may perform so poorly that they may move out of Buffalo. My crippling fear about the Bills’ year in 2013 is that they may draft Manti Te’o.You may ...

On to the next one

On to the next one

Jonny Glazier, Columnist
February 7, 2013
Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Pro Sports

It's been a strict Niners rule since the inception of the franchise; if you make it to the Big Game, you win it. No exceptions. On Sunday, this heralded tradition was broken as the Niners lost their first Super Bowl in six appearances. However they, and football fans everywhere, didn't go out quietly....

A tasty lucky charm

A tasty lucky charm

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer
January 27, 2013
Filed under Columns, Top Stories

Let's admit it: when it comes to sports, we are all a little superstitious. But, when it comes to our beloved San Francisco 49ers, we are far and beyond a little superstitious. We all do what we can when it comes to helping the Niners secure their win, whether it's wearing that special Willis jersey...

Not living so strong now

Not living so strong now

Zach Rizk, Staff Writer
January 21, 2013
Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

If you were one of the world's most renowned athletes, would you be willing to destroy the lives of the people who accused you of committing the very acts that you publicly opposed in order to protect your own lies, ego and legitimacy? If you read my previous column regarding Armstrong, you’ll understand...

NHL Lockout lets out; is it worth it?

NHL Lockout lets out; is it worth it?

Josh Stern, Staff Writer
January 16, 2013
Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Similar to the 2004-2005 NHL season, where a player lockout cancelled every regular season game, the NHL led by Commissioner Gary Bettman, declared yet another Lockout against the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) once more for 2012-2013. This year however, the league cutout 625 regular ...

An empty Hall: Why the voters got this one wrong

An empty Hall: Why the voters got this one wrong

Jonny Glazier, Columnist
January 14, 2013
Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

What do Paly seniors and Barry Bonds have in common? Rejection. In the wake of college applications and the recent Hall of Fame snubs, Paly students and some of baseball's all-time greats can commiserate over the fact that they were unjustly rejected by an inexplicably exclusive group. However,...

Oppor2nities

Oppor2nities

December 15, 2012
Filed under Columns, Last Word

The role that sports should play in our society has suddenly become a hot topic in the media. In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, the New York Knicks lit up Madison Square Garden in an emotional victory over the villainous Miami Heat. At that moment in time, the Knicks served...

Locked out

Locked out

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer
December 15, 2012
Filed under Columns

In April of 2011, female reporter Tara Sullivan of The Record, a daily newspaper based in New Jersey, was denied access to a locker room for an interview after the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Several male reporters were granted access, but because Sullivan was a woman, she could not...

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