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Q & A with Jack Devine

Bryan Look and Quinn Knoblock
November 2, 2016
Filed under Features, Football, Lacrosse - Boys, Profiles

VIKING MAGAZINE: What is playing sports like at a private school compared to a public school? JACK DEVINE:  I haven’t witnessed it firsthand, but from what I’ve heard, I think it’s a bit more of a commitment if you’re playing a private school sport. VM: How so? JD: With Bellarmine Football,... Read more »

Live Like A Champ

Haley Chalmers, Max Jung-Goldberg, and Nicholas Smallwood
November 2, 2016
Filed under Features

Life is hard. Everyone knows that. Everyone knows they’re going to face life. The test of one’s true character though, is how they  deal with that adversity. Some people become depressed, some people struggle through it, and then there’s Champ Pederson (‘06). Champ was born on October 2nd,... Read more »

Viking tries bubble soccer

Viking tries bubble soccer

Mara Zenger, Talia Malchin, and Tess Preising
November 2, 2016
Filed under Features

As we looked on the field, we saw the enormous red and blue bubbles. No, these bubbles were not made out of soap film, but rather out of a clear PVC plastic. There was one small opening on the side of the bubble which provided enough space for almost our whole body to slide through, except our legs. We... Read more »

The life of a concession vendor

Samantha Guillet and Mara Zenger
November 2, 2016
Filed under Features

Being a concession vendor is not an easy job. It is very physically demanding, and requires certain set of skills that are necessary to thrive and do well in the job. Eric Watkins, a concession vendor in the Bay Area, has come to adopt these skills, learning to make the most of his time so that he can... Read more »

Drawing the Line

Haley Chalmers and Quinn Knoblock
October 3, 2016
Filed under Features

She woke up on a gurney in the hospital. Confused as to why she was there, an officer told her she had been assaulted the night before. Feeling like she was in a body that wasn’t her own she was asked to sign papers that read “Rape Victim.” This is the story of rape victim, Jane Doe, who was assaulted... Read more »

Breaking Barriers

Talia Malchin, Tess Preising, and Mara Zenger
October 3, 2016
Filed under Features

Women’s soccer has been on the rise since the late 19th century, starting in Europe and spreading throughout the rest of the world. For some countries, women’s soccer recently earned its place as one of the most popular sports among all ages. For other countries however, women continue to fight for... Read more »

Olympic Swimmer Maya Dirado

Olympic Swimmer Maya Dirado

Samantha Guillet and Mara Zenger
October 3, 2016
Filed under Features, Profiles

Two golds, one silver and one bronze are the medals that USA Olympic swimmer Maya Dirado took home from Rio this year. Her first name is actually Madeline, however, her older sister who couldn’t say Madeline started calling her Maya and it has stuck ever since. Dirado started her swimming career... Read more »

A View from the Teachers

Sam Guillet and Talia Malchin
October 3, 2016
Filed under Features

In this day and age, there are certain values placed on varying skills; there’s no denying that today’s society puts a stronger emphasis on academics and job opportunities. For example, programming is a higher priority academically than fashion. Is the same true regarding the comparison between overall... Read more »

An Athlete’s Advantage

Steven Marinkovich and Peter Snodgrass
February 18, 2016
Filed under Features

In this introspective piece, The Viking explores the college recruitment process for many Paly student athletes and their paths to becoming college athletes. The experience of athletic recruitment can be very different for everyone, some may get into their school because of their sport, but then realiz... Read more »

The RUSH

The RUSH

Maddy Atwater and Quinn Knoblock
February 18, 2016
Filed under Features, Pro Sports, Top Stories

You’ve heard awe-inspiring stories of mothers lifting cars to save their trapped children and people cliff jumping into dangerous waters, which sounds absolutely crazy, but it’s all due to a little rush of a simple hormone. Yes, a little hormone that can give superhuman strength and trigger our fight... Read more »

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