The Viking Magazine

Lives of Local Coaches

Sofie Vogel and Justin Byer
June 3, 2020
Filed under Shorts

Green grass indented with cleat marks covers the field. The smell of sweat dances through the air as deep breaths fill everyone's ears. This is the feeling that coaches live for. The rush at the beginning of  practice as the players strap on their equipment as if they are getting ready for war. The ...

How Covid-19 is Affecting Recruiting

How Covid-19 is Affecting Recruiting

Vijay Homan, Staff Writer
June 2, 2020
Filed under Uncategorized

College football recruiting has historically stopped for no man. It is a fundamental piece of the game that typically indicates which teams will be good for years to come. Yet throughout the last few months, recruiting has come to a stop. Covid-19 has forced coaches to become creative in order to int...

Talk about the end of an era

Talk about the end of an era

Josh Lai and Jackson Bundy
June 2, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Football, Top Stories

Dynasties often rise and fall, either due to players leaving, poor management, or newer, fresher teams on the come up. Such seems to be the case for the New England Patriots. With the departure of future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Tom Brady, it seems that the legendary duo of Brady and coach Bill Belichi...

Esports during the Epidemic

Esports during the Epidemic

Liam Nagesh and Tyler Stoen
June 2, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Top Stories

The NBA playoffs. MLB Opening Day. 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Masters. March Madness. The list of cancelled or postponed sporting events due to COVID-19 is endless. Millions of people who normally would have watched these competitions have been left out to dry, starved of entertainment. What should all...

More Than a Game

More Than a Game

Parker Bates, Guest writer
May 30, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Columns, Top Stories

The absence of any kind of televised sports over the last two months is wreaking havoc on my household. Two months ago, at precisely 7:10 PM every night, you would have found my dad and brother glued to the TV watching their beloved San Francisco Giants. If the game was not televised, it would be on t...

Looking Back: Four Times Sports Have Been Cancelled Due to Global Issues

The following moments after the Loma Prieta earthquake struck during the 1989 World Series

Griffin Kemp and Adar Schwarzbach
May 28, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Top Stories

It’s hard for us to internalize how much sports mean to our society until they cease to be played. The coronavirus pandemic has provided us with exactly that perspective after it caused March Madness to be cancelled and the NFL and MLB seasons to be indefinitely cancelled— yet it is important to remember...

From Bay to LA: Building a Dream Career

From Bay to LA: Building a Dream Career

Joey Passarello
May 28, 2020
Filed under Top Stories

Erik Anderson (‘13) strolls into work and prepares to meet with his numerous clients. Today will be a busy day, but he is looking forward to it. His office is different from a typical college graduate’s. Instead of stacks of paperwork to fill out, stacks of 45 pound plates rest by a squat rack. Th...

Social Distancing Sports

Social Distancing Sports

Kevin Cullen and Ella Jones
May 27, 2020
Filed under Columns, Top Stories

As a team sport athlete, I am very used to and deeply enjoy being in the presence of others: my teammates, my coaches, my adoring fans, etc.. Therefore, my experience in quarantine has been extremely jarring and unpleasant. Not only stripped of the closure to my high school softball career, I suffered the...

Compulsion: The Complicated Intersections of Exercise and Mental Health

Compulsion: The Complicated Intersections of Exercise and Mental Health

Ya'el Sarig and Sofia Bliss-Carrascosa
May 27, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Features, Top Stories

In 2001’s Legally Blonde, a classic murder mystery—husband murdered, wife caught standing over the bloody dead body by the daughter and the pool boy—is cracked by an unlikely candidate: Elle Woods, Delta Nu sorority queen and lover of all things pink and strawberry-scented. From the start of her assig...

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