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The Final Final Word

The Final Final Word

Kevin Cullen and Sam Cleasby
April 2, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Final Word, Final Word, Top Stories

High School Forever: A Kevin Cullen Breakup Letter Dear Paly Athletics, I write this with a heavy heart. The time has come for me to move on to the next chapter in my life. Trust me when I say that it’s not you, it’s me. You will forever hold a place in my heart, but we just aren’t the peo...

Perspective: Three Reflections on Being a Female Paly Athlete

Perspective: Three Reflections on Being a Female Paly Athlete

Ella Jones, Sanaz Ebrahimi, and Ya'el Sarig
March 27, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Columns, Top Stories

It’s a cult-classic matchup: Paly vs. Los Gatos basketball. The games have been embroiled in a heated, tense rivalry for as long as most Paly students can remember. Countless fights have broken out at Gatos games; countless crass chants have had to be silenced. In our time at Paly, we’ve known t...

Viking Tries: Poker

Viking Tries: Poker

Ryan Stanley, Sofie Vogel, and Josh Lai
March 27, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Top Stories, Viking Tries

Each year, the World Series of Poker is aired on ESPN. Since the tournament’s origin in 1973, it now consists of over a hundred events. Each event holds a winner, and every winner receives a World Series of Poker bracelet as well as prize money based on their buy-in. Since the introduction of the t...

Weird Sports!

Weird Sports!

Tina Lagerblad, Will DeAndre, and Jack Elarde
March 27, 2020
Filed under Design, Featured Sports Scrollbox

Cheese Rolling Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake is an event held on Cooper’s Hill in Gloucestershire England. Cheese rolling is a sport that has been enjoyed by locals far prior to its first documentation in 1826. The competition was originally held on Whit Monday which is at the beginning of...

Why the XFL is Going to Succeed

Why the XFL is Going to Succeed

Joey Passarello and Kevin Cullen
March 27, 2020
Filed under Columns, Top Stories

With the final moments of the Super Bowl signaling the end of the NFL’s season, many diehard football fans consider the end of the traditional postseason to mean the last of any high-level football until college football returns in August. However, even with the NFL’s absence, the end of the Super B...

A Year of Strength

A Year of Strength

Conner Lusk and Ryan Bara
March 27, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Top Stories, Uncategorized

As the coronavirus spreads, creating a confusing and uncertain future especially for sports, it is important to look back at the journey our Vikings athletic teams have had this year.  This journey started in the fall, as we saw seven of our eight sports teams qualify for CCS and two of the teams bringing home the...

Should PAUSD hire another Trainer?

Should PAUSD hire another Trainer?

Matthew Marzano and Jackson Bundy
March 27, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Columns, Top Stories

Injuries are by far the worst part of sports; for the most part they’re unavoidable, and can even be season-ending. Most athletes will need to visit the trainer for injuries at some point throughout their season. In 2017, Paly was gifted the beautiful Peery Center. In it resides a state-of-the-art t...

2020 (2021) Vision: New Olympic Sports

2020 (2021) Vision: New Olympic Sports

Luke Thieman, Victoria Soulodre, and Justin Byer
March 26, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Top Stories

Brazilian surfers Italo Ferreira and Gabriel Medina paddle out at the Banzai Pipeline in Oahu, Hawaii, set to face off in the finals of the 2019 Billabong Pipe Masters, the 11th and final event of the 2019 World Surf League season. Ferreira is in first place of the WSL standings heading into the fina...

BREAKING: NBA Season Suspended

BREAKING: NBA Season Suspended

Ya'el Sarig, Editor in Chief
March 11, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

UPDATE (12:13 PM, 3/12/20): Mark Cuban has stated he believes the season won't be cancelled, and will only be postponed. He "could see NBA games going as late as August this year," according to Rachel Nichols. The NBA has released a statement to all teams that the NBA's hiatus will last for at least one...

Ski Season

Ski Season

Lincoln Bloom, Hayden Jung-Goldberg, and Joey Passarello
February 20, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Design, Top Stories

Best Destination Resorts 1. Alta (Utah) Priding itself on a “skier only” atmosphere, Alta is a superb location due to its long runs and advanced terrain. A famous run, the “High Rustler,” is considered to be one of the hardest runs in North America. “I’ve had many funny moments off the ...

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