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Top of the Rock

Madhu Ramkumar and David Gormley May 8, 2021

With her hands white from chalk and feet crammed into climbing shoes, Tara He (‘22) looks up towards the rocky terrain she is about to scale, visualizing her plan of attack. As she starts to climb, her...

Across The Sea: Jasmine Harrison’s Record-Breaking Accomplishment

Across The Sea: Jasmine Harrison’s Record-Breaking Accomplishment

Parker Bates and Grace Li May 5, 2021

Imagine being alone on a small 23-foot long boat in the middle of one of the largest bodies of water in the world. Waves crash sporadically up against the boat’s frame as you paddle for twelve hours...

Naomi Osaka: The New Face of Women’s Tennis

Naomi Osaka: The New Face of Women’s Tennis

Sofia Leva and Hailey Callan May 5, 2021

Background Info Two tennis masterminds go head to head in the US Open Finals. Tensions are high on the court and in the stands as Serena Williams, the long-time tennis champion, is challenged by the...

Staff View: A Year Later

Staff View: A Year Later

May 5, 2021

It feels crazy to say it, but it’s been over a year since COVID forced us into shutdown. For the past year the Paly campus has been mostly silent—no bats cracking, crowds cheering, swimmers splashing,...

Girls Varsity Soccer Team Beats Los Altos 3-0 on Friday for Senior Night

Sofia Leva and Hailey Callan April 25, 2021

The Paly Girls Varsity Soccer team beat Los Altos at home with a final score of 3-0 on Friday, April 23rd.    The Vikings started off strong with Jenni Solgaard (‘21) scoring within the first...

Boys and Girls Swimming Season Recap

Boys and Girls Swimming Season Recap

David Gormley and Vijay Homan April 15, 2021

The first two days of racing brought a flurry of fast swims as athletes competed to get their CCS section cuts with the hope that they would be allowed to swim at the championship meet. Note: Because each...

Girls Volleyball Season Preview

Girls Volleyball Season Preview

Sophie Kadifa and Elif Turgut April 7, 2021

After winning leagues last season, the girls volleyball team have their expectations set high. The Vikings have always been dominant; last year they went undefeated during the league season. Their success...

Girls Water Polo Season Preview

Girls Water Polo Season Preview

Luke Thieman and Hailey Beck April 1, 2021

After a tumultuous 2019 season that ended in disappointment, the Girls Water Polo team looked to improve the culture and performance of the team by appointing junior varsity coach Deke Rowell as the new...

Jonny Pei (’21) shakes off his opponent during a game against Los Altos last year.

Boys Waterpolo Season Preview

James Fetter and Hana Erickson March 29, 2021

It’s been roughly a year and a half since the Paly varsity boys water polo has organized practice or played a game, but the boys are finally ready to get back into action. In 2019 the Vikings failed...

Boys Basketball Season Preview

Boys Basketball Season Preview

Annika Shah, Ryan Leong, and Ian Comey March 28, 2021

As the clock ran down during the 2020 CCS championship game, the fans stormed the court to celebrate the Paly boys basketball team’s back to back CCS championship title. With high hopes going into the...

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