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Ski Season

Ski Season

Lincoln Bloom, Hayden Jung-Goldberg, and Joey Passarello

February 20, 2020

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 ...

Viking Tries: Pro Bowl Skills Showdown

Viking Tries: Pro Bowl Skills Showdown

Justin Byer, Sam Cleasby, and Sofie Vogel

February 20, 2020

Since 1951, the best of the best from the NFL have come together in a classic all-star game known as the Pro Bowl. Players from the AFC and NFC go head to head in a highly contested match with an emphasis on entertainment value. The unique draw of the Pro Bowl does not come solely from the match itself, howeve...

Dear Kobe

Dear Kobe

Ya'el Sarig, Editor in Chief

February 20, 2020

Dear Kobe: Even as I begin writing this, it’s hard to know what to say. It would be a disservice to you – to your legacy – to pretend I’m the person best equipped to write a tribute to you. How do I properly do justice to a player who was past his prime when I became fully involved in the...

From the Stands

From the Stands

Luke Thieman, Sofia Bliss-Carrascosa, Tyler Stoen, and Victoria Soulodre

February 20, 2020

The dominant French national team leads Croatia 4-2 in the final seconds. A desperate last-minute shot from Croatia falls into the arms of French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. He holds onto the ball tightly, as if his life depends on securing possession. The final whistle is approaching, and France knows t...

Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect

Jackson Bundy, Matthew Marzano, and Will DeAndre

February 20, 2020

Tuck Rule Everybody knows the Tuck Rule play: young Tom Brady trying to lead a drive down the field to tie the game against the Raiders in the divisional round of the 2002 playoffs. As soon as the play starts, cornerback Charles Woodson blitzes off the edge, hitting Brady as he tucks the ball in from...

A Blast From the Past

A Blast From the Past

Jenna Hickey, Liam Nagesh, and Jack Elarde

February 20, 2020

The Original Dawg Today, dogs on campus are no rarity, with service dogs coming every Wednesday. But back in Talman’s time, dogs were not as welcome on campus, as they were seen as dangerous. Despite this, the first time I talked to Talman, he told me about this little black dog named Henry. Alt...

> Athlete: Giving Players a Chance to be More

> Athlete: Giving Players a Chance to be More

Ya'el Sarig, Annika Shah, and Ella Jones

February 20, 2020

“The arms will take you; the arms will set you free!” Treyjohn Butler says, cupping his hands around an imaginary football as young players individually sprint out at him. Ten feet in they make a sharp pivot, turn, and catch the ball over their right shoulder, if they’re speedy enough and they properly...

Deception on the Diamond

Deception on the Diamond

Vijay Homan and James Fetter

February 20, 2020

White Sox pitcher Danny Farquar looks down at his catcher’s signs to receive the call for the 2-2 pitch. A change-up. It was perfect — the contrast in speed from the previous fastballs would surely get the batter, Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis, to mistime his swing and strike out. Two loud...

Ballers to Scholars

Ballers to Scholars

Sophie Kadifa, Hana Erickson, Nikhil Majeti, and Tina Lagerblad

February 20, 2020

Ms. Whitson  Although Debbie Whitson is a beloved economics teacher at Palo Alto High School, she also once had a career as a Division III tennis player at Lewis and Clark College. Whitson grew up in Los Altos and started playing tennis when she was nine years old because that was the minimum age...

Senior Night Spoiled for Girls Soccer in 0-3 Loss

Senior Night Spoiled for Girls Soccer in 0-3 Loss

Ya'el Sarig, Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2020

Despite senior night celebrations setting a celebratory tone for the game, the girls soccer team was unable to pull away with a win to cap off the night, losing 0-3 versus Homestead this Friday to drop to 5-4-7 overall this year.  The festivities were short-lived. Homestead dominated the game f...

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