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The Final Final Word

The Final Final Word

Kevin Cullen and Sam Cleasby

April 2, 2020

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

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...

A Year of Strength

A Year of Strength

Conner Lusk and Ryan Bara

March 27, 2020

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

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

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

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

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...

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