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Faithful Then, Faithful Now

Faithful Then, Faithful Now

Sofia Bliss-Carrascosa, Liam Nagesh, and Alana Abeyta

January 9, 2020

  A faded gold-colored bomber jacket that has started to fray envelops my grandfather, Robert Bliss. The words “FORTY NINERS” that are stitched into the iconic satin in varsity lettering don’t appear particularly noteworthy in the sea of red and gold, but bought and worn since 1976, these...

At What Cost?

At What Cost?

Matthew Marzano, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

In today’s world, sports organizations across the globe manage their professional teams in completely different ways. Some will do whatever it takes to win, even if that means acquiring controversial players, while others will try to stay out of the media’s light so that they don’t get slandered by the fans. Whichever direction the organizations choose, they need to be held more accountable for their decisions. 

Brothers to the Bone: Brenden Moon

Brothers to the Bone: Brenden Moon

Hana Erickson, Jenna Hickey, Tyler Stoen, and James Fetter

January 9, 2020

Brenden Moon, the running back for Paradise High School's football team, has had a vastly different experience from some of his teammates. Throughout it all, the love he has for football has kept him going, and inspired others on his team.  He believes that football has brought the school, team, and commu...

Bands for the Brand

Bands for the Brand

Josh Lai and Conner Lusk

January 9, 2020

Donald De La Haye lines up from 40 yards out. His opponent’s 40-yard line, that is. It’s a long field goal, among the longest attempted in an NFL game. He’s kicking a 70 yard field goal–the sheer gall to even attempt such a kick is noteworthy. The strength, speed, and aim required to sail the b...

Dye Hard

Dye Hard

Tyler Stoen, Ella Jones, Liam Nagesh, Annika Shah, and Sophie Kadifa

November 14, 2019

Great spikes of pool water rise into the air as the energetic hands of the Palo Alto High School Swim team catapult their beloved coach, Danny Dye, into the home waters of their pool. The buzz of celebration is not without cause- it’s Dye’s 200th win at Paly. But the exuberant support of his swimm...

Transfixed by Politics

Transfixed by Politics

Sam Cleasby and Kevin Cullen

November 14, 2019

The year is 1936. The world is in political turmoil and the Summer Olympics are being held in Nazi Germany. Jesse Owens stands poised on the highest pedestal, four medals around his neck, accompanying the national anthem with a solute. His performance was a direct affront to Hitler’s attempt to have a...

Pac-12 Mascot Fight Bracket

Pac-12 Mascot Fight Bracket

Jack Elarde, Griffin Kemp, and Josh Lai

November 12, 2019

After Washington State football coach Mike Leach gave his iconic answer to which Pac-12 mascot would win in a theoretical fight to the death, we decided to simulate it for him in a tournament-style bracket, including several upsets and a surprise winner. Pac-12 Mascot Fight Bracket...

Film Favorites

Film Favorites

Kevin Cullen, Elif Turgut, and Sofie Vogel

November 12, 2019

Remember the Titans (2000) This movie is based on a true story of how Coach Herman Boone, the football coach of Williams High School in Virginia, tries to integrate a racially divided team. In Virginia, high school football is a way of life. The closer the team gets toward playoffs, the more int...

High School Powerhouses

High School Powerhouses

Sofia Bliss-Carrascosa, James Fetter, Vijay Homan, and Tina Lagerblad

November 12, 2019

On a September night in 2004 before the watchful eyes of 25,000 fans, a football game was underway between elite high schools De La Salle and Bellevue High. For the fair-weather fan, this game was like any other matchup. But for the hard-core fan, the game had the potential to rewrite history. The...

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