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The Viking tries competitive eating by taking on the Pho Challenge

The Viking tries competitive eating by taking on the Pho Challenge

Dustin Nizamian, Columnist

March 16, 2011


Filed under Columns, Viking Tries

The world of competitive eating can be a funny place. We’ve certainly come a long way since the first two dudes at a wing-stop thought they’d go head-to-head for nothing but bragging rights and who had to buy the tums afterwards. Although people have been unhealthily gorging themselves since...

The Viking tries Curling at Sharks Ice in San Jose with the SFBACC

The Viking tries Curling at Sharks Ice in San Jose with the SFBACC

Dustin Nizamian, Columnist

March 16, 2011


Filed under Columns, Video, Viking Tries

WHAT LIVES ON ICE, starts a frenzy every four years, confuses the heck out of ninety percent of its spectators and does all this while crawling along at a… let’s just say a “relaxed” pace?  Why, curling of course, that mysterious game of “shuffleboard on ice”… but with brooms and screa...

The Viking tries a new dance craze, Zumba!

The Viking tries a new dance craze, Zumba!

Dustin Nizamian and Gracie Marshall, Columnist

March 16, 2011


Filed under Columns, Video, Viking Tries

Here at The Viking, our staff is chock-full of athletes of all persuasions, from vicious water polo stars to dainty baseball studs (that’s right Jack and Sam).  Many of us even play more than one sport. Throw in five classes, this magazine and whatever the heck Talia does on weekends to save ...

The Viking tries EPIC MEAL TIME

The Viking tries EPIC MEAL TIME

Dustin Nizamian, Columnist

March 14, 2011


Filed under Columns, Viking Tries

Find me a person who says he doesn’t like YouTube and I’ll find a video to put him in stitches. Facebook might currently have a firmer grasp on the limelight (aided by that recent blockbuster replete with computer geeks and asian girls), but in today’s digital wild west our friends behind the user-...

The Last Straw

The Last Straw

Michael Cullen, Columnist

March 11, 2011


Filed under Columns, Final Word

Seriously guys, the bandwagon will not be able to move if anyone else gets on. This is the greatest time of year for sports, hands down. Not only is there 40+ hours of football airing from Saturday morning to Sunday night, but the World Series has just finished, while the NHL and NBA seasons are only...

The Last Game

The Last Game

Michael Cullen, Columnist

March 11, 2011


Filed under Columns, Final Word

If you take close look at the helmet of a member of the 2010 Palo Alto Vikings football team, you will get a glimpse into the life of a warrior who by day hammers out essays and math worksheets, and by night hammers opposing players to the turf. A helmet that started off in August as a smooth, spotless,...

All-Star Games

All-Star Games

Michael Cullen, Columnist

March 11, 2011


Filed under Columns, Final Word

As I sat on my couch with a bag of hydrogenated snack food and a tall glass of chocolate milk, I stared at the TV, puzzled. Julius Peppers, ferocious defensive end for the Chicago Bears, was lining up in his stance and bursting off the line of scrimmage as usual, but instead of rounding the corner...

Gridiron to Glissade

Gridiron to Glissade

Talia Moyal

March 11, 2011


Filed under Columns

Glee. It's the fourth quarter with three minutes, twenty-five seconds left in the game. The team huddles. Down by six, one touchdown will win the game. They take their stances, preparing for the play. The quarterback calls out the cadence, yet instead of snapping the ball, the team follows into a...

Column: The Vikings Fall Short Against Gunn…Again

Kevin Kannappan

February 4, 2011


Filed under Columns, Soccer - Boys, Winter Sports

Tonight was the second time this season that the Gunn High School Titans faced off against the Palo Alto High School Vikings. Tonight was the second time they tied, 1-1, and in similar fashion. Tonight, Viking fans were disappointed. Paly was able to jump out to an early lead when forward Zac Hummel...

Column: Both teams struggle in Paly-Gunn soccer game; Titans squeak out a tie

Column: Both teams struggle in Paly-Gunn soccer game; Titans squeak out a tie

Kevin Kannappan

January 14, 2011


Filed under Columns, Soccer - Boys, Winter Sports

A disappointing tie between cross-town rivals, Palo Alto High School (6-2-2) and Gunn High School, resulted in a drudging game of soccer for both the Vikings and the Titans (1-5-5) on Friday afternoon at Paly. Paly jumped out to an early charge when forward Skyler Felt ('13) was trampled in his attempt...