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The Last Game

The Last Game

Michael Cullen, Columnist

March 11, 2011


Filed under Columns, Last 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, Last 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...

Column: Changing my diet to enhance my performance

Skylar Dorosin

January 10, 2011


Filed under Columns

Every morning I devour two toasted waffles oozing peanut butter and smeared with apricot jam. "The waffle sandwich," as my dad calls it, has sat on my breakfast plate everyday for the past three years. This year, however, a glass bowl of raw, crisp spinach now sits next to my precious waffle sandwich. Why...

What’s the Difference?

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor

November 20, 2010


Filed under Columns

I’ve had enough of this obsession with pastimes like football and baseball. Sure, they’re packed with eventful moments and impressive turning points, but they don’t have the creativity and depth that sport is supposed to embody. I don’t doubt that they’re challenging in their own ways. I know...

Column: Under the Helmet

Column: Under the Helmet

Brennan Miller, Staff Writer

November 16, 2010


Filed under Columns, Football

As Gunn High School running back Matt Mertz (‘11) leaked into the flats, an imaginary eight yard box extending from the hash marks to the sideline, I realized my mistake. I was in man-to-man coverage with Mertz because my fellow linebackers Michael Cullen (‘11) and Will Glazier (‘11) were blitzing....

What fantasy football really means

Peter Dennis

October 10, 2010


Filed under Columns

I have an addiction. I’m not proud of it. But I have learned to cope with this addiction, and live with the consequences. Depending on the week, you may find me moping around school as though my dog had just died, or skipping around the quad like a giddy schoolgirl. I am, of course, talking...

Column: Palo Alto volleyball’s losing percentage increases to six percent as Lady Vikes beat Mountain View

Gracie Marshall

September 28, 2010


Filed under Columns

I don’t know what is bigger news, the fact that the Palo Alto High School volleyball team (26-0, 8-0) extended its undefeated streak to 26 after a win over Mountain View High School (10-7, 5-3) in Tuesday night’s match, or that the Lady Vikes lost their fourth set of the entire season. The loss ...

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