The Viking Magazine

Column: Changing my diet to enhance my performance

Skylar Dorosin

January 10, 2011

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Paly soccer player travels to Portugal to play at the next level

Alex Kershner

April 16, 2010

No, they are not on ESPN yet. They are not making the front page of the sports section. But mark my words, within five years, they will be. Four weeks ago, I traveled internationally to play soccer and represent my country. As a member of the Region IV Olympic Development Program (ODP), I went...

The Great Debate: Are Athletes Born or Made

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor

December 19, 2009

Sam M: Born or Made? Sam G: Listen close my man, when it comes down to it, you know as well as I do that a striker, quarterback, point-guard, ballerina or what have you, all need to put in the hours to make it to the top. Figure this, you could be born a skinny 6'5" fool with the lanky arms and natural...

For What It’s Worth

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor

October 19, 2009

In a split-second, I sealed my fate, signed away my soccer career and regained those precious hours each week that I had religiously devoted to soccer for the past decade. For nearly four days beforehand, I had been training at the University Of California San Diego's recruiting camp alongside a team...

The Great Debate: Is Nascar a Sport?

The Great Debate: Is Nascar a Sport?

Charlie Avis and Matt Tracy

March 18, 2008

Charlie Avis: Why not? Matt Tracy: There are many reasons: the essence of NASCAR driving is taking a car, where everyone has the same type of car, and manipulating that machine to the best of its ability. Is it testing your physical strength, endurance, or physical aptitude at anything? No. Char...

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