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A changing game

A changing game

Zach Levitan, Social Commissioner

November 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Last Word, Top Stories

Every team has an identity. No matter what the sport is, all teams have a unique integrity that is usually based off of the characteristics of its players. The personality of a team changes over the years with the players and coaches. These changes are visible in almost every team in all sports. Take...

Fantasy Football Midseason Report

Fantasy Football Midseason Report

Isaac Kasevich, Staff Writer

November 1, 2014


Filed under Columns, Fantasy Football 101, Top Stories

Well, that was fast. It hasn’t taken long for the 2014 National Football League season to reach its midpoint, with 9 of 17 weeks in the books. While the playoff landscape of the NFL is still very much undefined, your fantasy football league’s should be slowly taking shape. In most standard, 10...

The changing game

The changing game

Garrett Reynolds, Columnist

October 3, 2014


Filed under Columns

Over the past 40 years, we have seen drastic changes in the style of play in the National Football League (NFL). For decades, hard nose football dominated the NFL. If a player went over the middle to catch a pass, he would pay the price. Teams didn’t use to throw the football 50 times a game, instead...

Excessive… Penalization?

Excessive… Penalization?

Isaac Kasevich, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014


Filed under Columns, Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

National Football League (NFL) players better watch what they do and say on the field this year, with the NFL enforcing much stricter penalties for excessive celebration and foul language. Starting this year, in addition to the already existing 15-yard penalties for taunting and unnecessary roughness,...

Think Pink?

Think Pink?

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014


Filed under Columns, Football, Volleyball

You take a deep breath to calm your nerves, block out the rally screams and take in the Friday night lights. You’re nervous. It’s the home opener and you can’t quite seem to get those butterflies out of your stomach. You look left and right at your teammates and see a field of green, white and...

Column: Why the Gunn-Paly Twitter War Was Actually Good for Our Schools

Column: Why the Gunn-Paly Twitter War Was Actually Good for Our Schools

Alex Murray, Editor-in-chief

September 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Football, Top Stories, Volleyball

Well, well, well, what do we have here? If you are not aware, the Palo Alto High School volleyball team lost to the Gunn High School volleyball team in 3 sets during last night’s game at Gunn. By all accounts, it was a hard fought game that ended in an amicable way between both teams and it was a deserved...

10 things to know before your fantasy football draft

10 things to know before your fantasy football draft

Isaac Kasevich, Staff Writer

August 28, 2014


Filed under Columns, Fantasy Football 101, Top Stories

It's that time of year again, when millions of people across the United States get ready for one of the best parts about the NFL: fantasy football. From casual fans playing in a league with their school or work buddies to the fantasy football savants who wage huge bets on their team's success, fantasy...

A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal

Willy Yang, Guest Writer

March 13, 2014


Filed under College Sports, Columns, Football, Top Stories

Literature of Comedy student and guest writer Willy Yang ('14) writes a satirical piece based off the college football fan base: Across the country there are all sorts of crazy college sports fans. From USC’s cries for victory to Florida State’s tomahawk chop to Michigan State’s “Go Green, Go ...

#Hittingupthehashtags

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014


Filed under Columns

In our technologically-savvy generation it is hard to find many people who haven’t used social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. A large portion of social media users are celebrities; in particular, professional athletes. They receive thousands of favorites and retweets, but are they...

A shot at golden redemption

A shot at golden redemption

Tori DeStefano, Staff Writer

January 29, 2014


Filed under Columns, Top Stories

Imagine if you have spent the past ten years of your life training to compete in the Olympics for figure skating, and only one more competition stands in the way of making your dream become reality. Wouldn’t you feel pressured by the high expectations set by your coaches, fans, family and yourself...

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