Palo Alto High School's sports news site

The Viking Magazine

The Great Debate: Washington Redskins

Gillian Chryst and Alex Murray

December 2, 2013


Filed under Columns, Great Debate, Top Stories

Time for a change The recent controversy over the Washington Redskins name has created a media frenzy. It’s time to end the disprution and change the name once and for all.  What happens when the sheer joy of sports and the political correctness of society collide? Turn on ESPN, CNN, Fox Sports ...

The Viking tries competitive eating: “The King of Palo Alto”

The Viking tries competitive eating: “The King of Palo Alto”

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

December 2, 2013


Filed under Columns, Features, Top Stories, Viking Tries

Cramming 30 inches of cheesesteak and a few sides into your stomach probably isn’t the best idea. But Viking Tries is not necessarily about the everyday activities of the average Paly student. Armed with the moral support of staff members and a stomach that had only ingested half a bagel in the last...

An Apparent Problem

An Apparent Problem

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer

December 2, 2013


Filed under Columns

Let’s start off with some statistics. Did you know that over 50% of the Palo Alto High School student body is composed of student athletes? That’s about 950 kids who run, jump, swim, shoot and compete as Paly athletes. That means there are over a thousand parents who are in one way, shape or form ...

Drawing the line: a letter to Major League Baseball

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013


Filed under Columns

Dear Major League Baseball, The rivalry between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers has always been passionate. Fans make the rivalry passionate through constant support and devotion, but recently this passion has been amplified beyond a level of acceptability. In 2011, two Dodgers...

Indecent Exposure: Swimsuit Edition

Indecent Exposure: Swimsuit Edition

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013


Filed under Columns, Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys, Water Polo - Girls

Let’s be honest. It isn’t very often that you see a water polo player, swimmer, or diver not walking around in their revealing attire at practice. It’s simple: these sports have made us increasingly comfortable with fewer clothes on. Commonly known as a “deck change”, more and more aquatic...

And we’re off: College football kick-off

And we’re off: College football kick-off

Zach Rizk, Columnist

September 8, 2013


Filed under College Sports, Columns, Top Stories

There really aren’t many things that I love as much as college football. Questionably better than my prized Chick-Fil-A, it's easy for me to acknowledge the month of September, of college football, as the most wonderful time of year. This year, it didn't take long for the action to get rolling. Wi...

Analyzing Manziel: Actions expressing priorities

Analyzing Manziel: Actions expressing priorities

Zach Rizk, Columnist

August 26, 2013


Filed under College Sports, Columns, Football, Top Stories

Johnny Manziel. Johnny 'Football'. Johnny Heisman. We’ve all heard the nicknames for last year's Heisman trophy winner. But when was the last time you heard someone acknowledge the young phenomenon simply as a college student? It’s hard to acknowledge Manziel as a college student; something that t...

More than just a game

More than just a game

Jonny Glazier

April 26, 2013


Filed under Columns, Last Word, Top Stories

It was a moment that I hope to wipe clean from my memory someday, but one I’ll never forget. One of those “where were you when...?” type events. As I flipped to CNN, I saw a chilling cloud of smoke rise from streets I knew all too well. Multiple bombs had gone off at the finish line of the Boston...

The Viking tries Rockin’ Jump

The Viking tries Rockin’ Jump

Ami Drez

April 26, 2013


Filed under Columns, Top Stories, Viking Tries

On Saturday April 13, Viking staff member Ami Drez drove out to Rockin’ Jump, a trampoline park in San Carlos. Upon her arrival, after about a 20-minute drive, Drez was required to sign an electronic waiver via the four computers provided. After filling out the waiver, Rockin’ Jump charged her $12 for ...

First and 10: Breaking the bank

First and 10: Breaking the bank

Austin Poore

April 26, 2013


Filed under Columns, First and 10, Top Stories

Right in the middle of March Madness, news quietly broke regarding two of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) marquee players: Tigers’ ace Justin Verlander and Giants’ catcher Buster Posey each signed record-setting long-term deals with their respective teams. Posey signed a nine-year, $167 million...

Palo Alto High School's sports news site
Columns