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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...

North Korean sports feel the effects of rising tensions within the country

North Korean sports feel the effects of rising tensions within the country

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer

April 26, 2013


Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

On July 25, 2012, days before the opening ceremony for the London Olympics, the North Korean women’s soccer team was scheduled to play Colombia. Even before the game started, problems began to arise. A North Korean player's name was announced when all of a sudden, a loud uproar rang out through t...

The great debate: Mike Rice

The great debate: Mike Rice

Jonny Glazier and Rohit Ramkumar

April 26, 2013


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Columns, Great Debate, Top Stories

Did the sports community and the entire nation overreact to the Mike Rice incident or did they react the right way? Rohit: I think that people are overreacting to this whole incident. Keep in mind, I am in no way condoning Mike Rice’s actions. Rather, I believe that the outside world is looking...

Don’t take stock in it

Don’t take stock in it

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

April 19, 2013


Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

The month of April is a nerve-wracking month for high school students and collegiate athletes alike. It’s a time of scrutinous judgment where they are frequently told, “sorry, but you’re just not up to our standards.” Now what is it that elite collegiate athletes and nervous high school students...

From all to no stars

From all to no stars

Josh Stern, Staff Writer

March 31, 2013


Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Every team has had them. The Niners had Montana. The Dolphins had Marino. Even the Lions, who never won a Super Bowl, had Sanders. Effective and impact all-stars that stayed with their teams in good times, and in bad. Money wasn’t the first thing on their mind; it was the thought of commitment and...

The Viking tries roller disco

The Viking tries roller disco

Pippa Raffel and Audrey DeBruine

February 22, 2013


Filed under Columns, Top Stories, Viking Tries

As flu season rolls around, Paly students have been falling ill left and right. Recently, five members of The Viking caught a different bug: Saturday Night Fever. There was only one possible cure: hit the roller disco. Our staff, clad in bell bottoms and fur, piled into a time machine and took a trip...

Real Talk

Real Talk

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

February 22, 2013


Filed under Columns, Last Word

As a Bills fan, I have one, overwhelming fear about the 2013 season. No it’s not that Bills may lose every single game they play. Nor is it that the Bills may perform so poorly that they may move out of Buffalo. My crippling fear about the Bills’ year in 2013 is that they may draft Manti Te’o.You may ...

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