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History in the Making

History in the Making

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

January 8, 2016

Tonight marks a huge night in the Gunn-Paly extensive rivalry: Basketball Quad Night. All four teams (junior varsity boys and girls followed by varsity boys and girls) will compete against each other at Gunn’s Titan Gym. Girls varsity kicks off at 6:15 followed by the boys game at 7:45. If you are...

Curling iron

Curling iron

Maddy Atwater and Ethan Stern

December 8, 2015

Many high school male athletes lift weights and work out on a very consistent basis for sports training, getting stronger, or even building muscle. You can walk into pretty much any high school weight room and see a male student working out, but you typically will not find a girl in the area. With female...

Peter the Sports Reader

Peter Snodgrass, Staff Writer

December 1, 2015

Yes, it is I, Peter the Reader. After a three-year-long hiatus, I have risen from the ashes of being an avid reader and weekly segment host. For those of you who do not know me, I began my book reviewing career at Jordan Middle School on Jordan Television (JTV), Jordan’s equivalent to InFocus. In m...

Viking Tries: Beach Volleyball

Ben Cleasby, Staff Writer

October 20, 2015

Volleyball is everywhere: at schools, with friends in the park, and even played as a year-round sport. However, as soon as some sand is thrown under the feet of those who attempt to play this sport, it becomes a whole lot harder and a whole lot more tiring. Beach volleyball is nearly the same as court...

The Viking Top Ten: ESPN 30 for 30 Films

The Viking Top Ten: ESPN 30 for 30 Films

Ryan Chang, Ben Cleasby, Daniel Douty, Steven Marinkovich, Peter Snodgrass, and Ethan Stern

October 20, 2015

1. Run Ricky Run:  This film follows the life of NFL star running back Ricky Williams who walked away from the game he loved when he received drug accusations in the middle of his career.  Ricky along with loved ones tell his side of the story. This is a much-watch because it is completely different from t...

High School Baseball: As Seen From the Bench

Michael Pappas, Staff Writer

May 6, 2015

High school is a time where people look for themselves and find what they really enjoy doing. I knew going in to Paly that I loved baseball. I have played with the baseball team for all four years at Paly. Baseball is a sport that requires focus and long term endurance, as well as short quick movements...

What’s Up With Powder Puff?

What’s Up With Powder Puff?

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

April 25, 2015

There are a few things Palo Alto Senior High School students look forward to throughout the year: spirit week, winter break, prom, powder puff and graduation. For the student body of the 2014-2015 school year, there is now one less event to look forward to. Yes, that’s right Paly, say goodbye to Powder...

The Great Debate: What makes a good coach?

The Great Debate: What makes a good coach?

Sheila Subramanian and Paige Anderson

February 11, 2015

    Would you really want a coach that doesn’t push his or her athletes to reach their goals during practice and games? The answer is no. Read on to find out exactly why a strict sports coach encourages competition and helps develop a supportive team. Motivation. Perseverance. Sportsma...

The Viking Tries: FootGolf

The Viking Tries: FootGolf

Maddy Atwater and Michael Pappas

February 11, 2015

FORE! People are always looking for an innovative yet fun way to combine their favorite sports, so The Viking decided to try FootGolf. The sport is a mix of soccer and golf, and is played on a regular golf course with a green, a bunker and nine holes. The concept is just like golf: to kick the ball i...

The Great Debate: Pay for play

Zach Levitan and Gillian Chryst

December 12, 2014

For the love of the game We have seen our fair share of Johnny Manziels, Jameis Winstons and AJ Macaroons thrust themselves into the fast-track spotlight of fame on Saturdays. Their excessive touchdown celebrations, incoherent trash talking and “money making” talents make quite the story. In addition,...

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