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An empty Hall: Why the voters got this one wrong

An empty Hall: Why the voters got this one wrong

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

January 14, 2013


Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

What do Paly seniors and Barry Bonds have in common? Rejection. In the wake of college applications and the recent Hall of Fame snubs, Paly students and some of baseball's all-time greats can commiserate over the fact that they were unjustly rejected by an inexplicably exclusive group. However,...

Oppor2nities

Oppor2nities

December 15, 2012


Filed under Columns, Last Word

The role that sports should play in our society has suddenly become a hot topic in the media. In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, the New York Knicks lit up Madison Square Garden in an emotional victory over the villainous Miami Heat. At that moment in time, the Knicks served...

Locked out

Locked out

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

December 15, 2012


Filed under Columns

In April of 2011, female reporter Tara Sullivan of The Record, a daily newspaper based in New Jersey, was denied access to a locker room for an interview after the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Several male reporters were granted access, but because Sullivan was a woman, she could not...

First and 10: Fine by me

First and 10: Fine by me

Austin Poore, Features Editor

December 15, 2012


Filed under Columns, First and 10

At the rate professional athletes are being fined these days, it’s a good thing they make a lot of money. Some of it is understandable; the NFL wants to protect players, for instance, and penalizes defenders for helmet-to-helmet hits. On the other end of the spectrum, however, are some truly bizarre...

Rocket Man: Linsanity takes flight in Houston

Rocket Man: Linsanity takes flight in Houston

Chris Smith, Staff Writer

December 15, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pro Sports

During last year’s NBA season and even after, many expected that Linsanity would find a permanent home in New York, but that was not the case as the Knicks shockingly decided not to re-sign worldwide sensation Jeremy Lin (‘06). As a result, Lin signed a three-year deal with the Houston Rockets worth...

They aren’t going anywhere

They aren’t going anywhere

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

December 6, 2012


Filed under College Sports, Columns

They said they couldn’t do it without Gerhart. They said they couldn’t do it without Harbaugh. They said they couldn’t do it without Luck. Now in the absence of these Stanford legends, the Cardinal have achieved something that they couldn’t in the era of Luck, Gerhart and Harbaugh; win a Pa...

Torture?

Torture?

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

October 29, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

I’ll be perfectly honest; I am by no means a Giants fan. In fact, I routinely find myself siding against the orange and black due to the obnoxious flow of Giants-related statuses that flood every social media outlet. While bandwagon fan statuses agitate me as much as the next guy, what truly grinds...

Viking tries: Archery

Spencer Drazovich, Austin Poore, News Editor, Features Editor

October 12, 2012


Filed under Columns, Viking Tries

What happens when Robin Hood faces off with Katniss Everdeen and Legolas’s illegitimate child? Pure bow and arrow epicness.The Viking Tries crew took to the range to learn the age old skill of archery. The bows were big, the arrows were sharp and the targets... well they just kept getting smaller and ...

First and 10: Patriot games

First and 10: Patriot games

Austin Poore, Features Editor

October 12, 2012


Filed under Columns, First and 10

When the Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks to win the Stanley Cup in 2011, the team received the traditional honor of an invitation to the White House to meet with President Barack Obama. While the majority of the players on the team, of which only two are American, took advantage of the potentially...

#OrangeOctober

#OrangeOctober

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

October 10, 2012


Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Pro Sports

October is a month full of many great things: Halloween, Paly Spirit Week, homecoming and college football. But greatest of all, October means the MLB (Major League Baseball) postseason. For the San Francisco Giants and their fans, this means one thing: #OrangeOctober. “Together We’re Giant”...

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