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Viking Tries: Boxing

Dustin Nizamian, Columnist

June 10, 2011


Filed under Columns, Viking Tries

Excuse me if this comes out strange, my head is still a bit fuzzy…  Last week I gathered up Josh Chin (‘11), Kevin Anderson (‘11), and Ali Kershner (’11) and went to the East Palo Alto boxing club with absolutely no idea what to expect.  For those of you who haven’t stepped inside a boxing ...

The Viking Tries Live Action Role Play (LARP) with Amtgard in Berkeley

The Viking Tries Live Action Role Play (LARP) with Amtgard in Berkeley

Dustin Nizamian, Columnist

May 18, 2011


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LIGHTNING BOLT! Sorry but you’re dead now, you have to go back to base and count to 100...  Ten seconds ago you were on top of the world, your sword whipping about like lightning, slaying lowly warriors hardly fit to walk the same field of battle as you. But then that impudent druid snuck up behind ...

The Viking tries Epic Meal Time

The Viking tries Epic Meal Time

Dustin Nizamian, Columnist

March 18, 2011


Filed under Columns, Viking Tries

Find me a person who says he doesn’t like YouTube and I’ll find a video to put him in stitches. Facebook might currently have a firmer grasp on the limelight (aided by that recent blockbuster replete with computer geeks and asian girls), but in today’s digital wild west our friends behind t...

The Viking tries Basque Pelota at the San Francisco Basque Cultural Center

The Viking tries Basque Pelota at the San Francisco Basque Cultural Center

Dustin Nizamian, Columnist

March 18, 2011


Filed under Columns, Viking Tries

First things first, I must give credit where credit is due. So Rowan Thompson, you humble genius you, I give my cordial thanks for your wonderful idea. The suggestion was simple enough: Jai Alai, the “fastest spectator sport in the world” and that tantalizingly interesting clip you’ve se...

The Viking tries shooting at Target Masters West shooting range

The Viking tries shooting at Target Masters West shooting range

Dustin Nizamian, Columnist

March 16, 2011


Filed under Columns, Video, Viking Tries

Kids at Paly know a thing or two about stress. To most of us, it’s that not-so-warm and fuzzy feeling you get when your curricular, extracurricular, and extra-extracurricular activities gather together like zones of high and low pressure air in “The Perfect Storm.”  In hectic times like these...

The Viking tries competitive eating by taking on the Pho Challenge

The Viking tries competitive eating by taking on the Pho Challenge

Dustin Nizamian, Columnist

March 16, 2011


Filed under Columns, Viking Tries

The world of competitive eating can be a funny place. We’ve certainly come a long way since the first two dudes at a wing-stop thought they’d go head-to-head for nothing but bragging rights and who had to buy the tums afterwards. Although people have been unhealthily gorging themselves since...

The Viking tries Curling at Sharks Ice in San Jose with the SFBACC

The Viking tries Curling at Sharks Ice in San Jose with the SFBACC

Dustin Nizamian, Columnist

March 16, 2011


Filed under Columns, Video, Viking Tries

WHAT LIVES ON ICE, starts a frenzy every four years, confuses the heck out of ninety percent of its spectators and does all this while crawling along at a… let’s just say a “relaxed” pace?  Why, curling of course, that mysterious game of “shuffleboard on ice”… but with brooms and screa...

The Viking tries a new dance craze, Zumba!

The Viking tries a new dance craze, Zumba!

Dustin Nizamian and Gracie Marshall, Columnist

March 16, 2011


Filed under Columns, Video, Viking Tries

Here at The Viking, our staff is chock-full of athletes of all persuasions, from vicious water polo stars to dainty baseball studs (that’s right Jack and Sam).  Many of us even play more than one sport. Throw in five classes, this magazine and whatever the heck Talia does on weekends to save ...

The Viking tries EPIC MEAL TIME

The Viking tries EPIC MEAL TIME

Dustin Nizamian, Columnist

March 14, 2011


Filed under Columns, Viking Tries

Find me a person who says he doesn’t like YouTube and I’ll find a video to put him in stitches. Facebook might currently have a firmer grasp on the limelight (aided by that recent blockbuster replete with computer geeks and asian girls), but in today’s digital wild west our friends behind the user-...

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