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Failed College Stars

Nathan Ellisen, Zach Baumgarten, and Stan de Martel

January 16, 2018


Filed under Features

Jimmer Fredette Jimmer Fredette is one of the most iconic college basketball players of the past decade. As a point guard for Brigham Young University from 2007-2011, Fredette was the center of attention in the 2011 college basketball season after leading his team to a sweet sixteen run in the NCA...

Preseason Training

Nathan Ellisen and Joshua Kasevich

January 9, 2018


Filed under Features

Paly athletics have many different ways they train and prepare for each season. Many sports tend to do preseason conditioning, while others do specialized sports training. Even with this, there are plenty of rules and regulations limiting a sports’ ability to train before the season and each sport's lim...

Paly To the Pros

Cole Sotnick and Joshua Kasevich, Staff Writers

January 9, 2018


Filed under Features

Stu Pederson: 1978 Dodgers: Former Major League Baseball player Stu Pederson (‘78) started his impressive career at the grounds of Palo Alto High School (Paly). After his years at Paly, Pederson went on to play at three different institutions: Foothill College, University of South Carolina, and University ...

Gray Area

Maria Fletcher, Nathan Seto, Ryan Strathearn, and Yue Shi

January 9, 2018


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On the shady street of Waverley, one house pops out from under the trees. Each of its walls are painted a different bright shade. Metal sculptures peek out from behind bushes. A big oak tree reigns over the walkway to its quaint turquoise door. Inside and out, the house is beautiful and alive with cha...

Eric Aboytes and Ryan Strathern

January 9, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Features, Football, Top Stories

As Jamir Shepard (‘20) comes down with his 2nd touchdown of the game against Milpitas High School, he knows even with his superior performance he will have to wait until he’s 15 to play varsity football.   Many student-athletes have to deal with the rules and regulations of the Central Coast S...

And The Crowd Roared Anyways…

Lauren Daniel, Will Strauch, Mallory Kuppe, and Hayley Levine

January 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Viking Magazine takes a look into the athletics program at the California School for the Deaf, exploring the culture behind Deaf athletics. Parents and students fill the bleachers as anticipation builds. The only talking in the gym is done by the opposing team, fans are waiting for the match to begin. The match begins. CSD ...

Q & A with Jack Devine

Bryan Look and Quinn Knoblock

November 2, 2016


Filed under Features, Football, Lacrosse - Boys, Profiles

VIKING MAGAZINE: What is playing sports like at a private school compared to a public school? JACK DEVINE:  I haven’t witnessed it firsthand, but from what I’ve heard, I think it’s a bit more of a commitment if you’re playing a private school sport. VM: How so? JD: With Bellarmine Football,...

Live Like A Champ

Haley Chalmers, Max Jung-Goldberg, and Nicholas Smallwood

November 2, 2016


Filed under Features

Life is hard. Everyone knows that. Everyone knows they’re going to face life. The test of one’s true character though, is how they  deal with that adversity. Some people become depressed, some people struggle through it, and then there’s Champ Pederson (‘06). Champ was born on October 2nd,...

Viking tries bubble soccer

Viking tries bubble soccer

Mara Zenger, Talia Malchin, and Tess Preising

November 2, 2016


Filed under Features

As we looked on the field, we saw the enormous red and blue bubbles. No, these bubbles were not made out of soap film, but rather out of a clear PVC plastic. There was one small opening on the side of the bubble which provided enough space for almost our whole body to slide through, except our legs. We...

The life of a concession vendor

Samantha Guillet and Mara Zenger

November 2, 2016


Filed under Features

Being a concession vendor is not an easy job. It is very physically demanding, and requires certain set of skills that are necessary to thrive and do well in the job. Eric Watkins, a concession vendor in the Bay Area, has come to adopt these skills, learning to make the most of his time so that he can...