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Cat Fight

Ya'el Sarig, Alana Abeyta, and Zach Baumgarten

December 3, 2018


Filed under 2018/19, Features

The buzz of floodlights is barely audible over the screams of the crowd. The stadium is filled with voices clamoring for attention, raspy from having chanted during all of spirit week but desperate to make this night the loudest all year. Despite the noise, the players on the field are as locked-in a...

Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers

Cole Sotnick, Josh Lai, Ryan Strathearn, and Joseph Passarello

December 3, 2018


Filed under Features

On the first day of lacrosse tryouts, Dylan Duncan (‘20) looks around curiously, his eyes scan the field in an attempt to get a feel of the team. He mentally notes the size, skill, and appearance of his future teammates. It is his first year playing this sport, a sport that he is unfamiliar with, a...

Warning: Choking Hazard

Ya'el Sarig, Conner Lusk, Griffin Kemp, and Josh Lai

December 3, 2018


Filed under 2018/19, Features

The red analog numbers tick down. 15 seconds. 14 seconds. Coach is screaming in your ear – something about high-low, and run the clock out – but you barely hear him. Barely hear the raucous screaming of the fans, and barely feel the slight tremor shaking the wooden court as they jump up and down on ...

Palo Alto Pickleball

Mallory Kuppe, Lauren Daniel, and Summer Daniel

December 3, 2018


Filed under 2018/19, Features

Tucked behind the Magical Bridge Playground is one of Palo Alto’s lesser known gems, the pickleball courts. These courts provide a place for people of all skill levels to come together,  enjoy the sport and be around others. Pickleball is a sort of hybrid sport which is played on a tennis court and is essenti...

Training Trouble

Training Trouble

Daniel Rabello, Summer Daniel, and Zach Phillips

December 3, 2018


Filed under 2018/19, Features

The sun slowly sinks below the horizon and the temperature drops soon after. While many head home, eager to leave campus and eat a warm dinner, athletes gear up for practices and games. In the dark and desolate environment that is Palo Alto High School at night, football players put their pads on, wate...

Crime Time

Ya'el Sarig, Tina Lagerblad, Sam Cleasby, Gerzain Gutierrez, and Josh Kasevich

October 4, 2018


Filed under 2018/19, Features

On the morning of June 26, 2013, two sharply dressed detectives escorted Aaron Hernandez from his Attleboro home, head high, seemingly without a care in the world. Hernandez was a star tight end for the New England Patriots, alongside Rob Gronkowski. He had recently signed a lucrative deal, when it was a...

Gametime Grub

Cole Sotnick and Ryan Strathearn

September 20, 2018


Filed under Features

Girls Golf 2018 Season Preview

August 29, 2018


Filed under 2018/19, Fall Sports, Features, Golf - Girls, Top Stories

Following an undefeated 2017-2018 season, the Palo Alto High School girls varsity golf team is looking to carry their past success into the new season with the help of their talented underclassman. Although losing team captain and former CCS champ Stefanie Yu (‘18), their skilled freshman are looking...

Girls Tennis 2018 Season Preview

Girls Tennis 2018 Season Preview

Dexter Gormley, Kevin Cullen, Tina Lagerblad, and Conner Lusk

August 29, 2018


Filed under 2018/19, Fall Sports, Features, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

After a hard season in their first year in the De Anza League, the Paly girls tennis team hopes to find more success with their returning underclassman and new talent. The team is excited to utilize their incredible skill together as what Coach Harader is calling “the best tennis team Paly has ever...

Girls Water Polo 2018 Season Preview

Girls Water Polo 2018 Season Preview

Alana Abeyta and Sanaz Ebrahimi

August 29, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Features, Top Stories

After a devastating loss in the CCS semi-finals last November, the Paly Girls Water Polo team is hard at work preparing for the upcoming season. The team lost eight seniors, five of whom were starters, however they will not let it get in the way of their success this season. “We are really going...

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