Palo Alto High School's sports news magazine

Viking Magazine

Palo Alto High School's sports news magazine

Viking Magazine

Palo Alto High School's sports news magazine

Viking Magazine

Student or Athlete: What Takes Priority?

Student or Athlete: What Takes Priority?

Yasmin Friedrichowitz, Tyler Wong, and Sirisha Mitra October 19, 2022

Juggling academics and athletics is a challenge that the majority of Paly has to deal with on a daily basis, which can often lead to increased stress and declined performances in both fields. An athlete’s...

California: Taking a Gamble?

California: Taking a Gamble?

Grace Gormley, Takumi Weimann, and Ivan Ijzerman October 11, 2022

Steve Delaney, a recovering sports gambling addict in New York state, read aloud on his podcast a message from an online gambling-support group: "Please pray today for one of our brothers. He took his...

Extreme Sports

Extreme Sports

“I always knew about the risks I was taking. Every year, someone you knew was killed racing. You had to ask yourself, ‘Do you enjoy driving these cars so much that you're prepared to take that risk?” - Niki Lauda
Title IX: 50 Years of Progress

Title IX: 50 Years of Progress

A little girl in Illinois sprints down the ice. Her parents cheer from the sidelines as she winds up and sends the puck flying into the goal. She throws her arms up in victory and her teammates surround...

Supplements: Where to Draw the Line

Supplements: Where to Draw the Line

"We need to have clearer rules and athletes need to be educated on the health drawbacks of [illegal] drugs and why — morally, ethically, and logically — we should not be taking them" - Evie Kramer
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2021 Formula 1 Season Recap

Ivan Ijzerman, Staff Writer February 26, 2022

Race By Race Bahrain Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton Max Verstappen Valtteri Bottas The premier race of the season was led by Red Bulls Max Verstappen after taking the fastest lap, granting him...

Tahoe Ski and Snowboard Guide

Tahoe Ski and Snowboard Guide

Photos Courtesy of Creative Commons As the winter season comes to its peak and snow continues to fall on the stunning Sierra Nevada mountain range, Tahoe skiing and snowboarding is becoming more and more...

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

She had trained over 18 years for this moment.  With a total of 32 Olympic and World Championship medals, eager fans from all over the globe anticipated that yet another Olympic medal would be...

Photo courtesy of Henry Bolte

The Recruiting Process

Ivan Ijzerman, Harrison Williams, and Henry Bolte December 14, 2021

Recruiting process: a stressful task that every athlete with a desire to at the next level has to go through. Starting at the end of their sophomore year leading into their junior year, prospective student-athletes...

Through the Lens

Through the Lens

Anika Chang, Elizabeth Fetter, and Grace Li December 9, 2021

The cacophony of the crowded stadium and stands roar in their ears as they feel the turf and terrain beneath them. They remain focused on the target, using their hands, eyes, and instinct. They crouch,...

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