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Drawing the Line

Haley Chalmers and Quinn Knoblock

October 3, 2016


Filed under Features

She woke up on a gurney in the hospital. Confused as to why she was there, an officer told her she had been assaulted the night before. Feeling like she was in a body that wasn’t her own she was asked to sign papers that read “Rape Victim.” This is the story of rape victim, Jane Doe, who was assaulted...

Breaking Barriers

Talia Malchin, Tess Preising, and Mara Zenger

October 3, 2016


Filed under Features

Women’s soccer has been on the rise since the late 19th century, starting in Europe and spreading throughout the rest of the world. For some countries, women’s soccer recently earned its place as one of the most popular sports among all ages. For other countries however, women continue to fight for...

Olympic Swimmer Maya Dirado

Olympic Swimmer Maya Dirado

Samantha Guillet and Mara Zenger

October 3, 2016


Filed under Features, Profiles

Two golds, one silver and one bronze are the medals that USA Olympic swimmer Maya Dirado took home from Rio this year. Her first name is actually Madeline, however, her older sister who couldn’t say Madeline started calling her Maya and it has stuck ever since. Dirado started her swimming career...

A View from the Teachers

Sam Guillet and Talia Malchin

October 3, 2016


Filed under Features

In this day and age, there are certain values placed on varying skills; there’s no denying that today’s society puts a stronger emphasis on academics and job opportunities. For example, programming is a higher priority academically than fashion. Is the same true regarding the comparison between overall...

An Athlete’s Advantage

Steven Marinkovich and Peter Snodgrass

February 18, 2016


Filed under Features

In this introspective piece, The Viking explores the college recruitment process for many Paly student athletes and their paths to becoming college athletes. The experience of athletic recruitment can be very different for everyone, some may get into their school because of their sport, but then realiz...

The RUSH

The RUSH

Maddy Atwater and Quinn Knoblock

February 18, 2016


Filed under Features, Pro Sports, Top Stories

You’ve heard awe-inspiring stories of mothers lifting cars to save their trapped children and people cliff jumping into dangerous waters, which sounds absolutely crazy, but it’s all due to a little rush of a simple hormone. Yes, a little hormone that can give superhuman strength and trigger our fight...

Squashing the Competition: An in depth look at Aman Mittal

Squashing the Competition: An in depth look at Aman Mittal

Ethan Stern and Skylar Burris

October 20, 2015


Filed under Features

  An average weekday for Palo Alto junior Aman Mittal (‘17) is very similar to every other 16-year old boy. It includes going to school, playing his sport of choice, and finding time around that to complete his homework load for the night. However, Mittal’s sport of choice is not football,...

Smack Talk

Smack Talk

Ryan Chang and Jamie Cullen

October 20, 2015


Filed under Features

We all remember Richard Sherman’s infamous interview after the 2014 NFC Championship game, where he personally called out Michael Crabtree on national television. What sports fan could forget Michael Jordan shooting free-throws with his eyes closed to spite Dikembe Mutombo? These top-tier athletes...

Influenced athletes

Influenced athletes

Clara Harrington and Meredith Kinnaman

February 11, 2015


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Pulling up to a house with friends, you can already hear the music blasting and the sounds of a good time. It’s been a long week of homework, tests and practice. As you walk through the front door, you have two options for the night: accept the drink that’s held out in front of you, or pass it up...

Keep your head in the game

Keep your head in the game

Kylie Callan and Bryn Carlson

February 11, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Features, Lacrosse - Boys, Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories, Volleyball, Water Polo - Boys

One in five high school athletes will sustain a sports concussion during their season. At a school like Paly, where a large part of the student body is involved in athletics, this fact can create a big problem that includes the students, their families, their teachers and the administration. A concussion...