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Final Drive

Final Drive

Zoe Bhargava and Megan Valencia

April 16, 2014


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Many things have changed at Palo Alto High School since its founding in 1898. The face of Paly has been altered as new installments have replaced older buildings. The Haymarket Theater, the Tower Building and the George Stirling Stewart Gym or “big gym” are a few Paly icons that still stand today....

Dynamic Duos

Dynamic Duos

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer

April 16, 2014


Filed under Features, Soccer - Girls, Swimming - Boys, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories, Track & Field

When looking at a Paly roster, sometimes it catches the eye that two players have the same last name, and it turns out that they are siblings on the same varsity team. These two brothers or sisters have something special between them because they are on the same Paly team. Famous sibling athletes...

Boys in black

Clara Harrington

April 16, 2014


Filed under Features, Top Stories

  Softball, baseball, tennis, track, swimming, lacrosse; with so many sports going on at once at Paly, it’s hard to imagine that there could be even more choices unknown to most of the student body. Although Paly has long prided itself on the athletic capabilities that its students have, other...

The end of the rainbow

The end of the rainbow

Audrey DeBruine and Rowan McEvoy

February 12, 2014


Filed under Features, Top Stories

One hundred years is a long time. It is greater than the average life expectancy anywhere in the world. A century ago, World War I broke out, Oreo cookies were invented and the Titanic was on the ocean floor. Putting the past century of humanity into perspective allows us to see just how long one hun...

A Jump for Women

A Jump for Women

Bryn Carlson and Priscilla Bell

February 12, 2014


Filed under Features

Racing down a steep decline, gathering speed, jumping and then flying through the air, skis in the shape of a V, back flat, and watching the ground come to meet you. Jumping off of a 400-foot-high ice track is not something that many dare to do, but for those who participate in the sport of ski jumpi...

Hockey stop

Hockey stop

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Hard, fast hits. Cold, slick ice. Long wooden sticks and one small three inch rubber puck. All of which are key parts of hockey, an intense sport for the physically tough and proficient skaters with deft stickhandling ability that can endure long periods of fast play and constant body aches. Played in...

The field of jeans

The field of jeans

Alys Olmstead and Hayley Poore

February 12, 2014


Filed under Features, Pro Sports

    After 43 years at Candlestick Park, the San Francisco 49ers will start the 2014 season in their new home, Levi’s Stadium, in Santa Clara. The opening of the stadium will start a new chapter for the 49ers franchise, which has brought mixed emotions from season ticket holders.   Many Paly st...

Marlene Bjornsrud, winner of 2013 Women and Sport Award, speaks at Paly

Marlene Bjornsrud, winner of 2013 Women and Sport Award, speaks at Paly

Clara Harrington, Staff Writer

January 21, 2014


Filed under Features, Profiles, Top Stories

Marlene Bjornsrud, winner of the International Olympic Committee’s Women and Sport Award for the Americas for 2013, presented on women in sports at Paly today. “No one plays a sport with any desire but to be successful,” Bjornsrud said. Bjornsrud co-founded the organization Bay Area Women's S...

Wrestling with tradition

Wrestling with tradition

Olivia Scola, Staff Writer

December 2, 2013


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Since the ancient Olympic games began in 708 BC and then resumed in 1896, only males represented their countries. While women eventually earned the right to compete at the Olympic level, it wasn’t until the 2004 summer games they appeared on the wrestling mat. In Palo Alto, this year, coach Dave...

Break away

Break away

Clara Harrington and Maddie Kinnaman

December 2, 2013


Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Profiles, Top Stories

  Although backflips, backspins and headspins may be generic words that distinguish breakdancing, but its history and cultural impact are largely unknown. When breakdancing first gained popularity, the tradition of dance battles had already been established; it was strong among street gangs in N...

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