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The Viking tries competitive eating: “The King of Palo Alto”

The Viking tries competitive eating: “The King of Palo Alto”

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

December 2, 2013


Filed under Columns, Features, Top Stories, Viking Tries

Cramming 30 inches of cheesesteak and a few sides into your stomach probably isn’t the best idea. But Viking Tries is not necessarily about the everyday activities of the average Paly student. Armed with the moral support of staff members and a stomach that had only ingested half a bagel in the last...

Standing stable

Standing stable

Hayley Poore, Staff Writer

December 2, 2013


Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Profiles, Top Stories

When most people think of horseback riding, they think of sitting on a saddle. For Irene Ezran (‘14), however, riding a horse consists of standing and doing tricks to the beat of music on a horse’s back while it moves in a circle. Equestrian vaulting, or simply vaulting, is a combination of dance and...

The 85th Season

The 85th Season

Katie Foug and Zoe Bhargava

December 2, 2013


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Standing in the middle of the big gym, one is surrounded by banners, plaques and awards that date back to the nineteenth century. The numerous green and white wooden plaques may seem irrelevant to the current Paly student, but these numbers and letters represent the thousands of memories that have be...

The Ultimate Fan

The Ultimate Fan

Tori Destefano, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The Superfan Dan It’s Friday night and Paly football is playing the San Benito Haybalers for their home opener of the 2013 season. Students are pounding on the bleachers, cheering as loudly as they can to support their team. Parents are watching attentively, hoping their kids play their best game....

A Family Company

A Family Company

Priscilla Bell and Hayley Poore

November 1, 2013


Filed under Features

Twins often grow up doing a lot together - wearing the same clothes as kids or playing the same sport. It wasn’t any different for Matt and Brandon Johnson. From junior high to the National Team, the two were always playing water polo together. Now, coaching jobs at rival high schools have caused ...

Block, lunge and strike

Block, lunge and strike

Alex Murray, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013


Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Profiles

Pressure is something that many Paly students are very familiar with. Between the pressures of keeping a high GPA, fitting in with friends or getting into a quality college, students at Palo Alto High School face a lot of stress. For a certain student, however, there is an even greater pressure. A pressure t...

The Mount Rushmore of Paly

Anna Dukovic, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013


Filed under Features

  Adrenaline rushing, hearts pounding, crowd cheering; it’s game time. With sweat dripping, players anticipate a single sound. Cleats grip the turf as players sprint across the field. The game takes way. As fans gather around to watch two teams face off, the focus is all on the players....

One hell of a week

One hell of a week

Zoe Bhargava and Priscilla Bell

October 4, 2013


Filed under Features, Top Stories

As fall sports at Paly begin their seasons, players grumble about setting early alarms on the weekend, having to be at school twice in one day and running countless laps around the track. This is hell week - the return to school sports from an easy summer. It works to get players into shape so they can...

Bringing Their “A+” Game

Bringing Their “A+” Game

Ido Gal and Anna Dukovic

October 4, 2013


Filed under Features, Top Stories

  Sitting in a small wooden desk in a Paly classroom listening to a teacher, one would normally focus on the words coming out of the teacher’s mouth. A student might focus so much energy on doing well in a class that they take little time to think about who their teachers really are, and who they were. Looking up at a ...

Circling the podiums

Circling the podiums

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013


Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Profiles, Top Stories

Who will be Paly’s next Olympian? An obvious response for many people wondering this question would be to scour Paly’s numerous sports teams for big name athletes, or to look on prestigious local club teams for Paly students. The answer, though, may lie in a far less obvious and somewhat unexpected...

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