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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...

The Cult of Jordans

Gillian Chryst and Daniel Douty, Multimedia and Web editor
February 11, 2015
Filed under Pro Sports, Top Stories

If you watch Vine, Youtube or you have a friend who is a sneakerhead, then you have probably been exposed to the craze surrounding Jordans. Recently there has been a huge upward trend in popularity for the Nike brand, Air Jordan. You have probably also heard expressions like “Tiptoeing in my Jordans”...

FIFA’s dark side

Samuel Desré, Alys Olmstead, and Reuben Kramer
February 11, 2015
Filed under Features, Pro Sports

Every four years when the World Cup rolls around, a wave of excitement spreads around the world. Countries ranging from the United States to Ghana compete, fans from every country gather together in one stadium, and the culture of the host country is embraced to the fullest. However, behind all the glor...

The architect of a dynasty

The architect of a dynasty

Daniel Douty, Staff Writer
December 3, 2014
Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

The San Francisco Giants have officially left their mark in baseball history. They have brought home three of the past five world series trophies, something no National League team has done in nearly 70 years. How did the Giants franchise emerge to become the best team of this decade? How can they continue...

NFL hopeful Adams (’14) stands out at Scouting Combine

NFL hopeful Adams (’14) stands out at Scouting Combine

Josh Stern, Editor-in-Chief
February 23, 2014
Filed under College Sports, Featured Athlete, Football, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Member of the 2010-11 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) state championship winning Paly football team and past Fresno State All-American wide receiver, Davante Adams (’14) made his mark earlier today at the National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis,...

Paly student, Yale commit Totte (’14) called-up to San Jose Earthquakes

Paly student, Yale commit Totte (’14) called-up to San Jose Earthquakes

Josh Stern, Editor-in-Chief
February 18, 2014
Filed under Featured Athlete, Pro Sports, Soccer - Boys, Top Stories

San Jose Earthquakes Academy player and Paly student Josh Totte ('14) got a first-hand glimpse at professional soccer, and it was in front of a crowd of 12,659 at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, Calif. The Yale commit was notified about his calling-up to the Earthquakes' reserve team along with seven other p...

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...

Paly graduate, Dodgers’ Minor Leaguer Pederson (’10) to MLB spring training

Paly graduate, Dodgers’ Minor Leaguer Pederson (’10) to MLB spring training

Josh Stern, Editor-in-chief
January 21, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Featured Athlete, Pro Sports, Top Stories

The Los Angeles Dodgers could very well be adding a Palo Alto native to their already star-studded roster this year. Paly’s own Joc Pederson (’10), who was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 11th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball (MLB) Amateur Draft, will be joining the Dodgers during...

North Korean sports feel the effects of rising tensions within the country

North Korean sports feel the effects of rising tensions within the country

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer
April 26, 2013
Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

On July 25, 2012, days before the opening ceremony for the London Olympics, the North Korean women’s soccer team was scheduled to play Colombia. Even before the game started, problems began to arise. A North Korean player's name was announced when all of a sudden, a loud uproar rang out through t...

From all to no stars

From all to no stars

Josh Stern, Staff Writer
March 31, 2013
Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Every team has had them. The Niners had Montana. The Dolphins had Marino. Even the Lions, who never won a Super Bowl, had Sanders. Effective and impact all-stars that stayed with their teams in good times, and in bad. Money wasn’t the first thing on their mind; it was the thought of commitment and...

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