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Athletes training in the fall of 2020, prior to Santa Clara county re-entering the purple tier.

Editorial: Let athletes compete in CCS

February 11, 2021

In March of 2020, as lockdowns put an end to many high school seniors' spring sports seasons, athletes from the class of 2020 expressed their disappointment in losing out on their last hurrah of high school...

Photo Courtesy of James Fetter

Practices Begin Anew at Paly

David Gormley, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

On Friday, a CCS committee decided to allow high school teams to return to practice, and while squads are still forced to physically distance, the move has brought joy and rhythm to the lives of Paly athletes....

The Paly Cycling Club on Skyline.

Cycling in 2020

ESSAY
James Fetter December 31, 2020

On March 13th of this year, my high school announced that in-person classes would be canceled due to the Coronavirus. Then my swim team canceled practices. My schedule was empty for the foreseeable future. For...

Esports Eclipse

Esports Eclipse

Tyler Stoen and Vijay Homan December 12, 2020

In America, esports are generally regarded as one thing: a fake sport. While they are a large market, the lack of physicality needed to compete in them makes them the laughing stock of “professional”...

Perspective: Body Image and Athletics

Perspective: Body Image and Athletics

We are constantly surrounded with images in the media that portray the "ideal body". Our younger generation is heavily influenced by this and it must change. Sports must push to promote body positivity in order to create a more welcoming environment.
Victoria Soulodre December 11, 2020

During the holiday season when I was younger, my parents would take me to see the Nutcracker at whatever local theatre had tickets available. I would squeeze into my dress from the year before and run...

Teenage Dream: Part 2

Teenage Dream: Part 2

Eve DeGeronimo, Jake Foster, and Zach Hayward December 9, 2020

After connecting with several coaches and players from the 2010 State Championship Football team during the process of writing a story in our first issue, we discovered a video that represents the...

(Photo by Hunter Dyke/Mizzou Athletics via Getty Images)

More Than A Kick

Madhu Ramkumar, Staff Writer December 9, 2020

The crisp afternoon air flowed through the empty seats of Vanderbilt Stadium as the Commodores left the locker room after halftime and took to the field. Standing in the middle of a sea of men, Sarah Fuller...

Living Up To The Hype

Living Up To The Hype

Madhu Ramkumar and Adar Schwarzbach December 4, 2020

We all know about the teams that won. The SCVAL champions, the undefeated seasons and the D1 commits. Clearly, being an athlete at Paly comes with pressure. More specifically, athlete’s on Paly’s many...

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