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Staff View: We Can’t Hear You

Staff View: We Can’t Hear You

January 9, 2020

The Paly varsity football team is playing league rival Wilcox High School in a tightly contested matchup. Everything from a traditional Friday night high school football game is there: the band, the pumped players, the lights, and the action in the game. However, they are missing one key component: ...

The Cost of Coaching

Conner Lusk, Photo Director

December 17, 2019

Coach Gifford watches tensely from the sidelines. From his rigid stance and the hawk-gaze he’s keeping on the field, you would never know that the Paly football team is up 40-7. It’s the middle of an essentially meaningless third quarter, a win that’s the Vikings to lose, but when Paly breaks u...

Stepping into the Limelight

Stepping into the Limelight

Sanaz Ebrahimi, Ya'el Sarig, Zach Phillips, and David Hickey

February 11, 2019

Eric Housen was 45 when he won his first championship ring. He wasn’t on the court, nor was he on the bench. He couldn’t be seen on television, and fans weren’t wearing his jersey. Why then, surrounded by the flashing blue-yellow strobe lights and screaming fans, did Warriors point guard Stephen Curry,...

Viking Tries: The NFL Combine

Lincoln Bloom, Ryan Stanley, and Tyler Foug

February 11, 2019

From the breakneck speed of Cincinnati Bengals’ wide receiver John Ross (4.22 second forty yard dash) to the mountain-moving strength of Carolina Panthers’ defensive tackle Dontari Poe (44 reps of 225 lb bench press), the NFL combine has been the place for league hopefuls to showcase their skills si...

Weight Debate

Summer Daniel, Nathan Seto, and Sofie Vogel

February 11, 2019

Athletes of all different sports are familiar with the sacrifices and training it takes in order to best prepare for their upcoming matches, but few have to go so far as to drop a significant amount of body mass to stay competitive in their sport, like wrestling. Cutting weight is a standard practice t...

Jackson Bundy Interview

Wes Walters and Jackson Chryst

December 17, 2018

Watch our interview here 

PA Skyhookers: More Than Basketball

Lincoln Bloom and Ryan Stanley

December 17, 2018

The Palo Alto Skyhookers are more than a standard NJB team, they are a brotherhood. The Skyhookers organization is a great outlet for athletes to stay in shape during the offseason as well as strengthen team chemistry. https://youtu.be/zc0dZrhHWZU

Empower Puff

Empower Puff

Kevin Cullen, Sam Cleasby, and Nick Welch

December 17, 2018

Paly has had many spirited traditions over the years, many of which have been banned by the Associated Student Body (ASB) and Paly Administration for failing to serve the Paly community in a way that is appropriate or progressive. One famous tradition that has sadly been discontinued is Powder Puff, a high scho...

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