The Viking Magazine

Sitting Your Way To Success

Dexter Gormley, Kevin Cullen, Sanaz Ebrahimi, and Zach Baumgarten

December 3, 2018

Otto Berndt. He starts his pregame ritual, stretching and listening to the coach strategize, explaining matchups and plays. Then, after warm up, the team swims to the gutter of the pool.  His voice reverberates through the gutter, leading the team in a cheer. He’s the energizing force on the team that sets the ton...

Boys’ Volleyball coasts past Santa Clara with a score of 3-0

Boys’ Volleyball coasts past Santa Clara with a score of 3-0

Eric Aboytes, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

The Paly boys' volleyball team defeated the Santa Clara Bruins with a score of 3-0 Wednesday night.  The first set of the game began with the Vikings and Bruins going back and forth, exchanging points. Neither team had an advantage until the Bruins took a 7-11 lead. This, however, did not stop...

The Contract Gap

Zach Baumgarten, Staff Writer

January 9, 2018

Throughout the 21st first century, the National Football League has been the largest American professional sports organization, yet its players are paid significantly less than players in the National Basketball Association and other professional sports organizations. Just last year, the NFL is esti...

NFL Must change Substance Abuse policy

January 9, 2018

Over the past few years, many athletes have been suspended for the use of weed. This one is for you Josh Gordon. Randy Moss, Martavis Bryant, Le'Veon Bell, Von Miller, and LeGarrette Blount. What do all of them have in common, except for that they’re good at football? They all were suspended fo...

Helping Hand

Cole Sotnick, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017

10 Years of Viking

Maria Fletcher and Yue Shi

December 18, 2017

Current staff Yue and Maria contacted several of the Viking magazine creators and original editors. Here is a snippet of their responses to questions about their experience and how it shaped their careers. We interviewed Peter Johnson, Nina Gertsvolf, Noah Sneider, and Charlie Avis, who all graduated...

Girls Tennis Loses to Monta Vista 4-3 on Senior Night

Sabrina Hall and Ryan Strathearn

October 19, 2017

The Palo Alto girls’ tennis team fell to Monta Vista 4-3 in a tough matchup this afternoon. In the singles matches, Isa Cossio (‘19) was the only member of the Lady Vikes’ team to come out on top, beating her opponent 7-6 in the first set, then 6-2 in the second. The other singles players d...

Girls’ Volleyball Wins at home against Monte Vista

Wes Walters

October 1, 2017

Paly girls’ volleyball had a decisive victory over Monte Vista Thursday night, winning three sets to one. This win comes just two days after a hard fought battle with Los Altos. They have been on a winning streak lately, winning their last 6 contests. Their recent success is mostly thanks to how th...

Peery Family Center Photo Tour

Bryan Look, Editor-in-Chief

June 2, 2017

Girls Lacrosse Falls to Saint Francis

Sabrina Hall and Quinn Knoblock

March 15, 2017

The Paly girls lacrosse team lost to the Saint Francis Troubadours 17-8 in an exciting match this Thursday afternoon. The first half of the game was kicked off with Saint Francis taking a 4-1 lead in the first 10 minutes. Later in the half, Paly came back with two more goals scored by Ellen Gonc...

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