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Faces of Women’s Basketball

Faces of Women's Basketball

Vijay Homan
May 21, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Shorts, Top Stories, Women's Issue

Most people — even those who aren’t basketball fans — know who Michael Jordan is. He is widely considered the greatest basketball player of all time, and the best player on the best team of all time. Jordan’s recognition is justified — he is a fourteen-time All-Star and six-time NBA cham...

Milestones of Change

Photo courtesy of Library of Congress

Josephine Andersen, Eunice Cho, Anya Lassila, and Rachael Vonderhaar
May 21, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Design, Top Stories, Women's Issue

Pre-1900s Sports were considered “unladylike” and there were widespread, irrational fears about how too much exercise would cause women to go infertile. Certain sports like tennis and croquet were acceptable for elite women because they were considered more leisurely and also require...

You Watch Sports?

You Watch Sports?

Katherine Cheng and Sanaz Ebrahimi
May 18, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Columns, Top Stories, Women's Issue

Sitting across from me, my classmate casually asked, “what was the score of last night’s Warriors game?”  Shouting the question out loud, directed at nobody and everybody, he didn’t receive a response for several seconds. I spoke up, offering the answer. The reaction I’d gotten a...

The Swimsuit Issue

The Swimsuit Issue

Ashley Guo and Summer Daniel
May 18, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Shorts, Top Stories, Women's Issue

Busty women in skimpy bikinis pose their tanned and toned bodies in provocative poses on the sand. Spreads feature these beautiful models showing off their bodies. This is not Playboy — this is Sports Illustrated. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is published annually and features models and...

Double Standards

Double Standards

Leslie Aboytes, Fiza Usman, Lucy Nemerov, and Ya'el Sarig
May 18, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Shorts, Top Stories, Women's Issue

One of the most memorable tennis matches in recent history, Serena Williams’ 2018 Open Match against Naomi Osaka, wasn’t the subject of mainstream media attention because the two women involved are some of the most talented and impressive women to ever play the sport. Nor was it heavily reported...

Problems on the Pool Deck

Problems on the Pool Deck

Ben Stein, Kira Sterling, and Audrey Teo
May 18, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Shorts, Top Stories, Women's Issue

At the highest levels of swimming, races are decided by milliseconds. From intense workouts to expensive and suffocatingly skin-tight tech suits, both male and female swimmers go to great lengths to squeeze that extra bit of performance out of their bodies, and athletes at Palo Alto High School are no...

Spring Athletes and COVID-19

Spring Athletes and COVID-19

Sophie Kadifa, Staff Writer
April 27, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Spring Sports, Top Stories

When the Palo Alto Unified School district announced that in-person classes would be closed through the end of the school year, that also meant the end of spring sports. These athletes were in the middle of their seasons and had to stop practicing as a team to help control the spread of COVID-19.  ...

Women Ball Too.

Women Ball Too.

Annika Shah and Alana Abeyta
April 10, 2020
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Staff, Top Stories

Oregon Women’s Basketball player Sabrina Ionescu is one of the greatest collegiate basketball players to step foot on the court. Her great accomplishments, including holding the record for most points, rebounds, and assists in the NCAA out of all men and women, earned her worldwide recognition and p...

MaXe VIP: FIFA Phenom

MaXe VIP: FIFA Phenom

Tyler Stoen, Liam Nagesh, and Griffin Kemp
April 10, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Profiles, Top Stories

Max Popov, a 17-year-old senior from crosstown Gunn High School, stares intently at the monitor, chewing forcefully on a piece of gum. Sweat trickles down his forehead as he leans forward in his plush gaming chair, but the sweat isn’t from physical exertion.  Competing in the 2020 FIFA eClub World Cup c...

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