The Viking Magazine

An Apparent Problem

Parents and other fans sit on the bleachers to cheer on the competing players during the Paly Homecoming football game.

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer

December 2, 2013

Let’s start off with some statistics. Did you know that over 50% of the Palo Alto High School student body is composed of student athletes? That’s about 950 kids who run, jump, swim, shoot and compete as Paly athletes. That means there are over a thousand parents who are in one way, shape or form ...

Interconnectivity: How self-centered and oblivious athletes negatively affect those around them

Interconnectivity: How self-centered and oblivious athletes negatively affect those around them

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

August 22, 2012

If you've ever had the pleasure of taking AP Environmental Science with Mr. Scott, you know that no action is isolated; everything affects its surroundings, and vice versa. In the wake of the 50-game suspensions handed down to Bartolo Colon and Melky Cabrera, we see this statement put into perhaps...

Mind over matter

Paly third baseman Alec Wong ('12) goes in for the catch on the Paly baseball field. He joined the varsity baseball team his sophomore year, and has also played varsity basketball for three years.

Charlotte Biffar and Nora Rosati, Features Editor, Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2012

From a chess champion in fourth grade to a two sport varsity athlete, Alec Wong (‘12) brings another element to the athletic arena.  For many, the ideal “male varsity athlete” fits a preconceived physical image.  Yet a look at the various Paly varsity athletes suggests that this image does not ...

Girls’ tennis wins over Milpitas, 6-1

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor

September 24, 2010

The Palo Alto High School girls’ tennis team defeated Milpitas High School, 6-1, on Wednesday at Paly in its final preseason match. Brushing off an inconsistent performance against Saratoga High School the day before, the Lady Vikes pulled together and delivered in all three doubles matches, with...

Rebuilding the Squad

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor

November 19, 2009

This past season, the Palo Alto High School boys' varsity water polo team jump-started its new program with a squad of 14 athletes; nearly half of which were underclassmen. Given the circumstances and an understanding of the lack of size, skill and experience in the roster, the team came together to...

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