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Finding the perfect balance

Finding the perfect balance

November 12, 2014

   There are a select few high school athletes who are awarded with partial or full scholarships to play sports in college. For these certain students, practicing day in and day out for the last four years has paid off. Sports scholarships open doors to schools that might have otherwise been out o...

Join the second-ever Viking Bracket Challenge!

The Stanford Cardinal come into the 2014 NCAA Tournament as a No. 10 seed.

Josh Stern, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2014

The madness is upon us! In a matter of weeks college basketball fans all across the United States will watch college basketball intently, with hopes that their “perfectly” constructed bracket will beat the overwhelming odds. The Viking has created a bracket pool for all Palo Alto High School s...

And we’re off: College football kick-off

The Stanford Cardinal football team started the season ranked at No. 4 in the country and beat San Jose State 34-13 in its home opener.

Zach Rizk, Columnist

September 8, 2013

There really aren’t many things that I love as much as college football. Questionably better than my prized Chick-Fil-A, it's easy for me to acknowledge the month of September, of college football, as the most wonderful time of year. This year, it didn't take long for the action to get rolling. Wi...

Analyzing Manziel: Actions expressing priorities

Johnny Manziel, winner of the 2013 Heisman trophy, is facing controversy and suspension from the NCAA after allegedly selling signed memorabilia to fans.

Zach Rizk, Columnist

August 26, 2013

Johnny Manziel. Johnny 'Football'. Johnny Heisman. We’ve all heard the nicknames for last year's Heisman trophy winner. But when was the last time you heard someone acknowledge the young phenomenon simply as a college student? It’s hard to acknowledge Manziel as a college student; something that t...

The great debate: Mike Rice

The great debate: Mike Rice

Jonny Glazier and Rohit Ramkumar

April 26, 2013

Did the sports community and the entire nation overreact to the Mike Rice incident or did they react the right way? Rohit: I think that people are overreacting to this whole incident. Keep in mind, I am in no way condoning Mike Rice’s actions. Rather, I believe that the outside world is looking...

Don’t take stock in it

Despite being drafted in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, Tom Brady has gone on to have an illustrious NFL career, highlighted by three Super Bowl rings. Brady is a shining example of how one’s opinion of another person doesn’t effect their value or potential.

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

April 19, 2013

The month of April is a nerve-wracking month for high school students and collegiate athletes alike. It’s a time of scrutinous judgment where they are frequently told, “sorry, but you’re just not up to our standards.” Now what is it that elite collegiate athletes and nervous high school students...

When senioritis hits the track: Losing motivation

When senioritis hits the track: Losing motivation

Nikolai Solgaard, Staff Writer

May 13, 2012

Second-semester senior year is the time of year when senioritis sets in and the slacking begins. For the first three and a half years at Palo Alto High School,  I thought that senioritis only referred to academics (less work and motivation, more time for sports and friends). But now that the time has come, I...

Life on the Line

Showcase Scouts

Kevin Kannappan, Staff Writer

April 19, 2011

As I walked through the gate at Sunken Diamond, I had no idea what to expect.  The only thing running through my mind was the field in front of me—the field of my dreams.  The grass was cut to perfection almost as if a barber had come through the outfield with measuring tape and scissors.  The dirt...

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