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Welcome to Paly, boys.

Marina Foley, Staff Writer

September 21, 2011

A new school year means new athletes.  Every year each sport loses crucial members of their teams with the hope that up and coming juniors will take  leadership responsibilities into their own hands. We look to underclassmen to help our teams progress and keep the future looking bright. We look to...

Are you ready for some football?

Are you ready for some football?

Kevin Dukovic, Staff Writer

September 9, 2011

136 days.  That’s how long it took for the National Football League (NFL) and its players to reach an agreement and end the 2011 lockout.  Although the prolonged work stoppage will surely affect the quality of play this season, the NFL lockout has undoubtedly resulted in one of the league’s most...

Meet Matt Tolbert: the man behind the goatee

Charlotte Biffar, Staff Writer

September 8, 2011

Matt Tolbert (‘13), a new transfer student from Michigan and football player at Palo Alto High School.  He is a starting safety and backup running back for the Vikes.  Tolbert was kind enough sit down with The Viking to share his impressions of Paly. What was your first impression of Palo Alt...

Column: a big loss for the Big 12

Column: a big loss for the Big 12

John Dickerson, Features Editor

September 8, 2011

Colorado did it, Nebraska did it, and now Texas A&M is trying to follow suit.  After watching former conference members exit the Big 12 Conference to join the now Pacific 12 and Big 10 conferences, Texas A&M has made up its mind to leave as well. The proposed move is just another step in...

Column: Football gears up for the 2011-2012 season

Column: Football gears up for the 2011-2012 season

Mira Ahmad, Multiplatform News Editor

August 28, 2011

At the end of the 2010-2011 Palo Alto Varsity High School football team's season head coach Earl Hansen said "It's a history-making record for Paly and it will always be there...people can only tie it." I will not pretend to be an expert on the game of football. I cheer when everyone else does, and...

The Last Word

The Last Word

Michael Cullen

June 9, 2011

I had to do it. They said I could relinquish the reins after last issue, and give up my spot on the last page, but I wanted the chance to pull out me ol’ quill and ink for the Viking one last time. And when I say that, “after this I’m done”, I mean it in the literal sense, and not the way Brett...

TJ Braff: Male Upperclassman of the Year

TJ Braff: Male Upperclassman of the Year

Skylar Dorosin, Staff Writer

June 9, 2011

Ask anyone that experienced the Paly-Centennial state final game and they will credit TJ Braff for being a key contributor to the Viking’s 15-13 victory over the Huskies. Ask Braff and he will credit all of his teammates and never once mention his own accolades. An integral part of the varsity football...

DeSean Jackson visits Paly

DeSean Jackson visits Paly

Alan Lamarque and Nathan Norimoto, Web Editor, Editor-In-Chief

May 20, 2011

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and two-time Pro Bowler, DeSean Jackson, came to Palo Alto High School Friday afternoon, to speak to students about his life and provide motivation for a brighter future. Jackson was accompanied by Pittsburgh Steeler Donovon Warren, and his older brother Byron Jack...

Paly night at the San Jose Giants game

Paly night at the San Jose Giants game

Mira Ahmad, Staff Writer

May 20, 2011

This past Monday May 16 was Palo Alto High School night at the San Jose Giants game at the San Jose Municipal stadium. Even though it was a cold and rainy evening, a few dedicated Paly students came out to show their support. The Viking staff members along with a majority of the Paly baseball team were in ...

DeSean Jackson at Paly?!

DeSean Jackson at Paly?!

Michael Cullen, Columnist

May 20, 2011

When rumors start making their way through the student body, they are generally a joke or fib that snowball into a fullblown conversation topic. So when I heard from a reliable source that Desean Jackson was coming to our school, I was ready to go find the little twerp who would start such an absurd...

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