The Viking Magazine

More About Being Sore

January 25, 2012

Competitive sports are a sacrifice. Leaving practice with ice on every muscle possible, imagining the pain tomorrow will bring. A cold shower to give me a burst of energy to make it through the last...

Fresh off a loss

January 6, 2012

A long, silent drive is not ideal after losing. Reflecting on your game is always a positive factor, but anything over an hour is just too much for one match. It starts to take a toll on your confidence....

Only so far

December 16, 2011

She took role, pronouncing practically everyone's names wrong, including mine. The entire second grade class laughed as the substitute teacher turned Marina into Mariana, and Conrad into Ken-rad. I laughed...

The gender battle

The gender battle
December 10, 2011

In a broad spectrum, compared to women, men are bigger, faster, stronger, and more athletic. This is not to say that women are lesser, or should be treated with any less respect. Because of these prominent...

One last try

December 2, 2011

Two wins in a whole year isn't quite what I would call a successful season. My team, the girls' soccer team, did not have a spectacular season last year. My freshman year, going on four years ago,...

Oh, Thanksgiving

November 27, 2011

Turkey smothered in cranberry sauce next to a mountain of mashed potatoes and endless desserts just waiting to be devoured. Who doesn't love thanksgiving? By the end of the night I can always judge...

Swim Dog, Swim!

November 20, 2011

When I look at my dog Bebe, we have nothing in common. She looks up at me with her puppy eyes, but I've seen cuter. To say I'm not an animal person would be an understatement. It's not that I have a problem...

Don’t stink, Paly!

October 30, 2011

Girls rule, boys drool. Boys stink, girls...well, not too fast there, clever elementary school kids. Rhymes on the playground are harmless, but the smell emanating from the team rooms and locker rooms...

Girls’ water polo loses to crosstown rival Gunn, 6-9

October 26, 2011

Palo Alto water polo fell to crosstown rival Gunn 6-9 on senior night, Tuesday, Oct. 25. The stands were filled with fans for the Lady Vikes’ last home game. Gunn came out strong with three goals in...

Whenever you’re ready

October 6, 2011

The better you look, the better you feel, the better you play. It’s all relative, no matter what sport you play or game you compete in. Confidence on the field gives the player ability to be calm and...

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Marina Foley