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 ...

Northern California Surfing

Northern California Surfing

Scotty Bara and Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writers

February 29, 2012

The Palo Alto High School athletics community is notorious for its high pressure, stressful environment, and overly involved “tiger” parents.  With many of them CEO’s, lawyers, and venture capitalists, politics are not uncommon when it comes to youth sports.  With a tunnel-vision of succ...

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