The Viking Magazine

Final Drive

Final Drive

Zoe Bhargava and Megan Valencia

April 16, 2014

Many things have changed at Palo Alto High School since its founding in 1898. The face of Paly has been altered as new installments have replaced older buildings. The Haymarket Theater, the Tower Building and the George Stirling Stewart Gym or “big gym” are a few Paly icons that still stand today....

Brief: Girls’ track loses to Gunn; Boys’ track triumphs

Nikolai Solgaard, Grant Shorin, Staff Writers

May 2, 2012

The girls’ track and field team lost to Gunn on Thursday, April 19, 53-69. The Lady Vikes got off to a good start in the 4X100 meter relay, after winning the race with a time of 50.31 seconds. In the 400 meter run, Paly picked up more points after Lydia Guo (‘12) and Vivian Laurence (‘14)...

6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon (Mo Vaughn Edit)

Peter Dennis, Columnist

May 1, 2012

In what just might have been literally the most hectic week of my high school career, what with the second half of my APES final, both parts of my AB Calc final, and my essay on Office Space in World Classics due (don't ask), one might say this week was in fact, hell. Or so I thought. As Ms. Taylor w...

Silence in the Stands

Silence in the Stands

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012

When varsity football and lacrosse player Gabe Landa (‘12) runs onto the football field the adrenaline and excitement kicks in as he sees students, parents and staff members in the stands.Four months later, as lacrosse starts, Landa runs onto the field and looks at the stands. They are almost empty....

Playing by the numbers

Playing by the numbers

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

March 7, 2012

Alex Smith was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers as the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL (National Football League) draft. According to reporter James Alder of the New York Times, Smith was “a mobile quarterback with good quickness, agility, and awareness.” He possessed “a tremendous work ethic...

Paly boys’ basketball beats Mountain View 51-48

Paly boys' basketball beats Mountain View 51-48

Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writer

January 28, 2012

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team beat Mountain View 51-48, Fri.  night at Paly. The Vikings (5-1), broke Mountain View’s perfect in-league record, now (9-1). After falling to the Spartans 43-62 on Jan. 6, Paly was determined to comeback with a victory and that is exactly what they...

Underclassman of the Year: EJ Floreal

Peter Dennis, Columnist

June 9, 2011

With four minutes left in a league basketball game against Cupertino High School, Paly was down by six. After one play, the lead was cut to four. EJ Floreal (‘13) cut off a pass, streaked down the court and threw down a monstrous dunk. And with that, the game changed. The dunk invigorated the team,...

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