The Viking Magazine

Viking Tries: Frisbee golf

The Viking’s Features Editor, Hayley Poore, throws a frisbee towards the basket of the fifth hole while attempting frisbee golf at the local Hellyer Disc Golf Course in San Jose.

Hayley Poore, Features Editor

December 12, 2014

After hearing about the success of Paly’s girls’ golf team, The Viking decided to explore a similar sport, but one that is a lot less common. I took fellow Viking member Megan Valencia with me and we decided to try frisbee golf, also known as disk golf. The concept is simple and very similar to gol...

Viking tries: Insanity the fitness tape

Gillian Chryst ('15) prepares to do a push up in the Paly gym. She partook in a week of the

Gillian Chryst and Olivia Scola

February 12, 2014

Insane, whether you’re a varsity sport athlete or someone who has never considered themselves athletic, that is the only word that comes to mind after completing the workout.  Insanity is far from a typical workout, which is exactly why The Viking chose to try it for a week. Shaun Thompson, famously...

The Viking tries competitive eating: “The King of Palo Alto”

Rowan devours the second half of his first cheesesteak. In addition to the two cheesesteaks, the challenge also required consuming a large side of fries, a large drink, and a Tastykake.

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

December 2, 2013

Cramming 30 inches of cheesesteak and a few sides into your stomach probably isn’t the best idea. But Viking Tries is not necessarily about the everyday activities of the average Paly student. Armed with the moral support of staff members and a stomach that had only ingested half a bagel in the last...

The Viking tries Rockin’ Jump

After several bounces, Ami Drez ('14) jumps for the hoop to dunk. After a few attempts at the basketball hoop, Drez felt it was too repetitive.

Ami Drez

April 26, 2013

On Saturday April 13, Viking staff member Ami Drez drove out to Rockin’ Jump, a trampoline park in San Carlos. Upon her arrival, after about a 20-minute drive, Drez was required to sign an electronic waiver via the four computers provided. After filling out the waiver, Rockin’ Jump charged her $12 for ...

The Viking tries Rockin’ Jump

Niall Patrick

April 25, 2013

The Viking tried Bay Area trampoline park Rockin' Jump April 13. Check out Ami Drez's day at Rockin' Jump. Edited by Niall Patrick

Viking Tries Roller Disco

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

February 21, 2013

Five members of the Viking staff took a trip to funkytown on a Saturday at Redwood Roller Rink. The trip was successful and we had a lot of fun. Filmed by Pippa Raffel, Tara Laurence, and Audrey DeBruine Edited by Pippa Raffel

Viking Tries Figure Skating

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer

December 14, 2012

Zach Rizk and Paul Bienaimé of the Viking Magazine went out onto the ice to try figure skating with pro figure skater, Angela Pomeroy. This video shows their figure skating lesson and shares their thoughts on how the day went. Filmed by Spencer Drazovich and Paul Bienaimé. Edited by Paul Bienaimé.

Viking Tries Archery

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer

October 8, 2012

The Viking staff members, Spencer Drazovich, Colin Patterson, and Austin Poore, travel to Palomo Archery in order to try their skills in Archery. Watch and see how Archery went for them, and their thoughts and feelings about the experience.

The Viking tries Ike’s

The Viking tries Ike's

Peter Dennis and Shannon Scheel, Columnists

October 11, 2011

So starts another year of Viking Tries. And believe us when we say we have large shoes to fill. Not only were Dustin Nizamian’s (‘11) feats legendary (LIGHTNING BOLT!), but I only have so many funny t-shirts to rival his. So Shannon here decided we should try out the legendary Ike’s Place right...

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