Viking Tries: Frisbee golf

Viking Tries: Frisbee golf

Hayley Poore, Features Editor
December 12, 2014
Filed under Viking Tries

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... Read more »

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

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

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer
December 2, 2013
Filed under Columns, Features, Top Stories, Viking Tries

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... Read more »

The Viking tries Rockin’ Jump

The Viking tries Rockin’ Jump

Ami Drez
April 26, 2013
Filed under Columns, Top Stories, Viking Tries

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’... Read more »

The Viking tries roller disco

The Viking tries roller disco

Pippa Raffel and Audrey DeBruine
February 22, 2013
Filed under Columns, Top Stories, Viking Tries

As flu season rolls around, Paly students have been falling ill left and right. Recently, five members of The Viking caught a different bug: Saturday Night Fever. There was only one possible cure: hit the roller disco. Our staff, clad in bell bottoms and fur, piled into a time machine and took a trip... Read more »

Viking tries: Archery

Spencer Drazovich, Austin Poore, News Editor, Features Editor
October 12, 2012
Filed under Columns, Viking Tries

What happens when Robin Hood faces off with Katniss Everdeen and Legolas’s illegitimate child? Pure bow and arrow epicness.The Viking Tries crew took to the range to learn the age old skill of archery. The bows were big, the arrows were sharp and the targets... well they just kept getting smaller... Read more »

Viking Tries Malibu

Viking Tries Malibu

Peter Dennis, Columnist
November 18, 2011
Filed under Columns, Viking Tries

As Viking business manager Kevin Kannappan and I trekked to Malibu in Redwood City, I was eerily reminded of six year olds and their birthday parties filled with screaming children. But Malibu is is more than just that. Obviously. Because none of us are six, my birthday isn’t for another couple... Read more »

The Viking tries Ike’s

The Viking tries Ike’s

Peter Dennis and Shannon Scheel, Columnists
October 11, 2011
Filed under Columns, Viking Tries

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... Read more »

Palo Alto High School’s sports magazine, The Viking, goes to the Jewish Community Center to try out a new dancing craze called Zumba

Dustin Nizamian, Gracie Marshall
October 10, 2011
Filed under Columns, Viking Tries

Here at The Viking, our staff is chock-full of athletes of all persuasions, from vicious water polo stars to dainty baseball studs. Many of us even play more than one sport. Throw in five classes, this magazine and whatever the heck Talia does on weekends to save the world and finance... Read more »

Team Paige defeats Team Sam 12-4 in annual Viking staff basketball game

Team Paige defeats Team Sam 12-4 in annual Viking staff basketball game

Austin Poore, Staff Writer
September 2, 2011
Filed under Top Stories, Viking Tries

Team Paige defeated Team Sam in the Viking’s annual staff basketball game Wednesday on the outdoor courts at Palo Alto High School by a score of 12 - 4 Team Paige never trailed en route to its victory, although turnovers were the story early in the game. Both teams struggled to... Read more »

Viking Tries: Boxing

Dustin Nizamian, Columnist
June 10, 2011
Filed under Columns, Viking Tries

Excuse me if this comes out strange, my head is still a bit fuzzy…  Last week I gathered up Josh Chin (‘11), Kevin Anderson (‘11), and Ali Kershner (’11) and went to the East Palo Alto boxing club with absolutely no idea what to expect.  For those of you who haven’t stepped... Read more »