Last Call

Last Call

Alex Murray and Josh Stern
April 16, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Features, Profiles, Top Stories

Started in 2000, the Literature of Sport English elective offered to juniors and seniors of Palo Alto High School has grown increasingly popular over the last decade. Through it’s fourteen years of existence, the class has always started the same way. Each student signs... Read more »

The triple threat

The triple threat

Megan Valencia, Staff Writer
February 12, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Athlete, Profiles

In high school basketball, a 3-point shooter stands 19 feet, 9 inches from the basket. Kevin Mullin (‘15) has no trouble with this distance, as he has the highest overall point count and greatest number of successful 3-pointers on the Paly varsity team. Though statistics represent the measurable athletic... Read more »

Marlene Bjornsrud, winner of 2013 Women and Sport Award, speaks at Paly

Marlene Bjornsrud, winner of 2013 Women and Sport Award, speaks at Paly

Clara Harrington, Staff Writer
January 21, 2014
Filed under Features, Profiles, Top Stories

Marlene Bjornsrud, winner of the International Olympic Committee’s Women and Sport Award for the Americas for 2013, presented on women in sports at Paly today. “No one plays a sport with any desire but to be successful,” Bjornsrud said. Bjornsrud... Read more »

Break away

Break away

Clara Harrington and Maddie Kinnaman
December 2, 2013
Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Profiles, Top Stories

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Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer
December 2, 2013
Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Profiles, Top Stories

Standing at just 5’10” and 161 pounds, Palo Alto High School’s Andrew Lau (‘14) is able to bench a whopping 220 pounds, squat almost twice his bodyweight at 315 pounds, and deadlift 365 pounds. Lau excels in a sport that remains unfamiliar to many people, powerlifting. Powerlifting is a strength... Read more »

A turning pointe

A turning pointe

Anna Dukovic and Megan Valencia
December 2, 2013
Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Profiles, Top Stories

Watching a ballet performance, one may notice the fluid movements, the graceful leaps and the beauty. Through the intricate costumes and seemingly effortless movements of the dancers, the pressure upon the dedicated dancers who create the art before them is not apparent. Difficulties arise from the mental... Read more »

Standing stable

Standing stable

Hayley Poore, Staff Writer
December 2, 2013
Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Profiles, Top Stories

When most people think of horseback riding, they think of sitting on a saddle. For Irene Ezran (‘14), however, riding a horse consists of standing and doing tricks to the beat of music on a horse’s back while it moves in a circle. Equestrian vaulting, or simply vaulting, is a combination... Read more »

Block, lunge and strike

Block, lunge and strike

Alex Murray, Staff Writer
November 1, 2013
Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Profiles

Pressure is something that many Paly students are very familiar with. Between the pressures of keeping a high GPA, fitting in with friends or getting into a quality college, students at Palo Alto High School face a lot of stress. For a certain student, however, there is an even greater pressure.... Read more »

Circling the podiums

Circling the podiums

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer
October 4, 2013
Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Profiles, Top Stories

Who will be Paly’s next Olympian? An obvious response for many people wondering this question would be to scour Paly’s numerous sports teams for big name athletes, or to look on prestigious local club teams for Paly students. The answer, though, may lie in a far less obvious and somewhat unexpected... Read more »

The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

Alex Murray
October 4, 2013
Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Football, Profiles, Top Stories

Looking around the walls of the weight room, anyone would find things they would expect in a gym: posters detailing the perfect technique for doing shoulder presses, the names of some recent and not-so-recent students who have benched about 300 pounds, even mirrors for spotting the flaw in your bicep... Read more »