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 »

A league of their own

A league of their own

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer
April 16, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Features, Top Stories

While many students can engage in basketball as children, by the time high school rolls around, opportunities are more limited. For upperclassmen especially, the chance to play basketball is greatly diminished. Despite the number of Paly students with basketball backgrounds, this year,... Read more »

Final Drive

Final Drive

Zoe Bhargava and Megan Valencia
April 16, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

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... Read more »

Dynamic Duos

Dynamic Duos

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
April 16, 2014
Filed under Features, Soccer - Girls, Swimming - Boys, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories, Track & Field

When looking at a Paly roster, sometimes it catches the eye that two players have the same last name, and it turns out that they are siblings on the same varsity team. These two brothers or sisters have something special between them because they are on the same Paly team. Famous sibling athletes... Read more »

Boys in black

Clara Harrington
April 16, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

  Softball, baseball, tennis, track, swimming, lacrosse; with so many sports going on at once at Paly, it’s hard to imagine that there could be even more choices unknown to most of the student body. Although Paly has long prided itself on the athletic capabilities... Read more »

The end of the rainbow

The end of the rainbow

Audrey DeBruine and Rowan McEvoy
February 12, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

One hundred years is a long time. It is greater than the average life expectancy anywhere in the world. A century ago, World War I broke out, Oreo cookies were invented and the Titanic was on the ocean floor. Putting the past century of humanity into perspective allows us to see just... Read more »

A Jump for Women

A Jump for Women

Bryn Carlson and Priscilla Bell
February 12, 2014
Filed under Features

Racing down a steep decline, gathering speed, jumping and then flying through the air, skis in the shape of a V, back flat, and watching the ground come to meet you. Jumping off of a 400-foot-high ice track is not something that many dare to do, but for those who participate in the sport... Read more »

Hockey stop

Hockey stop

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer
February 12, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Hard, fast hits. Cold, slick ice. Long wooden sticks and one small three inch rubber puck. All of which are key parts of hockey, an intense sport for the physically tough and proficient skaters with deft stickhandling ability that can endure long periods of fast play and constant body aches. Played in... Read more »

The field of jeans

The field of jeans

Alys Olmstead and Hayley Poore
February 12, 2014
Filed under Features, Pro Sports

    After 43 years at Candlestick Park, the San Francisco 49ers will start the 2014 season in their new home, Levi’s Stadium, in Santa Clara. The opening of the stadium will start a new chapter for the 49ers franchise, which has brought mixed emotions from season ticket... 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 »