A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal

Willy Yang, Guest Writer
March 13, 2014
Filed under College Sports, Columns, Football, Top Stories

Literature of Comedy student and guest writer Willy Yang ('14) writes a satirical piece based off the college football fan base: Across the country there are all sorts of crazy college sports fans. From USC’s cries for victory to Florida State’s tomahawk chop... Read more »

#Hittingupthehastags

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer
February 12, 2014
Filed under Columns

In our technologically-savvy generation it is hard to find many people who haven’t used social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. A large portion of social media users are celebrities; in particular, professional athletes. They receive thousands of favorites and retweets,... Read more »

A shot at golden redemption

A shot at golden redemption

Tori DeStefano, Staff Writer
January 29, 2014
Filed under Columns, Top Stories

Imagine if you have spent the past ten years of your life training to compete in the Olympics for figure skating, and only one more competition stands in the way of making your dream become reality. Wouldn’t you feel pressured by the high expectations set by your coaches, fans, family... Read more »

The Great Debate: Washington Redskins

Gillian Chryst and Alex Murray
December 2, 2013
Filed under Columns, Great Debate, Top Stories

Time for a change The recent controversy over the Washington Redskins name has created a media frenzy. It’s time to end the disprution and change the name once and for all.  What happens when the sheer joy of sports and the political correctness of society collide?... 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 »

An Apparent Problem

An Apparent Problem

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer
December 2, 2013
Filed under Columns

Let’s start off with some statistics. Did you know that over 50% of the Palo Alto High School student body is composed of student athletes? That’s about 950 kids who run, jump, swim, shoot and compete as Paly... Read more »

Drawing the line: a letter to Major League Baseball

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer
November 1, 2013
Filed under Columns

Dear Major League Baseball, The rivalry between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers has always been passionate. Fans make the rivalry passionate through constant support and devotion, but recently this passion has been amplified beyond a level of acceptability. In 2011, two Dodgers... Read more »

Indecent Exposure: Swimsuit Edition

Indecent Exposure: Swimsuit Edition

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer
October 4, 2013
Filed under Columns, Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys, Water Polo - Girls

Let’s be honest. It isn’t very often that you see a water polo player, swimmer, or diver not walking around in their revealing attire at practice. It’s simple: these sports have made us increasingly comfortable with fewer clothes on. Commonly known as a “deck change”, more and... Read more »

And we’re off: College football kick-off

And we’re off: College football kick-off

Zach Rizk, Columnist
September 8, 2013
Filed under College Sports, Columns, Top Stories

There really aren’t many things that I love as much as college football. Questionably better than my prized Chick-Fil-A, it's easy for me to acknowledge the month of September, of college football, as the most wonderful time of year. This year, it didn't take long for... Read more »

Analyzing Manziel: Actions expressing priorities

Analyzing Manziel: Actions expressing priorities

Zach Rizk, Columnist
August 26, 2013
Filed under College Sports, Columns, Football, Top Stories

Johnny Manziel. Johnny 'Football'. Johnny Heisman. We’ve all heard the nicknames for last year's Heisman trophy winner. But when was the last time you heard someone acknowledge the young phenomenon simply as a college student? It’s hard to acknowledge... Read more »