Volleyball loses last home match

With a league record of 8-3, the girls’ volleyball team is on a roll. The Lady Vikes beat Henry M. Gunn High School on Oct. 15 at home in four sets. They also defeated St. Ignatius College Preparatory 3-1 at ho...

Girls’ tennis avenges first loss

After having their undefeated record broken by Monta Vista High School, the girls’ varsity tennis team is hoping to bounce back and regain a winning streak. The team continued their season with a final score o...

Football team struggles down the stretch

After four straight De Anza League titles, the Palo Alto varsity football team has been struggling to find their rhythm. Despite pounding Mountain View High School on Nov. 1 to the tune of 41-0, their fourth victory by a margin of at least 21 points, the Vikin...

Athlete of the Month

Junior Tess van Hulsen, who started playing water polo only three years ago, scored 30 goals for the varsity water polo team over the course of 11 games in October. She scored seven goals in a thrashing of Linc...

The cost of being a high school athlete

Participating in athletics can be one of the most rewarding experiences for students. However, like all extracurriculars, athletics have various costs associated with them that an athlete must accept and deal with in order to even participate. The more obviou...

Students should take Unity Day more seriously

Bullying, discrimination and inequality are prevalent issues in high schools throughout America, so it is important to spread awareness and campaign to stop these horrible realities.  At Palo Alto High School, ...

The Silent Majority

While walking around campus, it is easy to pick up  giggle-heavy conversations between sophomores that are heavily composed of phrases such as “LOL how do I do chem” or between seniors inquiring, “guys, what’s calculus?”  These expressions, while fun to laugh ...
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Argentinean student faces different sports culture

It came as a shock to senior Cata Faerman that one of the most popular sports of her native Argentina was absent at Palo Alto High School. Faerman had been a field hockey player for eight years in Argentina, bu...