Sports should not be gender specific

At Palo Alto High School, it is fair to say that most people believe in equal opportunities for both boys’ and girls. However, this belief does not seem to be applied when it comes to sports. While most of ou...

Condoleezza Rice appointed to BCS committee

Former Secretary of State and current Stanford professor Condoleezza Rice will join the College Football Playoff selection committee when it is officially announced in November, according to ESPN. The announce...
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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...

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 w...

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...

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 vi...

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...

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...