By: Matthew Rodriguez
“ A team isn't a bunch of kids out to win. A team is something you belong to, something you feel, something you have to earn. “
- Gordon Bombay from The Mighty Ducks (1992)
The Anaheim Ducks is a hockey team founded in 1993, and since then, they have been one of the NHL’s elite teams. The Ducks could also be the best hockey team in California, according to fan bias and statistics. Before the Ducks were an official hockey team, the idea started as a movie, called “The Mighty Ducks” which was made by Disney. The Mighty Ducks starring Emilio Estevez, was about a former hockey player named Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) coaching a kids hockey team for community service after being arrested. This movie gave Disney a chance start Anaheim Ducks, which is now owned by Samueli Academy contributor Henry Samueli (P.S. it is in the name.) History has gone by and shaped what is now the 2017 Anaheim Ducks. Here is the story…
By: Daniella Vasquez
There are people around the world who enjoy playing sports. Playing sports requires a lot of practice to become better and better and if you want to become better than you need the patience in yourself to keep and keep trying. When someone is good at a sport it’s noticeable that they took the time and have patience in himself because no one is automatically good at something. “sports do not build character. They reveal it. “ states John Wooden, an American basketball player and head coach of UCLA.
By: Cassidy Van Vooren
You can invest your money in the stock market, you can invest your ideas into a project, so why do we invest our time and energy into sports?
We’ve all watched a game where athletes push themselves to the limit and past overwhelming odds to overcome and mesmerize nations. The crowds cheering on the screen or around us, and we can’t help but cheer along. Though, taking a step back from the sports scene, one might wonder why we even care about sports. Some care more than others, why is that?
By: Ethan Mitchell
Samueli Academy has just started its first team to participate in CyberPatriot. CyberPatriot is an Air Force youth program about cyber defense, with the intentions of using newly developed skills for ethical purposes. Any students who have an interest in learning about CyberPatriot and/or participating, are always welcomed to join. Junior student, Alexander Rodriguez, says, “I think it is awesome that people are willing to do these type of activities instead of wasting time and being unproductive.”
By: Cassidy Van Vooren
There are phrases and words in our everyday vocabulary that are a nod to classic movies, or straight out movie references from classic movies. References will fly over heads, but here’s a list of movies you need to see so that none will fly over yours.
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