By Sarah Guzman
Soccer Senior night is a tradition that will always be carried on. Seniors are being prepared to go into the “real world” as they rap up their last year of high school.
“On your mark… get set.. GOOO!”
As the new semester began, a new season of track and field started. Newcomers and experienced runners were introduced to new coaches, ran new afterschool practice routines, and decided on their event.
The fifth annual students vs. staff Homecoming game took place November 17th. The homecoming game has become a bit of a tradition at Samueli Academy with both students and teachers looking to smack down the opposition. Samueli Academy’s homecoming games aren't different from other high schools, all are welcome to play.
Josue Garcia, a freshman at Samueli Academy played in the Homecoming football game. “Being able to play made my freshman year better because it was something that I otherwise would not have experienced,” said Garcia. He recommends that since the game is only once a year, to sign up to play or you will regret missing it.
In the advancing world of technology, video games have emerged into a new playing field. They have become a community for people to interact with one another, and are now ubiquitous. Whether it is playing as one’s favorite soccer team in Fifa 18 or combating ex-militants in order to save the world in Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, new content is created by the hour for people to enjoy. In order to advance and encourage gamers to take part in competitive gaming, Samueli Academy has established an eSports team.
“1...2...3... Lay down the hammer!” This was the chant used by the cross team before every race this season. Samueli Academy’s Firewolves rallied themselves only a few minutes before the race to put their mind on determination, in hopes of winning.
The Freshmen girls basketball players transition from playing on their Junior High basketball teams to playing for our High School team. What is that transition like? Ana Arriaza, a Freshman at Samueli Academy, who made Varsity states her opinion, “The new team, it’s better. I think that high school is more competitive. I like having a new and different coach. In Junior High, attending a small school, I had to see my coach all of the time because he was also my teacher.”
The opening game of the NBA season, Boston Celtics versus the Cleveland Cavaliers went forward with its share of controversy. Kyrie Irving, now a point guard for the Celtics was facing his former team, the Cavs after his notable request to be traded. In addition LeBron James, forward for the Cavaliers and former teammate has spoken out against Kyrie’s trade request. Along with the controversy, the opening game was not free of injury. Gordon Hayward, while attempting to catch a lob by Kyrie, fractured his ankle. The timing of the injury and the loss of Hayward on the court hurt the Celtics, resulting in the final score, 102 to 99 gave the Cavaliers the victory.
What comes to your mind when you hear the word October? Maybe Halloween,sweater weather, falling leaves? Ideally breast cancer awareness month also comes to mind. People wear pink to raise awareness, and commit to walking 39 miles in support of survivors and victims in Susan J Komen walks.
The grueling 162 game, 182 day season has come to a close. It’s postseason baseball, time for nail biting 9th inning at-bats, time for bat flips, Gatorade showers and ninth inning punch outs. Time for the best of the best to go head to head. It’s time for the World Series.
The crowd is screaming, fan are crying for joy. Excitement is roaring through the stadium, then one player takes a knee during our National Anthem. The crowds respond in confusion and a murmur spreads through the stadium. Like wildfire the tweets and images flood social media channels. And like wildfire, in subsequent sporting events, more players join in the silent kneeling protest during the playing of our National Anthem.
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