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NFL patriotism: your tax dollars at work

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, More than Just a Game

The world of sports and politics have collided many times Whether it be through social media or on the playing field, professional athletes have used their platform to express their political and social ideals. Recently, players kneeling and locking arms during the national anthem is a common sight...

Gender equality evident in Dungeons and Dragons game

Giancarlo Lizzaraga, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Genuine Gian

In the medieval-fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons, players may find an environment that is more accepting of their sexuality and gender than in real life. “All of our new adventures contain LGBT characters,” D&D developer Jeremy Crawford said in a Kotaku article. “This is true of our...

Money, college — and fishing!

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under More than Just a Game, Sports

If you read the headline of this column, you probably are already interested: I imagine you either want to go to college, like to make money, or like the outdoors. So yes, it’s true; you can fish to go to college. Top colleges not only in California, but throughout the entire United States, now...

Fall ushers in new lineup of Broadway hits

Giancarlo Lizarraga, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Genuine Gian

For those desperate for something stimulating during their October break, California theaters will be ripe with captivating shows from Broadway and beyond. Following the premier of the musical sensation “Hamilton” in San Francisco earlier this year, many other returning and new musicals will be...

Forming deep bonds with teachers is a lesson never forgotten

Serra Raquel, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Serra's Side of the Story

I’ve had many great teachers throughout the years — teachers who I will most likely remember for the rest of my life. The most important quality I have found in my teachers is their ability to relate to the minds of their students. Although it’s assumed that this is an important trait that all...

Relive childhood bliss through movies and cartoons

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Serra's Side of the Story

Every time I’m sick I find myself drawn to channels like Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon, or films from Disney or Dreamworks; if I have a bad day, the best medicine has proven to be a long marathon of classic Disney films. Is this obsession with children’s movies a sign of immaturity? Some could...

Raider nation lives on

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, More than Just a Game, Sports

The Oakland Raiders have been one of the most iconic franchises in the history of American football, known for their dedicated and menacing fanbase and intimidating coliseum. Raider Nation had plans to move to Las Vegas, the casino capital, over the 2016 season and officially filed for relocation on...

Comedy Sportz battles with skits, stories, and games

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Serra's Side of the Story

Imagine being thrown up on stage to perform and entertain a crowd of people with no script, no rehearsal, and no preparation. For Bear Creek’s Comedy Sportz club, these are the components that make up a Friday night. So, what exactly is Comedy Sportz? Comedy Sportz is a world-recognized improv...

We need a real sports hero

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, More than Just a Game, Sports

The 49ers have garnered an unusual amount of attention this season — but it’s not because of their dismal record. During the team’s preseason same against Houston, quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem — a move that prompted many other athletes to protest racial discrimination,...

Think you’re getting the real news? Think again

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Serra's Side of the Story

Millions of people base their judgments on the information provided by news broadcastings. Many assume that it’s always safe to rely on these broadcasts for accurate updates in current world events. However, many news station are now transforming into entertainment based broadcasts, rather than...

Youth football leagues must stop tackle play

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under More than Just a Game, Sports

If you’ve played a contact sport — whether it be football, wrestling or hockey — you know one thing: getting injured hurts, but being embarrassed hurts unimaginably worse. No athlete wants to be called out for being a “crybaby” or “weak”: instead athletes thrive on being the toughest person...

Serra’s Side of the Story: Same sex relationships break sexual norms on TV

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

September 16, 2016


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Serra's Side of the Story

Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network are two of the top networks for children’s television programs. Recently, these networks have been making advances towards having queer representation in their cartoons. “The Legend of Korra” was a popular spin-off from the Nickelodeon show “Avatar: The Last...

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