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Check out the football article on Page 8.

Hail to The Red and Blue Orignal name of the SJM newspaper is revived

Blue staff members “were journalists, trying to see what made the school tick.” Although The Red and Blue remained as the SJM newspaper for several decades, student interest in the class began to weaken and by the 1990s, after years of sprinkled disappearances, The Red and Blue was no more. In 2006 the newspa-

per was reintroduced as a permanent class with adviser and later vice principal, Patrick Geil, leading the campaign. His staff decided to rename the paper The Pride, including the school mascot and the ‘pride’ of the SJM community. “Red and blue are the school’s colors, so that fits very well,” former Journalism adviser and current freshman class counselor, Dennis Dupertis said, regarding the name change. Although the newspaper will be once again known as The Red and Blue, staff members are committed to making a newspaper that is entirely their own. Upon suggestion of students, staff and the SJM community, articles this year will cover a range of students from the star athlete and valedictorian to the “normal kid.” “I think it’s really improved in the last several years, so I am excited to see what’s coming out,” Dupertis said.

ers voted yes. Faculty member Bruce Garabedian believes it should be legalized because it is a cash crop. The same poll was sent to seniors, because some of them will be voting. There were different results compared to the faculty. Of seniors, 60% believe the drug should be legalized. “Yes, it should be legalized because of the tax revenue that can be gained,” Nick Dybas

said. Only 30% of the seniors responded that it should not be legalized. “I don’t believe in it because marijuana is infact a gateway drug,” Nick Trahan said. The diversity in the polls show that the proposition appeals more to the youth but can still go either way come Election Day. Garabedian said this proposition will, “probably bring out younger people to vote.”

victoria vidales

Editor-in-Chief The keys of a typewriter move at a fast pace. Clickity-clack, clickity-clack zip. Clickity-clack, clickity-clack zip. Fingers dance from key to key, quickening as the minutes tick by in an old classroom. The student finally punches in four final words: The Red and Blue… Over the years San Joaquin Memorial High School’s student newspaper would grow into an award-winning achievement. Due to lack of funding and student interest The Red and Blue was forced into retirement several times. Almost 10 years ago SJM regained a permanent student run newspaper, renamed The Pride. However, at the start of this school year, Journalism students decided to reintroduce a new generation to The Red and Blue, hoping to honor alumni and tradition.

Former staff editoning newspaper .

“The Red and Blue has been synonymous with the newspaper at SJM. It is a tradition,” former writer for The Red and Blue, Henry Gutierrez said. The Red and Blue was founded in the early 1950s, with a purpose to express student’s opinions and professionalism. According to Gutierrez, The Red and

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Getting high on legal marijuana Californians to vote on Proposition 64 Tony fagundes

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The presidential election is picking up heat this year. One of the political issues in California people will be voting for is the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana, Proposition 64. If approved, it will also establish 15% sales tax on the crop.

In a poll here at SJM on the teacher’s choice on Proposition 64, 77% of them voted against it. “I don’t think it is a substance that is okay to put in your body at free will,” English teacher Chet Frantzich said. “I think the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes may end up creating more problems than we already have,” science teacher David Duncan said. The other 23% of teach-

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News

2 Renovations rock in the school year

The Red and Blue

september 23, 2016

Multiple donors pay for much needed classroom renovations Kerri Weisert Web Master Recent renovations to Memorial were completed at the end of this summer that began in the summer of 2015. The school was able to fund these renovations from donations that were given during a fundraiser last spring and, in particular, there was one large donation that allowed SJM to remodel extensively. Inspiration for these rooms were not solely thought out by head

of school, Jim Monreal, or contractors. It was a thought process which involved heavy collaboration between them, as well as the maintenance crew and a few other professional designers. “[This] design was inspired by stretching our dollars to create a positive learning environment,” Head of School Jimmy Monreal said. Also included in many renovation decisions

made was John Hodges, head of maintenance crew. Being in charge of the maintenance department meant knowing what would be going on throughout the summer and how to keep the work moving smoothly. Monreal is happy that the renovations came along like they did and is “pleased and humbled by the coordinated efforts that brought the project to completion.”

Pombo pumps up Ag.

SJM welcomes a new zoology, botany teacher and future FFA asviser Chase fitzgerald StaffWriter Amanda Pombo has joined the SJM teaching staff this year to teach the Botany Animal Science class, filling a new slot in our course offerings. Pombo has come to Memorial from Taft High School in Bakersfield. She is also an advisor if the Future Farmers of America (FFA), a new club at SJM, and studied agriculture at Fresno State. “I grew up raising animals, that led to animal science and when you learn about animal science, you learn about plants. Learning these two together made me interested in teaching botany,” Pombo said. Pombo’s involvement in the FFA is a very big step for SJM as she

Staff Box: Editor-in-Chief of Content: Victoria Vidales Editor-in-Chief of Design: Francesco Giordano Primavera News Editor: Mia Gambero Opinion Editor: Edward Medina & Elliott Nerenberg Out of Uniform Editor: Brandon Kendall Sports Editor: Max Coyle Web Masters: Rachel Giardullo Kerri Weisert Designers: Sadie Gleason Patrick Lewis Tony Fagundes Staff Writers: Penelope Estrabao Farncesca Favagrossa Chase Fitzgerald Sara Garcia Conner Markarian Kendall McKinney Alexandra Tomaino Artist: Melanie Abercrombie

Ms. Pombo instructs one of her classes.

starts up the agriculture department at SJM. “I applied for this job because I love to teach. It’s what I do,” Pombo said. Pombo Has fallen in love with botany, animal

Photo by Chase Fitzgerald

science and animals as a whole. This has inspired her to adopt a couple dogs of her own. “I currently have 2 dogs that are super cute,” Pombo said.


The Red and Blue

OPINION

september 23, 2016

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Devil’s Lettuce or Angel’s Broccoli

Voters decide whether to legalize marijuana. The time has come for California to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Proposition 64 legalizes the use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. According to the California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office report, marijuana sales made legal under the proposition would eventually bring in $1 billion annually. This ample amount of money could be used for funding anything from education, to law enforcement agencies, to drug addiction rehabilitation. People will continue using marijuana whether it is legal or not, just as people did with alcohol during the Prohibition era. This proposition would take that money given to shady dealers and turn it into tax revenue, thus weakening cartels and the underground drug business. It makes no sense that the state should leave a substance that is so profitable and less dangerous than tobacco and alcohol illegal. Real time marijuana control came when it was classified as a Schedule 1 drug under the federal government during the 1970s by the Nixon administration. It was an elaborate scheme to harm minority communities. This

was admitted by John Ehrlichman, an advisor to President Nixon, when he stated, “We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities.” The harsh and swift categorization of the drug hampered any substantive medical research on marijuana and caused many misconceptions for the American public. Passing this proposition would stop the unjust imprisonment of many of America’s youth due to non-violent drug offenses, especially those in the minority community. It also frees up resources that law enforcement could use to fight more serious and violent crimes. The United States is a country built on individual liberty. The founding fathers and colonists did not want a king telling them what to do. They sought out a limited government that does not burden its people. It is not the government’s place to tell tax-paying citizens what they should put into their bodies, especially when that substance has proved to be relatively harmless to the body and has proven medicinal uses. In the spirit of the founding fathers, Californians should vote “yes” on Proposition 64.

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edward medina Opinion Editor

PATRICK LEWIS Designer California citizens should not pass Proposition 64 in November Medical marijuana has numerous advantages and has made many people’s lives more tolerant by easing their pain. Yet recreational marijuana comes with far more side effects that can have major negative effects on people’s lives. According to Fox31 out of Denver, since its legalization in Colorado in early 2014, there have been an increase in numerous violent crimes, including armed robbery and even murder. According to the New York Times, just hours after a man consumed edible marijuana in Colorado, he began to shout that the world was going to end and proceeded to hold his wife and kids at gunpoint. After holding them at gunpoint, he murdered his wife. The family blames the marijuana that he had access to because of the recent legalization. Proposition 64 does prohibit anyone under 21 from purchasing and consuming marijuana products, yet there is already a law dealing with alcohol that creates the same prohibition and it has not stopped anybody under the age of 21 from drinking. As marijuana has

run rampant throughout high schools and has become mainstream, the argument is that the California Department of Public Health would be able to regulate it and marijuana would be safer. That is false and it is widely known that marijuana is a gateway drug to harder more intense drugs. Since many people already use marijuana in the Fresno area, making it legal will only widen the basis that use it. As drinking only leads to more drinking, using marijuana leads to using harder drugs as you can not get the same high that you used to. Accoring to drugabuse.gov and the NIDA, or National Istitute of Drug Abuse, adolecents exposure canibis and THC decreases the reactivity of the brain’s dopamine reward system. Dopamine is released in the brain as a reward system to allow people to be productive and happy. Since exposure to THC as an adolescent decreases an individual’s dopamine levels, it is harder for that person to be naturally happy and, thus, they use more marijuana and eventually harder drugs. The legalization of marijuana has increased the rate of violent crime, has caused many people to lose their lives and has caused numerous people to turn to harder drugs in order to receive the same high they could once get on marijuana.

Movie Review Sara garcia StaffWriter

Score: 8/10 An assassin, a former psychologist, a thief from Australia, an LA gang member who has the powers to summon fire, a man who turned into a crocodile and an archeologist possessed by a 3000-year-old sorceress all, strangely, have one thing in common: they are all part of a super-team called the Suicide Squad. The twist? Instead of killing or stealing, the group must save the world. Suicide Squad is a fanta-

sy-crime film that follows U.S. intelligence officer, Amanda Waller, in her quest to assemble a team of super villains to battle an all-powerful “metahuman.” She gathers the deadliest bad guys into an emergency super-team of sorts. With the fate of the world being left up to villains such as Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, El Diablo and others, they must learn to work together to avoid impending doom while also being mindful of whatever the Joker, another villain who is not apart of the Squad, has in store. One of the major strengths of Suicide Squad is the exceptional cast with the

likes of Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Will Smith. Robbie, who is the first woman to portray the character of Harley Quinn in a live action movie, steals the show with not only her crazy stunts, that Robbie performed all by herself, but with her ability to gain the audience’s interest and love for a character whose actions are, at times, even crazier than the Joker himself. However, the film does have some flaws. The film, directed by David Ayer, happens to be full of color and unique angles to keep the audience engaged but, at times, the editing seems to be a bit gaudy.

The editing makes the film appear to be one that was quickly thrown together last minute as shown in the false starts and randomly placed flashbacks that make the film’s plot hard to follow. Fortunately, the plot finally comes together, somewhat, about an hour into the film. Despite its small flaws, Suicide Squad breathes new life into the struggling movie universe of DC Comics. It provides the right amount of excitement, comedy and heart to take the audience on an adventure inside the comic universe.

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Opinion

4 Freshman Advice: A Must Read for Noobs

The Red and Blue

september 23, 2016

Max Coyle Sports Editor The first day of freshman year. You put on the infamous red, white, and blue uniform, put on the the colorful socks you’ve been waiting to wear since elementary school, and pack your cool new backpack with all your supplies to make sure you’re prepared for whatever this new school throws at you.

You meet all the new people, get to know your new teachers, and get accustomed to the traditions of Memorial. However, as much as you may want it to be, high school isn’t like in the movies where people break out into song and dance during lunch, and throw their homework in the air. The teachers are more strict, the work is harder, and even just the thought of finals

is terrifying. It’s important that you learn as much as you can and get the best grades possible for college. So don’t procrastinate, study hard and don’t give up because college is closer than you may think. But don’t think that your only goal in these four years is to get to college. These years can be some of the best years of your life, so make sure to live them up. Be involved, go to sports

games, join a club, make new friends and just do anything you can to create memories at Memorial. Here is some advice from your fellow upperclassmen classmates: “Be best friends with your teachers.” - Elizabeth Santoyo “Spend as much time as you can with Mr. Frantzich.” - Ryan Murray “Be involved, show school spirit, and be friends

with Mr. Padilla.” - Caroline Fisher “Be confident and don’t compare yourself to other people.” - Jonah Geron “Don’t procrastinate!” Emma Schuh “Have fun during your first year at Memorial, because it gets a lot harder.” - Holden Beecher

Schedule Switcheroo Sadie Gleason Designer Memorial’s scheduling committee solved one problem by creating another. This year’s schedule is much more predictable than it has been in previous years, but its rigidity is creating problems for student athletes, and even non-athlete students are displeased with it. “It’s really dificult

to be a student athlete who takes a lot of AP classes,” senior cross country runner Molly Campbell said. “I feel like [the administration] didn’t take into consideration what it’s like to miss a hard class every week and how that will affect my grade and AP test score.” Student athletes like Campbell face the predicament of falling very behind in one particular class instead of being able to spread absences out among other classes and catch up more

easily. They already sacrifice a lot to play their sport, and administration should not make it even more difficult for them by imposing such an inconvenient schedule. “If the schedule rotated like last year it would be easier for me to stay on top of all my work,” Campbell said. Many non-student athletes are unsatisfied with the current schedule as well. “I would prefer the schedule to switch between blue and red days and get rid of white days entirely,”

sophomore Anna Velez said. That was what the schedule used to be until white days were incorporated once a week last year. It had provided a reasonably predictable schedule while also ensuring athletes did not miss the same classes every game day. Now students cannot help but wonder why administration continually ignores their critiques and makes the schedule progressively worse.

Staff Editorial The Red and Blue staff prides itself on creating a student-produced, award-winning and entertaining publication for students, staff, alumni, and community to enjoy. As a printed publication of a Catholic School, The Red and Blue maintains rights under California State Law and the proposed Diocesan Publica-

tion Policy. Public school students are guaranteed First Amendment Rights established by the United States Constitution. As a Catholic school publication The Red and Blue staff follows the Code of Canon Law, reformed by Pope John Paul II in 1983, and Christian Brothers ideology.

Staff members of The Red and Blue are restricted from publishing articles, captions and/or pictures violating Catholic teachings, policies and practices. With the exception of the Staff Editorial the views expressed in articles reflect those of the writer and/or individuals quoted. The views do not represent those of all stu-

dents and staff at SJM. The Staff Editorial is a monthly column, written to express the views of the entire staff of The Red and Blue, where students democratically agree on a subject to be addressed in the article. A monthly column, it is the only article in the publication to express the opinion of every member on staff. With

“I just don’t understand why they tried to fix something that wasn’t broken,” senior Bella Prieto said. The ideal schedule would be similar to the 2014-2015 schedule, switching between red and blue days only. To eliminate the confusion staff was so worried about, they should have just gotten rid of flip days.

each editorial the staff vows to address every subject with professionalism and the values established by the Catholic Church and SJM. The Red and Blue staff is prepared to begin the 2016-2017 school year with a staff of 20 students and nine issues planned.


The Red and Blue

OUT OF UNIFORM

september 23, 2016

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Visual and Performing Arts Fall play changes the game

What’s

Mia Gambero News Editor As students are settling into this school year, the fall play, “You Can’t Take it With You,” is already in production. The play is a romantic comedy detailing the family of Alice Sycamore meeting her new fiancé, Tony Kirby. Though some people see the Sycamores as “odd,” Tony believes they are a perfect family compared to his own parents, Miriam and Anthony Kirby, who are very rich and “proper.” The Sycamore’s don’t believe that money is as important as the Kirby’s do. The differences between the families makes Alice question if their engagement will be successful. Senior Sarah Gonzalez, has had a role in Panther Playhouse productions since her sophomore year and now plays the role of Penny Sycamore, Alice’s mother. She said she’s, “excited to start the new year off with the play” saying that her character is a “fun and quirky mom.”

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Actors rehearse for fall play “You Can’t Take it With You”.

She also said that “this play is different” and “it’s more family-based” compared to other plays that have been put on. “[The play] gives you insight into a typical but not typical American family,” director of the play and drama teacher, Dana Hamilton said. She also added that each character is distinct with powerful personalities, which makes it difficult to say who the main character or characters are. Hamilton chose this play through a process of researching older productions to compare what SJM has put on in the past, determining

what will be “appreciated” by the student body and checking male to female character ratios, since not a lot of male students participate or are unable to participate. To pick the cast for this production, Hamilton looked for students that have some stage experience and can listen to direction. “It’s important for a student to be malleable to become the character,” Hamilton said. The students have been working for weeks to prepare for the play which will be coming to SJM October 14.

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OUT OF UNIFORM

The Red and Blue

september 23, 2016

SJM student makes his mark on the film industry

SJM student Blake McGuinness’s film will be nationally recognized at a high school film festival. Elliott Nerenberg

Out of Uniform Editor Blake McGuinness, a senior, has always had a burning passion for making movies. Inspired by many famous filmmakers, it is his dream to have one of his movies screened in front of a live audience. Soon, his dream will become reality. One of his movies, I’ll Be Seeing You, has been selected to be presented during the All-American High School Film Festival, which will take place on Oct. 7-9 in Times Square, New York City. “I was definitely surprised,” McGuinness said when asked about be-

ing accepted to participate in the festival. According to McGuinness, over 2,000 submissions are reviewed for the festival, but only a handful are selected to be screened. He says that dramas like his own movie are somewhat common, but something about I’ll Be Seeing You sets it apart from the rest. “It’s not a typical film noir when you watch it,” McGuinness said. “It’s about revenge, religion, and love.” In the movie, the protagonist, played by Chris Alam, senior, struggles to get over the death of his girlfriend, played by Sasha Tomaino, senior, and must overcome

various obstacles in order to find closure and one day be reunited with his love in Heaven. “If you want to be a filmmaker, you’ve got to have that big passion,” McGuinness said when asked about pursuing a career in filmmaking. “I honestly don’t see myself doing anything besides that.” More recently, McGuinness has been working on a comedy film, Two Roads, which he said will be finished in a few weeks. You can view any of his movie trailers by looking him up on YouTube. He specifically requested to not have his channel name shared.

“We felt like the uniSchool stresses dress forms were being neglected it was something that code modifications and we hold dear to our hearts as

Administration focuses on enforcing dress code. Penelope Estrabao

StaffWriter With the new school year comes a new student parent handbook.

alumni to bring back those traditions,” head of campus security, Ryan Padilla said. The new administration Some new rules include decided to make changes to Dennis or Dickies bottoms the dress code which they only, shorts which can only found fit. The uniforms be three inches above the were one of the most conknee, boot cut pants and troversial subjects brought lanyards. up with this new handbook. “There’s not much

Christopher Alam poses for a movie poster.

Blake McGuinness, film producer, sits proudly outside the media center.

change except we are enforcing previous rules. You need to be tucked in and wear a lanyard. I think having a uniform helps the student body look equal,” Assistant to the Vice Principal, Colby Hunter said. These new uniform policies are now being strictly enforced, and consequences can result in anything from a detention to a Saturday school.

“I think the uniform change is part of a culture change we are trying to have at the school, not just about how you dress, but also about how you act,” science department chair, Jackie Ragsdale said.

Cartoon by Melanie Abercrombie


The Red and Blue

SPORTS

september 23, 2016

Sprinting to the finish line

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Cross Country prepares for their season

conner markarian StaffWriter

The return to school marks the return of the cross country season for runners. Members of the team have been training over summer in preparation for the upcoming season, which is already in full swing. “We started training in the beginning of July at Woodward Park three times a week,” Senior Carson Chapman said. The team spent hours during the days running and training in order

Coach Danks-Ferguson leads team in strecthing before practice

to stay in shape and maximize their performance. “Each day we’d try to just go out further than the last

day,” Chapman said. Coach Michael Danks-Ferguson focused on distance and endurance

early on in the season, and as the season progressed, he focused the team on faster times from the individuals. He believes that in order to maximize the team’s ability, they have to be able to not only run long distances, but to do so in a quick time. “We are a very talented and very young team,” Danks-Ferguson said referencing the amount of underclassmen that are taking over the team. He has high hopes for his team this year, and after their finish last year in 8th place in their division, he strives for an even better season out of his runners. Sophomore Mar-

ianne Gleason is one of the only girl runners on the team. Danks-Ferguson commented that the team needs more female runners, and hopes that, after this season, more girls decide to come out for cross country next year. Gleason and Senior Molly Campbell are the female runners to be aware of this season, and after Gleason’s finish last season, Danks-Ferguson expects more out of her.

Connected on the course

Family members on the girls’ golf team both contest and instruct each other melanie abercrombie StaffWriter The girls’ golf team this year is not just connected as a team, but as a literal family, with both sister and cousin duos playing this year. Senior Isabel Altero, a member of the team for four years, gives advice to her sister Esmeralda Altero, a sophomore who also has played every season. “If she’s struggling with something, I’ll help her, or if I’m struggling, she’ll help me,” Isabel Altero said. Esmeralda noted that she receives a lot of

help from Isabel thanks to her greater experience. Esmeralda knows that her putting is a challenge, so Isabel helps especially in improving that. As teammates, they cooperate. Cousins Meredith McDougal, a freshman, and Briana Kemble, a sophomore, are more prone to competition, however. “Obviously, we’re, like, competing,” Kemble said, referencing how team rankings set up golf matches, because the top six Memorial players face off against the top six of their opponent. McDougal and Kemble still work together, though. “She helps me, and I appreciate that,” Kemble noted.

Top row left to right: Brianna Kemble Kendall McKinney Bottom row: Jamie Manock Francesca Wood Meredith McDougal Isabel Altero Photo by Melanie Abercrombie

So while there is some competitiveness between the two, it helps them improve each other. There

is no harm to their bond on or off the course. “We compete against each other, we push each other, but

we’re still, like, super close,” McDougal said


Sports

8 Girls water polo makes a splash

The Red and Blue september 23, 2016

The girls water polo team explains their expectations for the season Brandon kendall Out of Uniform Editor It’s that time of the year again: the girls’ water polo team is practicing every day getting ready for their upcoming games. The season is just getting started and the players are enthusiastic and ready to play. “I’m expecting a lot of fun this year,” coach Kelsey Klatt said, “We have good competition in our league so we are excited to start playing.”

The water polo team this year has multiple incoming freshmen, many of whom have never played before. Coach Klatt wants to bridge the gap between these newcomers and the more experienced upperclassmen by having them train sideby-side and work as a team. This year a lot of pressure is put on the seniors of the team as they are expected to take what coach Klatt says outside the pool and make sure it runs smoothly in the water. “As a four-year member of the water polo team, it is a

Coaches Kelsey and Deamber talk to team before match Photo by Brandon Kendall

really good experience to teach and lead these new

players,” captain Francesca Favagrossa said. Favagrossa, one of the four

seniors on the lineup, has been given the opportunity to take on a leading role on the team. With her help and the help of the other returning members, the new players are having an easy time being integrated into the water polo squad. Everyone is ready to play, and they are ready to have fun doing it. Freshman Grace Baker said it best, “I’m excited for many wins, to improve my game and to have a lot of fun!”

Boutte kicks butt

Amanda Boutte is the first girl in the SJM football program Rachel giardullo Web Master Sophomore kicker, Amanda Boutte catches many eyes as the only girl on the junior varsity football team. This is her first year on the team and she’s already become the main kicker. “She’s good at her position and fits right in,” sophomore Eric Hirata said.

Boutte did not have plans to join the football team until playing with her dad and brother one day. “When they had me try, I made every ball I kicked,” Boutte said. Boutte’s presence on the team has brought changes for not only her, but her fellow teammates. Because there is now a girl on the team, there is a different dynamic amongst all the boys. “We’re not allowed to say certain things and we

have to be more respectful to each other and Amanda, but we still have a great time” Hirata said. Boutte defies gender norms as the first girl on any SJM football team. Her courage stands out among those who doubt that she can help with the success of the team. “We’re happy to have her as part of the program” varsity player, Max Coyle said.

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