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THETALONNEWSMAGAZINE VOLUME 10

In This Issue: *Fandoms *Coral Gables Gallery Nights *British Invasion

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February 2013


February 2013 JOHN A. FERGUSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

CONTENTS Features

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Coral Gables Gallery Nights New Year’s Resolutions Student in the Spotlight: Mayra Penaranda A Day in the Life of a Lunch Lady

Entertainment

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• On to Broadway • Celebrity game

Double Truck: Fandoms

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Opinions

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Our goal for this issue was to accurately represent the many fanbases in existence, focusing on the few biggest fandoms. In the features section, you’ll find coverage on the Coral Gables Gallery Nights, this issue’s student in the spotlight, and an exclusive report on the daily life of a Ferguson lunch lady. We’ve also reported on multiple broadway shows in Miami, and our opinions writers have commented on some of the most relevant topics affecting teenagers today: fangirls and the British. We sincerely hope that you enjoy this issue and that your holidays were enjoyable as we make our way into the 3rd nine weeks. --EMILY NIEVES PUBLISHER

The theme of this issue is the world of fandom and the fangirls and fanboys it brings. We’ve focused on a few of the Internet’s biggest fandoms: the BBC, gaming, comics & superheroes, One Direction, Star Wars, and a few honorable mentions that didn’t make the cut.

• Cons of fangirls • British invasion • Security guards’ golf carts

Sports

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Wrestling Boys’ Basketball Girls’ Soccer Boys’ Soccer

Talon Staff

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Publisher’s Note

PUBLISHER Emily Nieves

PUBLICATION EditorS Yaneli Montes Nicolas Zapata

BUSINESS MANAGER Kristal Frenero

staff writers

CONTENT MANAGERS Sara Chaves Vaughn Brito Justin Sanchez Cassandra Paredes

Vanessa Adrian Brianna Rawls Bianca Peiro Katia Fernandez

HEAD PHOTOGRAPHER Catherine Toruno

Alec Artidielo Matthew Diaz Amanda Gonzalez

Gabriela Ruiz Anabelle Petisco Lauren Mitchell Ivana Pino

Art Director Jessiette Tellez

The Talon is the official publication of John A. Ferguson Senior High and is an open forum for student expression. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views or official policies of the school or the adviser. Anyone wishing to express opinions, thoughts, or questions about this publication should direct letters to Room 1028 or e-mails to talon305@gmail.com

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February 2013

Gallery Nights MATTHEW DIAZ STAFF WRITER

“Stop going on Reddit before I sleep.” -Catherine Toruno “Stop obsessing over One Direction because it’s pathetic.” -Bianca Peiro

Stop saying ‘you go girl’ to myself. -NICOLAS ZAPATA

“Get across the monkey bars.” -Jessiette Tellez

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“Stop quoting The Notebook on dates.” -Nicolas Zapata

“Read the iTunes Terms and Conditions.” -Alec Artidiello

“Start going on dates.” -Nicolas Zapata

“Stop cursing?” -Anonymous

“Stop asking guys if they want to share a urinal.” -Nicolas Zapata

Stop licking the television screen during The Colbert Report. - Emily Nieves

“Stop giving fake names at Starbucks.” -Yaneli Montes “I want to become Shay Van Buren” -Kristal Frenero

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“Start getting to class on time.” -Anonymous

“Quit Fight Club.” -Brianna Nordelo

“Eat less pesto.” -Emily Nieves

“Be more positive.” -Amanda Gonzalez “Improve my grades.” -Lauren Mitchell

“Stop talking to my dog in hopes that she’ll reply.” -Anonymous

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“Get a part-time job.” -Ivana Pino

“Learn how to spell ‘decision’ without autocorrect.” -Sara Chavez

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“Stop being a freshman.” -Matthew Diaz

“Stop trying to summon Satan while my parents nag me.” -Emily Nieves

Attracting young talent is also a big focus. Those who http:// w w w. v i r giniamiller. com/ work there want to encourPhoto Credit: http://www.virginiamiller.com/ age people to make conTheatre Treat, Wine Walk, Pub nections and become artists. Virginia Miller Crawl and Dine-Around. believes that for many people, art Located in Ponce de Leon Bouleis more than a luxury but a neces- vard from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, sity. She believes that giving the the Coral Gables Gallery Night is people a way to express them- the perfect place for people to selves is an opportunity that ev- have a good time. It is, as Miller puts it, “an event where people eryone should have. On top of being an amazing at- can nourish their souls, be surtraction, it is also right next to prised by new media, be stimulatsome of the most fun places in ed to think in different ways, and Coral Gables. These include the to perhaps forget for a short time the stresses in their lives.”

FEATURES

New Year Resolutions

colors convey emotions.

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On the first Friday of every As well as a fantastic show for month, Coral Gables has an event audiences, Gallery Nights also that shows off amazing pieces of serves as a place where artists can meet one another and even exchange knowledge and ideas. “For the past 30 years, Gables Gallery Night has attracted a number of different audiences,” Virginia Miller, who organizes the event, said. It is almost a soPhoto Credit: http://www.virginiamiller.com/ cial hub for anyone who wants work for phenomenal artists from to be an artist or already is one around the world. From still life and is looking for fresh ideas or portraits to dazzling contempo- new friends. Every Friday, the galrary art, the Coral Gables Gallery lery night has a different themes. Night is a free event that ranges Themes may be things such as, across various galleries and gives the most recent theme, Color, artists a chance to show off their Form, Space. Others can be things work and be among other great such as IMPACT, where artists painting enthusiasts. were challenged with making


February 2013 HIGH SENIOR FERGUSON A.

A day in the life of a lunch lady BY ANABELLE PETISCO

on campus early in the morning in order to begin preparing breakAlthough several students may fast for 4,300 hungry teenagers not realize it, the life of a lunch that usually arrive between 6:45 lady is quite challenging due to and 7:15 am. It has been their numerous responsibilities in making sure that each and every said by numerstudent receives a proper meal in ous students that a time period of 30 short minutes. the lunch ladies However, that isn’t their only are inconsiderate job during school hours. Through- and do not really out the day while students are in care about indiclass, the Ferguson lunch ladies vidual students dash around preparing meals and throughout the However, making sure that every lunch line day. and cart is completely stocked that is a common misconception with enough food to feed 2,150 due to the fact that we as students do not get to see the stressful and students per lunch wave. Aside from having to prepare challenging tasks that occur bemeals for the lunch hour, the hind the lunch line windows. Taking into consideration the lunch ladies are required to arrive STAFF WRITER

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time at hand and the difficulty of the task, the lunch ladies try to allow every student to grab their lunch and do not have enough time to spare to spend on each in-

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Features

It’s a shame that it was removed from the menu. - Maribel Rodriguez

dividual during those peak times of the lunch rush. On the contrary, the lunch ladies actually strive for our upmost satisfaction and hope to meet the needs of everyone during those crazy lunch waves.

several lunch ladies were actually concerned in the beginning of the year when returning students were devastated in discovering that the popular lunch items such as Papa John’s Pizza, Domino’s Pizza, and Cici’s Pizza was removed from the menu. “The kids really enjoyed that pizza last year, it’s a shame that it was removed from the menu,” lunch lady Maribel Rodriguez said. Despite the common misconceptions of the lunch ladies’ attitudes towards students, they are all just kind women trying to get everyone’s stomach’s full in order to allow students to round up energy to survive the remaining hours of the school day.

Student in the Spotlight- Mayra Penaranda

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BY BRIANNA NORDELO STAFF WRITER

Senior Mayra Perandana, a.k.a the president of the photography club, has both an incredible love and talent in creative photos. This talent of hers began as mere curiosity in 8th grade, and soon developed (no pun intended) when she joined the photography club in 9th grade. “I got my camera in 9th grade, and that was also when I joined the photo club here” stated Mayra, who in just three years’ time has already earned the title of president. As both a senior and the president of the club, Mayra enjoys being able to see new people begin to also find a love for photography. “I think it’s nice seeing the freshmen and sophomores getting into photography” she said. “And now since I’m graduating, I’m glad to see new people be so interested in it and to see them get better at it too.” So it is safe to say that photography is Mayra’s passion. “I like being able to create things that are my own” she explains. She is now hoping to take her photography to the next level, as she plans to major in it, and will soon be applying to Tisch School of the Arts

in New York. “I’ve been putting my portfolio together, so we’ll see what happens!” she said. In these next few months, Mayra will be working on a digital and CD portfolio, as they are

needed in order to complete and leave the photography program. It is a lot of work, but once they are finished, Mayra will be one step closer to her dream of going to Tisch.

Photo credit: Mayra Perandanda

Tisch School of the Arts is one of the leading colleges in the study of performing and media arts. In Tisch, students are trained in the area that they are most interested in- but there is also some prior knowledge and training that the students must have. Thankfully, Mayra has studied and learned about photography all throughout high school, and is fully prepared to take on Tisch. “That’s where I would really like to go…it’s my dream school” Mayra said about Tisch. “It’s a lot of hard work, but I think I’m ready.” The work that she has done so far can speak for itself, and is a clear indication of just how ready she really is. Mayra continues to improve as she goes more in depth with photography, and as long as her love for photos keeps growing, her success in it will do the same. Mayra is truly gifted with the camera, and there is no doubt that she will continue to do well with it as she goes on to college. She has already left a mark as a great photographer in high school, and it won’t be long until her name is truly in the spotlight.


On to Broadway

BY VANESSA ADRIAN & BRIANNA RAWLS

Games Can you match the lips with their celebrity owner?

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B)

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E)

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F)

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Answer Key: A) Jennifer Lawrence B) Johnny Depp C)Lea Michele D) Zac Efron E) Ariana Grande F) Ryan Gosling

However, don’t think Miami Although better known for its Random Everglades Theater. “They emailed me and asked residents are not confined to bebeaches, Latin culture, and nightlife, Miami also offers an array of me to play the part, since I nev- ing just audience members. South Florida’s Broadway Mulive theater performances and er heard of the program it was a good opportunity to meet new sical Theater provides summer classes. One of the most popular the- people and get connections,” se- workshops including a Broadway triple threat summer intenaters in Miami is the Adrienne nior Joel Acosta said. sive workshop. Arsht Center for the This workshop Performing Arts. trains aspiring acThe Arsht Center tors, singers, and will be showing the dancers. play All New People, Musical thewritten by Zach Braff atre classes focus of the TV sitcom on scenes, songs, Scrubs. The play will and choreograrun from January phy from musi10th to the 27th. cals old and new. The month proceedThe classes teach ing, the famous muhow to bring sical Les Miserables characterization will be performed to a song and from February 26th c h o r e o g ra p hy, to March 3rd. how to define a Later on in March character, vocal to May, the theater techniques, and will be showing techniques taimore musicals such lored to the varias Priscilla Queen ous musical theof the Desert, Fela!, atre techniques and Memphis. and styles. Meanwhile, there Broadway is The Roxy PerformVoice is another ing Arts Center. They workshop that are currently showRansom Everglades Theater presents The Little Mermaid. teaches singing ing Disney plays, like techniques. ParTarzan from January 18th to J o n a - ticipants use songs from Broadthe 20th and February 1st to than played the role of Scuttle at way’s most famous musicals to the 2nd. learn the basics of proper vocal The Actor’s Play House is an- Miami Children’s Theater. “I heard about it from a friend technique in regards to breath other great place to enjoy a play. The Disney classic Cinderella will who performs there, I was en- support, vowel formation, and be performed there from January couraged to audition because I confidence building. really wanted the role of FlounThe Broadway Dance workshop 31st through March 21st. Last month, Ransom Ever- der but I was too old so I got Scut- helps students learn and enhance glades Theater and Miami Chil- tle instead,” senior Jonathan De la the techniques of ballet, jazz, tap, and choreography. dren’s Theater provided Disney’s Uz said. Sophomore Milton Mendez Acting and auditioning workThe Little Mermaid which had some of Ferguson’s students who also performed at Miami Chil- shops provide the participants are currently in the drama de- dren’s Theater as the character with similar skills as the drama partment. These students were Grimsby. Similar to Jonathan, Mil- classes; however it also includes Joel Acosta, Jonathan De la Uz, ton wanted the role of Flounder auditioning tips, improvisation skills, how to work on your stage Milton Mendez, and Paige Buade. too. “I originally wanted Flounder’s presence and techniques to get Some of them were fortunate enough to be asked to play the part but I was encouraged to au- more comfortable in from of the role without an audition. Joel dition because it was a different camera or audience. Acosta was one of them, who theater I never worked for,” he played the role of Prince Eric at said.

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ENTERTAINMENT MANAGERS

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Perhaps the biggest internet fandom is the lot composed of BBC fanboys and girls. Addicted to tumblr and understandably obsessed with other (American) shows like Supernatural, they are avid fanfiction writers. The three TV shows that capture Arguably one of the most iconic and influential franchises of all time, Star Wars has been a the most of their hearts are Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Merlin, although fans of the latter suffered when Merlin abruptly coming of age lesson for several generations. Being a member of this enormous fan base can wrapped up its final season in December. Both Doctor Who and Sherlock are written in part by Stephen Mofbe pretty stressful, especially when George Lucas kills off an awesome character in a ridiculous fat. Doctor Who is a science fiction TV series that has been airing since the 60s, while Sherlock takes a modern fashion or when he announces more prequels. With any franchise that has such a huge followapproach to the widely-known novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Merlin is loosely based on the ing, there is bound to be some interesting (and slightly disturbing) fanfiction. Surprisingly, the ple o legends of King Arthur and his knights, although major changes (read: a young wizard Merlin) are e s p most popular stories (with over 530 entries) are about the imagined relationship between Quihat on, A s apparent. As expected, each of the fandoms within the BBC lean heavily toward one t s Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi. one Pokem ble thi “ship” (a pairing between two characters, whether true to the show or not): for Doctor e h . T Halo, trou ore m Who, most fanfiction is written for a relationship between the Elevch ardc ow oo ect, u b t m ff enth Doctor and River Song; for Sherlock, it’s for Sherlock Holmes cen ass E how of a “h able h e r s t v a and John Watson; and for Merlin, fans overwhelmingly pull ne ario, M ised a nition belie gamer o g r n r fi for a relationship between nde uper M e surp the de . It ’s u erious rious.” u Merlin and Arthur. ave uty, S u’d b over mers t be s ot se es are h s o me ll of D And y attles r of ga to no tally n gam a a g s a o e . o o b ide s are C es on stant numb g them nd “t t vide dom a erv , oks iscus list go e con large aimin ish” a d tha g fan ear, p o b ic ly d d the ere ar ing a ns, cl “child erstan amin d app m n o o c s fa h d m ak eg ul an Like t com eed— ced. T overt tendo ppear to un p. Th it wo du itism Nin mos ’s Cr o a seem grou ut as o d r l n e n p t b e e t ve si s sas ry ha ell as s bera e Nint don’ electi olved, ns a s nc ust ev fan sw ind er,” a osoft ves, si son, fa t just itely ay. n l r rea ne, no s defi best w gam t Mic emse e s a mo like th or somveryo ole h in the F for e wh not s hap f as liest o n now dead k me o e s e h l r t a t y ex rr ans ns, to be f a e a L f h e The success in recent movies surrounding comic book t e s gh , thes ips” and on’ idered anc u h ti superheroes prompted a fandom to form, with more and more s o m d b c “ h s rry, he bro om tween n. Alt no en Dire re con a d L e people reading comics in any way that they can. The interesting thing n is so m to fa e be On rs, a is t n m i e onl h o h ti c o c t e i m d a d l n about the comic book fandom, however, is the war over which company f n fan m, wh hal roma uis To he fan n re ctio s. e i n e h r is “better,” the obvious tension over canon and noncanon pairings, and whoever is a true y o a a t b i l t i L f D ppi om ore th h is a nd rrass y o m is N . a d t a i h n r fan because they’ve either read the comics themselves or merely watched the movies. s c a fa M whi tyle emb amily. e majo fando Payne lik are S , This fandom in this regard is a risky ground to tread on, no matter who you are or how much you really n y n nso s Harr ” ofte to be f for th to the Liam yn Ma i l love the comics. You could be quizzed on the spot to test your actual knowledge on the plot and extery St ber ippers elves e OTP rding an and and Za nal stories as to “prove” your love for it. Maybe you’ll receive a lecture (or worse, a rant) about how your opinion m me ry sh hems gh th f acco l Hor son or theory is wrong just because you’re basing it off one universe rather than the most recent n l r “La sider t n thou ls itsel rs Nia Tomli . one. After finally gaining a larger range of fans, it’s only ironic how older fans are now screaming for ve at sai embe Louis other on c E “their” fandom back. th d m both each p i h s y, th ban the een ctualit ot wi w na ,n bet I ver e how , s ship

g n i m

Supernatural Twilight

True Blood

Downton Abbey

Justin Bieber

The Walking Dead

e l b a s r o n n o o i H ent M

Starkid

Teen Wolf

Doubletruck by: Kristal Frenero, Yaneli Montes, Emily Nieves, Bianca Peiro, and Nicolas Zapata

Comics & Superheroes

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Once Upon a Time

The Brain of a Fanatic

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February 2013

Perhaps the biggest internet fandom is the lot composed of BBC fanboys and girls. Addicted to tumblr and understandably obsessed with other (American) shows like Supernatural, they are avid fanfiction writers. The three TV shows that capture Arguably one of the most iconic and influential franchises of all time, Star Wars has been a the most of their hearts are Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Merlin, although fans of the latter suffered when Merlin abruptly coming of age lesson for several generations. Being a member of this enormous fan base can wrapped up its final season in December. Both Doctor Who and Sherlock are written in part by Stephen Mofbe pretty stressful, especially when George Lucas kills off an awesome character in a ridiculous fat. Doctor Who is a science fiction TV series that has been airing since the 60s, while Sherlock takes a modern fashion or when he announces more prequels. With any franchise that has such a huge followapproach to the widely-known novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Merlin is loosely based on the ing, there is bound to be some interesting (and slightly disturbing) fanfiction. Surprisingly, the ple o legends of King Arthur and his knights, although major changes (read: a young wizard Merlin) are e s p most popular stories (with over 530 entries) are about the imagined relationship between Quihat on, A s apparent. As expected, each of the fandoms within the BBC lean heavily toward one t s Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi. one Pokem ble thi “ship” (a pairing between two characters, whether true to the show or not): for Doctor e h . T Halo, trou ore m Who, most fanfiction is written for a relationship between the Elevch ardc ow oo ect, u b t m ff enth Doctor and River Song; for Sherlock, it’s for Sherlock Holmes cen ass E how of a “h able h e r s t v a and John Watson; and for Merlin, fans overwhelmingly pull ne ario, M ised a nition belie gamer o g r n r fi for a relationship between nde uper M e surp the de . It ’s u erious rious.” u Merlin and Arthur. ave uty, S u’d b over mers t be s ot se es are h s o me ll of D And y attles r of ga to no tally n gam a a g s a o e . o o b ide s are C es on stant numb g them nd “t t vide dom a erv , oks iscus list go e con large aimin ish” a d tha g fan ear, p o b ic ly d d the ere ar ing a ns, cl “child erstan amin d app m n o o c s fa h d m ak eg ul an Like t com eed— ced. T overt tendo ppear to un p. Th it wo du itism Nin mos ’s Cr o a seem grou ut as o d r l n e n p t b e e t ve si s sas ry ha ell as s bera e Nint don’ electi olved, ns a s nc ust ev fan sw ind er,” a osoft ves, si son, fa t just itely ay. n l r rea ne, no s defi best w gam t Mic emse e s a mo like th or somveryo ole h in the F for e wh not s hap f as liest o n now dead k me o e s e h l r t a t y ex rr ans ns, to be f a e a L f h e The success in recent movies surrounding comic book t e s gh , thes ips” and on’ idered anc u h ti superheroes prompted a fandom to form, with more and more s o m d b c “ h s rry, he bro om tween n. Alt no en Dire re con a d L e people reading comics in any way that they can. The interesting thing n is so m to fa e be On rs, a is t n m i e onl h o h ti c o c t e i m d a d l n about the comic book fandom, however, is the war over which company f n fan m, wh hal roma uis To he fan n re ctio s. e i n e h r is “better,” the obvious tension over canon and noncanon pairings, and whoever is a true y o a a t b i l t i L f D ppi om ore th h is a nd rrass y o m is N . a d t a i h n r fan because they’ve either read the comics themselves or merely watched the movies. s c a fa M whi tyle emb amily. e majo fando Payne lik are S , This fandom in this regard is a risky ground to tread on, no matter who you are or how much you really n y n nso s Harr ” ofte to be f for th to the Liam yn Ma i l love the comics. You could be quizzed on the spot to test your actual knowledge on the plot and extery St ber ippers elves e OTP rding an and and Za nal stories as to “prove” your love for it. Maybe you’ll receive a lecture (or worse, a rant) about how your opinion m me ry sh hems gh th f acco l Hor son or theory is wrong just because you’re basing it off one universe rather than the most recent n l r “La sider t n thou ls itsel rs Nia Tomli . one. After finally gaining a larger range of fans, it’s only ironic how older fans are now screaming for ve at sai embe Louis other on c E “their” fandom back. th d m both each p i h s y, th ban the een ctualit ot wi w na ,n bet I ver e how , s ship

g n i m

Supernatural Twilight

True Blood

Downton Abbey

Justin Bieber

The Walking Dead

e l b a s r o n n o o i H ent M

Starkid

Teen Wolf

Doubletruck by: Kristal Frenero, Yaneli Montes, Emily Nieves, Bianca Peiro, and Nicolas Zapata

Comics & Superheroes

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THE TALON 6

Once Upon a Time

The Brain of a Fanatic

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Fifty shades of fan crazy

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The purpose for a school to hire security is to make sure the students are safe, away from danger, and orderly. However, when a security does the ironic and puts a student in danger, things are clearly not how they should be. I was sitting on the floor and eating lunch with my friend when a golf cart unexpectedly hit me. The security escorted me to the office and all proper paperwork was done. Photo credit http://www.zenithdcbattery.com/inclusi/flag-inghilterra.gif An accident had clearly occurred, but it could have been easily avoided had the security paid BY KATIA FERNANDEZ more attention. Despite my minor OPINIONS MANAGER bruise, I was more than willing to Adele created a major stir with large effect in music right now are let it go considering how polite her soulful music and British The Wanted, Rita Ora, Marina & she was about the situation. charm a few years ago. Since then the Diamonds, and Ed Sheeran. She shouldn’t have assumed she there’s been a nonstop array of Ed Sheeran, though one of the would not hit me. Instead, the seEnglish chart toppers coming to newer additions to the U.S. music curity guard could have warned America. scene, has been making a name me and told me to move. For starters, the British X-Factor for himself in the industry. He will has discovered several talented be joining Taylor Swift on tour forth in the next few years. artists with wide appeal, includ- next spring. In even more recent times, peoing Cher Lloyd and boy band, One “I love Ed Sheeran because he’s ple have become obsessed with Direction. After winning fourth so different. He does not have to place, Lloyd released her first sin- sing about drugs or partying to British television as well as music. gle in the U.S. and sold over a mil- get attention,” junior Daimi Beira The most talked about shows belion copies. said. “He isn’t like other musi- ing: Sherlock, Doctor Who, and Misfits. The popularity these One Direction has not been shy cians around.” of success either. They have taken It seems like the last time we shows have been gaining has just over pop culture seemingly over- had this many UK artists topping continued to prove that people night with sold out tours, record- American charts was the British really do love the British. Television, fashion, and espebreaking album sales, and music Invasion, a phenomenon from awards. They’ve become quite the 1960’s that brought infamous cially music have all been heavthe competitor for American mu- bands like The Beatles and The ily influenced by the English. Just stick a Union Jack on something sicians, especially pop star Justin Rolling Stones to the U.S. Bieber. It has become clear that the and someone will buy it. The question still stands whethA large reason why girls have 2010s is the decade of a new Briter these invasions have been fubecome so obsessed with One Di- ish Invasion. rection is merely because they are Somehow I think that this is eled by a love of music or just an English. They all appear to fawn only the beginning of this current infatuation with the Brits. There’s no denying that these over the boys and their accents, trend. It appears to be the start of not their musical talent. Not that a new movement within our pop popular artists are musically I blame them. culture. I suspect there will be a gifted. Each one has contributed Some other UK artists having a lot more English artists coming their own unique aspect to the

The British are coming

music industry. I just can’t help but wonder if they would still have the same affect if they were from the states. Loving a musical group or artist just because they are from the UK doesn’t make any sense. Sure the accents are dreamy and their style is unique, but music is music. Imagine how much better society would be if people ignored the hype and just appreciated musicians for what they do best, not just the place they were born. Whether they are from a tiny town in Michigan or the wondrous city of London, England, talent deserves to be recognized; it just so happens that recently most of the talent has been coming from across the pond.

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online. Hunger Games, they’re there; Avengers, scary people and “bandwagoners”; Supernatural, a strange group but nonetheless there. Homestuck? Probably the scariest. Anime, bands, books, games—anything you can think of, it’s online, and they’re rabid. Ever heard of Jesus/Hitler fanfiction? Don’t worry, there are ways to find and then avoid fangirls. They’re not all that hard to spot. Keep in mind of their wide almost nightmarish grin when discussing how their “babies” were breathing in the same room on last night’s episode. Also if they go on terrible tangents on how one pairing is just no good at all is a dead giveaway. Don’t forget if they can write pages and pages and pages of “headcanon” information for an already developed character, probably changing his or her already set personality or even expanding upon it. The best way to get rid of them is to smile and nod frequently, as though you were paying attention. However, if they come back, I’m sure the new “fangirl repellant” will have already been released and the smell of their “NOTP” (their most hated pairing) will drive them away. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with liking something passionately. It’s entirely okay to be a fan, and love a franchise. Being a “fangirl” isn’t always a bad thing—there are exceptions. However, there are also the craziest ones of the bunch, waiting in the background while dreaming of supposedly “steamy” but questionable material with bloodlust in their eyes.

Even though it’s important for security to be careful while driving golf carts, students should also be alert and avoid them. It can be safe to say that security should watch their speeds and be attentive while they drive. “These security guards are supposed to make us feel safe but they make me feel like we’re in the streets of New York,” junior Francisco Castillo said. Anyone can admit that cell phones are distracting, but it can be extremely dangerous to let them distract you while maneuvering a golf cart in an overpopulated school filled with students, teachers and parents. It’s understandable that this job can be stressful and many securities are thankfully friendly to us students, but perhaps they should remember the purpose of their jobs.

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The internet has only helped expand “fangirlism.” With such things as fanfiction, fanart, roleplaying—you name it—a fangirl can do what they will with a franchise. All they need is their oh so “creative” imagination and “clear knowledge” of the basic plot and character personalities to get them going. Seems simple enough. But you’ve never seen the internet if that’s what you really think. One might say, “Oh but the internet is a fantastic tool to branch out and allow others to meet those who share popular interest.” Oh sure, completely and totally accurate. But the moment you read the wrong story or see the wrong picture of a show you’ve either never seen before or love to death, your world is suddenly changed forever. It doesn’t stop there. The fangirl rationale is enGeorge E. Crimarco, P.A. tirely questionable. With Attorneys-At-Law a rebuttal that could only defuse a ten year old’s argument between whether or not Tom Hiddleston or Benedict Cumberbatch is the more attractive British star, it’s not hard to see why these people are feared constantly across the net. The moment I see long tags of key smashes and explanations of the “feels” on Tumblr, I can very well “feel” the hairs on my neck stand as I Practice Limited to Immigration and reach for the x on my tab. These creatures are not to Nationality Law be underestimated. The reason I emphasis so 3349 N. University Drive, 1Ardenne Rd much on internet fangirls 250 Bird Road, Suite 320 Suite 5 Kingston 10 rather than the real life ones Coral Gables, FL 33146 Davie, FL 33024 Jamaica, W.I. is because they are all fanPhone: (305) 461-3077 Phone: (954) 392-5120 Phone: (876) 978-5473 Fax: (305) 461-4409 girls online. Any franchise Email: george@crimarcolawfirm.com you can consider, they’re

Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has become an intensely Heavy breathing, hands either popular show among teenagers covered in ink or are red from outside the UK. Though you might typing too much, and this horrific not spot them on the street so look in their eyes. No, I’m not de- easily, online is a completely difscribing an overworked person— ferent story. It was as though the I’m describing something much internet had become their haven scarier than that. so they could pour out all their I am describing a “fangirl.” “feels” about the show. “Fangirls” are defined as peoWant another example? How ple who obsess and drive them- about the “Bronies”? Goodness, selves insane over their desired they are something. You’d think fandom(s). The most popular ex- with a show like My Little Pony ample in the United States would that there’s no way that middle be Harry Potter fans (“Potter- aged men would become so enheads”) or the Twilight readers tranced with it. Then again, you (“Twihards”). However, in the probably haven’t heard of the murkiness and in the shadows Brony Convention that happened of any franchise you can possibly last fall. (Which if you ask me, think of, there are fangirls. good thing you haven’t and do us Take for instance, the “Sher- all a favor and don’t google it.) Belocks.” BBC’s Sherlock, a mod- lieve me when I say, yes, this is as ernized version of the Sherlock strange as it sounds.

BY CATHERINE TORUNO

JOHN A. FERGUSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

JOHN A. FERGUSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

BY KRISTAL FRENERO BUISNESS MANAGER

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Fifty shades of fan crazy

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The purpose for a school to hire security is to make sure the students are safe, away from danger, and orderly. However, when a security does the ironic and puts a student in danger, things are clearly not how they should be. I was sitting on the floor and eating lunch with my friend when a golf cart unexpectedly hit me. The security escorted me to the office and all proper paperwork was done. Photo credit http://www.zenithdcbattery.com/inclusi/flag-inghilterra.gif An accident had clearly occurred, but it could have been easily avoided had the security paid BY KATIA FERNANDEZ more attention. Despite my minor OPINIONS MANAGER bruise, I was more than willing to Adele created a major stir with large effect in music right now are let it go considering how polite her soulful music and British The Wanted, Rita Ora, Marina & she was about the situation. charm a few years ago. Since then the Diamonds, and Ed Sheeran. She shouldn’t have assumed she there’s been a nonstop array of Ed Sheeran, though one of the would not hit me. Instead, the seEnglish chart toppers coming to newer additions to the U.S. music curity guard could have warned America. scene, has been making a name me and told me to move. For starters, the British X-Factor for himself in the industry. He will has discovered several talented be joining Taylor Swift on tour forth in the next few years. artists with wide appeal, includ- next spring. In even more recent times, peoing Cher Lloyd and boy band, One “I love Ed Sheeran because he’s ple have become obsessed with Direction. After winning fourth so different. He does not have to place, Lloyd released her first sin- sing about drugs or partying to British television as well as music. gle in the U.S. and sold over a mil- get attention,” junior Daimi Beira The most talked about shows belion copies. said. “He isn’t like other musi- ing: Sherlock, Doctor Who, and Misfits. The popularity these One Direction has not been shy cians around.” of success either. They have taken It seems like the last time we shows have been gaining has just over pop culture seemingly over- had this many UK artists topping continued to prove that people night with sold out tours, record- American charts was the British really do love the British. Television, fashion, and espebreaking album sales, and music Invasion, a phenomenon from awards. They’ve become quite the 1960’s that brought infamous cially music have all been heavthe competitor for American mu- bands like The Beatles and The ily influenced by the English. Just stick a Union Jack on something sicians, especially pop star Justin Rolling Stones to the U.S. Bieber. It has become clear that the and someone will buy it. The question still stands whethA large reason why girls have 2010s is the decade of a new Briter these invasions have been fubecome so obsessed with One Di- ish Invasion. rection is merely because they are Somehow I think that this is eled by a love of music or just an English. They all appear to fawn only the beginning of this current infatuation with the Brits. There’s no denying that these over the boys and their accents, trend. It appears to be the start of not their musical talent. Not that a new movement within our pop popular artists are musically I blame them. culture. I suspect there will be a gifted. Each one has contributed Some other UK artists having a lot more English artists coming their own unique aspect to the

The British are coming

music industry. I just can’t help but wonder if they would still have the same affect if they were from the states. Loving a musical group or artist just because they are from the UK doesn’t make any sense. Sure the accents are dreamy and their style is unique, but music is music. Imagine how much better society would be if people ignored the hype and just appreciated musicians for what they do best, not just the place they were born. Whether they are from a tiny town in Michigan or the wondrous city of London, England, talent deserves to be recognized; it just so happens that recently most of the talent has been coming from across the pond.

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online. Hunger Games, they’re there; Avengers, scary people and “bandwagoners”; Supernatural, a strange group but nonetheless there. Homestuck? Probably the scariest. Anime, bands, books, games—anything you can think of, it’s online, and they’re rabid. Ever heard of Jesus/Hitler fanfiction? Don’t worry, there are ways to find and then avoid fangirls. They’re not all that hard to spot. Keep in mind of their wide almost nightmarish grin when discussing how their “babies” were breathing in the same room on last night’s episode. Also if they go on terrible tangents on how one pairing is just no good at all is a dead giveaway. Don’t forget if they can write pages and pages and pages of “headcanon” information for an already developed character, probably changing his or her already set personality or even expanding upon it. The best way to get rid of them is to smile and nod frequently, as though you were paying attention. However, if they come back, I’m sure the new “fangirl repellant” will have already been released and the smell of their “NOTP” (their most hated pairing) will drive them away. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with liking something passionately. It’s entirely okay to be a fan, and love a franchise. Being a “fangirl” isn’t always a bad thing—there are exceptions. However, there are also the craziest ones of the bunch, waiting in the background while dreaming of supposedly “steamy” but questionable material with bloodlust in their eyes.

Even though it’s important for security to be careful while driving golf carts, students should also be alert and avoid them. It can be safe to say that security should watch their speeds and be attentive while they drive. “These security guards are supposed to make us feel safe but they make me feel like we’re in the streets of New York,” junior Francisco Castillo said. Anyone can admit that cell phones are distracting, but it can be extremely dangerous to let them distract you while maneuvering a golf cart in an overpopulated school filled with students, teachers and parents. It’s understandable that this job can be stressful and many securities are thankfully friendly to us students, but perhaps they should remember the purpose of their jobs.

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The internet has only helped expand “fangirlism.” With such things as fanfiction, fanart, roleplaying—you name it—a fangirl can do what they will with a franchise. All they need is their oh so “creative” imagination and “clear knowledge” of the basic plot and character personalities to get them going. Seems simple enough. But you’ve never seen the internet if that’s what you really think. One might say, “Oh but the internet is a fantastic tool to branch out and allow others to meet those who share popular interest.” Oh sure, completely and totally accurate. But the moment you read the wrong story or see the wrong picture of a show you’ve either never seen before or love to death, your world is suddenly changed forever. It doesn’t stop there. The fangirl rationale is enGeorge E. Crimarco, P.A. tirely questionable. With Attorneys-At-Law a rebuttal that could only defuse a ten year old’s argument between whether or not Tom Hiddleston or Benedict Cumberbatch is the more attractive British star, it’s not hard to see why these people are feared constantly across the net. The moment I see long tags of key smashes and explanations of the “feels” on Tumblr, I can very well “feel” the hairs on my neck stand as I Practice Limited to Immigration and reach for the x on my tab. These creatures are not to Nationality Law be underestimated. The reason I emphasis so 3349 N. University Drive, 1Ardenne Rd much on internet fangirls 250 Bird Road, Suite 320 Suite 5 Kingston 10 rather than the real life ones Coral Gables, FL 33146 Davie, FL 33024 Jamaica, W.I. is because they are all fanPhone: (305) 461-3077 Phone: (954) 392-5120 Phone: (876) 978-5473 Fax: (305) 461-4409 girls online. Any franchise Email: george@crimarcolawfirm.com you can consider, they’re

Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has become an intensely Heavy breathing, hands either popular show among teenagers covered in ink or are red from outside the UK. Though you might typing too much, and this horrific not spot them on the street so look in their eyes. No, I’m not de- easily, online is a completely difscribing an overworked person— ferent story. It was as though the I’m describing something much internet had become their haven scarier than that. so they could pour out all their I am describing a “fangirl.” “feels” about the show. “Fangirls” are defined as peoWant another example? How ple who obsess and drive them- about the “Bronies”? Goodness, selves insane over their desired they are something. You’d think fandom(s). The most popular ex- with a show like My Little Pony ample in the United States would that there’s no way that middle be Harry Potter fans (“Potter- aged men would become so enheads”) or the Twilight readers tranced with it. Then again, you (“Twihards”). However, in the probably haven’t heard of the murkiness and in the shadows Brony Convention that happened of any franchise you can possibly last fall. (Which if you ask me, think of, there are fangirls. good thing you haven’t and do us Take for instance, the “Sher- all a favor and don’t google it.) Belocks.” BBC’s Sherlock, a mod- lieve me when I say, yes, this is as ernized version of the Sherlock strange as it sounds.

BY CATHERINE TORUNO

JOHN A. FERGUSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

JOHN A. FERGUSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

BY KRISTAL FRENERO BUISNESS MANAGER

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After a 0-2 record in the preseason, the soccer team has proved that they can play with their now 9-3-3 regular season record. The team had a rough start to their season losing both games in the pre-season. They suffered a 3-1 loss to Sunset on October 30th, and then a 1-0 loss to Varela on November 2nd. They had a huge turnaround against Braddock on November 5th. They had a 5-0 win which started the regular season off on a great note. The team played back to back games on November 7th and 8th. First they played Southridge and won 3-1. Then they played Coral Park and won 2-1. Just the next week they had to play back to back games again on November 13th and 14th. First they tied Southwest with a final score of 1-1. They then suffered

their first loss against American with a score of 2-3. They were able to settle their draw with Southwest on November 27th. The team was able to win with a final score of 1-0. The most important game that was played though was against the team’s rival Columbus on December 4th. It ended in a 1-0 loss though. The team has been lead by senior forward Michael Mejia who has scored 7 goals in total this season. Junior midfielder Adrian Davice has a total of 3 goals scored this season. Freshman goalie David Grajales has only been scored on 7 times. The team is ranked 3rd in the state and 20th overall in the nation by ESPN. The team has now moved into the districts bracket looking to move on to regionals.

Wrestling

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Jullian Hererra cradles his opponent trying to flip him onto his back to score a pin and win the match. Photo credit: Fox-Mar Photography.

wards the New Year to start rebuilding and aiming for the BY JUSTIN SANCHEZ playoffs. STAFF WRITER “This year’s team is more of The boys’ varsity basketball a rebuilding year. A lot of inteam began the season on a experienced players gaining exrough note, losing their season perience,” Coach Jose Andion opener against their district ri- said. The team still struggled to vals Braddock. Although it was the first game begin the New Year as they of the season, it was a close lost on January 8th against the game until Braddock went on a South Miami Cobras. The boys lost their hot streak second game to win against them the game, This year’s team is by a score of 65-52. more of a rebuilding 66-33. With T h ro u g h the loss of out the year Ferguson first nine alumni Migames of Coach Jose Andion chael Perez, the seathe team has son, the team went through a rough time with a record of 2-7. looked to rebuild. The boys bounced back and On December 18th the team had another chance to avenge defeated the Sunset Knights their loss in the season opener. on January 10th, by a score of The team entered the game 41-36. The team looks to win determined and ready for a some more games and finish win. The final score was 51-47 the season strong to achieve pulling ahead by only 4 points. their goal, heading to the playThe team’s success was accom- offs. The team ended the season plished by holding the Bulldogs to only nine points in the first against Ronald Reagan Senior quarter. The boys looked to- High on January 31st.

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Jonathan Schey takes giant strides to try and cut the distance between himself and the basket because ihe can only take two steps. Photo credit: Fox-Mar Photography.

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playoffs. The team really took a turn when Hernandez wrestled BY JUSTIN SANCHEZ a higher ranked wrestler and STAFF WRITER defeated him. With a record of 15 wins and “It really gave Luis and the only 5 losses, the wrestling team a lot of confidence and team has improved its perfor- respect,” Coach Owen said. mance from prior years. The boys this year look to Junior Luis Hernandez has compete into the playoffs and led the team this year, with a continue up until states. personal reT h i s cord of 24 year’s team wins and 5 The will to win has not losses. any is not as impor- broken Hernandez records is ranked 9th tant as the will to but Coach in the state Owen anprepare to win of Florida. ticipates Coach Monroe Owen “ T h i s there will year’s team is better than prior be one broken in states compeyears because I feel the wres- tition. tlers will go further into the “The will to win is not as implayoffs,” Coach Monroe Owen portant as the will to prepare said. “Last year’s team had to win,” Coach Owen said. more of a demanding schedThe boys look to end the ule.” season on a good note and adThe team is ending the sea- vance all the way through the son on a great win streak and playoffs. is confident heading into the

nique creates a buffer because if the defender sweeps her legs instead of the ball it is a foul. Photo credit: Catherine Toruno.

Boys’ Basketball

The team was not able to beat Columbus the second time but they were able to pull of a tie with a final score of 1-1. Photo credit: Jose Aguilar.

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BY VAUGHN BRITO

game that the team was able to win without giving the other team a single point. The only teams that have been able to beat them are Lourdes and Gulliver Prep. Lourdes has beaten them twice, the first time 2-0 on November 1st and the second time 3-0 on December 3rd. Gulliver Prep (which did not count for or against the team’s standing) beat them on November 11th with a final score of 2-1. The team has scored a total of 62 goals this season and has only been scored on 6 times. They are ranked second in the district with a district record of 12-2. On January 8th, the girls were crowned GMAC champions for the second year in a row when they defeated Goleman. Jasmine Suarez uses her body to get in between the defender and the ball. This tech-

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The girls’ soccer team has had a tremendous season so far with a 14-3-1 overall record. The team has beaten every single team in the district besides rival Lourdes. The team beat Varela on October 22nd with a final score of 4-1. Then they beat Braddock on November 5th with a final score of 8-0. The next district team they beat was Southwest with a final score of 2-0. The team has not played Sunset due to a cancellation of the game that was scheduled for October 25th. The second time they played against the teams in their district the result was no different. They beat Braddock with a score of 8-0. Then they played Coral Park and won with a score of 8-0. On December 20th the team played Southwest and won with a score of 7-0. This was the 11th

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JOHN A. FERGUSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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BY VAUGHN BRITO

FEBRUARY 2013

Sports Boys’ Soccer

Girls’ Soccer


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After a 0-2 record in the preseason, the soccer team has proved that they can play with their now 9-3-3 regular season record. The team had a rough start to their season losing both games in the pre-season. They suffered a 3-1 loss to Sunset on October 30th, and then a 1-0 loss to Varela on November 2nd. They had a huge turnaround against Braddock on November 5th. They had a 5-0 win which started the regular season off on a great note. The team played back to back games on November 7th and 8th. First they played Southridge and won 3-1. Then they played Coral Park and won 2-1. Just the next week they had to play back to back games again on November 13th and 14th. First they tied Southwest with a final score of 1-1. They then suffered

their first loss against American with a score of 2-3. They were able to settle their draw with Southwest on November 27th. The team was able to win with a final score of 1-0. The most important game that was played though was against the team’s rival Columbus on December 4th. It ended in a 1-0 loss though. The team has been lead by senior forward Michael Mejia who has scored 7 goals in total this season. Junior midfielder Adrian Davice has a total of 3 goals scored this season. Freshman goalie David Grajales has only been scored on 7 times. The team is ranked 3rd in the state and 20th overall in the nation by ESPN. The team has now moved into the districts bracket looking to move on to regionals.

Wrestling

‘‘

Jullian Hererra cradles his opponent trying to flip him onto his back to score a pin and win the match. Photo credit: Fox-Mar Photography.

wards the New Year to start rebuilding and aiming for the BY JUSTIN SANCHEZ playoffs. STAFF WRITER “This year’s team is more of The boys’ varsity basketball a rebuilding year. A lot of inteam began the season on a experienced players gaining exrough note, losing their season perience,” Coach Jose Andion opener against their district ri- said. The team still struggled to vals Braddock. Although it was the first game begin the New Year as they of the season, it was a close lost on January 8th against the game until Braddock went on a South Miami Cobras. The boys lost their hot streak second game to win against them the game, This year’s team is by a score of 65-52. more of a rebuilding 66-33. With T h ro u g h the loss of out the year Ferguson first nine alumni Migames of Coach Jose Andion chael Perez, the seathe team has son, the team went through a rough time with a record of 2-7. looked to rebuild. The boys bounced back and On December 18th the team had another chance to avenge defeated the Sunset Knights their loss in the season opener. on January 10th, by a score of The team entered the game 41-36. The team looks to win determined and ready for a some more games and finish win. The final score was 51-47 the season strong to achieve pulling ahead by only 4 points. their goal, heading to the playThe team’s success was accom- offs. The team ended the season plished by holding the Bulldogs to only nine points in the first against Ronald Reagan Senior quarter. The boys looked to- High on January 31st.

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Jonathan Schey takes giant strides to try and cut the distance between himself and the basket because ihe can only take two steps. Photo credit: Fox-Mar Photography.

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playoffs. The team really took a turn when Hernandez wrestled BY JUSTIN SANCHEZ a higher ranked wrestler and STAFF WRITER defeated him. With a record of 15 wins and “It really gave Luis and the only 5 losses, the wrestling team a lot of confidence and team has improved its perfor- respect,” Coach Owen said. mance from prior years. The boys this year look to Junior Luis Hernandez has compete into the playoffs and led the team this year, with a continue up until states. personal reT h i s cord of 24 year’s team wins and 5 The will to win has not losses. any is not as impor- broken Hernandez records is ranked 9th tant as the will to but Coach in the state Owen anprepare to win of Florida. ticipates Coach Monroe Owen “ T h i s there will year’s team is better than prior be one broken in states compeyears because I feel the wres- tition. tlers will go further into the “The will to win is not as implayoffs,” Coach Monroe Owen portant as the will to prepare said. “Last year’s team had to win,” Coach Owen said. more of a demanding schedThe boys look to end the ule.” season on a good note and adThe team is ending the sea- vance all the way through the son on a great win streak and playoffs. is confident heading into the

nique creates a buffer because if the defender sweeps her legs instead of the ball it is a foul. Photo credit: Catherine Toruno.

Boys’ Basketball

The team was not able to beat Columbus the second time but they were able to pull of a tie with a final score of 1-1. Photo credit: Jose Aguilar.

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BY VAUGHN BRITO

game that the team was able to win without giving the other team a single point. The only teams that have been able to beat them are Lourdes and Gulliver Prep. Lourdes has beaten them twice, the first time 2-0 on November 1st and the second time 3-0 on December 3rd. Gulliver Prep (which did not count for or against the team’s standing) beat them on November 11th with a final score of 2-1. The team has scored a total of 62 goals this season and has only been scored on 6 times. They are ranked second in the district with a district record of 12-2. On January 8th, the girls were crowned GMAC champions for the second year in a row when they defeated Goleman. Jasmine Suarez uses her body to get in between the defender and the ball. This tech-

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JOHN A. FERGUSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

The girls’ soccer team has had a tremendous season so far with a 14-3-1 overall record. The team has beaten every single team in the district besides rival Lourdes. The team beat Varela on October 22nd with a final score of 4-1. Then they beat Braddock on November 5th with a final score of 8-0. The next district team they beat was Southwest with a final score of 2-0. The team has not played Sunset due to a cancellation of the game that was scheduled for October 25th. The second time they played against the teams in their district the result was no different. They beat Braddock with a score of 8-0. Then they played Coral Park and won with a score of 8-0. On December 20th the team played Southwest and won with a score of 7-0. This was the 11th

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