Neymar: The Record Breaking Transfer

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PSG purchased arguably the 3rd best player in the world for a record breaking $261 million dollars. It has completely shocked the world of football, as before this transfer window the record for a player was only just over a $100 million when Ronaldo, arguably the best player in the world, was sold for just $94 million dollars back in 2009. In under ten years, teams pockets have grown a lot deeper.


Just last year in 2016, when Paul Pogba went to Manchester United for a $106 million, there was a lot of questioning and concern on if was even close to worth to that amount of money.


Super team FC Barcelona fought and fought for Neymar to stay, but he wanted to leave Messi’s shadow. Neymar knew he would never live up to his full potential if he did not leave Barcelona.


Now that Neymar shattered the transfer record, players such as 19 year old Mbappe just got sold for $180 million. The world of football has changed drastically and will never be the same.

Et tu, Kyrie?


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Mr. Irving has backstabbed the King and left Believeland for Boston. The Kyrie Irving trade has finally gone through. The Boston Celtics received Kyrie Irving for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, the 2018 Brooklyn Pick, and a 2020 second round pick. Thomas has chosen to play with younger talent such as Jaylen Brown and Jason Tatum. LeBron can not really get angry at Kyrie for leaving because for years he has been championing players for taking their destiny into their own hands and playing where the player sees fit. Similar to “The Decision” that LeBron partook in 2011 when he took his talents to South Beach. Kyrie left simply for the reason that he does not want to deal with all of the drama that comes with playing with the second best player in the league such as what is going to partake in the 2018 offseason. Some of the blame can be put on LeBron for Kyrie’s departure because since the beginning of the summer there have been rumors circling around LeBron going to the Lakers in 2018 after his contract is up and he has not denied any of them. Rather, he has escalated them by going to Lonzo Ball’s first summer league game wearing purple. Just a simple, “I’m staying in Cleveland” tweet would suffice.


Once LeBron leaves his home again to play with his friends in Los Angeles the Celtics will be the favorites to come out of the East. With a core of Hayward, Horford, and Irving they are expected to dominate the weak east teams, but in June there will be a juggernaut in Oakland waiting for them.

The Lady Miners

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The Lady Miners took the win against Sunnyside High School, 19 to 2. The Lady Miners started off strong in the very beginning and maintained the intensity throughout the entire game. During the first quarter, Hailey Caine puts away the first two goals in the first couple of minutes and the shots just keep going in. After the first half, the Lady Miners are ahead by a mile. The Lady Miners had great offensive plays and worked on their defensive plays. The Lady Miners continuously rotated in players, giving the girls a lot of playing time and giving the opportunity to work on multiple plays. The Lady Miners did an amazing job at their game against Sunnyside High School

The Miners Take A Win On the Road



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The Miners took on the Monache Marauders on Friday, September 8th in a non league match-up. The Miners started the game strong with a 99 yard touchdown pass from Parker Boswell to Curtis Hupka. The Miners controlled the game throughout, never losing the lead.


The Miners took a 30-13 win and are looking to improve and play off of that. The Miners now have a fire and drive to win after finally getting one. The Miners will play the Dinuba Emperors this Friday, September 18th  in the Miners homecoming game. This is the last non-league game for the Miners for the rest of the season. The Miners are excited to play off of their kickstart win.

My Rose

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A rose emerging from a thorny host.

The sweetest part of a rigid cactus.

In soil seared by the scorching sun, you

blossom delicately, bright and beautiful.

Standing out as a single rose, I come to you.

The vigilance in your mind kept your heart from mine.

After some observation, I spot acceptance and permission

Allowing me to bring you home, you finally get to see my heart for who I truly am. Despite being guarded with thorns,

I have grasped the glowing soul I’ve been craving,

for what seems as a lifetime. It is you. And only you that provides immense bliss upon my soul on this burning earth.

Humans are Weird


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“George, what was the hiking injury you survived, again?”

I look up from my packaged cereal. “Broken leg? And an insertion on my back.” My eyes wander down to it again, but now I can’t help but overhear the conversation.

“Yes, that’s correct. While rock climbing, George fell accidentally down the 17 goad hill. Approximate to a human’s 38 foot hill.” R’deel tells the other two of his kind. They stare at him.

“What do you mean? 17 goad? Any one of our R’Oraag would have been enfeebled by 10 goad.”

“Precisely! During the incident, he didn’t die or go into shock. He is healed now only 2 earth months later.” The other R’Oraag drop their moist, untoothed jaws open in awe, and then migrate their gazes towards me. I smile as least awkward as I can.

“Are you one of the strongest of the humans?” R’sakas asks me.

“Not really,” I shrug.

“Modesty is non becoming, surely you must be of the strongest.” The other R’Oraag scoffs.

“I mean, thanks? But really I’m pretty average. Maybe below. Anyone could have survived that fall.” I tell them, scratching my head. “But, there was this one time where Emily, one of my friends back on earth, she was riding a bike down a steep road and fell while going like 30 miles an hour and she cracked a rib or two and scraped up the whole left side of her body. She had bandages for like a month.”

“So she died after a month, I am sorry.” R’deel says consolingly. My eyebrows lift.

“Um… No? She’s fine.” I take a bite of the cereal. “She just had some narley scars, until she covered them with wicked tattoos.”

“Tattoos? As in the color you inject into your skin?” He gasps.

“Yee, she’s got like two tribal ones, one with all of earths continent’s in watercolor, and one pineapple.”

“…Not only,” R’sakas heaves, “did she survive the accident, she healed in only one month and she willingly stabbed herself billions of times on her healed injuries in order to make it look cool?

“Pretty much, yeah.” I grin. They stare, horrid, until they just sigh.

“Humans are weird.”

Keep It Original


by Sharon Adamson

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Everyone in this place we call Earth wants to find who they are, live their own life, and be their own individual. To accomplish this is an extremely hard task because, let’s face it, we are living in a world that is constantly pushing you to be something you’re not. Establishing your own individuality is realizing that no one is you and that is your power. Every human being nowadays is focused on their differences or flaws and thinking how horrible it is to be so different and not fit in, but in reality being different is what makes you who you are as a person. Could you imagine if someone took that away from you? Could you imagine what life would be like if everyone was exactly the same? People would then be fighting and dreaming to be different. People are so invested in fitting in with everyone that being original seems hard, but originality is such a beautiful thing. Love yourself, no matter how different you feel because being unique is the key to life! Keep It Original

Eat, Sleep, Breathe Dance



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Dance has a very special place and meaning in my heart. There isn’t a day where I am not dancing! Dancing is my passion and it makes me very calm, and it takes my mind off of things. I can always express my feelings through the dance movements, and it feels good to dance it out. No matter if I am very happy or very sad; I will dance no matter what. I have been in dance since freshman year, and I wished that my parents had put me in dance class when I was little. I think dance makes me who I am today because there’s no place I’d rather be than a dance studio. Dancing makes me happier, and it makes me less stressed. Everyday, every morning, or every night, I would dance before anything else. Dance is good for health, because it helps you be fit, muscular strength, and it helps you get good and stronger bones. I also think dancing will help the weight loss since you would be sweating from the dancing you have done. Workout and stretch before you dance, so you don’t pull a muscle of some sort.



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Black swans fly in the breeze

White swans take in the breeze

Black swans hunt for food

White swans don’t move

Black swans don’t speak up

White swans do the speaking

Black swans feed the children

White swans feed and passes

Black swans sing for freedom

White swans sing for glory

Black swans braid their feathers

White swans don’t bother

For Black swans want to speak

But White swans shut their beaks.

Dark Places


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It seems you have wandered back into my mind, back into this terrible place. Now, why on earth would you do that? Not that it matters, we aren’t on earth anymore no, we are somewhere far darker, far bigger. Since you are here why don’t you dig up all those feelings I had for you? Maybe you will find me buried somewhere along with them.