By: PEYTON SMITH
The Lady Miners rivaled against the Hanford Bullpups on Wednesday the eleventh. The Lady Miners went into the game confidently and have no doubt that they could execute exactly what needed to be done. As soon as the game began, the girls put away multiple goals and begin to create a lead. By halftime, the Lady Miners were up 7-0., completely shutting out the Hanford Bullpups. The Lady Miners maintained their lead throughout the entire game and won the game with a score of 11-1. The Lady Miners executed their defense beautifully and ran their offense and put away their shots. The Lady Miners had a great game.
By DEVIN PRADO
They kept coming, an endless hoard of them. Ghouls, ghosts, zombies, all the horrid creatures to walk the face of this earth. A never ending stream of them. What could I do? They were all coming at me, to my front door. I watched their approach in silent horror from my side window, frantically, desperately trying to think of a solution to my seemingly disastrous problem. In a quick haste, I grabbed a lamp, ripping the socket from the plug with no care to the damage it would do to my wall. I approached the door slowly and carefully. Peering out the door I got my first good look at them, the same horrible monsters I saw out my window, only now they seemed smaller almost childlike. I took a deep breath in before flinging open my door, my lamp poised to attack the terrible creatures.
“Trick or treat!”, they screamed. In that instant whatever reverie had consumed my conscious was broken. What was I doing? I almost attacked a group of kids, mere trick or treaters with a lamp of all things. It was then I noticed the children were still standing there, staring at me expectantly.
“Sorry I’m all out of candy, must have forgot to turn off my lights sorry, again.”
I closed the door and returned to my couch, thinking maybe I should get some sleep, but the Halloween marathons were always appealing. I ended up falling asleep on my couch only to wake up the next morning with no recollection of my strange reverie from the night before, nothing but a vague recollection of breaking my wall socket. Other than that, it was just one strange dream for one average night.
By SAUL MENDEZ
There was one question that was going around in regards to president Trumps Puerto Rico agenda, and that question has been answered. In the middle of “Hurricane relief efforts” Trump is set to meet with the mayor of San Juan Carmen Yulin Cruz. “I will use this opportunity to reiterate the primary message: this is about saving lives, not about politics,” Cruz said in a statement.
Cruz, who has criticized the Trump administration on several occasions in regards for the pace of relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria, announced that she will be attending a short briefing with the president. Cruz has previously called on the president to speed up the delivery of food, water, medicine and fuel to the storm destroyed island. She also argued against a statement from Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, who said the U.S. government’s response is a “good news story” due to the success of its relief efforts. ¨Damn it this is not a news story” Cruz told reporters last Friday.
By BRIANNA SMITH
Officer Floyd East Jr. lost his life after the arrest of Hollis A. Daniel, a 19 year old student, who was busted for drugs at Texas Tech University.
East, 48, had worked at the university for almost three years. Police said he was married with two children.
Campus police searched Daniel’s dorm, where they found what they called “drug paraphernalia.” Soon after the cops’ arrival, Daniels returned to the room, was arrested and taken back to the campus police station.
As he was being processed he “pulled his gun”, and shot Officer East in the head. Many police documents that were filed noted that Hollis was not handcuffed when left in the briefing room.
Police had found the officer with his body cam missing. Daniels had fled on foot and was later found near the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. He was charged with capital murder of a police officer.
The school has held a memorial service in memory of East, and also launched a fund to support his family.
By JENESSA SANCHEZ
On October 7th, two teenage girls were arrested in Visalia after crashing a stolen vehicle and fleeing from the scene.
Visalia Police spotted a stolen vehicle near Houston Avenue and Burke Street where they tried to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused to pull over. Police continued on a short chase with the stolen vehicle before the chase was called off due to high traffic and pedestrians in the area.
Officers continued to patrol Visalia, while keeping their eyes out for the vehicle. Shortly after the chase officers found the car in a field near McAuliff Street. As the officer was approaching the scene at least three teenagers in the vehicle fled on foot. The officer was able to detain two females, but could not locate the male. The females were booked into Tulare County Juvenile Detention Facility where they were booked on suspicion of auto theft, evading police, possession of stolen property and resisting arrest.
By CURTIS ROBERT
Cannabidiol is the helmet within the brain, and is the the way to save our athletes from the worst brain injuries, like CTE. This rising problem in physical sports where concussions are the risk of the game. This substance Cannabidiol (CBD) is known to be a neuroprotectant, meaning when ingested it can protect the brain from injury/trauma when taking a blow to the head. CBD is found in hemp, but has no signs of psychological disorientation, like a high that weed delivers. I have been playing football 7 years, and as I have grown older, big hits are on every play. Concussions are just another part of the game, but helmets can only do so much. There are researchers that are on the brink developing this breakthrough because CBD can eventually save our athletes from brain injury, and in extreme cases, death or suicide when CTE is severe. That being said, just wearing a helmet isn’t cutting it anymore. CBD could protect our youth’s brains all the way to the NFL.
By ESTEBAN BARCENAS
American Horror Story has been giving an outstanding production of horror stories throughout its six seasons airing so far. All of the seasons of this show have been unique in their own time period and all contain their own style of horror. This season is set in the present day 2016 – 2017, right after the Presidential Elections, where Donald Trump has just been chosen. Returning actor from the previous season, Sarah Paulson, is playing the role of a married mother in her lesbian relationship. This season is definitely hitting on the current strength of the LGBT community in 2017’s America. Not only does this season do a great job placing current day subjects into their show, they also pick some pretty relatable phobias that surprisingly a lot of people have. The use of the phobia triggers in the show are very effective in the fact of making you feel like you’re going to hurl. I have a lot of confidence in the season to come, so far it is looking pretty outstanding and is doing a nice job of projecting America after the election.
By MARCUS GARCIA
On October 3rd, the Houston Rockets took on the Oklahoma City Thunder in a debut preseason matchup. With the Thunders new additions in the starting line up, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony played a great game. Both put up double digit numbers in points, and with Westbrook sitting the game out, they were able to fully showcase their skills.
On the other side, the Rockets got to see their new backcourt duo in James Harden and Chris Paul. Chris Paul looked at home in his debut with the Rockets, making great passes and scoring 11 points. James Harden had a great game like normal, scoring with ease on any defender.
Both teams played a great game, but the Rockets walked away with the win. In a final score of 104-97, the Rockets were a better shooting team, with more assist, and had more fast break points. The Thunder played their style of basketball, out rebounding and playing great defense. In a night without Westbrook, this matchup is nothing what the regular season will live up to be, and both teams have a great season ahead of them.
By: PEYTON SMITH
The Lady Miners went up against the Blazers on Tuesday the 3rd. The Lady Miners still did not have all of their teammates and were a little uneasy because the Golden West Blazers are a huge rival and the girls of course want to beat the Blazers. As the first quarter begins the Lady Miners put away four goals and take the lead. The girls made great offensive plays and had control over the entire game and could take the win. The Lady Miners and the Blazers were close in score the entire game but our girls maintained the lead throughout the entire game. The final score was 12-7. The Lady Miners maintained their offensive game throughout and played great defense.
By MICHELLE SEE
The beach is what I call my second home because it makes me feel like I’m free as a bird. I miss the place I call home. The beach is exactly where I need to be right now because it’s the smell of the sea I miss. As I run to the water, with music playing, I feel free as I could ever feel. I miss the sand between my toes and I miss the the sound of waves. When the sun sets, the waves and the the wind gets stronger. I’m thinking and feeling like I’m in a movie looking for love on the beach. When it was summer time, every day was a trip to the beach. I would be the happiest girl in the summer because I got so used to being at the beach. Now I’m not at all happy because my parents are busy working and we barely have time to go the beach. Sadly, I’m waiting patiently till the day comes so I can be the happy girl on the beach. When the sun sets on the beach, it is the most beautiful place to take pictures and just make you think.