Varsity Boys Basketball El D vs. Lemoore

By: Chris Nava-Romero

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Our boys went to Lemoore trying to get their first win in league. They haven’t been playing their A game and are 0-3 so far in league and 12-6 so far for the season. The Tigers, being 2-1 in league, were not scared of our boys coming to get buckets and not letting El D score for the first couple mins of the game.


But, the Miners wake up and take over from there. It would get a little better and the Tigers would trail by like 3 at the end of the first quarter and at the end of the first half they were trailing by 6. The third quarter was the Miner’s best quarter of the night stopping the Tigers from getting what they wanted. The Miners, in the third, had an 18 point lead. In the fourth the Tigers just got tired and would turnover the ball not knowing what to do. The Miners got their first win in league ending the game winning 51-40.  


The Key players for this game was Seth Hall, Trenton Mitchell, and Kaleb Daglesh. Seth Hall, a point guard/shooting guard, came in hot hitting deep threes like always. Then there was Trenton and Kaleb, the Miners tallest players, who got big inside the paint and getting rebounds not letting anyone bully them.

We The Kings 10


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As of this year, the American Rock band We The Kings, celebrates the 10-year anniversary of their self-titled debut album We The Kings, which was released in 2007. To celebrate the hit debut album’s 10th year anniversary, the band announced a special tour called “WTK 10”. The tour was first announced on social media  in December of 2016 to the fans who love the album. As soon as the announcement was released to the public, fans rushed to get their tickets.


There is also an option to purchase a VIP ticket to meet the band and take a photo with them as well. VIP also comes with 1 limited edition tour print, 1 exclusive We The Kings beanie, 1 holographic laminate and 1 custom printed lanyard. Back in August of 2016, I had the chance to meet the whole band at the Vans Warped Tour in Mountain View, California. The band is very sweet to their fans and are always so happy to give their fans the best experience they could possibly have.
The band will be playing their entire album We The Kings at every show on the tour, as well as some other songs off of their other albums. They will also be playing some of their hit songs, such as “Check Yes Juliet”, “Secret Valentine” and “Skyway Avenue” at each show. The tour will go on in February and March throughout the U.S., and will continue on in the U.K.

Democratic Inauguration Boycott


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At least sixty Democratic members of the House of Representatives have made it clear of their decision to miss the inauguration ceremonies on Friday, most widely recognized, Georgia Representative John Lewis. Lewis said last week that he did not consider Trump a “legitimate” president.


“I think he just grandstanded, John Lewis, and then he got caught in a very bad lie, so let’s see what happens,” said Trump, in referring to Lewis’ claim that the Trump inauguration would be the first one that he has ever missed, but Trump brought up the fact that he had previously boycotted George W. Bush’s 2001 inauguration. Lewis’ office committee later claimed they had forgotten the incident, as it was sixteen years ago.


Trump said, “You don’t forget something like that”. Later Trump added that he’d be willing to sit down with Lewis, but said, “We’re off to a bad start.” As for other Democratic lawmakers not attending, Trump said, “that’s OK, because we need seats so badly, I hope they give me their tickets.”


The now President of the United States also touched on his use of social media, most favored, Twitter, which he confirms he will continue using as president. “Look, I don’t like tweeting. I have other things I could be doing,” Trump told Fox News insiders. “But I get very dishonest media, very dishonest press, and it’s my only way that I can get out and correct” he adds. One third of the House of Representatives are set to boycott the inauguration, most for which reasons they said they do not feel it is morally right to attend the ceremony.

Biggest Snub in All-Star History?


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This years NBA All-Star game features a lot of the same faces and a few new faces. Among the familiar faces from the Western Conference are Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, and James Harden. From the Eastern Conference, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, DeMar Derozan, and Jimmy Butler. The Eastern Conference has two players making their first All-Star appearance. Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo are emerging as young stars in the NBA with their tremendous skill level.
Russell Westbrook is returning to the All-Star game for his fifth appearance. Despite putting up historic numbers midway through the season, he did not earn a starting spot in the Western Conference. He is the only person who has averaged a triple-double since Oscar Robertson did so in the 1961-62 NBA season. Westbrook is averaging 30.6 points per game, 10.4 assists per game, and 10.6 rebounds per game. As the player who has the best numbers in the league, it is no question he deserves to be a starter. Because of the NBA allowing the fans to participate, Stephen Curry and James Harden had more fan votes than Russell Westbrook which knocked Westbrook out of the starting lineup. Current and former NBA players are in shock that Westbrook is not a starter along with a huge wave of fans. But hey, there’s always next year.

Deshaun Watson, Best QB Available


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Deshaun Watson is coming out of Clemson looking like the best quarterback available in this years draft. Watson is a dual-threat QB, can run extremely fast and has the arm talent that most scouts look for in a QB. He has experience, the stats, he knows how to win, and he has a championship pedigree.


Coming off a season where he threw for 41 touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns. He threw for 4,593 yards passing and ran for 629 yards. Watson’s stat line has been impressive enough to get scouts to look at him more; showing off his arm talent and his leg talent.


Watson, in his last two years at Clemson, has only lost two games. One of those being the 2016 National Championship Game against Alabama. Watson and Clemson were one play away in 2016 from winning back-to-back titles. Watson could end up winning the title this year, making him look even better.
Clemson QB Deshaun Watson is easily the most qualified player in this draft and is the top QB prospect this year.

Green Bay Takes the Win

By: Marcus Garcia

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In last weekend’s match up, the Green Bay Packers took the Dallas Cowboys on. In a close game at the end, Mason Crosby hit the game winning field goal for Green Bay. The final score was 34-31 and it was a nail biting fourth quarter. It was a show of the two quarterbacks and Aaron Rodgers took the title


Aaron Rodgers and Dak Prescott went head to head last weekend, and Rodgers walked away with the win. Both quarterbacks played a great game, both throwing one interception. Prescott threw three touchdowns and Rodgers walked away with 2. In what was a thrilling game, the rookie pair could not top one of the best to ever step onto the field.
The Packers have moved on to the NFC Championship game where they take on the Atlanta Falcons; winner goes to the Superbowl.

Lady Miners top the Huskies in WYL Match Up


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The El Diamante Lady Miners took on the Hanford West Huskies on January 17, 2017. The Lady Miners were down 18-7 after the first quarter. Things were not looking good in the first half as the Lady Miners were losing to the Huskies 20-10.


Then, the Lady Miners came out the second half looking like an entirely different team, outscoring the Huskies 25-8. They shut down the Huskies completely, not allowing a single score in the fourth quarter. The final score was 47-28 in favor of the Miners.
With this win, the Lady Miners improve to an (11-9) overall record and a WYL record of (3-2). The Huskies now have a (6-16) overall record and a WYL record of (0-5). 

El Diamante vs. Hanford West Varsity Boys Basketball


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On Tuesday, January 17th, the El Diamante Varsity Boys Basketball Team took on Hanford West in the El Diamante gym. Both teams battled for about an hour and a half, with a roaring crowd and screeching sneakers.


Both teams were tied and fought, point-for-point, leaving the game with high intensity at half time. Whenever the boys returned for their second half, they both came back with fire on the court for 2 more quarters. In the fourth quarter, the crowds roar grew immensely as the aggression grew also.


Although Hanford West fought hard, El Diamante Miners took home the win. The boys claimed their victory and took home a win with a score of 56-50. Be sure to catch the Miners battle Hanford West again on February 10th.

Elane Geller; A Holocaust Survivor


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This past week, I was given the honor of hearing and talking to an incredible woman named Elane Geller who, as a small child, lived through four years in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.


Her story begins on the day the Nazis invaded her small Polish town. Her father tried to send her off to live with a Christian family; however, others who tried to do the same were killed. Her father took a chance and brought Elane with him to the town square where the Nazis were rounding them up. When they reached the town square, the horrible massacre began. Elane lost her mother, siblings, grandparents, and uncles. Then the remaining townspeople were sent to the camps. Elane was brought to a camp and thankfully her aunt was brought to the same one. Every day was a struggle because her aunt would go to work, and Elane would sit in the barracks praying she would come home. She did not have a job, so she would wander around and steal and eat anything she could find. Along with starving every day, she was bitten regularly by dogs which has made her terrified of animals to this day. The most horrifying thing was that she believed seeing dead bodies and hearing gun shots every day was normal.


Liberation came four years later when Elane was eight years old. Her camp was liberated by the British and they dropped candy on the ground. She had no idea what candy was at that point, so she was pretty confused when people started eating it off the ground. Luckily, she found most of her family members due to them putting ads in the newspapers. She was brought to the U.S. on the first ship back, and that is where she met her first colored man who gave her her very first orange. She now has an extreme sense of nationalism and pride for her country. She believes her survival was an accident and completely random.
Elane has been sharing her story for about twenty years and she wants to make sure high school students understand how powerful they are when they speak up against hate and question others about their actions.

2018 Mustang

2018 Mustang


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On January 18, 2017, Ford released the new specs for the 2018 Mustang. The new Mustang is going to have a V8 engine with a ten-speed automatic transmission. With all that power they have also added a twelve-inch, customizable steering wheel. The body is improved with LED headlights and a new exhaust. There is going to be an option to change the exhaust to the GT Mustang model.


There will be two models to choose from. One model will just be the GT Mustang with the same exhaust and engine. The other model will be a convertible Mustang with a little more fancy interior than just the stock GT Mustang.


Both of the Mustangs will have a leaner design in order to have a “meaner” look and refined aerodynamics. All things considered, this Mustang will be a big improvement from the 2017 Mustang and have more power than the V6 engine that is in the 2017 Mustang.