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Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Winter sports athletes anticipate outcome of the season

Winter sports athletes anticipate outcome of the season

Arjun Shah and Kenneth Soh, Lifestyle Editor and Reporter December 14, 2021

Boys soccer Junior Jude Harden is excited about the new members on the soccer team. “We got some new players: some sophomores, juniors and seniors,” he said. “We have a good core from last year, so I think we are going to have a good season.” Harden hopes to help take the team even...

After decades of fighting for equality in sports, women continue to face obstacles on the field

After decades of fighting for equality in sports, women continue to face obstacles on the field

Haley Pflasterer, News Editor May 25, 2021

In the late 1900s, female athletes fought for the opportunity to become athletes. Decades later, the fight has extended to advocating for equal treatment as athletes. The second wave of feminism, commonly known as the women’s liberation movement, took place in 1960s to the 1980s and brought...

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Boys soccer

Jessica Wang, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2020

The boys varsity soccer team kicked off their preseason with a first place victory at the Homestead Christmas Cup tournament. From there, they progressed seamlessly into the season, with an outstanding winning streak. “Right now, we are undefeated,” junior Joey Cianfichi said. “We only...

Girls Soccer

Girl’s Soccer

Katie Shih, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2020

Girls varsity soccer has had a solid season so far, winning most of their games. Coach Leo Barcellos is new to the team this year, having experience coach- ing for Los Altos’s junior varsity boys soccer. Barcellos is embracing the change of coaching a new team. “It’s different...

Sports Clubs offer students place to foster passions: 12th Man Club

Sports Clubs offer students place to foster passions: 12th Man Club

Annika Bereny, Lifestyle Editor October 4, 2019

New this year is the Twelfth Man club, a club fo- cusing on soccer and all things related. It meets in C-8 every Tuesday and promises students an experience where they can learn and enjoy the game of soccer. “This club is here to shed more light on soccer because I feel like in the US...

Athletes Share Insight into the Recruitment Process

Athletes Share Insight into the Recruitment Process

Nikki Suzani, Managing Editor October 4, 2019

As college application deadlines roll around, seniors at Gunn are frantically working on their essays, sending their transcripts out and doing everything they can to get into the school of their choice. For recruited athletes, however, they’ve been training for years to guarantee that spot...

Gamer Competes in International eSports Tournament

Gamer Competes in International eSports Tournament

Ryan Manesh, Sports Editor, Business Manager March 8, 2019

Junior Max Popov has the dream job of many: getting paid to play video games. Popov is a professional esports player and has traveled all over the world to compete in FIFA tournaments and compe- titions. FIFA is a soccer simulation video game developed by Electronic Arts (EA) Sports. The game...

Girls Soccer Preview

Girls Soccer Preview

amandalee828 December 8, 2017

Written by Amanda Lee Even though this year’s girls soccer team is comprised of relatively young players, coach Juan Mayora has high hopes for the season. “I do think we have the potential to at least go [to] the league championships, make Central Coast Section and go past the first round,”...

Season Preview: Boys Soccer

Season Preview: Boys Soccer

bridgettegong December 8, 2017

Bridgette Gong WC: 217   The new season of boys soccer could not have come to a better start: the team currently has a stand of 1-0 in preseason. Team captain junior Bob Hahn is eager to get back on the field after recovering from an injury, hoping to ensure a continuation of a winning trend....

Teachers share high school, college sports stories - Math teacher Daisy Renazco: soccer

Teachers share high school, college sports stories – Math teacher Daisy Renazco: soccer

danigee2010 March 3, 2017

Written by Danielle Gee Math teacher Daisy Renazco, who was 5 when she started playing soccer, had a different start to her soccer career than most girls. “Back then, they didn’t have girls’ teams so I played with the boys and was the only girl on a boys’ team,” she said. Renazco...

Soccer Fans Follow European Leagues, Describe Favorite Teams

jackmallery February 27, 2017

By: Jack Mallery In 2014, more than three billion people watched the World Cup in Brazil, and 34 million alone tuned in to the final when Germany played Argentina. Soccer is a multi billion dollar enterprise that spans the globe and draws people together from different backgrounds and countries. The...

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