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Last Minute Gifts

Are you in the same boat as many other people right now and still don’t have gifts for the holiday season? The good thing is that there is this great thing called Amazon Prime which can ship any gift in two days. Below are some last minute gift ideas that we all need.

    For the Star Wars Lovers in your life, anything related to Baby Yoda, or “Grogu” as some call him, would be a Great gift. Baby Yoda is the cutest thing in 2020. You would have to be crazy to not like Baby Yoda. Recently Baby Yoda toys have been flying off the shelves at stores like Fred Myer.  On Amazon, there are Baby Yoda t-shirts, action figures, mugs and, my personal favorite, the plush toy.  This item is 40 dollars on Amazon.

Baby Yoda Plush Toy on Amazon

For the Chefs in your life, get them something to help them cook in 2021. This present will even help out because you might get some better food out of it. However you can get spatchulas, knives, or an air fryer, but my favorite gift is the Bicycle Pizza Cutter. The Bicycle Pizza Cutter can help anyone have more fun in the kitchen.  This item is 15 dollars on Amazon.

Pizza Cutter on Amazon

For the music and podcast listeners, get them something to help them jam out in 2021. There are many different headphone options on Amazon, but I think the best gift is the classic AirPods from Apple.  To keep the AirPods Safe, you can get a fun looking case. This item is around 200 dollars on Amazon.

Apple AirPods on Amazon

For the gamers in your life, gift them something to make their gaming experience more enjoyable.  On Amazon, there are gifts like blue-light glasses and different headsets, but I think the best gift for the gamer is a new gaming keyboard and mouse. This item is 40 dollars on Amazon.

Gaming Keyboard On Amazon

 

For the sports fans in your life, get them something to help cheer on their team. On Amazon, you can buy any type of merchandise you can think of, but I think the perfect one is a face mask so they can support their team while staying safe. This item is 12 dollars on Amazon. 

Oregon Ducks Face Mask.

 

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Why is Among Us so Popular?

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Among Us is a 3-year old mobile and computer game that has grown massively popular in the past few months. Inner Sloth game studio created the game and released it in 2018. When among us originally came out it had very few downloads, but at this moment it has 217 million downloads per screen rant. 

This game has grown so much because it is free on your mobile device and only 5 dollars on a computer. 

    You can play with 6 to 10 people, 1 to 2 people are the imposters. The imposters try to kill all the crew mates descritely.  The other players are the crew mates. Crew mates have tasks to do, like fixing wires, fixing lights and many more. If they finish all of their tasks, they win. 

    There are three different maps that you can play in: The Skeld(spaceship), Polus (outpost) and Mira (headquarters). Each map has specific tasks and places the imposters can sabotage. 

    “My favorite map is the Skeld map because it is a spaceship, and it has cameras where you can watch players,” junior Luke McDonald said.

    Once a crew member finds a body or has a suspicion about who the imposter is they can call a meeting and have a conversation with the players to figure out who to vote out. The imposters try to convince the other players it is not them. 

    “It is super fun to try to convince your friends that you didn’t do it” junior Gavin Conrad said.

    In Among Us, you can pick your name and what color your avatar is. You can also wear funky hats and different outfits. For Junior Brook Rundle outfits are his favorite part of the game. 

    “It’s super cool how you can personalize your outfits and be different from everyone else. I wear the purple color with a top hat.” junior Brook Rundle said

    Many young kids are inspired by older famous gamers like Ninja and Myth. Ninja, Myth and many other popular gamers who stream and make YouTube videos have been playing this game. These Celebrities playing this game influence the younger generation who look up to them. 

 

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NBA Draft Predictions

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The NBA Draft is coming up quick and will be very interesting this year because of the Coronavirus. The Draft was supposed to be held at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn but now will be held at the ESPN headquarters in Connecticut. All the players will be connected through online video conferences. This is the first draft in 45 years that has not been held in June. 

Another reason that this year’s draft will be interesting is that this year’s draft will be hard on the teams drafting because the college basketball season was cut short last year. During March Madness prospects emerge but last year it was canceled. 

This article will go over my Mock draft for this year’s top five picks. 

    With the first pick in the NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves select Anothony Edwards from the University of Georgia. 

    Edwards is a 6-foot-5-inch, 225 pound guard that played very well in Georgia and improved his draft stock by showing off his skills on social media. The Timberwolves already have a star point guard and center in D’Angelo Russel and Karl- Anthony Towns, so they do not need James Wieman or LaMelo Ball. Edwards does not need the ball all time and can play off-ball with Russel being ball dominant. Edwards is a strong and very quick player that reminds me of Dwayne Wade. 

    With the second pick in the NBA Draft, the Golden State Warriors select James Wiseman out of Memphis University. 

    Wiseman is a 7-foot-1-inch, 240 pound center that had a good season at Memphis, but was involved in some controversy and had to leave Memphis early. The Warriors are a very good team that had an injury-ridden season last year, which led to them getting a high pick. I think Wiseman is a player that can help The Warriors return to being championship contenders. Wiseman getting rebounds for Steph and Clay would make the team unstoppable. 

    With the third pick in the NBA Draft the Charlotte Hornets select Deni Avdija from the Euroleague.

    Avdija is a 6-foot-9-inch, 215 pound forward that has played great in the Euroleague. Players coming out of Europe are always very interesting because they have not grown up in the AAU system like most of the other players, so he hasn’t been seen as much. The Hornets are a horrible team that needs help almost everywhere. Avdija has great handles for his size and if his shot continues to develop, he will be a great player. 

    With the fourth pick in the NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls select LaMelo Ball from the Illawarra Hawks. 

    Ball is a 6-foot-6-inch, 180 pound guard that has bounced around from different countries and teams for the past several years. He has been in the media spotlight for a while now because of his famous dad, Lavar Ball and his older brothers Liangelo and Lonzo Ball. LaMello is a great passer and a good shooter, but lacks on defense. I think LaMelo would pair well with Bulls players Coby White and Zach Levine because of his great passing. 

    With the fifth pick in the NBA Draft the Cleveland Cavaliers select Obi Toppin from Dayton University.  

    Toppin is a 6-foot-9-inch, 220 pound power forward that took the world by storm at Dayton. The Cavaliers have been struggling since Lebron left, but have good young players like Collin Sexton and Darius Garland. I think Obi can grow and improve his game to become a great player and mesh with the Cavalier’s roster. 

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Jesuit’s New Teachers and Faculty

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Jesuit’s New Teachers and Faculty

The start of school at Jesuit this year is anything but normal. Despite the school year not being normal Jesuit has hired two new teachers, one faculty and one long-term substitute teacher. All of them are super bummed to not be at school and meet their students. 

Mr.  Holowatz – Spanish Department

 

Mr. Holowatz grew up in Eugene, Oregon and attended the University of Portland for his undergrad and the University of Oregon for his masters. His mom’s family is from Nicaragua and his dad’s family is from Mexico and Poland. He teaches four periods of Spanish II and teaches a heritage course. He began his teaching career in 2001 and has taught a plethora of subjects, including: adult medical Spanish, Kindergarten Spanish, 4th grade English in Nicaragua. In Mr. Holowatz’s free time, he loves to paint, travel, spend time with his family and friends and play soccer. He loves to challenge himself and right now he is learning Turkish “for fun” Holowatz said.

“I enjoy the community, and I love the values [at Jesuit].”

Ms. Humm – Science Department

Ms. Humm was born in California and moved to Lake Oswego when she was around six years old. She attended High School at Jesuit. When Ms. Humm attended Jesuit.  She was taught by Ms. Mahoney and now works alongside her in the Science Department. She attended Oregon State University and studied biology and then went to George Fox University to study teaching. She teaches three periods of biology and two periods of environmental science. Before working at Jesuit, she taught math and science in Colorado for two years and then taught six years of math and science in Wilsonville. In her free time, Ms. Humm enjoys walking with her dog, riding her bike, traveling, spending time with her family and friends and quilting. Normally when there’s not a global pandemic, Ms. Humm would be training for a triathlon. 

“I would hope to work to become part of the community as a teacher and maybe coach… and host some clubs.”

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work at the school and go back to the normal routine of masses and retreats.”

Ms. Cruz – Diversity Office

Ms. Cruz was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and her parents immigrated to the United States when she was seven years old. She grew up in Beaverton Oregon and attended Portland State University. Before coming to Jesuit, Ms. Cruz worked at De La Salle North Catholic High School and for Open School Step Up at Roosevelt High School. Ms. Cruz’s favorite part of her job at Jesuit so far has been conducting virtual check ins with students and connecting with faculty and staff. In her free time, Ms. Cruz loves to watch television. Right now she is watching The Masked Singer. When we as a community come back to school, Ms. Cruz wants to learn more about the Jesuit approach to community building. Ms. Cruz works in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office alongside Ms. Lowery. Make sure to stop by and say hello when we are back at Jesuit. 

“My biggest goal is to build community and learn more about Jesuit. Being new, I think there is so much to learn. I would specifically like to learn more about different Jesuit departments and the various student clubs that are supported by those departments.”

Ms. Everson – English Department 

Ms. Everson Grew up in Pasadena, California right outside of Los Angeles. She attended a little liberal arts college called Connecticut College in New London. At Jesuit, Ms. Everson teaches three periods of English I. Before coming to Jesuit, Ms. Everson taught in California and New York. In New York she also did educational research for three years. Ms. Everson moved to Portland because she wanted to be closer to her family. Like all of us right now, Ms. Everson is trying to figure out technology and make her classes feel like there in person. In her free time, she loves to bake, hike and play with her dogs. 

“I love it. It’s such a great community. It’s gotta be one of the most positive, [and] supportive schools I have ever worked at.”

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    Why Is Tik Tok So Addictive?

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    Tik Tok was created in 2016 and has grown massively popular in America.  Despite its popularity it does have drawbacks.  Tik tok is very addictive and can waste a person’s time very easily. Most parents probably understand this because they see their kids glued to the app, the average person spends around 52 minutes on Tik Tok everyday per Oberlo blog.

     One reason why it’s so addictive is because Tik Toks are short 15 to 60 second videos. If you watch a 10 minute long video on Youtube, an individual can get very bored if it’s not something they like, but if a person saw a Tik Tok a person doesn’t like they, can just wait out the time or skip it with a swipe of a finger.  For Junior Dylan Mills Tik Tok is easily accessible. 

        “It doesn’t matter how long you have, you can always watch a 15 second Tik Tok It doesn’t matter if you only have a minute or two.” Junior Mills said

        Another reason why Tik Tok is so addictive is because a users For You Page which is their feed where the videos on their screen are personalized to them. The first time a user goes on Tik Tok, it is taking notes on which videos a user interacted with -like, comment or share and will give an individual more videos like that. For example, if someone only interacts with sports posts there For You Page would be mostly sports-related. Junior John Holman is among the teenagers experiencing the personalization of content on Tik Tok

    “I feel like every time I open the app, it has something that I like. Honestly it’s kinda scary.” Junior Holman said

    The app does not take long to suck the user in once they open it. In other social media platforms an individual has to open the app and press a few buttons to find the content. On Tik Tok,  the videos start playing as soon as the user clicks on the app. 

    A use can scroll for hours and nothing would change, just more videos popping up. There are more than one million Tik Tok viewed a day all around the nation per Oberlo blog. There’s also no loading time for a new video, so a new one just starts playing with a swipe of a finger. 

    Another part of Tik Tok that is addicting is making and creating the videos. There are so many fun features and filters to play with and make videos more exciting. There have been so many people who blow up and get famous on Tik Tok just for making one video.  For example a user that goes by the name @AngryReactions has 8.3 Million followers just for reacting to videos with an angry face. 

     

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    2020 NFL Draft Overview

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    The NFL Draft is fastly approaching and it is going to be an interesting one. People are yearning for live content and don’t just want to watch Tiger King, I believe the first and second round this year could have more viewers than any draft ever.  “I am so excited for the draft and I’m going to watch all seven rounds. It will be so nice to have something live on tv to watch.” said sophomore Luke McDonald.  The draft was originally supposed to be in Las Vegas but now it will be on Zoom. There are a lot of very promising prospects in this draft including names like Joe Burrow, Chase Young, Tua Tagovailoa and many more.  

    The Draft being on zoom will be very interesting because a lot of things could go wrong.  The NFL is planning on having someone announce the pick then going to the draft pick and his family, this could go wrong because the NFL is trying to preach social distancing and it probably won’t be the best for the NFL brand if when they switch to the draft pick they have 30 family and friends surrounding them. Many teams and personnel are scared that hackers will hack into their zoom and find out important information such as who they will pick.  

    Baltimore Ravens Head coach John Harbaugh said  “Every time I read something in, like, the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times that talks about how messed up Zoom is, or some of these other deals . . . I immediately text it to our IT people, and [director of football administration] Nick Matteo’s one of those guys, and they assure me that we are doing everything humanly possible. . . . We’ll see what happens. I really wouldn’t want the opposing coaches to have our playbook or our draft meetings. That would be preferable, if we can stay away from that.” 

    Here is my mock draft for the first ten picks of the draft

    With the first pick in the NFL Draft The Cincinnati Bengals select quarterback out of Louisiana State University Joe Burrow. 

    Joe Burrow had an amazing senior year he was the heisman winner and led his team to win the national championship. His senior year he had 60 touchdowns with only 6 interceptions. The Bengals desperately need a quarterback because last year they benched  their long time starter Andy Dalton. He is from Ohio so this is a good pick for the Bengals. “He is for sure the number one pick, did you see him last year. That man is amazing and will for sure be a star” said junior Brennan Humberston. 

    With the second pick in the NFL Draft the Washington Redskins select defensive end Chase Young out of The Ohio State University. 

    Chase had a huge junior year and is seen as the most skilled player in this draft.  Chase had 46 tackles and 16.5 sacks while missing two games due to a suspension. The Redskins do not need a quarterback because they already have Alex Smith and Dwayne Haskins. Overall this would be a great pick for the redskins to improve their defense.

    With the third pick in the NFL Draft the Detroit Lions select cornerback Jeff Okudah out of The Ohio State University. 

    Jeff was one of the best corners in college last year as a junior and a great pick for the lions.  Jeff’s junior year he had 35 five total tackles and 3 interceptions. The Lions already have their franchise quarterback in Mathew Stafford, their weakest part of their team is their secondary. 

    With the fourth pick in the NFL Draft the New York Giants select Jedrick Wills Jr. offensive linemen out of Alabama. 

    Jedrick had a great junior season and is a perfect pick for the Giants.  The Giants found their franchise quarterback last year in Daniel Jones and now they need to protect him.  Run blocking is one of Jedricks talents which will be perfect for the Giants pro bowl running back Saquon Barkley.

    With the fifth pick in the NFL Draft they Miami Dolphins select quarterback Tua Tugovailo out of the University of Alabama. 

    Tua is an amazing playmaker that has gotten hurt too many times, many teams are scared of Tua because of it.  Tua had multiple ankle problems and hip surgery plus more during his time at Alabama. Right now it is hard for team doctors to get a look at players due to coronavirus.  The Dolphins need a quarterback to join coach Brian flores.  

    With the sixth pick in the NFL Draft the Chargers select Quarterback Justin Herbert out of the University of Oregon.  

    Justin had a great senior season leading the ducks to win a Rose Bowl.  Justin had 32 touchdowns and 6 interceptions his senior year and had a great football IQ.  The Chargers do have quarterback Tyrod Taylor which is nice for Herbert because he could sit behind Tyrod for a year and learn how to be a pro quarterback.

    With the seventh pick in the NFL Draft the Carolina Panthers select linebacker Isaiah Simmons out of the University of Clemson.  

     Isaiah had a great college career with 104 total tackles his junior year. He is a great leader and led the Clemson defense to a National championship game his junior year. The Panthers already have their offense set led by new quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and running back Christian McAffrey and they need someone to command their defense. 

    With the eighth pick in the NFL Draft the Arizona Cardinals select Offensive linemen Tristan Wirfs.  

    Tristan is the best tackle in the draft and the cardinals could really use him.  Kyler Murray the Cardinals quarterback was sacked 48 times last year the most in the league. With the duo of Deandre Hopkins and Larry Fitzgerald Kyler is going to need some more time in the pocket. 

    With the ninth pick in the NFL Draft the Jacksonville Jaguars select quarterback Jordan Love out of Utah state.  

    Jordan is a big risk but he has a really big upside , he has a great arm but tends to turn the ball over a lot. He had 17 interceptions his junior year in college. Gardner Minshew was a fun experiment for the Jaguars but Jordan could be the quarterback of the future. 

    With the tenth pick in the NFL Draft the Cleveland Browns select offensive linemen Andrew Thomas out of Georgia.

    Andrew Thomas is a big offensive linemen that had a great career blocking for Jake from Georgia.  Andrew is flexible and can play both right tackle and left tackle. This is a good pick for the Browns because they have a lot of offensive weapons and they need to get Baker Mayfield more blocking to be successful.   

    The 2020 NFL draft goes from Thursday April 23 to Saturday April The draft will be on ESPN. 

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    Eternal Atake by Lil Uzi Vert- Review

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    Eternal Atake Lil Uzi Vert’s new album released on March 13 2020 after two years of his fans longing for this album. During those years Uzi got into a feud with rapper Rich the Kid and even almost retired saying “I wanna take the time out to say I thank each and every one of supporters but I’m done with music I deleted everything I wanna be normal … I wanna wake up in 2013” on his Instagram story. Needless to say fans were really excited when this album was released.  This is Uzi’s second studio album, his first being Love is Rage 2 released in 2017.

     

    The album starts out with the song “Baby Pluto” which is Uzi’s alter ego rap name. The song mostly is Uzi bragging about the luxuries and cars he has.  In the first part of the album Uzi shows off his hard hitting and more trappy style of music with songs like “Baby Pluto”, “Silly Watch” and “Pop”, in these songs Uzi does not sing a lot and relies on rap more. 

     

    The album then takes a sharp turn and Uzi starts showing off his melodie skills in songs like “I’m Sorry” and “Bigger Than Life”. These songs remind me of one of Uzi’s old songs “The Way Life Goes” on Love is Rage 2. These songs are all pretty dark songs where he talks about breakups. 

     

    We also see Uzi show his happy side that is surprising to see from him in songs like “Homecoming” and “Celebration Station”. In these songs he talks about dancing, money, partying  and overall just having a fun time.  

     

    One of the next songs of the album “Chrome Heart Tags” another rapper Chief Keef Produced the beat.  This is the first ever beat produced by Chief Keef to be put in a major label album release. This is not the first time Uzi Has rapped on one of Chief Keef’s beats though, he was featured on a song called “Cap Flow” by DooWop. 

     

    Next in the album is Uzi only track with another artist, “Urgency” featuring Syd. Syd is a woman singer who was previously in the popular band Odd Future.  In the song Uzi shows off his singing ability and rapping ability. Syd and Uzi collaborate really well together and make the song sound smooth.

     

    Later in the album the song “P2” appears, any fan of Uzi immediately knew this was a sequel to “XO TOUR Llif3” Uzi’s top song on his last album. The songs sound so similar and use some of the same lyrics. Both of the songs are produced by the same producer TM88.  

    Eternal Atake Lil Uzi Vert’s new album released on March 13 2020 after two years of his fans longing for this album. During those years Uzi got into a feud with rapper Rich the Kid and even almost retired saying “I wanna take the time out to say I thank each and every one of supporters but I’m done with music I deleted everything I wanna be normal … I wanna wake up in 2013” on his Instagram story. Needless to say fans were really excited when this album was released.  This is Uzi’s second studio album, his first being Love is Rage 2 released in 2017.

     

    The album starts out with the song “Baby Pluto” which is Uzi’s alter ego rap name. The song mostly is Uzi bragging about the luxuries and cars he has.  In the first part of the album Uzi shows off his hard hitting and more trappy style of music with songs like “Baby Pluto”, “Silly Watch” and “Pop”, in these songs Uzi does not sing a lot and relies on rap more. 

     

    The album then takes a sharp turn and Uzi starts showing off his melodie skills in songs like “I’m Sorry” and “Bigger Than Life”. These songs remind me of one of Uzi’s old songs “The Way Life Goes” on Love is Rage 2. These songs are all pretty dark songs where he talks about breakups. 

     

    We also see Uzi show his happy side that is surprising to see from him in songs like “Homecoming” and “Celebration Station”. In these songs he talks about dancing, money, partying  and overall just having a fun time.  

     

    One of the next songs of the album “Chrome Heart Tags” another rapper Chief Keef Produced the beat.  This is the first ever beat produced by Chief Keef to be put in a major label album release. This is not the first time Uzi Has rapped on one of Chief Keef’s beats though, he was featured on a song called “Cap Flow” by DooWop. 

     

    Next in the album is Uzi only track with another artist, “Urgency” featuring Syd. Syd is a woman singer who was previously in the popular band Odd Future.  In the song Uzi shows off his singing ability and rapping ability. Syd and Uzi collaborate really well together and make the song sound smooth.

     

    Later in the album the song “P2” appears, any fan of Uzi immediately knew this was a sequel to “XO TOUR Llif3” Uzi’s top song on his last album. The songs sound so similar and use some of the same lyrics. Both of the songs are produced by the same producer TM88.  At the end of the album there are two already released singles or Bonus tracks “Futsal Shuffle 2020” and “That Way”. “Futsal Shuffle 2020” was released in 2019 and has a very electric feel to it and many people think that the beat sounds like the old mobile game Geometry Dash.  “That Way” was released in 2020 and includes A chant from “I Want It That Way” By the Backstreet Boys.

     

    This album is overall everything I wanted from Uzi and more. Even though he kept on dragging on his fans for two years he delivered and put out a great long album. 

    At the end of the album there are two already released singles or Bonus tracks “Futsal Shuffle 2020” and “That Way”. “Futsal Shuffle 2020” was released in 2019 and has a very electric feel to it and many people think that the beat sounds like the old mobile game Geometry Dash.  “That Way” was released in 2020 and includes A chant from “I Want It That Way” By the Backstreet Boys.

     

    This album is overall everything I wanted from Uzi and more. Even though he kept on dragging on his fans for two years he delivered and put out a great long album. 

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    March Madness: A Nightmare for I.T.

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    March Madness is an exciting time of year for college basketball fans. Planning to watch while in school? Too bad: the Jesuit I.T. department ruins it for all of us.  

    March Madness is a time where there are ten or more games going on every day, and many students and faculty enjoy the games. Many  students create a bracket and pick the team they think will be cutting down the net. 

      The tournament is a really important form of entertainment to the students and their actions sometimes turn into madness. The students follow the games closely and often desperately to watch them during their classes.

    “I dislike that I.T. Blocks all the march madness websites because I look forward to March Madness every year and most good games happen during school,” says sophomore John Holman

    The I.T. Department blocks a lot of websites and apps where the students can watch, including ESPN,Yahoo Sports, NCAA.com, and many more websites.  Upper class students: don’t think your apps will save you–the I.T. Department blocks those too. 

     It is understandable that The Jesuit IT Department doesn’t want the students to watch the games because they want them to learn and pay attention to school. The I.T. The  department also doesn’t want students to watch games because the school has a limited amount of internet access. 

    Many students try to get around the blocks with different methods. The most popular method with students is using their phones to watch the games or check the score. Some students try to hide the phones behind their iPads.

    “I have seen some kids go on their phones and try to hide them behind their iPad to watch the games. It is too risky for me,” says sophomore John Holman

    “We see a lot of students trying Vpns or other sites that are a little more obscure and unfortunately streaming traffic for march madness is pretty obvious to see what it is or what they are trying to do. Usually there’s one or two that we miss at the start of the tournament, we find those and root them out,” says I.T. Director Craig Huseby. 

    Even though the games are blocked on the IPads the games are played in the cafeteria during break and both lunches on a big projector.

    “Even though we can’t watch the games in class it is very nice that we can watch them during break and lunch.  It is always cool to hear everyone cheering in the lunchroom and getting into the games,” says senior Hannah Stream 

    The tournament is fastly approaching and people are getting ready to make their picks.  The two favorites that I am hearing around the school right now are the number fourteen Oregon Ducks and the number two Gonzaga Bulldogs.  

     

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    We have American Ninja warrior in training among us, her name is Lucy Langer and her family thinks she can win it all.

    Lucy has been all over the United States doing different ninja competitions: she has been to Idaho, Washington, Minnesota, and New Mexico. Most recently she has earned top female at Ninja Warrior Klamath Falls. Lucy also got second the last two years at Ultimate Ninja Athletics Association World Finals.

    American Ninja Warrior is a TV show on NBC where competitors compete for the fastest time through a course of obstacles. A sophomore, Lucy has watched the show and started training in the sport during seventh grade, when she received a slackline, which is a tight rope that can be walked across and the one Lucy has she can even hang obstacles on. As Lucy became more involved, she went to a gym in Tigard and eventually took one-on-one classes with a trainer.Lucy also trains at a gym she and her dad made in their garage.

    Lucy tries to train every day, when she is not run cross country. Lucy’s training includes hanging, balance and gripping different objects. Lucy has also purchased different obstacles for her garage gym. In Lucy’s competitions, she competes on most of the same obstacles but never knows what is coming her way.

    “People just invent obstacles like they’re brand new, but I practice the motions which are normally the same and Grip strength,” Langer said. “It’s never the exact same setup as I train on.”

    Lucy has many things planned for her future, but one thing is certain: when she is 19 she will sign up for American Ninja Warrior.

    “I think she could totally do it honestly I think she could win,” Senior Lilly Langer, Lucy’s sister, said. “If she keeps with she’ll be on of the top girls on the show.”

    Lucy Loves being a ninja and training so much. She wants to inspire younger kids to get into the sport. One of her goals is when she is older is to start a ninja gym.

    “I really want to keep doing this as long as I can hopefully I will have enough time to keep doing it and maybe like open a gym later on,” said Lucy Langer.

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    Haugen at a Jesuit High School assembly.

    Police Officer on Campus

    By JJ Gray

    Jesuit now has a dedicated Beaverton police officer on campus, Officer Haugen.

     Jesuit has always had a Beaverton police officer assigned to Jesuit, but this year the Beaverton police department had enough police officer to allow Jesuit to have their own officer.

    Officer Haugen has been a School Resource Officer for four months and Jesuit is the first high school where he has worked.

    “Prior to becoming a police officer I was a middle school special ed teacher and I got to know the school resource officer,” Officer Haugen said. “I went on some ride alongs and I thought, ‘this is a fun job.’”

     

    While Officer Haugen is at Jesuit to protect, it’s natural that some students have anxiety when they see Police. Sophomore Asher Pelaez says in public he feels “nervous” when seeing a Police officer. 

    When in dangerous situations, it can be nice to have a police officer to protect faculty and students. Having a police officer around can also make students and faculty feel more comfortable and relaxed. 

    “Having a police officer on Jesuits campus makes me feel more comfortable and safe when there is something or someone that is dangerous on campus,” said sophomore John Holman

    Officer Haugen doesn't want the students to be scared to him in any way. He wants all the students to come talk to him, most of the time he has the Hi-Chews candy with him.

     “I don’t want a presence of someone with a uniform to cause anxiety”, Chief Security Officer Mrs. Kent says.

    Mrs. Kent says he wants to “be the police officer that comes up and shakes your hand and says, ‘How's your day?’”   Officer Haugen works

    Tuesday through Friday and tries to come to Jesuit everyday that he works. The maximum time for an officer to work at a school is six years. Both Jesuit’s administration and Officer Haugen want him to be here for all six years so he can get to know the traditions at Jesuit and connect with the students.  

    During the day, Officer Haugen is normally roaming around the school, in the lunchroom or the security office in the Knight Lobby. If you ever need anything from Officer Haugen his email is [email protected],

    or you can get in contact with Mrs. Kent to find Officer Haugen.

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