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first serve of the game Varsity Volleyball Preview

Summary: The varsity boys volleyball team looks forward to another season after a mediocre showing in the preseason. Last year, the team placed first in the  Almont League standings and managed to secure a spot in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). However, with the majority of last year’s team having graduated, new players on the
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Photo by Hanfrey Dang Senior Jose Castillo recognizes the importance of water after alarming incident

Eighty degree weather taunts San Gabriel’s track and field members as they head to their next class, trudging along with water bottles in hand. It almost seems as if they are going to war with the greatest enemy ever known to athletes: the sun. The sun’s surface temperature itself is 5,778 degrees in Kelvin (9,940.73
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Photo by Frank Lieu Boys varsity basketball loses in the second round of the Salesian Tourney against Mendez High School, 54-48

After Wilson High School’s forfeit against San Gabriel, the Matadors had finally passed the first round of the Salesian Boys and Girls Club High School Basketball Tournament, only to be defeated by the Mendez Jaguars in a late second half surge at the score of 54-48 on Thursday, March 20 in East L.A. “Man, we
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bl2 Boys JV basketball defeats Mendez High School in Salesian B&G Tourney, 51-47

Last Tuesday, the Matadors were able to defeat the Mendez Jaguars in a nail biting game at the Salesian Family Youth Center with the score of 51-47 due to the late game heroics from freshman Aiden “Tatch” Chong. “That was a great game from everybody on the team,” Coach Abner Taghdis said, “Way to keep
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bl Boys varsity basketball celebrates victory against Salesian B&G Basketball in B&G Club Tourney, 59-45

After the heartbreaking loss against Mendez High School, the Matadors bounced back defeating Salesian last Thursday at the score of 59-45 on March 27, blowing their opponent out of the gym at the Salesian Family Youth Center in East LA. Talking about coming to the game guns blazing, the Matadors did just that last Thursday
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LIFE & ART

Illustration by Chelsea Huynh Upcoming box office movies of spring

The arrival of spring 2014 ignites not only the seasonal allergies, but also the release of much anticipated movies. What better way to end the winter with the Disney movie, “Frozen,” and begin the lovely season of spring with an exciting sequel, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”? The sequel takes place two years after “The
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cupcakery Cupcakeries are the new rage

Many are familiar with cupcakes—the rich, creamy taste of cake in different flavors, adorned with frosting and sprinkles. From birthday parties to picnics, friends, family, or even strangers can share the taste of a good cupcake. Usually, the first place people go to purchase cupcakes are bakeries, but to get exceptional confections for special occasions,
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OPINIONS

Drawing by Angela Fong Stereotypes are still rampant in school

Most people know of stereotypes. For example, Asian-Americans excel in mathematics, women love shoes, and African-Americans are great at sports. These seemingly positive stereotypes are actually a form of racism that negatively affect many people. These racist stereotypes exist even in schools, impacting students of every ethnicity. In these stereotypes, all ethnic groups are affected
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Untitled America lacks in gun sense, safety precautions

We have seen it all over the news — mass shootings all over the country. After the mass shooting onslaught popped up all over the news since 2010, the government is doing nothing about the shootings and our sky-high gun crimes. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 68 percent of all murders were caused
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FEATURES

Amy Tang - Freshman Q&A: Amy Tang, Freshman

Q: What are your hobbies and interests? A: I really like to read; I like John Green Novels. I also like to watch Korean dramas. Q: Is there anything about yourself that you consider unique? A: I think I’m pretty flexible, considering I never took yoga classes or anything. I’m glad I’m flexible, so that
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Q and A diana Q&A: Diana Kou, Freshman

Q: Do you do anything outside of school or any activities after school? A: “If clubs count, then I am in Red Cross, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), Courtesy Committee, and Interact.” Q: Do you have any aspirations after high school? A: “I don’t know yet. Everything I’ve wanted to be was shot down.”
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