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From Hero to Zero

Tucker Kiltz February 13, 2023

Although Kyrie Irving is an influential and decorated NBA basketball player, his controversial comments have made his fanbase, along with people in the NBA turn against him after he tweeted a link to an...

Gio Reyna celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Augsburg. Reyna has been under immense scrutiny after his lack of effort during the world cup


Matthew Fehr February 13, 2023

     Just one month after the U.S. Men’s soccer team's first appearance in a World Cup in eight years, controversy is stemming  from an incident between the Head Coach, Greg Berhalter and his wife,...

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda ejected from the game after umpires discover pine tar on his neck. Statistics suggest a correlation between substance use and batter safety.

Legalizing grip-enhancing substances for MLB pitchers: a step towards batter safety

Edi Zhang, Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2022

A twenty-pound bowling ball falling on your head from under a ten-foot basketball hoop produces the same kinetic energy as a 90 mph fastball hitting your head. The amount of batters getting hit by pitches...

Gretta Callison dives into the pool starting her first race of the day. Callison competed in the Orinda Aquatics meet earlier this year.

The swimming sensation

Devin Blish and Iliana Sherry December 12, 2022

This Monte Vista student athlete proved her doctors wrong.      At six years old, Gretta Callison experienced pain in both her heels. This led to a diagnosis of Sever’s disease: a disease that...

The scene after Miami Dolphins’ quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a major blow to his head and neck area. Tagovailoa remained on the ground for roughly 12 minutes before he was carted off the field.

The concussion crisis

Devin Blish December 12, 2022

The NFL has a concussion problem… again.      Concussions will always be a concern in the National Football League (NFL). For many years, the NFL questioned how they would solve the recurring...

Monte Vista Women’s Golf Team poses with their awards after winning CIF. They had an amazing season, with a record of 18-0, and continued on to win state.

Underrepresented sports at Monte Vista

Esther Premazzi December 12, 2022

At Monte Vista High School, there is a prevalent issue of various sports being underrepresented, underfunded, and overlooked. Many overlooked sports perform amazingly, while the sports that get all the...

Trey Lance (5) being helped up after suffering a severe ankle injury. Lance has been ruled out for the 2022 season.

Trey Lance: when Injury causes uncertainty

Tyler Choi and Emmett Mossler December 12, 2022

After last season’s heartbreak for the San Francisco 49ers, Trey Lance’s injury has broken even more hearts in the Bay Area.         Trey Lance, the 22-year old second-year starting quarterback...

Miami Hurricanes quarterback D’Eriq King, from the University of Miami, signing an NIL deal with Omar Solimon, co-founder of College H.U.N.K.S.

NIL: a revolution in college athletics

Krish Shetty and Julian McMahan December 12, 2022

Since the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) started in 1906, collegiate athletes from all over the country have been denied the ability to earn and accept money by the NCAA; players only...

Aaron Judge (left) is up to bat during the 2022 season. Barry Bonds (right) became the record holder for most home runs in a season (73) in 2001.

Is 62 greater than 73?

Tyler Choi and Joshua Balagot December 12, 2022

All rise! The judge has striked again! Major League Baseball (MLB) star Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees broke the American League (A.L.) single-season home run record, hitting 62 home runs during the...

Antonio Brown warming up before a game with the Buccaneers in 2020. Earlier this year, Brown was released from the team and has not played professional football since.

Antonio Brown: a never ending headache

Matthew Fehr December 12, 2022

Antonio Brown has cemented himself as one of the most notorious players in the NFL due to his off the field antics and general lack of respect for the people around him, but this may be due to underlying...

Tennis Player Tara Chelvam is doing her homework during a match. Because she had to leave school early for the match, she didn’t get enough information from class to complete her homework.

The toughest game: the balance between school and sports

Esther Premazzi October 20, 2022

  Balancing school and athletics can be difficult for many students across the Monte Vista community. The question is how difficult is it to balance and does it affect our students?      Playing...

Patrick Reed hits an iron shot at an LIV invitational event. Reed is one of the many PGA players to join the LIV.

The PGA Tour vs. LIV Golf: a giant faces a giant problem

Devin Blish October 18, 2022

A little controversy may be the one thing that this sport needs.       Golf dates back all the way to the 1500s. From wooden clubs and the Gutta-Percha leather ball, golf has come a long way....

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