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Will the Giants be the same without Bruce Bochy as their Manager?

Garrett Valdez, Asher Wilson, and Christian Palamidessi

July 5, 2019

The Giants have announced that this 2019 season will be Bruce Bochy's last season as the Manager of the San Francisco Giants. The Giants won three World Series with Bruce Bochy as their manager. There has been speculation on who the next manager of the Giants will be. With Bruce Bochy as their manager the Giants have won 1,964 games, made four playoff appearances, and won three World Series.  With the Giants announcing that the 2019 season will be Bruce Bochy’s las...

Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong

Shawn Dali, Ethan Pham, Nolan Lachance, and Payton Coss

July 5, 2019

The riots in Hong Kong have caused more than 50 injuries. The protests are against the Chinese government. Since the city used to be a part of Britain, the citizens weren’t ready to change to China’s laws. Many young protesters broke into the parliament building in the heart of Hong Kongs’ government. The police reacted with much force and threw tear gas at the protesters.  For more than 150 years, Hong Kong was a colony and territory of the United Kingdom. On ...

Minecraft’s new 2019 revival and how it could dethrone the world’s most popular game

Zachary Raven and Diego Ugarte

July 5, 2019

About 10 years ago, the worldwide known game Minecraft was released by Mojang. The game was an instant hit, and remained so popular, that in 2014, Microsoft bought Mojang. By the start of 2017, Minecraft was losing players quickly and Youtubers, who made their living by playing the game, lost popularity and views on youtube, affecting their total income. While Minecraft was losing popularity, a small game at the time was in development. Everybody now knows that game as Fortnite, t...

How free agency could impact the NBA

Diego Ugarte and Zachary Raven

July 5, 2019

After the raptors won the championship, the NBA has changed a lot. Big players are coming to the end of their contract and are looking to sign with new teams. So far free agency has been wild as Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are going to the Nets, and D’Angelo Russell is going to the Warriors. Also many big free agents such as Kemba Walker, are going to the Celtics, Jimmy Butler to the Heat, Bojan Bogdanovic to the Jazz and DeAndre Jordan to the Nets. All of these bi...

The dangers of fireworks

The dangers of fireworks

July 2, 2019

Every year friends and family come together to celebrate the independence of America.  This glorious day is celebrated by many people with a beautiful spectral of fireworks exploding in the night sky. Though many people do not know the dangers of setting t...

The history of Jesuit High School

The history of Jesuit High School

July 2, 2019

Jesuit High School is located at 1200 Jacob Ln, Carmichael, CA. Jesuit was founded by Bishop Josef McGucken. In January of 1961, the Society of Jesus purchased 21 acres of land. The original school was constructed by the contracting company of Harbison...

Why Pewdiepie is amazing

Alejandro Moorhead, Staff Writer

July 2, 2019

Pewdiepie has one of the biggest channels on YouTube because of his reaction and gaming videos. His loyal fanbase has got him almost 97 million subscribers. Pewdiepie makes up to 1.2 million a month from Youtube and sponsorships. Some of his videos include reacting to Dr. Phil and playing with popular streamers like Ninja. One of the many games he plays is Minecraft. Sometimes he streams it on twitch and other times he posts videos on YouTube about it. What makes his videos...

Kevin Durant leaves Warriors

Caden Pinnick, Tiago Jimenez, and Holten Mercer

July 2, 2019

Eight time all star, Rookie of the Year, and MVP, Kevin Durant has left the Golden State Warriors. According to FOX News, “Kevin Durant, who will be joining the Brooklyn Nets, left the Golden State Warriors because he felt under-appreciated by his fans,” according to a Sunday report. Some fans of Golden State are very disappointed, but some are actually happy for his departure in a good way. One fan wrote, “Thank you, I liked you before you were a Warrior, I loved you as a Warrior, and I will continue to support your f...

Day in the life at Academics Plus

Day in the life at Academics Plus

June 27, 2019

Academics plus starts off with an Hour long arrival time from 7:30 am to 9:00 am. In that time you can play a sport or talk with friends. At nine Coach Kese comes over and says the morning prayer. When that is over we go with are morning lead and walk ...

Bones uncover mysterious early history of the Neanderthals

Chase McQuoid, Jack Slone, John Madden, and Ben Williamson

June 27, 2019

A jawbone was found from a girl that lived 120,000 years ago. Now, after researchers were able to extract nuclear genome sequences from two Neanderthal bones that predate others with sequenced genomes, a new study aims to answer some of the remaining questions.The study focuses on a jawbone belonging to a Neanderthal girl, first discovered within Scladina Cave, Belgium, in 1993 and the femur of a male Neanderthal from Hohlenstein-Stadel Cave, Germany, found in 1937. Both li...

Opinion: Zion Williamson will not be as good in the NBA he was in college.

Estéban Hernández, Evan Baptista, Tyler Thies, and Dylan Curry

June 27, 2019

Zion Williamson was the 1st pick in the 2019 NBA draft. He  attended Duke University in North Carolina. Most people think that Zion will be an NBA superstar but not us. Zion was mainly known for being bigger than everyone and getting high-flying blocks and dunks. But in the NBA the players are much bigger and more physical then college.Zion will not be as dominant and as powerful in the NBA as he was in college.  ...

Teacher spotlight: Mr. Pavelchik

Teacher spotlight: Mr. Pavelchik

June 27, 2019

Mr. Joseph Sean Pavelchik '97 is the teacher of the newspaper class here at Jesuit’s Academics Plus camp. As part of his class we decided to interview him to get some more insight as to why he chose Jesuit. The first question was, “Why did you de...