The softball season is off to a fast start, as the Lady Conchs build on their 5-3-1 record.
So far they have defeated Marathon, St. Brendan, Mater, Terravella, and South Dade, who defeated the Conchs handily in their last game two years ago.
“Since two years ago, we’ve changed a lot in our program. We’ve focused more on hitting. We have a stronger defense than we did two years ago,” said senior Devin Osterhoudt, who has one of the two highest batting avergaes of the team, a .483.
Senior Lauren Schoneck has the highest average of the team, at a .500.
“That means you’re hitting half of what you see. It’s really impressive,” said Osterhoudt.
The team’s seniors look to make the best out of their last season. Continue reading
The track team is sprinting its way to victory after a solid start this season.
“We’re off to a really good start. This season is on par with my better years at coaching track,” said Coach David Perkins.
Several records have already been broken and they’re not even half way done with the season.
Both the girls and boys broke the school record for the distance relay race, even considering that some on the relay team are first year runners. Continue reading
Snapchat has recently become an entertaining app for the masses.
It is a new way of communicating moments through pictures with friends.
When you take a picture through the app one has the option to write a caption and draw on the image and then send it off to one or multiple friends from their contact list.
The picture may not be the best quality or the most attractive, but that’s the point. Continue reading
Finding fault in America does not imply a lack of patriotism, rather a sense of responsibility and pride
While America is one of the proudest nations in the world, with more citizens identifying as patriots than almost any other country (Venezuela comes first), there are just as many who are quick to downplay the merits of our country, choosing instead to demonstrate the wars, corruption and useless congress as examples of our poor status in the world.
And they are not misguided. We are so deeply, painfully flawed that it seems impossible that we will ever be rid of corporate and political greed, the revolving door, useless and personal wars, gun violence, top-heavy wealth distribution, obesity and high incarceration rates.
More than likely, we will never be rid of all of those things, neither in part nor in whole. But we should fight anyway to try to remedy them. Continue reading
The tennis team is building their repertoire as the team, stacked with underclassmen, try to rebuild after last year’s senior-heavy team departed.
“This is really a rebuilding year for us, so our goal is to get as much experience for the younger players as possible,” said senior, and number three on the boys’ team, Griffin Saunders.
Besides Griffin the boys’ team includes senior Sonny Knowles, junior Colin Hetzler, sophomore Chris Bujak and Chun Poon. Continue reading