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By Karla Perez

 

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How can students prepare for sports?

By Emily Vite

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Coach Nellie

“The important thing is to get your physical early. Besides that you need to practice off season, get tennis equipments like tennis balls, tennis rackets, and court shoes (the one with no soles), and wear appropriate clothing. Also have sunblock and drink lots of water.”

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Junior Dionicio Miguel

“They should run before the workouts because they are challenging and be prepared to give their 100 percent absolute because that is what we are about.”

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Freshman Leila Carranza

“There are many ways people can get ready for basketball season. The way I get ready is by playing off season and working as hard as I can.”

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Senior Michelle Sanchez

“I get ready for swim by swimming in my own pool and practicing what we have learn in the past season.”

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Senior Joselynn Ruiz

“Students can prepare for field hockey by attending the summer practices. It will help them get in shape for tryouts and the experience will help them have some sort of advantage to know what to do during try outs.”

 

 

Track and Field athletes strive to outRUN personal records

By Natalie Ngim

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The Escondido High School track and field teams warm up while also wishing each other good luck on a meet.

 

 The scorching Spring sun beats down on track and fielders, stop-watches go off, and the limbs of exhausted athletes give in.

  Escondido High School track and field athletes go through excessive sweat and sore muscles in order to build on their strength and improve their performance.

  If someone were to ask a track and fielder what their goal is for the season, the answer would most likely be, “To beat my PR”. PR stands for “personal record”, which is a record of an athlete’s best performance. Even though the times and distances may appear good to some, runners, jumpers,  throwers, and pole-vaulters alike are always leaving room to improve.

  “Learning a new technique is always hard,” said Senior thrower Ahtziri Olivares. “At first I didn’t get it, but then I beat my own personal record at a meet.”

  Olivares is a thrower for discus and shot put. Her goals are to beat her new personal record and to make it to CIF for discus.

  “Last year one of our girls went for discus,” said Olivares. “And I want to make it to CIF like her this year.”

  Making it to CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) is no easy task for any high school athlete. The key to good training is staying healthy and engaging in brutal, yet beneficial workouts. Runners and jumpers focus on strengthening their legs and endurance, throwers focus on their arm strength, and pole-vaulters focus on their upper body strength.

   “What’s challenging is the workouts because they hurt and it’s hard to finish them,” said Sophomore varsity middle-distance runner, Alex Flores. “But it feels good after you do.”

   Another challenge track and field faces this season is injuries. Injuries take a physical and emotional toll on athletes because getting hurt means they are not able to compete.

 ¨I broke my ankle and was out for eight months my freshman and sophomore year,” said Senior Varsity mile runner, Shea Vavra.

  Long distance coach Jerid Meek says that many injuries occurred this season; however, the athletes that are still competing are doing well. He says EHS track and field has won most of their meets and attends invitationals in which they also do pretty good in.

  ¨There is so much support [at the invitationals],” said Meek. ¨The stands are filled… biggest in the county.¨

 Meek’s goal is for track and field as a whole is to improve and win as often as they can with honor. Although everybody is doing good, he still wants all athletes to better themselves so they can achieve their aspirations to end the season strong. The best way to enhance one’s performance is train and workout inside and outside of practice, eating healthy, and of course, setting improvement goals like beating one’s PR.

 

 

Summer movies are making a splash

By Jazmin Olea

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Summer is the time for beaches, tanning, swimming and to be far away from school. Those are a few glorious things about summer, but some people also look forward to seeing new movies with a couple of friends.

  Junior Isabelle Perez has been looking forward to one of most highly anticipated anti heroes movies of the summer, “Suicide Squad” that has a string of great actors who get to bring alive comic book villains to the big screen and to tell a story on how they can save their city. Perez is also very excited to see the new interpretation of in infamous enduring psychotic killer The Joker, Batman’s arch nemesis.

  “I’m excited the see Jared Leto because I want to see how he is going to portray The Joker because he has a lot to live up to but I think he will do well,” said Junior Isabelle Perez.

  The late Heath Ledger had played the infamous Joker had gotten recognition for that character and he even won an oscar for the film portraying the psychotic villain and was widely loved by the audience even the academy.

 According to Perez, she is immensely excited to see this action film and it would be interesting to see villains perspectives on trying to be a hero. This movie will come out on August

Another film people are looking forward to is not in the same sense of action but actually terrifying that can result in having trouble sleeping. A new horror film is coming on June 10 this summer called “The Conjuring 2” which can and can’t be a date night movie to see.

Junior Damon Goldstein said, “People should give it a chance because it is an underrated scary film.”

  Goldstein did enjoy watching “The Conjuring” which is the first film, even though he does prefer mystery and action movies he is looking forward to see this movie. According to Goldstein, he says that the first movie had a good plot and it seems like it has a lot to offer to the audience.

  Another person who enjoys watching scary movies is Ron Duke, he is excited to see “The Conjuring 2” as well. According to Duke, the first one was entertaining and not as overly predictable. Duke said that the trailer was really good and he enjoys watching scary movies because he likes watching his wife being frightened.

  The “Conjuring 2” seems to intrigue people with the sleep paralysis, supernatural, and the haunting of a family.  The movie seems to be intriguing people into watching a horror film for the summer rather than an animation or lovey dovey movie.

Going to the movies is a great way to spend the hot summer day in an air conditioned room away from the hot scorching sun and enjoy a movie. Movies that are coming out this summer that are not mentioned are “Finding Dory”, “The Legend of Tarzan”, “Ghostbusters”, “Captain America: Civil War”, and “Neighbors 2”. So this summer pay attention to the trailers that are being released there is something there for everyone to be looking forward to.

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EHS cruises over to Cruisin’ Grand

By Charlie Rice

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Colorful vintage cars are parked in front of small shops. It is a busy night and the sun is going down slowly. People of all ages listen to the beat of a popular 50s tune. It may be 2016, but this street feels like 1955.

Every Friday 5p.m.-9p.m. on Grand Avenue, hundreds of people attend the community’s famous event, Cruisin’ Grand, and create lasting memories.

Freshman Angela Tornel is a long time fan of Cruisin’ Grand.

“I’ve known Grand for about 5 years. My best friend told me about it,” Tornel said.  

Cruisin’ Grand is more than just cars and costumes. For example, the Cruisin’ Grand Escondido website says the event has family-friendly features like hula hoops and name that tune contests.

Freshman Paola Escalante says that her favorite thing about going to Cruisin’ Grand is the live music playing on Juniper Street.

     “The first time I went was when I was about 8. I go pretty often with friends,” Escalante said.

The event runs April to September  on Grand Avenue, all the way from Escondido Boulevard to Ivy Street. While it is on, some shops, restaurants, and cafes will stay open late to attract more customers.

“I’ve gone to Cruisin’ Grand my whole life because of the restaurant my family owned. I have some food sales there too,” said Junior Austin Champion.

But the heart of Cruisin’ Grand is the cars and community.

“I love looking at the old cars and 50’s theme. I knew a few family members that used to bring cars to the show,” Champion said.

      

Project X in real life

By Noemi Vazquez

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“Dude that movie was epic,” said the boy as he exited the movie theatre.  

“Yeah the way  he stopped the car with his body,” responded his friend.

“I could do that,”

“Then do it,” dared his friend.

Teens watching movies that glorify dangerous activities may influence them to imitate them. “Project X” follows three seniors who throw a party when their parents are away which leads to the SWAT arriving. The movie inspired teens all over the world to have their own Project X parties in real life.

In the Netherlands, a sweet 16 party resulted in a riot of 3,000 people, according to the NY Daily news. Party goers broke windows, robbed nearby shops and set cars on fire. The small town of Haren was left trashed.

“’Project X’ parties are very popular in The Netherlands because of the film,”
witness Jeffrey Neijenhuis told the Daily News.

Closer to home, about two months after the movie’s release, teens started raiding mansions for parties in the North County. 10news reported, that in the month of April, in 2012, they had busted three huge parties in vacant houses.

There are so many other copy cat parties that were thrown across the US and in Europe. All of them results from the movie. This sequel is coming out at the end of this upcoming summer on Aug 19, 2016. Will it have the same catastrophic results?

After hearing about all these copy cat parties, Warner Bros, the studio that put the movie out, released a statement in response to all the parties:

“These incidents are deplorable and it goes without saying that “Project X” is a fictional movie and that Warner Bros. does not condone–and strongly discourages-anyone from attempting to imitate conduct portrayed by actors in a controlled environment during the filming of a motion picture.”

However, movies that promote violence, drinking, and parties can influence people’s actions. When deciding whether movies are suitable for teens or just adults, more thought should be given about what the rating should be.   Also, people need to remember that movies were produced safely on a set; audience members are not stunt men. People need to realize that recreating scenes or stunts from a movie can cost someone’s well being. Think before you act.