"It's a crazy world, so sports and athletics and music can be a form of escapism."
― Eddie Vedder
About a Player: Stephen Curry
By Reylena Tsosie '21
Stephen Curry is a professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors. He is a point guard and number 30. He is known for being one the greatest shooter of all time, or one of the greatest shooters we’ve seen since Ray Allen, and Reggie Miller.
Stephen Curry was born on March 14, 1988, he is going to be 30 soon! His parents are Dell Curry and Sonya Curry. His father Dell Curry, played basketball as well and he had the same reputation as his son, his father played for the Hornets, and was a sharpshooter just like his son.
Stephen Curry went to college at Davidson college and attended until he was a senior but then he declared for the NBA. In 2009, he was drafted by the Golden State Warriors. 2012 and 2013 season he made 207 three pointers. For the 2015 and 2016 season he made and NBA record 402 three pointers.
He married his college sweetheart in of May 2011. Her name is Ayesha Curry she has her own cooking show. Together they had two girls Ryan and Riley Curry.
He has a $201 million dollar contract with the Golden State Warriors.
Stephen Curry inspires a lot of athletes. He is recognized for being the greatest shooters of all time as a two time world champion.
District Semifinals: Gallup Edges Miyamura 41-38, moves to Championship Game
By Zach Wargo '20
In another heated rivalry game between the Gallup Bengals, and the Miyamura Patriots, the semifinal game came far from disappointment. The winner would later move on to play the number one seed Kirtland Central Broncos Friday night, as they defeated Farmington. This was the third time that these teams have met this season, as Gallup took the first two meetings. This game was more important as the Bengals were trying to get a home playoff game, and get another chance at Kirtland to become district champions, after losing three straight games in a span of a week.
The game started with plenty of intensity, and fast as Gallup went on an 8-2 run to start the game, then Miyamura caught back up with Gallup, keeping it close, the first quarter told us a lot as this semifinal game would mean it would be a dog fight. Bengal Sophomore, Quincy Smith opened up scoring with a three, then later made two free throws to start the run for Gallup. Later Miyamura would later catch up to tie the game 10-10 with a minute left in the first quarter. After a few seconds Gallup would retake the lead as the score would hold 11-10.
The second quarter provided fans with a shooting clinic, as six threes were made by both teams, and opened with a back and forth battle on the boards, and inside the paint. The intensity of the game kept up with the crowd, as well as the fans, late in the second quarter, Gallup Junior Tyrell Begay opened up the game with two straight threes, then later Senior Zakarri Fields dropped another three to give gallup an eight point lead late in the quarter. After a Miyamura timeout, Gallup still pushed the ball inside and ended the quarter on a 10-0 run, which gave them to what seemed a comfortable 28-18 lead going into halftime.
After halftime the third quarter was much different then the first half, as both teams strayed away from the three-point line, and pushed the ball inside for fouls, free-throws, and challenging layups, and jump shots. Gallup only made two field goals and was 50% from the line, as they had seemed to go ice cold from the three point line, and couldn’t find the ball to go into the basket. As for Miyamura they created a little run at the end of the quarter to cut the deficit to seven, after Presley Nelson for the Patriots scored six of the nine points for the Patriots in the third quarter.
By the start of the fourth quarter, tensions were high in the building as Gallup was struggling to find the basket, as they suddenly could not make any three-pointers, and struggled from the foul line late in the game. The fourth quarter started out to be just like the third quarter, as it was a back and forth battle, foul trouble was not a problem for both teams at all either. Gabriel Lee Jr for Miyamura led the scoring with seven points, as he a perfect from the line to bring Miyamura back to cut the lead to three. For Gallup, they played sloppy down the stretch, as every loose ball was a 50/50 ball. Down the stretch Gallup shot only 25% from the free throw line, and missing game clinching free throws at the end of the game. Miyamura had many chances to tie the game, as they missed many shots, and had one key turnover at the end of the game. With 48 seconds left in the game it appeared that Miyamura had the ball, until Gallup called a quick timeout. The call would later be correct, as Gallup soon dribbled out the clock, and forced Miyamura to throw up a heave at the end of the game. Gallup’s next game will be Friday night at Kirtland, for the District Championship.
Gallup Bengals: Miyamura Patriots:
Zakarri Fields: 12 Points Gabriel Lee Jr: 14 Points
Tyrell Begay: 11 Points Presley Nelson: 14 Points
Quincy Smith: 8 points Brandon Vidal: 8 Points
56% Free Throws 100% Free Throws
Lebron James & Kevin Durant Speak Out on Latest Shooting
By Zach Wargo '20
Over the past ten days, many comments have been made on the latest shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14th. Many athletes have spoken about the problem on gun control, but the most important voice in sports would be Lebron James, as he is the closest athlete since Muhammad Ali to publicly speak out about the counties problems, as so is Warriors forward Kevin Durant. The shooting affect many schools, and people across the country are protesting to change different gun laws, and abolish assault rifles from being able to be bought. The amount of shootings that have taken place over the past 4 years is outrageous, with innocent kids being shot and lives being taken, it has to stop. The main reason why this shooting struck most people’s hearts was the fact that a minor was able to buy an AR-15 before he could even be allowed to buy alcohol, and the fact that he showed signs of liking violence, and posting on his social media of his holding knives.
Over the past week, a FOX news analysis called out the two superstars on making comments towards President Donald Trump, as she publicly told them to “Shut up and Dribble”. Earlier James stated “Trump doesn’t give a F*** about the people”. Later that week, Durant and James both laughed at the comments that the analysis had made, James said later, “The best thing she did was help me create more awareness”. In an interview with USA Today, Kevin Durant said, “It didn’t hit me, it was just another thing that I could ignore,” Durant also said that it was a very ignorant comment, and that my voice is just as important as her voice as that is my right as a United States citizen.
The next day Lebron James had posted on his Instagram with the caption and picture saying #Wewillnotshutupanddribble. The picture went viral immediately as Lebron’s voice is very important in sports, and it also shows that he is not backing down from anyone and wants to make a chance as soon as possible so that the amount of shootings decines. Lebron is one of the many important sports figures, and his latest comments just show that he is not afraid to spark a argument, and wants to make a change to our gun laws.
By Reylena Tsosie '21
Redmond Gerald Wins the first gold
Redmond Gerard is a 17 year old snowboarder. He is the first american to win the gold for the United States. He was born on Gerard is 6th in his family out of 7. He travels with the U.S Snowboarding team and he takes online classes. He had overslept the day before during qualification, as he was almost a late scratch to the event, but now it is just now a great story.
Chloe Kim Gold Medalist
Chloe Kim is a 17 year old female. Kim is an immigrant from South Korea. That didn’t stop her for becoming a snowboarder for the United States. She is one of the younger phenoms around the world, after taking the X-Games before the Olympics, and taking almost every event this past year.
Pyeongchang 2018: Kim & White both Secure Golds for Team USA
By Zach Wargo '20
For the first week of the Winter Olympics, plenty of history was made for many countries. Throughout the week the two countries North and South Korea had united together to walk into the opening ceremony last Friday. They also banded together to form a women’s and men’s hockey team to compete and to represent both countries. Team USA represents the olympics with the most athletes, as they look to lead in the medal count once again just like they did four years ago. Last Friday showed us how many countries are proud to have athletes represent themselves in this year’s games.
For Team USA however, the first medal came from a 17 year old, a slopestyle snowboarder who won gold, he was Red Gerard, as he described the feeling of winning a medal “Unbelievable”. The next metal for Team USA came from a luger, the first in its history as the country now finally got a silver medal in Luge on the second day of competition. Earlier in the second day Norway swept the podium in Men’s cross country skiing, as they are tied in second in medals with 11. While in speed skating the Netherlands also swept the podium in the 3000m race with them taking gold, silver, and bronze medals.
Later into the week in Half Pipe snowboarding started with 17 year old Chloe Kim qualified for the halfpipe final, alone with three other americans. Chloe Kim who has appeared in her first olympics, showed why she is one of the best in the world, as she scored a 98.25 out of 100, and took her first gold medal, and capturing another metal for Team USA. That same day 31 year old Shawn White was on a quest to take another gold medal for himself and his country. To qualify he scored a 98 to secure another spot in the final for Tuesday. The next day Shawn White won gold with a score of 98.25, as he had to do it on his last run, he had overtaken Japan’s Ayumu Hirano.
With the Winter games Team USA has now won more than 100 gold medals, and with many more chances with Team USA to win medals, and to represent their country is a great thing. Into next week the Jamaican bobsled team, and the Nigerian bobsled are competing and now have a chance to medal, and to make their country proud. Team USA is looking to medal in Women’s hockey, and Men’s hockey and to defeat rival Canada next week in the upcoming matches. Also, the past week Team USA did medal in team figure skating, coming in third, and winning a bronze medal, coming just being Russia, and Canada.
NBA All Star Game 2018
From The Editor: Super Bowl LII
By Zach Wargo '20
For two weeks I’ve listened to many people talk about the game, and telling us who would become the Super Bowl Champions. It was mixed, as it seemed most analysts picked Philadelphia to win, and while others picked New England to win once again. The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events of the year, as it’s one thing I look forward too every Postseason.
The game started as I expected to start, quick, and wasn’t surprised by the quick start by Nick Foles. What I did not expect was it to be a track meet, as there was no defense, and many offensive plays were made early in the game. I thought this game could soon get out of hand after a missed field goal by the Patriots in the 1st quarter, thankfully that was not the case, as the Patriots kept on fighting back. We don’t give Tom brady enough credit for what he did on Sunday, with breaking a Postseason record of 505 yards, becoming the 1st NFL player in history to reach 10,000 passing yards, and putting his team on his back trying to get his sixth ring. Only as the two plays he will be remembered for is his dropped pass in the first half, and the strip-sack fumble with 2:10 left in the game. Brady performed his best for most of the season at age 40, as he said after the heartbreaking that he will play for another season. I respect Tom Brady, I don’t see why a lot of people hate him, it's just time to appreciate what’s he's done for the NFL and the game of football, and to look at him as the greatest of all time.
I was quickly surprised at how Nick Foles played, he started off strong, and kept it, although he had one interception, his nerves didn’t get the best of him all night. With a game where the Eagles needed to keep scoring, they sure did. The gamble by Philadelphia late in the 1st half is a play that came right out of the College Football Playoff Semifinal game against Georgia, where a wide receiver throws a pass to the quarterback for a touchdown. The play was executed perfectly, as I give Philly a lot of credit for outsmarting the Patriots to keep that confidence on their side. The internet exploded soon after, I thought there should have been more penalties called during the game, as they could have called an Illegal Formation on that 4th & 1, which would have changed the entire outcome of the game. By NFL rule you’re supposed to have seven people on the Line of Scrimmage, as there was only six people. By far I think it is among on the the most gutest play calls in history, as it gave them a 10 points lead going into halftime. The play call “Philly Special” is going to be remembered in NFL history.
I realized that at the start of the game during the National Anthem that Super Bowl XLIX hero Malcolm Butler was very emotional, but it didn’t come to me that he wasn’t playing. The reason that Butler did not play a single snap during the biggest game of the season is a disgrace to him. I thought that Butler would have made a huge difference during the entire game, he played 97.6% of snaps during the regular season. I think that Malcolm Butler got screwed, as he is now a free agent this upcoming offseason and will probably not sign with the Patriots again.
In my opinion Bill Belichick even out coached himself for the first time, he wanted to prove that he is one of the greatest head coaches in history, but I don’t understand why he did not play his best corner on the biggest stage in front of millions of people. Belichick let his ego get to him, as he had too much pride in his defense, which was one of the seven sins of the bible. The sin of pride in the bible states, “A quality or state of being proud, as being too prideful provides selfishness”. Belichick coached one of the worst games of his career, his defense got embarrassed on national television. On the other side of the field, Eagles head coach Doug Peterson coached the perfect game to defeat the Patriots. He took risks, and put trust in his quarterback on 4th downs and even on two point conversions. He stuck with the run game as it was working very well for his team, and threw the deep ball when the time was right.
The 2nd half was very entertaining, as it didn’t have much defense, and plenty of offense. I know football as it not being a track meet, I was waiting for the defense to step up at one point and it sure did. The strip on Tom Brady was not his fault, as his offensive line collapsed on him and let the outside rusher strip him to put the title in the Eagles hands. I thought Brady played an excellent game, but Nick Foles played an even better game with escaping pass rushes, catching a touchdown pass, and leading his team down the field to let Philly re-take the lead.
Once again the NFL’s problem all year has been the catch rule and the referee’s. In past Super Bowl’s not many flags were thrown, most or all penalties were false starts, defensive holding, and offside penalties. The Catch rule was the main problems in the NFL, as on a 3rd & 6 in the 3rd quarter, Running Back Corey Clement caught a ball for a Touchdown, but the replay showed that he bobbled the ball, and didn’t have full control of it. They ruled this a Touchdown, as pictures and replay shows it should have been incomplete, and 4th & 6. Another occurrence of this problem was on Zach Ertzs touchdown with 2:20 left in the game, the officials did get this call right, as he took three steps, become a runner, and dived for the plane. The ball appeared to come loose but as a runner he it was called a touchdown.
This year’s Super Bowl was entertaining, but as the past few years the NFL’s rating have declined. Around 106.7 million people watched this year’s Super Bowl, the fewest since 2009. I think the Super Bowl was more competitive than last years, it was a track meet since kickoff, and only one major defensive play decided the game. I don’t think this is the best Super Bowl but it is definitely top three. I thought the Super Bowl delivered after an amazing postseason, as we are now onto the offseason, only 6 months away from preseason football.
Super Bowl LII: Eagles Upset Patriots In a Thriller
By Zach Wargo
After two weeks of heavy talk about the biggest sporting event of the year, the Super Bowl was finally upon us. The Philadelphia Eagles, coming off their blowout and statement win against the Vikings two weeks earlier, were looking forward to taking down Tom Brady and the Patriots in the Super Bowl. What was at stake would be Brady taking his 6th ring, while Philly would be looking to win their first Super Bowl in its franchise’s history. The Philadelphia Eagles were coming into the game as huge underdogs, which is a role that the have embraced, they entered the game with most of the country on their side, rooting for them to win the big game against the dynasty that is Tom Brady. The Patriots on the other hand showed no signs of being nervous, as they have been here before, for the 10th time in fact.
The game started after a great performance of the National anthem, soon the Eagles got the ball first, and capitalized, setting up for a field goal after getting inside New England’s five yard line. While the Patriots watched their defense struggle, Tom Brady went to work, only to do the same as the Eagles did, setting up a short field goal to tie the game 3-3 with 4:20 left in the opening quarter. Philadelphia’s offense did not stop from there, with Nick Foles reading the defense, and finding the open man, New England could not stop Philly on 3rd downs and could not stop the big play. Nick Foles dropped back on a 1st & 10, to launch a 34 yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery, only for the rookie kicker to miss the Extra Point, putting more pressure on New England late in the opening quarter. Nick Foles looked unstoppable, as he was splitting the defense, the play calling on point with a mix of run-pass options, play action passes, and short passes mixed in with long runs, it was a sign that the Patriots was in for a long day.
Next following drive consisted of most of the same for Tom Brady, quick passes, mixed in with short runs, as they threaten the Eagles with a field goal which was later missed, thanks to a poor snap, and hold by New England. The defense of the Patriots would cause a punt, which would be the only punt of the game, the fewest combined punts in Super Bowl history, Brady had the ball in his hand again, as the same short runs, and short passes turned into large gains. The drive was stumped after two straight incompletions, and getting no points out of another wasted drive. Philadelphia capitalized on the mistake, as they went straight down the field once again, as a 21 yard run by LeGarrette Blount gave Philly a 15-3 lead half way through the 2nd quarter. Tom Brady needed only 84 seconds to give New England a field goal, making it 15-6, Brady was in a rhythm, but so was Nick Foles. Philadelphia made its first and only mistake of the game as a deep thrown ball was tipped and intercepted. Tom Brady and his studded offense, needed only three minutes to go 90 yards to score a touchdown, cutting the score to 3, but again the extra point was missed. With 2:04 left in the 1st half, Philly went down the field again, as the riskiest play of the game was made up with an even better play call, as Nick Foles went into motion and caught a one yard touchdown pass to extend their lead to 10 after the extra point, giving them the lead going into halftime.
The entire 2nd half was like a pinball machine, no defense, lots of offense, players going down and back on the field, scoring touchdowns, field goals, and converting key 3rd downs in clutch situations. Brady went to Gronk 3 times and scored a touchdown to cut the lead to 3, making the score 22-19. Once again, the defense seemed non existant for New England. Nick Foles played a flawless 2nd half, having them scored another touchdown, only without the catch looking like it was made out of bounds (which later many people said it was) after the ball appeared to be bobbled, and then caught which Corey Clements left foot was out of bounds. The play was reviewed, which would stand, making the game 29-19. The next drive was no different, Brady was flawless once again, only to belt another touchdown pass to Chris Hogan for 26 yards, trying to keep the game in reach, 29-26 with 3:23 left in the 3rd quarter. Nick Foles went to work again, going right down the field, without a stop that New England needed, the rookie kicker helped Philly extend their lead to six after a 42 yard field goal which was the first play of the 4th quarter.
After the made field goal, many Super Bowl records were broken last night, as most combined yards, Tom Brady broke the Postseason record with most passing yards, fewest punts, no holding penalties, which is rare in the NFL. To start the 4th quarter of a field goal, as later Tom Brady would put on a show once again, leading his offense right down the field, throwing a touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski, putting them in the lead 33-32 with 9:22 remaining. Nick Foles next drive would define the game, as the Patriots were so close to getting a stop, and the ball back, after converting a 4 & 1, the Eagles were taking time off the clock, and letting Tom Brady watch from the sidelines. Not long after Foles threw a poss to Zach Ertz, scoring a touchdown and having Philly have another lead once again, as the two-point conversion did fail. With a game that consisted with no defense at all, pass rusher Brandon Graham stripped Tom Brady, as the Offensive Line could not hold the pass rush, as the fumble was recovered by Philadelphia with 2:04 left in the game. With a field goal and another stop by the defense, New England needed to go 91 yards in 59 seconds. Tom Brady tried to get his team back, with a failed hail mary that decided the game, letting the Philadelphia Eagles win their first Lombardi in franchise history.
After the game, Tom Brady puts the loss on his shoulders, as he said the loss sucks, he also said to a reporter that he will be back for another season. Many questions this offseason will be if Tom Brady does in fact retire, or Rob Gronkowski may retire after many injuries throughout his career, in fact he already is a Hall of Famer, and Tom Brady is already the Greatest of All Time. The offseason will be fun for many football fans, with the draft, combine, and soon preseason will be here once again. For the Eagles their city is torn apart, and just happy to be champions once again, Carson Wentz will hopefully be back by September, and Nick Foles may still be the backup by the preseason. The NFL offseason will be fun to pay attention to as there are many free-agent quarterbacks also.
Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated, AP Photos
Tennis History made by Roger Federer
By Reylena Tsosie
Roger Federer is a 36 year old male. He was born on August 8, 1981. As a kid, he was a ball boy for tennis and he was inspired to play tennis. A ball boy is a boy who retrieves balls that go out of play during a game such as tennis or baseball, and who supplies players or umpires with new balls. Federer won 20 titles for tennis. He won the Australian open on Sunday, January 28, 2018.
He is ranked number 2 for the entire world. He has is own fashion line with Nike.
Federer’s net worth is $71 million dollars a year. Despite, his talent in tennis he is a caring father and a loving husband to Mirka Federer . She is 39 years old.
The Tennis world will always remember Roger Federer.
Photo Credit By: AP Photos
Super Bowl LII Preview
By Zach Wargo 20'
After two long weeks, the weekend finally belongs to the NFL once again, after the respective title games, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the New England Patriots face off this Sunday for the Lombardi Trophy. After a week filled of events for the fans, the players have answered numerous questions from the media, the season will end with the underdog’s facing the dynasty. With the Eagles facing the underdog role all season, and even after losing their starting quarterback, and possible MVP candidate, Carson Wentz, Nick Foles had to try to lead the Eagles to their 3rd Super Bowl appearance in Franchise history. Over the week many questions have been heard if Tom Brady is going to retire soon, on Wednesday he said” No, i don’t see why a lot of people want me to retire so badly” while Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is still questionable and still not able to pass concussion
protocol after taking a vicious hit in the AFC title game on
Photo Credit: NFL.COM
What’s At Stake?
This super bowl is special, after all it is a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX, which the patriots won, starting their dynasty, after winning three Super Bowl’s in 4 years, since then New England has won two more, and is trying to add to this dynasty, winning a 6th ring for the franchise would be special, as they would be the second team to win six rings, tying the Steelers in NFL History. For the Eagles, it’s a much different story, as they’ve never won a Super Bowl, and haven’t been to the Super Bowl since they had lost to the Patriots 13 years ago. The Eagles have embraced the underdog role all year, with key injuries on the offense and defense. They have played and deserves a shot at trying to dethrone the patriots, as this is like a revenge game, as the country will be watching. A first Super Bowl Title for the city of Philly would mean rejoice, and one of the greatest sports moments in the cities history.
Who Has the Advantage?
This is no mismatch for either team, as one side has a legendary quarterback, and one of the best head coaches in NFL history, while the other side, holds a second year head coach, a back up quarterback. You’d think the Patriots would have an advantage right? Not so fast, as Nick foles has been flawless this postseason, embracing this week, and this magical super bowl run, the offense which has a running game also, opens up play action and can go for the long ball anytime during the game. The defense has been steller too all season, for only allowing 17 points all postseason. While the Patriots, have plenty of experience, with the defense up and coming, and playing hard towards the end of the season. Tom brady who is going to try and go for his sixth ring, Brady’s offense has a advantage as they have one of the best tight ends in the league. This Super Bowl is special as it will be a heavyweight battle, until the clock strikes zero to determine a champion.
Loss Scholarships? Where Does It All Go?
By Zach Wargo '20
In the past you would think that once you get a scholarship to go to college, you can’t lose it right? Well, nowadays students have to keep their grades up, and work hard each day to keep that scholarship. It’s a long and complicated process, as the easiest scholarship to earn would be an academic scholarship. College’s mostly looks at your GPA dating back to 8th grade, which most kids do not realize this, as they also pay close attention to your discipline record, and your ACT/SAT scores in the past. Each college is different, and need requirements for you to apply for that college, for example if you wanted to apply for Duke University, you’d need a ACT score of a 31, or higher, while to attend the University of Arizona, you’d only need a score of 20 or higher.
In my opinion, it's much harder to earn a scholarship then lose it, as the hardest to earn would be playing sports. Only 2% of high school athletes make it to the pros, and some don’t even earn a college degree according to the NCAA. The NCAA states that a college education, and a college diploma is far more valuable than going to the pro’s and making a ton of money, as you will have that education and diploma for life. All the money that the NCAA earns from tournament games, national championship games, and ticket sales all goes back to future college students, and scholarships so that the future can be bright and filled with smart, young minds in college. The NCAA makes college, and education very important, so every student can get a degree, and succeed later in life.
For example, the University of Arizona offers many majors, and scholarships for people who are interested for attending U of A. They tell you how to earn them, what your requirements are, and how many credits you need to apply, and probably get into the University. One thing I had noticed is that loss scholarships probably go to a more successful, and accomplished student if you cannot maintain your grades, and get poor scores on the ACT/SAT tests. Every college is different, as Harvard, and Dartmouth University are far more different than the University of New Mexico.
In a article with USA Today, they had interviewed two college basketball recruits that were on scholarships to play for the University of Kentucky, as they soon later realized that their scholarships were revoked in 2011. The two players had stated that they had no idea what they had done to be revoked of the loss scholarship, and they did not think that it was very fair that there was no reason given why they had loss that scholarship. Athletic Scholarships are very difficult to maintain once schools are interested in you, as one injury, or one bad test score and be the difference of going to a D-I school then a D-II school in a matter of time.
Time Magazine also wrote an article on how you would a scholarship, as they gave out five reasons, as of course the top reason was bad grades, or failing classes. Failing classes is one of the most common reasons why enough students do not get an college education. The other top reasons was that students either have a lot of discipline problems, or decide to not follow college rules at all. Plagiarism is also a big no no in college, as it can get you expelled, which happened to two harvard students as they were not allowed to apply to any college for a entire year. Plagiarism also will make it harder to get even into a community college. All lost scholarships probably go to other students, that colleges can trust, or back to the college athletic program it has to offer.
Walking Under A Ladder Superstition
By Zach Wargo '20
According to an old myth, is that if you do walk under a ladder, it will bring you bad luck. In medieval times, if a person did walk under a ladder, they thought their death would come from hanging. Ladders that were leaned up against something that created a triangle, thought that it was a haunted area. This ancient superstition dates back as far back as ancient Egypt. The Egyptians believed strongly in the pyramids, as if someone walked under a ladder the sacred power of the pyramids would be broken. Today many people have mixed emotions about walking under a ladder, and some just choose to go around the ladder instead of facing the risk of having bad luck. There are ways to undo the curse, as if you hope you see a dog, or you try to go back through the ladder a second time for better luck. The best way of belief is common sense, jarring or shaking the ladder would probably cause a falling object to hit a person.
Today most people do not believe in this superstition, they don’t really know the background of it. Walking under a ladder is not the first thing that comes to mind in people. There are many other myths like breaking a mirror, or the illuminati that some other people do believe in. Everyone has different beliefs, and a different opinion towards many different things in our world. Today there are many different superstitions that are good but mostly bad. For example Friday the 13th, opening an umbrella inside, or finding a black cat. All of these superstitions are ancient or old myths that some people still believe in today.
There are many ways to reverse bad luck just by walking under a ladder, the most common ways would be making a wish while your walking under a ladder. The second one would be just too walk backwards through the ladder again, or crossing your fingers until you first see a dog. An awkward way of reversing bad luck if to say “Bread and Butter” while your walking under the ladder.
This myth came from as far back as Ancient Egypt, as they believed in gods coming down, and you having bad luck for the rest of your life. It’s complicated at how people study these types of superstitions, but it is also very unique how people end up believing in these types of bad luck and good luck superstitions years, and decades later after they are being come up with. Egyptians believed in many gods, and goddesses, which was part of their culture and there way of life.
Urban Legend: What is the Illuminati?
by Reylena Tsosie '21
What is the illuminati? A question that 65% of Freshmen asked me. 35% do know the history and the background. 45% of freshmen believed in Illuminati and 55% did not.
Adam Weishaupt is the founder of illuminati he founded it on May 1, 1776. That year might sound familiar. July 4, 1776 was when the Declaration of Independence was written. Weishaupt is a German philosopher and a professor, when he taught he always said stuff about illuminati. His beliefs were very inspiring to other students that they started to believe it. He gave an assignment out telling what they thought of his theories. The class started to believe him more. He was very serious that he shared his beliefs with Benjamin Franklin. To bad for Weishaupt he was shut down. Benjamin Franklin time was more on the Declaration of Indepence.
The most important symbol of the illuminati is the pyramid.
What is the Pyramid? Why a Pyramid? Well, we all know that there is a pyramid with an eye on it on the dollar bill. That is a good hint if your not into illuminati. The Pyramid is a representation for “money is not evil.”
Some celebrities has been accused of being “Illuminati” but, there is no evidence, it’s just a belief. Beyonce is one of the famous person being accused of illuminati. In one of her famous song “Single ladies” the music video explains their theory. http://illuminaticelebrities.com/ Is Beyonce Illuminati puppet?
Illuminati is a belief!
Not real, it’s an Urban Legend
Last Week's Poll Results!
Last week, we asked you who would win the Super Bowl, and 70% of you said that the Patriots will win their 6th ring, while 30% of you voted that the Eagles will upset the Patriots.