DECEMBER 2014 The Paw Print THE NEWSPAPER OF HENRY T. GUNDERSON HIGH SCHOOL A Tough Loss! Connor Collins | Sophomore | Staﬀ Writer! ! The last few weeks of the football season were definitely something to see! Gunderson’s JV team came out with a win against Westmont, leaving them scoreless for most of the game. Both teams fought hard, but the Grizzlies fought harder with two scoring drives, one ending with a touchdown run from Joseph Catano and one ending in a touchdown pass to Maurice Howard. Kenny Cox also had a good game, with several amazing runs, and the JV team won 14-7. However, our Varsity team did not have the same kind of game, and after a tough first half the Grizzlies simply didn’t have the time to forge a comeback. The Grizzlies had to make several substitutions until they finally got into the groove of things, and in the second half Harrison Bueselnick threw a bomb down the field to a wide open Dejon Packer for 68 yards. Then on another drive, Harrison threw a touchdown to Dejon for 53 yards. However, even with the great contributions from both, the Grizzlies couldn’t make a comeback and lost 35-13. How to Prepare for College! Christian Trujano | Senior | Staﬀ Writer! ! College life, something that will become the next chapter in a lot of our lives sooner or later. If you are a Freshman or Sophomore, it’s something you won’t really have to worry about until your years as an upperclassman. But for us Seniors and even some early bird Juniors, it’s something very real. A reality that is realistically only months away. Now, I don’t know about the rest of you seniors, but that to me is some very overwhelming stuff. That’s why I took the time to make life a little less stressful for all of us by making the following list to inform and help jumpstart all of our minds so that we are as prepared as we possibly can be. ! Get Involved: College isn’t just about the work, make your school a part of you so that once you’re in college you can get the full experience by getting involved. ! Get Your Work Done: Studying is a big part of college, develop those skills now and you’re set. Also be sure to stay on top of college applications, financial aid, and all the other work to be done. ! Challenge Yourself: Take advantage of the more difficult classes taught here in high school. This will prepare you for the challenge of college and better you as a student. These classes are made to get us ready for that next level. ! Read: Again most of college is studying which obviously involves reading. Develop those skills now and college homework will become a little less stressful. ! Get Help: There are a lot of staff here at Gunderson who would be more than ecstatic to help you prepare for college, whether it be choosing one, helping with the application process, and choosing classes for college. Take advantage of their help. ! Don’t Procrastinate: Seniors, get applications in, personal statements reviewed and in, SAT and/or ACT tests done and sent out, and any other college preparations done as early as possible. Don’t put off everything until the last day ! Look For A Mentor: Many people here at Gunderson are here for you. Find a few that you feel the most comfortable with and get help from them for personal statements, improving yourself for college, and any other questions you might have concerning college. ! Involve Your Family: They might be the best mentors you can get. Their advice and help can be very valuable to you and they can even help you with applications and statements at home and give you only more knowledge than you already have. ! Yes, this is the last year for a lot of us, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to relax. If anything, this advice should be something us seniors should already be doing. Deadlines are coming soon guys, it’s time to tighten our belts. Grizzly P.R.I.D.E. Gunderson High School’s 622 Gaundabert Lane, San Jose CA 95136 1 The Paw Print DECEMBER, 2014 622 Gaundabert Lane, San Jose CA 95136 Taylor Swift: 1989! Devin Smith | Senior | Assistant Editor ! The country turned pop singer debuted her fifth album, 1989, on October 27th and in less than a week the album became the first (and so far only) album to sell more than a million copies and go platinum in 2014. The 13 song album features Max Martin, Ryan Tedder, as well as other well known pop artists and has influences of Madonna, Outkast, and Cyndi Lauper. 1989 is different from Taylor’s other works because it is Swift’s first attempt at a strictly pop album without country influence’s and with her hit single “Shake It Off” she shows off her ability to create a song that appeals to mass audiences. In the song she addresses her critics and and her supposed “boyfriend issues” and “shakes it off”. Admittedly, the song is catchy, however the album as a whole is only average. It doesn’t change anything, it doesn’t give you anything you haven’t heard before, and it doesn’t even have a classic Taylor Swift break up song. The album has no purpose. It’s strictly pop music for the sake of pop music. The only reason this album is so significant is because it’s by Taylor Swift. She has finally transitioned from a country singer to a pop artist, and has managed to keep an extremely large and loyal fanbase. However, her first attempt at a strictly pop album leaves a lot to be desired and the only people I could recommend the album to are those who already have it and die hard Taylor Swift fans. Tha Carter V! Devin Smith | Senior | Assistant Editor! ! Lil Wayne, the undeclared yet unquestioned leader of Young Money, has a new album on the way. Tha Carter V, the finale of the Carter series, was scheduled to be released earlier in the year, but was delayed to December 9th just a day before it’s supposed release date. However, fans were not left completely out of luck because Wayne has already released 6 singles 2 of which are officially from the album, and has been featured on a ton of other artist’s songs as of late. The singles (Believe Me, Grindin, Krazy, Gotti, Off Day, and D’Usse) each have a different feel, with D’Usse being the best lyrically and most upbeat, Krazy sounding spastic and quick, and Believe Me has an obvious Drake influence. From what we’ve heard so far, Tha Carter V could easily be the best album of the Carter series, and possibly the best piece of work Wayne has ever put out (which with 11 albums, 19 mixtapes, 2 EPs, and over 600 songs that he’s been featured on, says a lot). If you simply cannot wait for Tha Carter V you should listen to the earlier albums in the series, and if you want to listen to something a little more recent from Wayne I Am Not A Human Being II is also a great album. Tha Carter V is guaranteed to be one of the best albums of the year, but with the other great hip-hop albums that came out earlier this year there is going to be a lot of discussion if this album stands up to the other’s in its category. Hacked! Vaibhav Pandey | Junior | Staﬀ Writer! ! Recently, hackers have taken the world in stride. They have hacked pretty much every major retail store in the hopes of obtaining your personal information. They are not just limited to the stores, however. They have also been hacking email accounts. As one CNN report says, “If your Gmail was hacked, blame your friends.” (Jose Pagliery November 14, 2014). They are right. Hackers dupe victims into divulging their personal information or break codes. Once they are inside your email, they scan it, looking for anything with your signature and personal information. They will then send emails to your friends with a sob story asking for money. They may also set up automatic email forwarding, so your emails will be sent to the hackers instead of the intended recipient. This is done to ensure that your friends never know that you were hacked. Some may even delete your contacts so you have no way of warning your friends. There are ways to protect yourself, however. Delete any email with personal information or other sensitive data. Also, sign up for two step email authentication. The second password is sent to you by a text message. The first time you sign into gmail, it will ask you for the second password. This will be done once on that computer. If you or somebody else tries to log into your email from another computer, the second password will be required. This will add thirty seconds and may seem like an eternity in the fast paced world we live, but it is worth it. ! *http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/07/technology/security/gmail-account-stolen/ Grizzly P.R.I.D.E. ! Interesting Facts! Kiana Macias | Senior | Staﬀ writer ! ! 1)There are more life forms living on your skin than there are people on the planet. 2)Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time. 3)Caterpillars completely liquify as they transform into moths. 4)There are over 200 corps on Mount Everest and they are used as way points for climbers 5)Dr. Suess wrote “Green Eggs and Ham” to win a bet against his publisher who thought that he could not complete a book with only 50 words. 6)When the University of Nebraska cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state’s third largest city. 7)Two-thirds of the people on earth have never seen snow. 8)A hummingbird weighs less than a penny. 9)The average American drinks about 600 sodas a year. 10)A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water. 11)A jellyfish is 95 percent water. 12)You are 1% shorter in the evening than in the morning. 13)It would take 1000 years to watch every video on youtube. 14)The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body. 15)The number of words posted on twitter each day would fill a 10 million page book. ! ! The Paw Print DECEMBER 2014 THE NEWSPAPER OF HENRY T. GUNDERSON HIGH SCHOOL Horoscopes! Emily Manuel | Freshmen | Staﬀ Writer! ! Aries- You may be everybody's savior during this month. You may want to be one, too. What will save you is that you know how to put yourself first. The Moon conjoins Mars and springs you out of bed with a zillion things to do. Pace yourself. ! Taurus- This month will involve in you being able to gather confidence to tell the person you admire, that you like them. This month will be packed with surprises, romantic ones. (Aye man, its the internet not me XD) ! Gemini- You'll feel at your best, healthiest, and strongest this month. Conserve your strength and give yourself a treat Are you seeking love? it will be looking for you, too. There's no way for you to be anything but charming and friendly, so freshen up. ! Cancer- Feelings get hard to express, they're so deep. Radiate health and comfort, especially at school.Take care of yourself as well. If a partner or companion unwittingly upsets things for you, your calmness will be too strong to allow it. You don't have to hold a grudge. ! Scorpio- If you aren't already with someone you love, flash that smile and turn on your infinite charm. Pamper with affection and be pampered with luxury and all creature comforts. Make the most of it. Respect authority and don't get too harsh should someone disrespect you. You could receive more than you realized you've already earned. The challenge will be to not let it go out as quickly or easily as it came in. Sagittarius- Privacy and intimacy may be the chief pleasures during the November 6 Full Moon. You're not slowing down or getting lazy. Rather, you're getting more selective and insisting on more quality and fulfillment in your life.You can be whatever someone needs you to be, if that's what you want to do. Some people will find it nurturing just to be with you. ! Capricorn- Charm your way into whatever position you want in any group you choose this month. You might prefer to remain the secret master wielding power and influence from behind the scenes, however. There's less interference that way. Don't exaggerate the niceness, though. That would just make some people suspicious. ! ! ! ! Pisces- Go somewhere special and far away in your mind this month. Start reading a fantastically long book or watch that six-hour classic movie or series. It could get more fun, too, but you don't have to reveal that part. Quiet cleverness will add to your mystique, so smile and say only what's necessary. Virgo- Have a fantastic time with your friends this month. They're all going to want to be with you anyway. Work on one big thing or several small ones and feel grateful. You can have everything arranged exactly the way you want it without agonizing over a single detail. Your family will love it, too. Libra- Love what you already have and don't worry if someone looks at you and gets jealous or envious. Don't provoke them, though. Cheerfully focus on what's important and you can breeze through anything. This month is going to surprise you with more friends than you ever imagined you had. They may not descend on you all at once, but over the course of the next month expect to see smiling faces that you haven't seen in a while. ! Grizzly P.R.I.D.E. Angela Kurysh | Sophomore | Staﬀ Writer! Karly Brooks | Sophomore | Staﬀ Writer! ! Aquarius- Be the rock star out in public during this month. Turn heads and have cute strangers introduce themselves.You'll rock your work world, too, so be awesome. Keep a journal because it's going to fly by. Everyone will want to pitch in to throw that big holiday party, so share the work and expense and go for it. Leo- If a home problem has been stressing you out, relax and watch things improve with time. You could find some extra money you didn't know you had. Expect many hugs as people hope that your luck rubs off. Upcoming Events! ! Fundraisers: ! ! • December 8-12 = Senior Women Holiday Gram • December 11th = Key Club sells Jamba Juice ! Dates to Remember: ! • December 11th = Financial Aid Night @ 6pm • December 17-19 = FINALS • December 17th = SELAC @ 6-7:30pm • December 19th = 1st semester ends • Winter Break = December 22 January 5th ! Sports: ! • Boys Soccer ✦ December 2nd vs. Yerba Buena @ 3:30pm ✦December 4th @ Santa Clara HS @ 3:30pm ✦December 9th @ Christopher @ 4-5:30pm ✦December 11th @ Saratoga @ 3:30pm ✦December 18th @ Milpitas @ 3:30pm ✦December 22nd vs. Oak Grove @ 1-3pm ! • Girls Soccer ✦December 4th vs. Pinewood @ 3:15pm ✦December 11th vs. Gunn @ 3:15pm ✦December 16th @ Mt. Pleasant @ 3:15pm ✦December 18th @ Independence @ 3:30pm DECEMBER, 2014 The Paw Print THE NEWSPAPER OF HENRY T. GUNDERSON HIGH SCHOOL Kindness Still Exists! A Recipe For The Holidays! Vaibhav Pandey | Junior | Staﬀ Writer! ! You may not have noticed, but a little club is emerging at Gunderson. Alexandra Lee and Alejandra Fraume took it upon themselves to start Acts of Random Kindness (ARK). This club specializes in doing little things for strangers, hence the name Acts of Random Kindness. The act could range from opening the door for someone to helping an injured person to just complementing someone. ARK at Gunderson is a branch of the nationwide ARK. Across the United States, it is present in three other states, Florida, New York, but most of the concentration is in California. They may be a grass root club, but they have taken it upon themselves to make people’s lives easier, make it more pleasant. Some of the people reading this will question of the validity of such a club, but the members of ARK are doing something which not a lot of us are doing. We generally ignore the little things, but ARK forces us to consider the little, minute things. ARK meets every Thursday in Ms. Evan’s room, D-6. Members can potentially earn scholarships, but this is still being discussed. It is highly recommended that you join this fledgling club and make Gunderson a better place. Here is Alexandra Lee, the President of ARK, telling us more about the club. ! Q. What led to the creation of ARK? A. ARK Club wasn't my original idea. It was created by a girl names Sabrina Ma at Independence High School, and since then she has been able to spread this movement to 25 other schools. I heard about last year, and couldn't stop thinking about it. It was a spur of the moment sort of thing, and we started the club here at Gunderson! ! Q. How many members are currently in the club? A. Our impact has been small lately, but we hope to make ARK one of the biggest clubs in campus and for everyone in Gunderson to benefit from our endeavors. ! ! Q. How has or will ARK affect Gunderson? A. Why? Why not? I believe nothing but good can come from a club like this. I believe it can create a very positive school environment and bring out happiness in a lot of people. Kindness can appeal to anybody, and everyone has the capacity to be kind. ! Q. What does ARK hope to accomplish? A. Our members do weekly arktivities . So far we've done things like pass out lollipops with compliments to people. They also had to learn their names. We also passed out Disney candy grams during Homecoming week in order to promote school spirit. ! Q. Why should students join ARK? A. Kindness has the power to affect the world, and to create a huge movement. They should join because we can have the power to change the school, and possibly the world, for the better. The Homecoming Game! Connor Collins | Sophomore | Staﬀ Writer! Josh Flores | Senior | Staﬀ Writer! ! The Gunderson Grizzlies football team played their final home game on Friday, November 7th, against the San Jose High Bulldogs. For a lot of the seniors, this was the final football game of their life, so as you can imagine this game was played with a lot of passion and intensity. The Grizzlies went out and tried their hardest to finish with another win, especially at home. But San Jose High came away with the victory with a final score of 35-14. The Bulldogs led 21-0 at halftime, and the Grizzlies worked even harder in the second half to try to make a comeback. Julian Gutierrez scored off a fumble forced by John Saens and took it to the house. Isaac Romero added a rushing touchdown, to Gunderson’s comeback bid. But in the end, San Jose High’s quick start proved too much to overcome, and Gunderson came up short. Our Gunderson Grizzlies took on the Live Oak Acorns, at Live Oak, to finish off the regular season. Grizzly P.R.I.D.E. Emily Manuel | Freshmen | Staﬀ Writer! ! Since the holidays are coming up, I decided to do some baking to test what I’d be baking for Christmas for my family to enjoy with some hot tea. I came across these Nutella S’mores recipe and it was the best thing I’ve ever tasted. I would like to share this piece of heaven so you guys can try it out as well. Here’s the instructions on what to do and the materials you’ll need: ! Materials: 12 medium-sized, storebought chocolate chip cookies. 3/4 cup nutella 12 large marshamallows, cut in half 3 large candy canes, crushed 12 Hershey kisses ! Directions: Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread each cookie with one Tablespoon of Nutella. Next, place two marshmallow halves on top. Now, place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until marshmallows are goldenbrown. Remove from oven and top with one Hershey kiss per cookie. To top it off, you can add your favorite icecream as well. This will make it taste even more yummier if thats possible. ! The Paw Print DECEMBER, 2014 THE NEWSPAPER OF HENRY T. GUNDERSON HIGH SCHOOL Gifts, Gifts, and More Gifts! ! DIY Peppermint Bark! Samantha Correa | Sophomore | Assistant Editor! Haley Borges | Senior | Staﬀ Writer! ! This a quick and easy recipe for peppermint bark that only uses a few ingredients, and is really easy to follow the directions. Enjoy! Angela Kurysh | Sophomore | Staﬀ Writer! Karly Brooks | Sophomore | Staﬀ Writer! ! It’s that time of the year again! The holiday season is back and full of joy and cheer! Family, food, friends, and laughter. But, best of all presents under the Christmas tree. We know you’ve been eyeing something special that you have wanted the whole year, so how about you let us know what that is! ! ! Questions: 1. What do you want for Christmas? 2. Why do you want that gift? 3. Do you think you will receive it? 4. Why do you deserve it? 5. What gift are you going to give? ! Vincent Doan - Senior: 1. 2k15 and a car 2. Because 2k15 is fun and I want to drive places. 3. 1 out of 2 LOL. 4. I have worked hard this school year. 5. Whatever bae wants. ! ! ! ! Ingredients: -11 oz. white baking chips -11 oz. milk chocolate chips -1/2 tsp. peppermint extract -12 candy canes ! Directions: 1. Crush candy canes 2. Line sheet with parchment paper 3.Melt milk chocolate until smooth 4. Pour milk chocolate into pan & level 5. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes 6. Melt white chocolate until smooth 7. Add peppermint extract to white chocolate 8. Pour white chocolate into pan and level 9. Pour crushed candy canes over the white chocolate 10. Place in fridge for 20 minutes Grizzly P.R.I.D.E. Serena Chandler - Junior 1. Everything. 2. Because I have nothing. 3. I think I’ll get whatever I want. 4. Because I’m a good person. 5. Everything. ! Chris Sager - Senior: 1. The new Columbia Jordan 11s. 2. Those shoes are nice. 3. IDK 50/50 chance. 4. I bust my butt off first semester of senior year. 5. UGGs for my mom and new Jordans for my little brothers. ! Luiza Riberio - Sophomore: 1. New phone. 2. My phone sucks. 3. Yes. 4. I work hard, play hard. 5. Probably like a fruit cake. ! Cynthia Gonzalez - Junior: 1. A car. 2. Because what’s the point of having a license without a car. 3. Questionable, my dad plays too much. 4. Because I work hard to be a good child and I’m his favorite daughter. 5. Love and happiness ! Adrianne Taylor - Sophomore: 1. New phone. 2. *shows cracked iPhone* 3. Damn straight. 4. Because I’m a good person. 5. Coal. 6. I’m going to give a neck pillow to my brother. New Technologies! Edmund Worthen | Freshmen | Staﬀ Writer! A Pipe-Bot That Seeks Leaks: In March, what started as a negligible leak in a gas pipe caused an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings and killed eight people in New York City. Leaky pipes can pose a real danger, but there isn’t an oil, natural gas, or water network in the world that doesn’t have them. “No matter what type of pipe system you have, leaks go undetected for a long time,” says Kamal Youcef-Toumi, a mechanical engineer at MIT. Existing acoustic sensors aim to detect leaks from aboveground, but to catch smaller leaks sooner, Youcef-Toumi’s team is designing an autonomous robot to patrol pipes from within. The twoliter-bottle-size prototype cruises through pipes at up to 3 miles per hour in search of subtle pressure differences that indicate a loss of fluids. Then the pipe-bot sends an alert with GPS coordinates to a technician who can locate and repair the leak. ! DECEMBER, 2014 The Paw Print THE NEWSPAPER OF HENRY T. GUNDERSON HIGH SCHOOL ! Upcoming Movies! Girls Varsity Soccer! Edmond Worthen | Freshmen | Staﬀ Writer! Ana Cano-Garcia | Junior | Staﬀ Writer! Sara Ruiz | Junior | Staﬀ Writer! The Hobbit the Battle of Five Armies In theaters: Wednesday December 17, 2014 Director: Peter Jackson Cast: Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins Jan McKellen as Gandalf Andy Serkis as Smeagol Benedict Cumberbatch as The Necromancer Manu Bennett as Azog Luke Evans as Bard Company: Warner Bros ! The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen), the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance. ! ! ! ! Into the Woods In theaters: Thursday December 24, 2014 Director: Rob Marshall Cast: Jonny Depp as The Wolf Meryl Streep as Witch Chris Pine Cinderella's Prince Emily Blut as Baker's Wife Anna Kendrick as Cinderella Lucy Punch as Lucinda Company: Walt Disney Pictures ! Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. Grizzly P.R.I.D.E. ! With the loss of ten seniors, Varsity Girls Soccer will focus on rebuilding their team this year. We sat down with the Varsity Coach Herlth and two returning Varsity players to see what their thoughts are about this upcoming 2014-2015 season. ! Coach Herlth Interview: ! Q: What’s your main focus for this season? A: “Well we have a young team so we want to focus on becoming a team and I really want to make sure everyone feels welcome.” Q: Any new strategies for this new team? A: “Yeah, we have to build our defense all over again. Everything we are going to do is centered around defense and we are going to build from there.” Q: How will you monitor and evaluate the success of your coaching? A: “I will monitor the success of my coaching by the happiness of my players. If they are having fun then I am doing something right!” Q: Which areas of your coaching would you like to develop and why? A: “I would like to decrease my sarcasm. I want to increase preparation.” ! Player Interviews: ! Q: What’s your view on the upcoming season with the new team? A: “I think it’s going to be a challenge but I think we will work through it. It’s going to be a lot of work but it will be fun.” Jenna Bess (Junior) A: “It’s going to be a rebuilding season. It will take time but with effort we will get there.” - Kirsten Sharkey (Junior) Q: What is your main focus as a player on the field? A: “My main focus on the field is to help put my other teammates and be open. Always keep ahead on swivel.” - Jenna Bess (Junior) A: “My main focus would be to play strong and actually act like you want to be out there. Show that you are trying and give effort. Make it a team effort and not bring it all upon yourself. Work hard!” Kirsten Sharkey (Junior) The Paw Print DECEMBER, 2014 THE NEWSPAPER OF HENRY T. GUNDERSON HIGH SCHOOL Boy & Girls Basketball! ! Memorable Gifts! Essence Johnson | Senior | Staﬀ Writer! Lacey Smith | Junior | Staﬀ Writer! ! After all the years receiving gifts, theres one you get that is rememberable and will cherish for the rest of your life. We asked our fellow students, What is the best gift you've received? ! ! Lali (Freshman) - My baby Pit Bull Hookah ! Jordan (freshman) - My PS3 ! Saba (Junior) - My car a honda civic ! Noah (Junior) - Jordan 12’s baseball cleats ! Jesus (Junior) - my dog ! Viviana Abrego (Senior) - My little Madison ! Christiana (Senior) - My baby whale ! Arrianna (Sophomore) - Gift of life ( I was suppose to die ) ! Mr. Lu (teacher) - X box 360 from a past girlfriend ! Jordan (Junior) - My car ! Briseida Salazar(Junior) - My Niners blanket ! Ashley (Senior) - An iPad ! ! Christian Futch | Sophomore | Staﬀ Writer! Boys Basketball With tryouts finishing up and the preseason coming fast, the 2014-2015 Gunderon Grizzlies boys basketball season is almost here. Last season the boys Varsity team had a record of 11-3 in league. They also made it to the third round of playoffs (CCS), and lost to Aptos High School. Varsity lost three seniors last year. They were all pretty influential and significant to the team in terms involving leadership, scoring, rebounding, teaching, and representation. Another big event that came out of last season was that, because Varsity got second in B league, they got the choice to move to move up to A league, and they did. With a huge season last year for the Gunderson boys basketball team, this year they have big shoes to fill and the loss of seniors doesn’t help. But the players moving up to Varsity from JV can fill those shoes because they had the best record ever in Gunderson history which was 10-4. This year the boys basketball team will have to represent their community, school, and the program. Come support at their first game. Its on November 29 at Harker High School at 7:00 p.m. ! Girls Basketball With winter sports approaching Gunderson girls basketball are preparing for a big season. Tryouts are over and the teams are set. Coming off and 8-6 record in league, but managed to get to the fourth round of playoffs (CCS). Losing two seniors, Lira Ndifon, Essence Johnson, Mia Medina, Demi Kouretas, and Vivianna Abrego will step up this year and have high expectations. Gunderson girls basketball have a lot to prove and are more than ready for this upcoming season. Come support here at Gunderson High School’s gym on November 25 7:00 p.m. vs. Sobrato. New Years Resolutions! Christian Futch | Sophomore | Staﬀ Writer! Mrad Abrha | Sophomore | Staﬀ Writer! ! “To play safety in College.” Gabriel Cervantes, Senior ! “Finish senior year with a 4.0.” Chris Sager, Senior ! “Stop arguing with my mom” Ugonna Chukwu, Senior ! “To be able to dunk during a game” Joseph Mustapha, Senior ! “To get into the college I want to” Michael Gelagay, Senior ! “I want to find something to do during my free time” Josiah Chambers, Senior ! “Be more strict.” Mr. Stenicka, Teacher ! “To exercise everyday.” Tyler Guevara, Senior ! “To lose 10-15 pounds and get into better shape.” Mr. Castro, Teacher ! “To appreciate the moment.” Mr. Grau, Administrator ! “Stop cussing.” Julian Gutierrez, Senior ! “To read more books.” Jake Nowak, Junior ! “To wife up Viviana.” Noah Munoz, Junior ! “To go 10-0 in football, beat De La Salle, and break state rushing yards.” Ryan Nguyen, Junior ! “To make it in College football.” Dejon Packer, Senior Grizzly P.R.I.D.E. DECEMBER, 2014 The Paw Print THE NEWSPAPER OF HENRY T. GUNDERSON HIGH SCHOOL Black Friday Madness! ! Priscilla Rios | Senior | Staﬀ Writer! ! Black Friday is one of the most craziest days through out the year. It’s the time of the year where everyone goes shopping like crazy! I do have to say that there are a lot of good deals. The trick to get those good deals is to be there very early and that is why you see people getting in line like a week before. It’s literally kind of insane how seriously most people take it. Honestly Best Buy is probably one of the most packed stores to go into on Black Friday. There is some good things that happen like, getting good deals, seeing other people be crazy, and also running into a lot of people you know. Imagine how bad it must be for people working on black friday. They probably have to have a lot of patience because imagine people with all that attitude! Most of the stores open at 12 a.m. right after thanksgiving. It’s perfect to walk and make all the food go away. Overall everyone should at least try and experience it. It wouldn’t hurt to just go one time. Try and see how you feel about it. You might find something you really like at a cheap price. You never know! Food Reviews! Jessica Nguyen | Senior | Chief Editor! ! BoBo Drinks Located on 779 Story Rd Ste 80 San Jose, CA 95122 (408) 998-8234 Sunday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM ! BoBo Drinks is best described as Starbucks with an Asian spin. Many people go to BoBO’s for the specialty jars that they serve that have a mixture of tea and fruits. I personally recommend the Very Berry jar! Right when you walk in, the first thing you hear is a variety of music playing in the background of people having fun and friendly conversations. The menu is very organized & easy to read, and the entire place is very colorful. The vibe is amazing! The workers greet you with respect & bring your drinks out within a matter of minutes. They also serve sandwiches & appetizers which I’d also recommend that you try. The price is not too expensive considering they drinks are amazingly delicious, and the drinks are about the same price as Starbucks. It’s located by the Walmart on Story Rd. and next to the restaurant Crawdaddy! Go try it! BSU is Back!!!! ! Janaye Richardson | Senior | Staﬀ Writer! Lira Ndifon | Senior | Staﬀ Writer! We talked to Mr.G to give us the inside scoop of what this club is all about. ! Q: what is BSU? A ( Black Student Union) ! Q: When does this club hold meetings? A: We hold meetings at lunch in C-2 every Monday ! Q: What made you want to pick up the program? A: First reason is because I feel strongly about the black community coming together and gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of who they are. Second reason is because I was asked by the former BSU Advisor (Ms. Dawkins). ! Q: Who runs BSU? A: BSU is evolving into it’s correct order of being student ran. Because this is our first year in three years as the student advisor I had to play the lead role. Now that BSU has been existing for a couple months now students took ownership and lead roles within the club. ! Q: What happens in BSU? A: • we fellowship • we fundraise • we do community service • we’re active in on-campus events • we have potlucks • host cultural events ! We’ve accomplish so many things within weeks so we’re looking to grow even more!! Grizzly P.R.I.D.E.
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