Newspaper #4 - Gunderson High School

The Paw Print
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Grizzly P.R.I.D.E.
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
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
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
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
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!
• December 8-12 = Senior Women
Holiday Gram
• December 11th = Key Club sells Jamba
Dates to Remember:
• December 11th = Financial Aid Night @
• December 17-19 = FINALS
• December 17th = SELAC @ 6-7:30pm
• December 19th = 1st semester ends
• Winter Break = December 22 January 5th
• Boys Soccer
✦ December 2nd vs. Yerba Buena
@ 3:30pm
✦December 4th @ Santa Clara HS
@ 3:30pm
✦December 9th @ Christopher @
✦December 11th @ Saratoga @
✦December 18th @ Milpitas @
✦December 22nd vs. Oak Grove
@ 1-3pm
• Girls Soccer
✦December 4th vs. Pinewood @
✦December 11th vs. Gunn @
✦December 16th @ Mt. Pleasant
@ 3:15pm
✦December 18th @ Independence
@ 3:30pm
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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
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
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
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.
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Gifts, Gifts, and More Gifts!
Samantha Correa | Sophomore |
Assistant Editor!
Haley Borges | Senior | Staff
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!
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.
-11 oz. white baking chips
-11 oz. milk chocolate chips
-1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
-12 candy canes
1. Crush candy canes
2. Line sheet with parchment
3.Melt milk chocolate until
4. Pour milk chocolate into
pan & level
5. Place in the fridge for 20
6. Melt white chocolate until
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
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.
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
“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.
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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
Coach Herlth Interview:
Q: What’s your main focus for this
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
Q: Any new strategies for this new
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)
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Boy & Girls Basketball!
Essence Johnson | Senior | Staff
Lacey Smith | Junior | Staff
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
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
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.
The Paw Print
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
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
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?
• we fellowship
• we fundraise
• we do community service
• we’re active in on-campus
• 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.