Estancia Girl’s Golf Players Prevail in Orange Coast League Prelims
On October 22, junior Lexi Throrpe, sophomore Dillon Morgan, and junior Lexi Jaeger of the Estancia’s girl’s golf team qualified to play in the 2019 CIF golf individual’s qualifiers at the Costa Mesa Golf Course. Each of the girls played 3 games of 9-holes. Lexi Thorpe shot a 37 on her first game and 47 on the following, and finally a 38 on her last 9-holes. She placed 1st in the entire individual’s qualifiers out of 12 players with a score of 122. Dillon Morgan scored 41 points in her first set of 9-holes, later had a score of 50, and shoot a final round of 53, placing her 5th place in the qualifiers with a score of 144. In Lexi Jaeger’s 3 rounds of 9-holes, she had scores of 43 in her first game, 57 in the following round, and 44 for her final game. Adding up to a set score of 144, Jaeger placed 7th overall in the Southern Section Division 3 qualifiers. The girl’s golf team had an amazing season, compiling a record of 9-1. Jaeger commented about how the season went, “Personally I feel the girls golf team did amazing this season. We did our very best and it definitely showed even when we lost one match. We all were still there for everyone no matter what. We have all grown individually and as a team.” The lady eagles look to play in their next round of CIF playoffs on October 28 at Costa Mesa Golf Course.
Parents Shouldn’t Give Children Curfews Over the years, there has been a long debate about whether parents should implement curfews in their homes as a way to keep their children away from crime or harm, to keep order in the household. Although this is true, studies have shown that curfews aren’t as effective as people believe them to be. Several studies have been conducted to determine if curfews are useful to cities and homes, and they showed they are not effective.According to the news outlet, WHYY, in 1976, Detroit implemented a curfew for children that lasted from 10 P.M to 9 A.M. A study done on this showed juvenile crime dropped by six percent, but mid afternoon crimes rose 13 percent. The news outlet, BrandonGaille, covered a study done in Monrovia, California, a city that had a daytime curfew. They discovered that crime rose by 53 percent during curfew hours, and it decreased by 12 percent while the curfew was suspended. I believe there is enough evidence that suggests that curfews do not automatically keep children safe from danger, but there have been results where curfews are useful in keeping kids safe. I am not discrediting curfews as being completely useless, but people need to understand their children can be in the middle of danger at anytime, and that’s reality. Curfews will not prevent children from staying out of trouble, as they can easily go looking for it before their set curfew time. Anyone can be kidnapped, go rob a store, or commit any other crime, and it can take place in the middle of the day. From my personal experiences, I can attest to this. I have witnessed several family members, teens, get arrested for vandalism or doing drugs, and they occurred before the sun goes down. Although there is enough information that suggests curfews are completely effective, it has been useful to a lot of families. There are many families who set curfew for their children, and it works like a charm. Parents should not give their children a curfew because they are ineffective and fail to show significant change in juvenile crime. The police should not be involved in the decision making whether a parent will assign a curfew. Parents and their children should come to agreement on set terms for when they are out of the house.
The Mandalorian: The Story of a Legend On November 12, 2019, Disney released their own streaming service in the form of Disney Plus, which included all Disney-owned films and shows, ranging from the past and present day. With the release of Disney Plus, they created their own Original shows, including The Mandalorian. The Mandolrian is a stand alone show from the Star Wars universe, about a bounty hunter named Mando, who belongs to a race called Mandalorians. He is seen as nothing more than a man that will do anything to make a profit, being considered as one of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy. As the series progresses, we begin to learn more about our protagonist and his character as a whole. We learn that Mando, is an orphan since his parents were killed when he was a child during the Clone Wars, and was taken in by the people of Mandalore. Although the Mandalorians have a reputation for being ruthless warriors, Mando shows his soft side a good amount within the show. As part of the Mandalorian religion, Mando can never take off his helmet that was welded for him. His mask is a metaphor as it is a persona. When he has his mask on, people only see him as a bounty hunter that does anything to make a score. Underneath it all, Mando has his own moral code, and overall is a caring person. With only a few episodes under its belt, I would consider The Mandalorian the best television series within the Star Wars universe. The show is also rated highly within the Star Wars film installments. I personally put it with the ranks of the original trilogy, which are the best films in Star Wars. The Mandalorian is a very, very well produced show. The visual imagery and animations are incredible, and the cast is spectacular. Pedro Pascal, who plays Mando, is one of the only main recurring characters, and does an excellent job playing his part. Although The Mandolorian is a great show, the plot isn’t specifically explained or connected to the main Star Wars storyline. Overall, I would rate The Mandalorian a 9/10. The Mandalorian is a highly praised show, and is a must-see for Star Wars fans or anyone who has or is planning to buy membership for Disney Plus.
Ukranian Plane Shot Down in Tehran On Monday, January 10, 2020, a Ukranian airliner crashed down in the capital of Iran, Tehran in the early morning hours. The crash resulted in the loss of all 176 people that were on board the airplane. The 176 people on board consisted of 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukranians, 10 Swedes, 4 Afghans, 3 Germans, and 3 British nationals. Although the plane crashed, many had speculated Iran had shot down the airliner. After the British and Canadian governments all came out with statements on the event, Iran had publicly announced they did in fact shoot the plane. Iran has been on high alert since the previous week, when the U.S. killed Iran’s top military leader, Qasem Soleimani. Iran responded to this attack by retaliating on two Iraqi military bases housing U.S. troops. Iran made claims that they would not attack, as long as they would not face any more threats or attacks themselves. There is much uncertainty with where all this tension will lead to. Iran can either go to war with the U.S. and their allies, or they somehow find a way to reduce their conflict to where it doesn’t lead to a full scale war. On the Iranian homefront, the Iranian people have protested their own government for not revealing the true nature of how all 176 people on-board the Ukranian plane were killed. As a result of the protest, at least 1,500 citizens have been killed during the protests.