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Korea Enters Under One Flag at PyeongChang 2018

Ever since World War II, the relationship between North and South Korea has been one of the most complicated tensions in modern history. However, world leaders are trying to build peace and this starts at the 23rd Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. At the opening ceremony, the two countries marched under the Korean Unification Flag, and South Korean president Moon Jae-in watched with Kim Yo-jong, sister of Kim Jong-un, along with Mike Pence, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, and others. In addition, the two Koreas will be competing with a joint women’s ice hockey team that features the best athletes from the Korean peninsula. The two countries are trying to use the Olympics as an opportunity to build peace, and are working to build a better future. As a second-generation Korean American, I was very surprised when I first heard the news. Many of my Korean friends and…


Super Bowl 2018 Preview

The Eagles have made it all the way to the Super Bowl for the first time in 14 years. In 2004 when the eagles last went to the Super Bowl they beat the Vikings then the Falcons and went on to face the Patriots. Nearly the exact same thing has happened this year is history repeating itself? We don’t want history to repeat itself exactly because in 2004 we ended up losing to the patriots. We hope to have a winning outcome this year. This year the Eagles have faced the Falcons, then the Vikings and are now going to fight the Patriots in a true showdown. In my opinion, I believe that the Eagles win based on there great defense and how they are riding off their title of Underdog. Amazon’s Alexa even agrees that the Eagles will fly to victory and I like its opinion. Las Vega and…


College Football: Brief Bowl Round-up

In college football on January 1st, 2018 it was The Rose Bowl. The game was between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Oklahoma Sooners. It was a close game, it the outcome was Georgia winning by 6 points. Georgia has won 13 games and only lost one. Oklahoma has won 12 and lost two. Georgia went on to the championship against Alabama. Georgia winning by only 6 points in the last game was not enough effort to defeat Alabama. Alabama is now the national champions for a second year in a row. However, Alabama only won by 3 points so a very close game as well. This is Alabama’s 16th official championship.


The Overwatch League – The Recap

  Last year, at Blizzard’s annual convention, Blizzcon, the head Overwatch developer, Jeff Kaplan, announced the Overwatch League (OWL). This league would be a fully funded Esports league which would revolutionize the ESports business. Over a year later, the the Overwatch League is upon us. Today, Luke, Jackson and Riley will be giving you, the reader, a total recap of the Overwatch League and show you all an exclusive interview with Ethan “Beezy” Spector, an employee for the Philadelphia Fusion. WE all put a large amount of work into this article so I hope you all enjoy.   The Preseason – The preseason results can be found here – https://overwatchleague.com/en-us/schedule DAY 1 – Florida vs SF Shock although this was a surprisingly close match the much predicted outcome SF Shock winning the majority of the matches was correct. The first four matches between Mayhem and Shock could have ended 2-2 though….


NBA Update: November

76ers The 76ers seem to be an on/off team. Some nights they can’t seem to make shots and make many mistakes. On other nights they seem to make many shots and have very great ball movement. On a few games they have won by very small margins. The 76ers aren’t a bad team, and they aren’t a good team. It is very hard to predict what they will do next. The 76ers do have some good players in Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz, and Joel Embiid. The only problem is Ben and Markelle are rookies. Defending Champions The Golden State Warriors recently lost to the Memphis grizzlies 110 – 101. This game was another stunning loss. In the fourth quarter the referee didn’t call something that Steph Curry wanted him to call. Kevin Durant went on to yell at the ref and Steph Curry threw his mouthpiece. Both of these players…


Roy Halladay Dies in Plane Crash

     Roy Halladay died last Tuesday when a personal plane he was flying crashed into the Gulf Coast. He sent out three different distress calls and the Pasco county (Florida) police department arrived shortly after. They found his body in shallow water near land. His wife Brandy Halladay fought against him getting his pilot license but she eventually relented. He was seen taking photos of himself and his plane as part of the ICON A5 marketing campaign. The lead flight tester also had a fatal plane crash during testing. Roy was a two-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher who retired from baseball nearly four years ago. During his 16-year career, which included eight All-Star selections, he played for the Blue Jays and the Phillies. Both teams give their thoughts and prayers.


Soccer: Champions League & Europa League

  EUROPA LEAGUE ________________________________________________       The Europa League is a competition for teams that get 5th place in their country’s league. The team that gets 6th place in their country’s league goes into a playoff with a different team. There are 12 groups of 4 in the Europa League.      The top 2 teams of each group make it into the round of 16. In the round of 16 teams face off and the teams that win their games make it to the quarter finals. After that if they win they make it to the semi finals, than the finals where one team will be crowned champion, and earn a spot in the champions league, in the next season. Previous Winners (Last 11 years): Manchester United (2017), Sevilla FC (2016,2015, 2014, 2007, 2006) Chelsea FC 2013, Atletico Madrid (2012, 2010), FC Porto (2011), Shakhtar Donetsk (2009), Zenit St. Petersburg (2008). CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ________________________________________________…


NBA Update

The NBA season just started in October, and started with a very bad injury. The first game of the season was Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Boston Celtics. The power forward for the Boston Celtics named Gordon Hayward suffered a dislocated ankle and fractured tibia. The final score of this game was 102 – 99. The Cavaliers went on to win the game. This game was a lot bigger than it seemed. Kyrie Irving was just traded from the Cavaliers to the Celtics. Lebron James was great friends with Kyrie. Lebron and Kyrie were on the same court for the first time in awhile. They were the biggest dynamic duo since Shaq and Kobe Bryant, until a series of events between Kyrie and LeBron that made Kyrie leave the Cavs. Kyrie got traded to the Celtics and went on to say, “I don’t care what people think.” In other news the…


English Premier League

The English Premier League (EPL) is a fierce competition based all over England and in some parts of Wales. There are 20 teams in the EPL ( 3 more teams could be joining the EPL if Catalonia wins Independence and leaves Spain) with all of them holding a crucial place in the Premier League. Manchester City have been on fire this season to the point when losing 4-0 to Manchester City is a good thing. At the other end of the table is Crystal Palace; they recently broke the record of not scoring in 6 games, having a total of 7 games lost. Crystal Palace hosted the reigning champions Chelsea at Selhurst Park. They picked up their first win and their first three points of the season against Chelsea one of the best teams in the EPL.   The EPL has been a place only for teams in the UK…


USA Men’s National Team Out Of 2018 World Cup

    This is the first time USA didn’t make the the World Cup since 1986. After the loss to Trinidad & Tobago, they came in 5th place behind Honduras in 4th, with Mexico in 1st place, Costa Rica in 2nd, and Panama in 3rd. USA finished with 12 points (1 point behind Honduras), with a +4 goal difference. Trinidad & Tobago beating the USA was a huge upset, because Trinidad & Tobago do not have a huge soccer reputation, as the only trophy that they have won is the Caribbean Cup, and that was only once.      The reason the USA getting knocked out of the World Cup is such a big deal is, that the USA have a big reputation for making it to the round of 16 in a lot of competitions. The USA usually make it to the Round Of 16 Than get knocked out. In the…


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