Monthly Archives: October 2018

RECAP: St. John Bosco 56, Servite 0

by Ethan Piechota

The St. John Bosco Braves defeated the Servite Friars 56-0 on homecoming night at Panish Family Stadium, finishing their regular season at 10-0 and as Trinity League champions.


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It’s safe to say that a national championship and a state championship are very real possibilities for the number one team in America, the St. John Bosco Braves.

The Braves put a stamp on their undefeated regular season with a 56-0 beatdown of Servite, lead by quarterback DJ Uiagalelei’s 287 yards and four touchdowns.

Uiagalelei had one of the best season’s for a quarterback in high school football this year, finishing with a 73 percent completion percentage, 2355 total passing yards and 34 touchdown passes to just two interceptions.

The five-star junior sensation also averaged 7.5 yards per carry this season and rushed for five touchdowns, as he will continue to be the focal point of the Braves offense heading into the postseason.

Braves’ wide receivers got the wealth distributed evenly last night, with Jake Bailey catching four passes for 103 yards and 2 touchdowns, as well as Colby Bowman catching five passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. Beaux Collins and Kris Hutson added touchdown receptions as well.

George Holani, the regular workhorse of the Braves backfield, rushed 12 times for 89 yards and touchdown, and Keith Savage added 10 carries for 101 yards and touchdown of his own.

Bosco senior defensive back Titus Toler also had an interception on Servite’s first possession of the game, anchoring a championship-level performance from Bosco’s defense last night.

The Braves are clearly the number one team in high school football in the nation. Their postseason schedule and run will begin shortly, and we’ll have all the coverage of it over here on The Brave News.

Bosco Theatre: A Great Experience

by Victor Curiel

Some of the qualities our school tries its best to instill in each of its students are those of leadership, empathy, teamwork, and compassion for others. It is the Salesians’ mission to make certain that all young men who pass through St. John Bosco leave with these lessons ingrained in their character.

Here at St. John Bosco, students are provided with various opportunities and pathways to learn and practice these skills. However, while some may argue that this is best accomplished in clubs such as youth ministry or ASB, there is nowhere that this is better exemplified than in St. John Bosco’s and St. Joseph’s theater departments. 

I’ll be honest, when I first came to St. John Bosco 4 years ago, the last thing I expected to catch my interest was the theater program. I assumed that it would be either subpar or that it’s content just wouldn’t interest me, but after much consideration, I decided to find out for myself and auditioned for the 2017 spring musical.

What I ended up finding was not just an engaging extracurricular but a family, one that John Bosco himself would be proud of. I feel confident that this realization is not just something I alone experienced but rather that it’s an inherent quality of the Bosco-Josephs theater department.

“I would say acceptance and like uniqueness. Everyone gets to shine and everyone gets to show off their uniqueness and their personality or their characteristics and it’s not always about physicality like in sports,” said Bosco junior Joshua Dreyer.

There is something truly special about the program, anyone can tryout, anyone can join and they’ll be accepted regardless of what sport they previously played, their beliefs, or their grade level. 

“Don’t be afraid at all because really everyone in theater is just accepting, that’s what I’ve seen at least. And it’s not only accepting, it’s like you’re encouraged to show your weird side,” said Dreyer.

“The journey you go through from auditioning for a show to putting it on and going through closing night is amazing, and when you go through that with a big group of people you bond with them. I think that’s pretty great,” said Veronica O’Connor, a current senior at St. Joseph’s. 

Another appealing quality of theater is the level of comradeship it allows between St. John Bosco students and their female counterparts at St, Joseph’s. The program has prided itself for being part of two schools yet remaining one program for years, a fact that members from both school’s enjoy and support. 

“I think it’s a great way to connect both the schools because it’s difficult with sports and stuff. You get to connect through the arts, which is a very wholesome way of connecting the two schools and you produce something in the end. So it’s not like fruitless interaction, you’re interacting for a purpose or for a goal. I think we could definitely use more programs like this,” said O’Connor. 

“I think it’s actually pretty fun to work with the girls because opening that up to women as well is a really good way to find people that are like you,” said Bosco junior Ryan Jones. 

Theater is accepting and it provides an opportunity to grow closer to our sisters at Joseph’s, but what does it do for students personally? Aside from the obvious public speaking skills, theater helps foster an environment where one can learn confidence and how to find empathy in others. 

“I think that theater does help me a lot with confidence and I think that theater helps me a lot with my social skills because I feel that I’m never necessarily a bad person socially because theater has taught me that you can talk your way out of all things,” said Jones. 

If you’re looking for an environment that will provide a challenge and a family, look no further than the Bosco-Joseph’s theater department. If you’re nervous about auditioning for roles or are unsure of whether it’s for you, don’t worry, it’s something all theater kids have gone through. 

“I feel that theater is something that some people see as just a hobby, that’s not as high or as important as sports. But theater is something that’s just as challenging and if you want to do it, don’t be too scared about it but at the same time realize how challenging it can be and don’t scare yourself because of it,” said Jones.

Don’t be afraid to try out for the next play or musical. You may not get the position you want, there’s not always enough roles unfortunately, but tech and crew positions are always available and are just as important and appreciated as lead roles.

It all really comes down to this, if you’re interested in finding a high school family full of people who will happily support you and your quirks all while participating in engaging, challenging, yet appealing work, the Bosco-Joseph’s theater program might just be the answer. So why not give it a try? 

News: The Terrifying Story of the Death of a Saudi Journalist

by Victor Curiel

Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist, author, and a former general manager and editor-in-chief of the Al-Arab News Channel was killed in his hotel on October 2nd. No one knows the real story of what happened.

The well known critic of the Saudi government and of both Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, and the country’s king, Salman of Saudi Arabia went missing. He also opposed the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen. On October 2nd, 2018 Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul but did not leave the building and had many people worried. After several news outlets started to publicize and speculate his death, Saudi officials teamed with Turkish investigators to lead an investigation inside the consulate on October 15th to discover the actual whereabouts of the journalist.          

Since then, Saudi Arabia has presented an unstable and unclear narrative of what happened to Khashoggi. After weeks of denying involvement in Khashoggi’s disappearance and claiming that Khashoggi was in fact alive and had left the building unharmed,  Saudi Arabia stated that he was killed in the Istanbul consulate, and that his death was the result of a fistfight on Friday, October 19th. The cause of death was later specified to be the result of a choke hold or strangulation by an unknown perpetrator. As a result of the initial investigation, the Saudi government fired five top officials and arrested 18 other Saudis for questioning. Those fired included Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s adviser Saud al-Qahtani and deputy intelligence chief Major General Ahmed Al-Assiri. Although the official story never specified such, on Sunday during an interview with Fox News officials, Saudi Arabian foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, went further by describing Khashoggi’s death as a “murder” and a “tremendous mistake.” He also said they “don’t know where the body is.”

“The individuals who did this, did this outside the scope of their authority…There obviously was a tremendous mistake made, and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up. That is unacceptable in any government,” Jubeir later said that Saudi Arabia was taking action to investigate how Khashoggi died and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.

“We are determined to uncover every stone. We are determined to find out all the facts. And we are determined to punish those who are responsible for this murder,” he said.

On Monday, CNN published surveillance footage which, according to a Turkish investigator, showed a Saudi operative dressed up in Khashoggi’s clothes on the day the journalist was killed. The man, whom the Turkish official alleges is a body double, was seen at various locations around Istanbul that same day. Jubeir told Fox that Crown Prince Salman was not aware of the operation beforehand and the senior leadership over intelligence service was not aware of this.

The United States views on the case have been generally neutral, as the events and evidence regarding Khashoggi’s disappearance have been unsteady. When inquired on the case, President Trump has clearly stated that the Saudi government has not been truthful about everything.

When asked about Saudi Arabia’s account of the killing of Khashoggi Trump said, “Their stories are all over the place.” 

However, despite the questionable occurrences, Trump has continued to be supportive of the Crown Prince’s leadership and reiterated the importance of economic ties between the two countries.

“He’s seen as a person who can keep things under check…I mean that in a positive way…He truly loves his country,” said Trump.

 The international leaders have to come to question Saudi Arabia’s story. Saudi Arabia has gone from blanket denials of any involvement to an admission that the journalist was killed while visiting the consulate. Omer Celik, a senior official in Turkey’s ruling political party, has vocally questioned the credibility of Saudi Arabia’s explanation for Khashoggi’s death and the credibility of Saudi Arabia’s story.

“We are not preemptively blaming anyone but we will also not allow a coverup…It is a matter of honor for us that this is uncovered. We will shed light on this using all means we have. That is the will of our President,” Celik said on Saturday, in the first official Turkish reaction to Saudi Arabia’s midnight statement saying Khashoggi’s death was accidental.

President Trump, however, again indicated to journalists that he believed the Saudi account was credible, although he added that some questions remained, including the whereabouts of Khashoggi’s remains. It seems that the world will have to wait a little longer for investigations to turn up new evidence, until then it cannot be accurately concluded whether or not the official story by Saudi Arabia is regrettably true or  dreadfully false.


News: Honduras Citizens Lead The Biggest Migrant Caravan Ever Recorded Into The US

by Lucas Agatep

On October 12th, a massive caravan of migrants, mostly made up of Hondurans, started their journey to the United States. Migrant caravan have happened before, but this one is the biggest of them all.

Past migrant caravans were around a few hundred to a thousand, but the initial amount of migrants for this caravan were estimated at about five thousand. The numbers grew over the last couple weeks, reaching seven thousand, as the number is only expected to grow as the days go on and the caravan nears the U.S. southern border.

Reasoning behind the current migrant caravan is to escape from crime and poverty in the people’s home country of Honduras. There are over 9 million people that live in Honduras, but 5.5 million of them – around two thirds of the population – live in poverty, with most people’s average income ranging around $120 per month.

In recent years murders have gone up to 43 per 100,000 people according to Honduras’ National Autonomous University.  Gangs have a big contribution to the murders and problems that Honduras faces. They control large amounts of territory, and conduct drug trafficking through the country. Crime and corruption amongst government and police leave public support and opinions hopeless.

The migrants on this immigration hope are that they will be able to get a better life in the US and achieve the American Dream.

The caravans plan is to get to the US by traveling on foot or by vehicle through Mexico to the US-Mexico border. Recently, the caravan has already gone through Guatemala where police made an attempt to delay or stop the caravan, but still got through.

This goal and recent activity has a negative view from US president Donald Trump, who has made claims of it being a terrorist and cartel influenced problem, which is false due to no proof of his claims. Trump warns that if the caravan isn’t stopped, he will cut financial aid to certain South American countries and deploy military personnel to close the border between US and Mexico.

Immigrants are looking for a better life and will continue to make their journey from the poverty of Honduras to try and live out the American Dream.


Movie Review: “Venom”

by Nick Hernandez

“Venom” was released on October 5th and quickly received a 31% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Stating that the movie was confusing and screenplay lacking, reviews given were not in favor of the anti-hero.

An early look at “Venom” showed that critics didn’t like it one bit. Venom’s first incarnation on the big screen was trashed across social media and dreams of a 3-series franchise were crushed by what was determined in early screenings of the movie. Despite the outlash, the movie still saw an incredible turnout, grossing over $80 million from its opening weekend in the U.S. alone, breaking the October domestic box office record. 

Tom Hardy playing the protagonist, Eddie Brock, who acquires the Venom symbiote, and the two save the day in an action filled adventure. Full of fight scenes, romance and evil plotting; the movies’ basis revolves around Eddie, his fiance-(soon to be ex) and an evil mastermind with plans on “helping” the human race. 

While elements like side-characters and antagonists usually help the plot of a movie, in this instance the direct opposite occurs. Eddie’s love life – almost as fast as it was introduced – is quickly thrown out of the window, and the villian, Carlton Drake never does anything to prove his worth. This applies to basically the entire cast, with characters written for the sole purpose of advancing the plot; Their roles, while small, do not affect the movie in any sort of way, making it practically boring to watch. 

With all its malfunctions taken into account, the writers were effective in one aspect, that being creating an awesome and entertaining main character. This small success within the film has the greatest payout, as the movies’ creators have your attention and finally make what you watch intriguing.  

Together Eddie and Venom steal the show, immediately bringing action and fight scenes along with them, but also a humorous aspect as well. Their bond portrays a friendship that has developed for years, where their dialogue although not intentional, comes off as funny. These two are the reason why fans and moviegoers alike loved the movie. Despite its areas of bad development, the true masterpiece evolves when the couple is added into the mix. 

Their success becomes obvious when looking at fan feedback that the movie received. On the same website that crushed it, Rotten Tomatoes’ fan review shows that 88% of viewers like the film. It’s evident that these members of the audience were not deterred because of “Venom’s” early reviews; in a sense those judgements are valid, but it does not take away from the work of art that was Venom.  

Kairos 46 Reflection: Live the 4th

by Joshua Adoh

Out of all the retreats that St. John Bosco holds throughout a traditional Braves’ four-year experience, Kairos takes the cake.

Going on this retreat is a guaranteed eye-opening experience. I learned many messages, such as how to treat people the right way and how to spread love to others. One major thing I took away however is that you must first love yourself in order to love others. That will stick with me forever.

I have learned the importance of self-love and how it plays a big part in my life as a young man. Ms. (Mama) Valerie Shields opened my mind to the idea of going on this retreat, which helped me understand that I am never alone in this world as long as I have God, my family, and my close-knit friends.

At St. John Bosco, we are told since freshman year that we are brothers and that this is a brotherhood, but on Kairos this bond is truly emphasized. Nobody is perfect in this world, and with all the problems and hardships each of us go through on a daily basis, knowing someone has your back can go a long way.

I can honestly say Kairos has made me stronger in my faith to God and has given me confidence in my God-given abilities on and off the basketball court. This retreat has taught me what it truly means to be a Bosco Brave.

St. John Bosco is a great school and I have come to love all of my friends, the faculty and staff. This place truly is a home, school, church and playground.

If you are interested in finding out who you are as a young man and a Bosco Brave, then I strongly recommend going on this retreat when the time comes. Live the 4th!


Sports: World Series Preview

By Enrique Gutierrez and Kyle Moates

The Boston Red Sox eliminated the defending 2017 World Series champion Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers won a tough 7-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers to clinch a World Series birth for two consecutive years.

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The Boston Red Sox have been favored to win the 2018 World Series all season long. After the regular season ended, the Red Sox finished with a 108-54 record, one of the best marks in MLB history. They came into the playoffs knowing where they stand as a team and their goal was to win a World Series this year.

The Red Sox first took on their rival New York Yankees in the ALDS. The Yankees had an outstanding team this year, yet they were still no match for the Red Sox and lost the series 3-1.

Next, the Sox took on the 2017 World Series champion Houston Astros in the ALCS. The Astros looked very strong this year again, finishing with one of the best records in baseball once again and winning the tough AL West. This series was expected to be a very exciting one and one that people would talk about for years. Sadly, the Red Sox showed their dominance and gentlemen swept the Astros 4-1.

Houston stood no chance as Chris Sale, David Price, and Nathan Eovaldi had clutch performances on the mound for the Red Sox. Key players such as Jackie Bradley Jr. and J.D. Martinez were just ripping the cover off of baseballs for the Red Sox offensively. The Sox roster only seems to be heating up more and more as we progress throughout the postseason.

The Red Sox have one of the best rosters in baseball history this year. Mookie Betts, Chris Sale, David Price, Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez, Craig Kimbrel, Jackie Bradley Jr, and Joe Kelly headline some of the talent they have up and down the scorecard. Postseason pitchers and hitters from opposing teams have struggled to find success against this stacked team.

Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. was named the ALCS Series MVP due to his clutch performance and three home runs in key situations for Boston. The Red Sox have seemed to deliver at every key point in each game this postseason, driving in runners in scoring position and running the bases well.

Needless to say, the Red Sox are going into this year’s World Series with a lot of confidence.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the red-hot Milwaukee Brewers in a 7-game NLCS that culminated this weekend. The Dodgers proved to have a winning mentality in the last stretch of the regular season that has now carried over to the postseason. LA has now been crowned National League champions for two consecutive years, their first time winning back-to-back pennants since 1987-1988, which was also the last time the Dodgers won the World Series.

After going on an 11-game winning streak, the Brewers were set to face off against a Dodger team that was somewhat unknown. Before the series began, the strengths for Milwaukee was their offense and bullpen. Throughout the series, it was shown that the Brewers bullpen was their weakest link, as they were completely outmatched against the Dodgers. Any time right-handed pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was put into the game by manager Craig Counsel, he would struggle and give up runs in key situations.

Despite this, the Los Angeles Dodgers struggled in many key situations, leaving too many runners on base. Max Muncy, Enrique Hernandez, Yasmani Grandal, and Matt Kemp played extremely poorly in the series. During the NLCS, Yasmani Grandal was the worst player on the field at times, racking up multiple passed balls and errors behind the plate. After Game 3, Grandal was benched and backup catcher Austin Barnes took over the starter position, proving that he is the better defensive and overall catcher of the two.

Surprisingly, the Dodgers bullpen was the key to success in the NLCS. The unit held the Brewers in check, allowing less runs than the starting pitchers altogether. Some relievers that helped shut down the Brewers were Ryan Madson, Kenley Jansen, Pedro Baez, and Julio Urias.

The Dodgers are going back to the World Series this year with a new look team and a different mindset. The Dodgers enter this World Series with the hope of shortstop Manny Machado and second baseman Brian Dozier to go off offensively against the Red Sox. Justin Turner, Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor, Cody Bellinger, and David Freese need to continue their hot hitting this series as well to give the Dodgers a chance.

World Series Matchups

The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers have only faced each other once in the regular season in the past decade. The two ball clubs have many strengths and this World Series is due to be high-powered and exciting. The pitching matches are extremely intriguing, with Game 1- Chris Sale vs Clayton Kershaw, Game 2- David Price vs Hyun-Jin Ryu, Game 3- Nathan Eovaldi vs Walker Buehler, and Game 4- Rick Porcello vs Rich Hill. The Dodgers starting rotation consist of all lefties and the Red Sox consists of two lefties and two right handers.

Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, Andrew Benintendi, Xander Bogaerts, Steve Pearce, Rafael Devers and Jackie Bradley Jr. headline some of the star bats the Red Sox have in their lineup this year.

The Los Angeles Dodgers lineup consists of many platoon players who are set out to play depending on whether the opposing starter is a lefty or righty. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has seen the players who have struggled in the postseason and also those who are carrying a hot bat. Three players who are bound to have a big series are Manny Machado, Brian Dozier, and David Freese.

Predicted Results

The 2018 World Series will be a hard fought series as both teams have had a successful year and have incredible young talent. The Boston Red Sox had the best record in all of baseball meanwhile the Dodgers were the underdogs until the month of September. Both offenses will be tough to contain, but the Dodgers pitching staff has been unbelievable in the postseason. Both offenses have woken up recently and can give issues and stress to opposing pitchers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers return to the World Series to get redemption after being one game away from winning it all last year. The Boston Red Sox have been hungry for a championship for the past few years as they have developed their roster and prepared for the big stage.

The Dodgers are overlooked in this series, as many predict that the Boston Red Sox will win the 2018 World Series. But being one game away from winning the World Series in 2017, the Dodgers will look to prove everyone wrong and come away as champions this year.

This series will go down to the wire and probably end in a game 6 or 7, but I ultimately believe that the Los Angeles Dodgers will be the 2018 World Series champions.


Halloween: How To Make The Most Out Of Spooky Season

by Samuel Rodriguez

Halloween is around the corner, which means that there are a lot of fun new activities to enjoy in Los Angeles for all of October.

The Halloween season brings scary fright fests at various amusement parks, scary mazes throughout the city, and festive pumpkin patches. Such events include Universal Studios Horror Nights, Queen Mary’s Dark Harbour, Knotts Scary Farm, and Six Flags Fright Fest.


Knotts Scary Farm

These places are sure to include scary and twisted mazes, giving you chills but still offering a good time with friends and/or family. These amusement parks also keep their rides open in case you had enough scare for the night and need a different kind of rush. Students that have went to these events report a great time and would like to go again.

“I went with the homies and some girls from Joes [St. Josephs] and it was pretty chill. The mazes were actually kind of scary, and it takes a lot for me to get scared. Overall, it was super fun and I would recommend going,” said senior Andro Labastida about Universal’s Horror Nights.

Amusement parks’ special Halloween events offer a general admission price between $60-$100 depending on the day and park. Although it is a little pricey, the amusement parks offer lots to do and start early around 7 PM and end around 2 AM to provide enough time for you to experience everything.


Universal Studios Horror Nights

Other Halloween special events include the Los Angeles “Haunted Hayride,” pumpkin patches, and “Boo at the LA Zoo.” These events offer safe family festivities while still giving a scare to each person. The LA Haunted Hayride is located at the old Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park and their attractions include their famous hayride which “transports you into the unknown” and 3 other mazes that you can go to. The general admission, which grants access to all attractions, is $40 a ticket.


LA Haunted Hayride

Pumpkin patches are another desirable destination for families, friends, and couples. Pa’s Pumpkin Patch, located in Long Beach, offers a variety of rides, games, and pumpkins to choose from to take home, not to mention the petting zoo and pony ride along with fresh cooked food and a pumpkin wonderland. General prices for this pumpkin patch are $20 for 10 tickets, $50 for 30 tickets, or individual tickets for $2.50. Many people who came to this pumpkin patch report a good time with a family friendly atmosphere that is fun for all ages.


Pa’s Pumpkin Patch

“I went with my friends last week and it was pretty fun. It was a great place for everyone to get together and just relax and chill. We bought a few tickets and went on a couple of rides, but the best part was probably the pumpkins and getting to fool around and take pictures with it. The patch is also aesthetically pleasing and looks really pretty,” said St. Joseph’s senior Olivia Maxwell.

The Boo at the LA Zoo is another popular spot during the Halloween season. Boo at the Zoo offers special shows, a spooky stroll filled with various games and activities, and allows you to get up close with some zoo animals. Ticket prices for this vary, but the most expensive is for adults at $21.

“I went with my family and had a good time. It’s actually super cheap and worth it. We got to see two shows and they were actually kind of cool. At first I didn’t think I would like it, because I was with my family and stuff but ended up having a really good time,” said St. John Bosco senior AJ Castillo.


LA Boo at the Zoo

This Halloween season offers many events and festivities that you can do with your friends and family. Be sure to keep your eyes out and check out the coolest events that are happening near you to make the most of the season.


Movie Review: “First Man”

by Matthew Ruiz

“The Eagle has landed. One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

This is the most famous quote in space travel history. The recent blockbuster movie, “First Man” tells the story of famous astronaut Neil Armstrong’s life before and during the space race and during the United States’ Cold War against Russia.

This movie takes you through the life and journey of Neil Armstrong. The movie starts off showing him running a test flight, scratching the atmosphere in a rocket-powered jet. He is constantly running test flights, but this one was his last one because he couldn’t control the stability of the flight.

Throughout this movie we see how Neil Armstrong feels about death and how it affects him mentally and physically. Armstrong also is affected by depression and loss of hope for all the people he has lost in the past. This depression not only affects him, but the people around him, such as his family members, friends, and even co-workers.

During the first 15-25 minutes of the movie, Armstrong experiences one of his hardest losses, as his baby daughter Karen is diagnosed with a malignant tumor which was in the middle of her head. She passes away and Armstrong loses the youngest of his two children. The tumor had affected her ability to walk and talk, and she died ultimately from pneumonia, which related to her weakened health.

During the reception, Armstrong held onto his daughters bracelet and placed it in his office, closing himself off from everyone. He goes back to work and is told the program is interviewing brilliant engineers for a space exploration. When Armstrong gets the job, he learns in the meeting room that the Russians have already beaten the Americans to space with four satellites.

The astronauts alongside Armstrong move now into basic training, where they are put in to machines that spin them and simulate life in space. Most of the trainees throw up their guts, and then move on to learning about rocket physics, which is considerably long. After years of training and studying test flights to get into space, they now plan their takeoff to the moon.

Unfortunately on his mission, Armstrong loses his two best friends on space test flights. On the Apollo 11 flight, he takes his daughters’ bracelet up with him and leaves it on the moon along with the American Flag in her honor.

The movie is a heartwarming and family-orientated tale about a man having good morals and being rewarded with arguably one of the greatest accomplishments in American history.


RECAP: St. John Bosco 49, Santa Margarita 14

by Ethan Piechota


Holani runs for one of his two touchdowns. Credit – EC Sabin

The St. John Bosco Braves improved to 9-0 on the year and continued their quest for a national championship with a 49-14 rout of Santa Margarita on Friday.

Coming off an emotional victory last week against Mater Dei, St. John Bosco showed no signs of a hangover and kept their foot on the gas, defeating Santa Margarita easily.

Quarterback DJ Uiagalelei continued his unreal season, going 10 for 13 from the field and throwing for 255 yards and two touchdowns, only playing roughly a half of the game as well.

Senior wide receiver Colby Bowman had a solid game as well, catching just three passes but taking them for a total of 142 yards and a touchdown.

Running back George Holani also added two touchdowns, rushing and catching one of each. Holani – a Boise State commit – continued his unbelievable season, amassing 94 yards on just nine total touches.


Credit – EC Sabin

The game begin with Uiagalelei rushing for a one-yard touchdown to give the Braves a quick 7-0 lead. Santa Margarita quickly responded with a touchdown drive of their own, but this marked the last time this game would be close.

The Braves scored 42 straight unanswered points, putting them up 49-7 at one point in the fourth quarter.

The Braves continue to show out as the best team in America for high school football and will take on the Service Friars next week at Panish Family Stadium in their final league and homecoming game.


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