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Sports: NBA Trade Deadline

By Christian James

The NBA trade deadline comes to a close on Thursday, February 7, at 3:00 p.m. E.T. and many teams are going to try to put together their final rosters to make a push for a late playoff run. 

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There has been a lot of rumors and speculation about where players would end up. This all has been a result of star players like Kristaps Porzingis requesting to be traded which happens to be the first blockbuster move of the trade deadline season.

The New York Knicks agreed to trade Porzingis, Courtney Lee, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Trey Burke to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Dennis Smith Jr., Deandre Jordan, and Wesely Matthews and two future first-round picks.

Already with two high flyers on the New York Knicks, Allonzo Trier and Kevin Knox, Smith Jr. would be another high flyer edition to be apart of this overwhelming athletic team. Not only is he a great athletic talent, but he is a scorer that should thrive on this young team.

New York is now in a rebuilding state of mind and now it got even brighter with acquiring the two first-round picks, even though they are giving up fan-favorite Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas.

`Dallas now have a very promising young core with Porzingis teaming up with Luka Doncic who happens to be the front-runner for the Rookie Of The Year award putting up about 20 points, 5 assists, and 7 rebounds a game. Porzingis is hoping to come back this season sometime this month in February and the fans in Dallas can’t wait to see their now European dynamic duo in a game together.

The Philadelphia 76ers now have made their second blockbuster trade of the season as they acquired All-Star caliber Forward Tobias Harris along with Mike Scott and big men Boban Marjanovic, lottery-protected 2020 first-round pick, a Miami 2021 unprotected first-round pick, and two Detroit second-round picks.

The Sixers may now be the team to beat in the east with maybe the best starting-five in the conference consisting of Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Jimmy Butler, J.J. Redick, and now Tobias Harris. The Sixers are going to be as tough to beat as anyone.

Probably the most anticipated trade rumor is no other than six-time all-star power forward Anthony Davis. Davis has been a huge factor in the New Orleans Pelicans success throughout the years.

However the superstar recently requested a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers be the top preferred location. This was huge news to everybody because the Lakers now have the opportunity to pair up two of the top players in the NBA, but they are going to have goodbye to most of their young core in doing so.

Acquiring Davis would almost be a dream come true for the Lakers, but it will be tough to make it past the conference finals when you have to face a star-studded Warriors team to do so.

 

News: Proposed State Of The Union Address Postponed

by Nikolas Molina

As an effect of the government shutdown, US President Donald Trump has postponed his State of the Union address, which was originally scheduled for January 29th, 2019.

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Left – President Trump, Right – Nancy Pelosi

The government has been shut down for more than a month now, due to President Trump requesting $5 billion to build a wall on the US-Mexico Border and stop illegal immigration.

According to Fox News, Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a back-and-forth conversation which ultimately led to Trump making his decision on postponing the address.

“This afternoon, I sent @realDonaldTrump a letter informing him that the House will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the President’s State of the Union address in the House Chamber until government has opened,” Pelosi tweeted.

“As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address. I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date. This is her prerogative – I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over,” Trump tweeted later that night.

“Mr. President, I hope by saying “near future” you mean you will support the House-passed package to #EndTheShutdown that the Senate will vote on tomorrow. Please accept this proposal so we can reopen government, repay our federal workers and then negotiate our differences,” Pelosi finally responded.

According to Fox 35, President Trump says he will do an “alternative” event. He called the cancellation a “disgrace,” but did not state his next move, yet.

According to CBS News, Trump told reporters the speech was canceled because Pelosi “doesn’t want to hear the truth.” He also stated the Democratic Party had become “radicalized” and “very dangerous,” and he accused Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of being too submissive to Pelosi.

He had also said there might be an “alternative,” but now, he appears to have ruled out the idea of using another venue for the address. The address has been postponed indefinitely until further notice.

 

Alumni Update: Alberto Gonzalez ’16

by Gabriel Botello

Bosco alumnus Alberto Gonzalez and his team dominated the internship competition at Facebook University and got to meet the famous Mark Zuckerberg recently._E5mh9pW_400x400.jpg

Alberto Gonzalez is an alumnus of St. John Bosco High School and was a part of the graduating class of 2016. For two years, Berto has been bouncing around with different majors such as neuroscience and PPE (philosophy, politics, and economics).

As he was still trying to find what he truly wanted to major in, Berto landed an internship in Washington, DC during the summer where he decided to minor in computer science. With this decision, Gonzalez worked on getting an internship for the class the summer after.

After applying for many internships, Facebook University happily accepted him, and Gonzalez was also ready to get started.

“I said to myself that this would be my test,” said Gonzalez.

As the year went on, Berto began to learn more and more of and about computer science, even considering it as a major instead of a minor. The summer internship came along and Berto Gonzalez was prepped and ready to begin at FBU.

The program he was involved in was an 180-student program that taught the students mobile development over three weeks. After the three weeks of learning, the students were given an opportunity to build their own successful app using their knowledge they learned through the three weeks. The students were then given their own groups and five weeks to develop their app. The top three apps at the end of the summer got to meet and present their apps to the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg!

Berto’s team – after weeks of hard work – finally developed their app, “Surround.” This app was created to take a group of phones and turn them into a a full 5.1 surround sound system with several phones as speakers and a couple as controllers. The app was so successful it brought Berto and his team to the number one spot, allowing them to ultimately present it to Zuckerberg.

This was a major accomplishment for Berto Gonzalez, as his family and his Bosco community is beyond proud of him. After working and studying so hard to get to where he is now, Berto expressed his thoughts.

“I was overjoyed! I had completed my test. Now, I am a computer science major and am returning to Facebook next summer,” said Gonzalez.