NBA Playoffs

By: Adin Ross and John Poo
The NBA Playoffs are officially here, and you should be very excited! This year’s Western Conference consists of the Warriors, Trail Blazers, Clippers, Jazz, Rockets, Thunder, Spurs, and the Grizzlies. The Eastern Conference consists of the Celtics, Bulls, Wizards, Hawks, Raptors, Bucks, Cavs, and the Pacers. All of these teams have worked very hard to get where they are right now, they put their blood, sweat, and tears into every game. It takes an enormous amount of dedication and shows how dedicated these players really want it. Some series to watch out for, The 8th seed Bulls are currently ahead of the 1st seed Celtics. Chicago with a 2-0 lead, definitely has a major cushion, the 8th seed has never been up 2-0 except one time, in 1993, the 8th seed, Lakers, were ahead of the 1st seed Suns by 2-0. But with playoffs you never know because the Suns ended up coming back from the 2-0 deficit and winning the series. Another important series is the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook, one of the most athletic, destructive, aggressive point guards of all time is going against James Harden, one of the most sharpshooting, relentless, explosive guards of all time. They are currently racing for MVP and we will have to see who really deserves it on June 26, the awards ceremony. The NBA Playoffs is one of the most unpredictable experience because so many times, teams have come back from large leads. Last year, the Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. That was by far the biggest upset of all time, and it just shows that if you work hard for something, put your heart in, strive for your team to win, then great results will show.

We Want Your Blood!!!!

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By John Poo

There will be a blood drive here at Woodlake High School on March 25, 2017.  If any student is a new donor please make sure to turn in the New Donor Information form.  Also,  turn in the parent’s consent form for those who are under age. For those who are wondering who can give blood, here are the requirements: the giver must be in good health, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be at least 16 years of age. If someone is giving blood, make sure to eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within 4 hours prior to donating blood. Only one pint of blood will be donated. Keep in mind that for every 25 pounds of body weight, there is two pints of blood. The body will replenish the lost blood within the next 24 hours. However, people should only give blood every eight weeks. For those nervous first time blood donors, note that is natural to feel nervous but giving blood is safe and easy and the feeling someone who donated gets, after helping a patient in need, is so rewarding. Woodlake’s goal this year is to get 45 pints of blood donated to save lives.