Rafael Nadal – End of an Era?

By Lexi Zahrn – Staff Writer

With a swing that can leave any opponent wondering where the ball has gone, and a game so aggressive that it can drain every ounce of energy from the court, Rafael Nadal is one of tennis’s most physical players. He is ranked at number two worldwide, and he not only plays the beautiful game of tennis, he puts his entire body into it.

Senior Varsity Boys Tennis player Akshay Krishnamani agrees that, “Rafael Nadal, well, he’s a very good player. He has an extremely physical game so sometimes you wonder how long he can stay at it.” Many of Nadal’s fans share Krishnamani’s concerns about the future of the tennis star’s career. Continue reading Rafael Nadal – End of an Era?

Middle Eastern Club Labels World Flags

By Abrar Al-Heeti – Staff Writer

Members of Centennial’s Middle Eastern Cultural Club have been keeping busy lately – their latest project involves labeling the world flags that line the Social Studies hallway. The project was proposed by group sponsor Jeff Hasenstab and has received much enthusiasm from fellow Centennial teachers and staff, who feel that it is something that has needed to be done for years.

History teacher Greg Stock says of the flag labeling, “It’s nice because people are always looking and trying to identify the flags,” and this will help eliminate the uncertainty. Associate Principle Ken Klebber agrees with Stock when he says, “I like the flag labeling.” Stock adds, “It might inspire someone to look up the countries of the world.” Continue reading Middle Eastern Club Labels World Flags

“Linsanity” In the NBA

By Faith Middleton – Staff Writer

As NBA players go, Jeremy Lin is starkly average. With  weight of 200 pounds and standing at six feet, three inches Lin falls in the middle of the range for the size of a point guard. One thing that is not average about the New York Knicks point guard is his outstanding recent winning streak. Couple that with an uncommon heritage and he is a phenomenon who lives up to his nickname, “Lin-sanity”.

Although he was the captain of his 32-1 high school team, Jeremy Lin graduated from Palo Alto High School without any basketball scholarship offers. So instead of moping around town, he set his sights higher and was recruited for Harvard University by then assistant coach Bill Holden. Lin played at Harvard all 4 years of his university career and was All-Ivy League first team twice, in 2009 and 2010. Continue reading “Linsanity” In the NBA