Tiger Tracks https://shstigertracks.com The news site of Summit High School Tue, 05 Jun 2018 21:03:09 -0600 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 Washington Capital and Vegas Knights racing for the Stanley Cup https://shstigertracks.com/sports/2018/06/05/washington-capital-and-vegas-knights-racing-for-the-stanley-cup/ https://shstigertracks.com/sports/2018/06/05/washington-capital-and-vegas-knights-racing-for-the-stanley-cup/#respond Tue, 05 Jun 2018 15:03:09 +0000 https://www.shstigertracks.com/?p=12629 The Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals are currently fighting for the Stanley Cup in the finals. This is highly anticipated because this is the first time in franchise history that two teams that have never won the Stanley Cup face off. 

The Vegas Golden Knights are the newest addition to the NHL, making their debut this 2017-2018 season, and what a debut they made by taking first place during the regular season. The most mesmerizing thing is this is the first time any new team in history has made it this far in the Stanley Cup finals. So far, the Vegas Golden Knights have swept teams left and right, from the Las Angeles Kings to the Winnipeg Jets. They have shown no sign of stopping until they faced off against the Washington Capitals who are currently beating them 3-1 in the serious.

The Washington Capitals have sustained the lead of the series at three to one in an epic game that ended with the Capitals winning 6 to 2. This means that the Capitals are just one game away from winning the Stanley Cup for the first time. According to the Washington Post, “Washington took a three-games-to-one series lead as Vegas hit three posts, perhaps retribution for all the bad bounces that have previously haunted the franchise.” The Golden Knights have been seeing their luck slowly run out.

Hopefully the Washington Capitals know that there is a lot of time left in the series before the ice melts in Vegas. One of the greatest things is that “Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov was back in the lineup for Saturday’s Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights.” Also in the report by the New York Times  was that Kuznetsov, “leads the NHL in points this postseason with 25, one ahead of linemate Alex Ovechkin. He totaled 27 goals and 83 points during the regular season.” This is what has given the Capitals a boost in the last couple of games, as Kuznetsov is one of the lead players on the Capitals.

One of the biggest changes in the 2017-2018 is the betting that is going on with the NHL. The Chicago Tribune stated, “Instead of flying to Las Vegas or betting illegally, fans in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington can make a short drive to legally wager in Delaware on the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Final.” As more states accept legal betting, it is becoming more common. 

There is only one thing that hangs in the balance, which is time, as there is still plenty of hockey left to play. Things can still change in the coming games. One sure thing is that history will be made as one franchise will be able to win their first Stanley Cup.

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Uncle Drew Movie Preview https://shstigertracks.com/sports/2018/06/05/uncle-drew-movie-preview/ https://shstigertracks.com/sports/2018/06/05/uncle-drew-movie-preview/#respond Tue, 05 Jun 2018 14:39:10 +0000 https://www.shstigertracks.com/?p=12658 On June 29, 2018, Uncle Drew, one of the most anticipated basketball movies of the decade will be available to the public. All star point guard Kyrie Irving stars in the movie. Uncle Drew started as a fan-favorite digital series but due to its success Pepsi partnered with Temple Hill Production to create the Uncle Drew movie.

The original “Uncle Drew” series consisted of four episodes that can be found on YouTube. Pepsi sponsored these films and featured Kyrie Irving. In these films Kyrie Irving is transformed into an old man and he goes out to basketball parks. He starts by playing poorly on purpose and then he slowly turns it up. People are convinced that Uncle Drew is just an old man who thinks he can hoop but he shocks the crowd by giving the “Young Blood’s” buckets. In later episodes, other famous players such as Nate Robinson, Kevin Love, Ray Allen and Maya Moore.

When asked about a where the inspiration came from by Sports Illustrated Kyrie responded, “ I watched another video where this kinda old man just going back and surprising the youthful generation with what he could do. I took this inspiration and my middle name of Andrew and created Uncle Drew.”

The new movie has a more complicated plot than the original series did. The main character Drax uses his life savings to enter a team into the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem. However, Drax loses his team to a longtime rival and is forced to search for other options. He stumbles across the legendary Uncle Drew and asks him to come play with him. Drew agrees and the two embark on a road trip to round up Drew’s old bucket squad. His squad is played by Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson and Lisa Leslie. This group then takes on the challenge of winning the tournament. All of the actors are dressed up to look old and once again shock the youth.

Kyrie Irving and the other NBA stars have all stated that they had a great time filming. In a Sports Net interview Kyrie Irving said, “What happens out there when we do these, it’s not fake,” Irving said. “We’re out there playing and showing why we’re NBA players. That’s what makes the spot so funny. We’re these older people, these older personas, and teaching these young guys that, ‘hey, we can still do this.”

Fans can check out the first ever Uncle Drew movie coming the June 29th.


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Ketamine Changes the Course of Depression https://shstigertracks.com/uncategorized/2018/06/05/ketamine-changes-the-course-of-depression/ https://shstigertracks.com/uncategorized/2018/06/05/ketamine-changes-the-course-of-depression/#respond Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:50:34 +0000 https://www.shstigertracks.com/?p=12617 Depression largely impacts someone’s life when living in an ‘unlivable’ state. Now Ketamine is being used to help treat severe depression and it has been making some outstanding changes in people’s lives.

Ketamine is a synthetic compound that is used in the party scene as well as in medicine. It is used for people who are about to go under surgery, being a dissociative anesthetic. This means that it distorts people’s perception between real-life and what they are seeing. When people use it for the treatment of depression, they say it distorts their reality, making them feel important emotions that they are unable to feel being depressed.

For example, James, a man with a wife and kids has been taking ketamine for the last six year. Through his journey, he has become a happy man who is willing to continue living in a better manner. Before his treatment, he was unable to focus on anything and within minutes his head could start spiraling into violent, unthinkable thoughts. “Ketamine helped me get my life back,” said James.

James had a normal childhood but had always let his crazy thoughts get the best of him. As he grew older his thoughts became more vivid and rapid. Some were even visions of murdering or attacking his family. James needed to find help, so he went on a hunt and found Dr. Demitri Papolos. “He was like a whirling dervish when he came into my office,” Papolos says. “He was extremely fearful and scanning the environment all the time and he overheated at the drop of a hat.” Papolos assigned him with a few forms of Bipolar disorder and knew that medications were not able to help him, so he began treatment and the results were immediate.

Not only has James life been greatly affected by the use of Ketamine but many others have as well. In 2006 a study was produced that showed the drug’s ability to fight severe depression within a matter of hours. Since that time thousands of people have been prescribed the drug when nothing else works.

Doctors have now begun prescribing the drug to people that have all sorts of debilitating mental disorders including bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, etc. It can now help them control their uncontrollable thoughts. Dr. Martin Teicher says “I think it’s actually one of the biggest advances in psychiatry in a very long time”

These breakthroughs are extremely important for the 30 percent of people whose body have no reaction to antidepressants. That is closed to 5 million people in the U.S. and these people are the one with the strongest cases.

Although there are many positives to using Ketamine, there are also consequences just like with every drug. Most importantly, Ketamine has not yet been FDA approved. This means that in order to receive the treatment one must go to a private clinic and pay 400 to 800 dollars. The treatment also must be completed every few weeks so it very possible for people to become reliant and furthermore, addicted.

Another problem is the fact that there hasn’t been enough research to understand long-term effects. This means that no warning can be given to the people who are using the product for depression. At this point, the American Psychiatric Association say Ketamine is not ready to be used as a medication to resist depression.

The drug that used to known as Special K in the party scene is not beginning to show great medical advancements that can change the course of depression in society.

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FBI Agent Loses Gun at Bar in Denver, Fires Into Crowd https://shstigertracks.com/news/2018/06/05/fbi-agent-loses-gun-at-bar-in-denver-fires-into-crowd/ https://shstigertracks.com/news/2018/06/05/fbi-agent-loses-gun-at-bar-in-denver-fires-into-crowd/#respond Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:41:33 +0000 https://www.shstigertracks.com/?p=12639 An incident occurred at a bar in Denver between an FBI agent and a bar patron on Saturday, June 2nd. The off-duty FBI Agent was dancing at the bar early Saturday morning when his gun fell and fired into someone’s leg as the agent picked it up. 

A video from KMGH shows the incident where the off-duty FBI agent was dancing while surrounded by others in the bar. The agent was attempting a backflip at Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar when his gun fell on the floor. As he went to pick it up it accidentally fired into the crowd of people watching him. No one was killed or injured badly. Just one patron was struck by the firing of the weapon. The injured patron was said to be in good condition while being rushed to a nearby hospital.

As of right now, the FBI agent has not been apprehended, so his name has not been released. After the incident he was taken to the Denver Police Headquarters. The Denver Police Department said in a statement, “The incident is being investigated by the Denver Police Homicide Unit and charges will be determined by the Denver District Attorney’s Office.” The police have asked any witnesses if they can provide more information on the subject. It is still unknown as of now if alcohol played a factor in the incident.

After he was taken by the Denver Police Department, the agent was released to an FBI supervisor. The FBI has refused to comment on the situation at this time.

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Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar responded to the event by saying “It is shocking that the only shooting to ever occur at our establishment came about as a result of an FBI Agent entering our distillery tasting room carrying a loaded firearm without our knowledge, in violation of our rules.”

Mile High Spirits management also want to understand how the incident occurred and plan to speak with the FBI about the agent’s actions.

The Distillery felt guilty about the incident because they always aim to provide “an engaging customer experience, in a fun and safe environment.” To show their support they have given him “complimentary drinks forever” and are wishing him a fast recovery.


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NBA FInals https://shstigertracks.com/sports/2018/06/05/nba-finals/ https://shstigertracks.com/sports/2018/06/05/nba-finals/#respond Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:32:10 +0000 https://www.shstigertracks.com/?p=12618 The NBA Finals have just gotten underway and, for the fourth straight year, the Cleveland Cavaliers will be facing off against the reigning NBA champion, Golden State Warriors. Game one and two in the NBA finals have already been played in Oakland.

In game one, the Cavaliers came in as massive underdogs, but were able to stay with the Warriors for the entire game, with lots of help from LeBron James. He scored 51 points in game one. The Cavs were down one, with only seconds left when Cavalier guard, George Hill, was able to make a free throw to tie the game. However, Hill missed the second free throw, which was rebounded by the Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith. Smith then dribbled away from the basket and let the time run out, which left millions stunned. The Warriors were able to outplay the Cavs in overtime, outscoring them 17-7. The Warriors took game one at home: 124-114.

Many NBA fans and other players were stunned by the late game mistake made by J.R. Smith. People were wondering whether he was unsure of the score, and thought that his team was winning. When Smith was asked about the play he said “I knew we were tied.” He also stated that he thought LeBron wanted to call a timeout so he dribbled the ball out, waiting for that time out; however, the time out was never called.  LeBron James was also asked about the play. He calmly stated, “I would never give up on J.R., that’s not my M.O.; I don’t give up on any of my players.”

Going into game two, Warriors all star guard Klay Thompson was questionable with a high ankle sprain that he suffered in game one. However, he was able to start game two in Oakland. Game two was very different from game one. The Warriors were able to slow down Lebron James, as he only scored 29, opposed to 51 in game one. Stephen Curry set an NBA record for most three pointers made in a Finals game, with nine. This was all done in route to a 33 point performance by Curry and a 19 point rout of the Cavaliers. The Cavs never led the game despite Kevin Love and George Hill helping out LeBron.

Games three and four will transition to Cleveland. The Cavaliers have not lost at home since the first round, winning eight straight at the Q. Warriors Andre Iguodala who was in the starting lineup throughout the playoffs suffered a knee injury. Iguodala will be active in game three, playing his first minutes since may 20th. When LeBron James was asked about how he felt going into game three he said. “ We want to continue to be uncomfortable, just because we are going home doesn’t mean we can relax”

Game three will be Wednesday June 6th at Quicken Loans arena in Cleveland. LeBron James will attempt to rally his troops and get his team on the board. The Cavs are substantially better at home, but the Warriors are also very good on the road.

Leading into the Finals, the Cavaliers were able to beat the Boston Celtics in the the Eastern Conference Finals to advance to LeBron’s 8th straight Finals appearance. The series went seven games and the Cavs were able to steal game seven on the road. The Warriors were also able to steal game seven on the road, against the one seed, Houston Rockets. 

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Roseanne Cancelled After Racist Twitter Rant https://shstigertracks.com/entertainment/2018/06/05/roseanne-cancelled-after-racist-twitter-rant/ https://shstigertracks.com/entertainment/2018/06/05/roseanne-cancelled-after-racist-twitter-rant/#respond Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:21:09 +0000 https://www.shstigertracks.com/?p=12619 Roseanne, a popular American sitcom that first aired in 1988, has recently been cancelled in the middle of its tenth season due to its main star, Roseanne Barr, posting a racist rant on Twitter.

The show was aired by ABC who recently spoke out on the issue, stating, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”

Barr’s posts have since been removed, but were targeted towards Valarie Jarrett, Obama’s adviser, whom she compared to the primates from Planet of the Apes.

The sitcom reboot got the boot within hours of the initial post. Barr has since apologized, but to most it was pretty “empty” considering the circumstances. Her initial apology read, “I apologize. I am leaving Twitter now.”

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Cast of Roseanne on set

Since then, Roseanne has been particularly active on the social media app, occasionally posting “one more apology,” but for the most part retweeting her supporters. She has retweeted fans who are trying to up her follower count to “show support” and she is retweeting those who, like herself, do not believe that her comments were racist. “Let’s get Roseanne to 1 Million followers to show our support !!!!!” exclaimed one of Roseanne’s fans.

Most recently, Roseanne has been most active by urging her followers to vote in a particular mid-term election that has to deal with freedom of speech. It is clear that Barr’s suggestions to vote are because she and her supporters think that she has been wrongly penalized for her actions. “Please vote for individual rights tomorrow and not for mob rule!” is just one of her urging tweets.

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ABC, the television company that aired Roseanne before its cancellation

Although being let go from ABC was the biggest blow Barr took from her actions, it is not the only outlet that let her go. Her talent agency, ICM Partners, let her go on Tuesday because of her “antithetical” tweets. Another consequence Barr faces is the loss of supporters after the show was cancelled. This refers to the hundreds of people who worked on the set or production of “Roseanne” who have since lost their jobs because of the cancellation.

Barr even wrote a separate apology for these individuals, “Don’t feel sorry for me, guys!!-I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people, and wonderful writers and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet.”

Even though those against Roseanne seem to far outweigh the supporters, this may not be the case. Many famous people have weighed in on this controversy including Donald Trump who exclaimed, “Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that ‘ABC does not tolerate comments like those’ made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?”

Clearly, the situation of Roseanne Barr has become increasingly controversial and the question many people are left arguing about is, “Did the punishment fit the crime?”

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Colorado Baker https://shstigertracks.com/features/2018/06/05/supreme-court-rules-in-favor-of-colorado-baker/ https://shstigertracks.com/features/2018/06/05/supreme-court-rules-in-favor-of-colorado-baker/#respond Tue, 05 Jun 2018 10:43:53 +0000 https://www.shstigertracks.com/?p=12614 On Monday, June 4, the U.S. Supreme court ruled in favor of the Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. Originally the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled for the couple, citing that Mr. Phillips had violated a state law barring discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, No. 16-111, arose from a brief encounter in 2012, when David Mullins and Charlie Craig visited Mr. Phillips bakery, Masterpiece Cakeshop, in Lakewood, Colorado. The two men were going to be married in Massachusetts, and they were looking for a wedding cake for a reception in Colorado.

Mr. Phillips turned them down, saying he would not use his talents to convey a message of support for same-sex marriage at odds with his religious faith. Mr. Mullins and Mr. Craig said they were humiliated by Mr. Phillips’s refusal to serve them, and they filed a complaint with Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission, saying that Mr. Phillips had violated a state law barring discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Mr. Mullins and Mr. Craig won before the commission and in the state courts.

The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that Mr. Phillips’s free speech rights had not been violated, noting that the couple had not discussed the cake’s design before Mr. Phillips turned them down. The court added that people seeing the cake would not understand Mr. Phillips to be making a statement and that he remained free to say what he liked about same-sex marriage in other settings.

The Supreme Court ruled that Mr. Phillips had his freedom of religion violated by the Civil Rights Commission and they had ruled unfairly. Justice Kennedy, writing for the majority in the 7-to-2 decision,  said the Civil Rights Commission’s ruling against the baker, Jack Phillips, had been infected by religious animus. He cited what he said were “inappropriate and dismissive comments” from one commissioner in saying that the panel had acted inappropriately and that its decision should be overturned.

At the same time, Justice Kennedy strongly reaffirmed protections for gay rights.

“The outcome of cases like this in other circumstances must await further elaboration in the courts,” he wrote, “all in the context of recognizing that these disputes must be resolved with tolerance, without undue disrespect to sincere religious beliefs, and without subjecting gay persons to indignities when they seek goods and services in an open market.” (NY Times)

The case was one of the most anticipated rulings of the term and was considered by some as a follow-up from the court’s decision three years ago to clear the way for same-sex marriage nationwide. That opinion, also written by Kennedy, expressed respect for those with religious objections to gay marriage.

“Our society has come to the recognition that gay persons and gay couples cannot be treated as social outcasts or as inferior in dignity and worth,” he wrote Monday. (CNN)

Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Kristen Waggoner, who represented Phillips, praised the ruling.

“Jack serves all customers; he simply declines to express messages or celebrate events that violate his deeply held beliefs,” Waggoner said in a statement. “Creative professionals who serve all people should be free to create art consistent with their convictions without the threat of government punishment.”  (CNN)






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First Women Too Receive Driver License In Saudi Arabia https://shstigertracks.com/news/2018/06/04/first-women-too-receive-driver-license-in-saudi-arabia/ https://shstigertracks.com/news/2018/06/04/first-women-too-receive-driver-license-in-saudi-arabia/#respond Mon, 04 Jun 2018 14:40:10 +0000 https://www.shstigertracks.com/?p=12656 This week, Saudi Arabia moved forward in providing women driver’s licenses, as they decided to end the ban on female drivers. The government issued 10 women drivers licenses ahead of June 24, and they expect 2,000 more women seeking to get their license in the following week.

A few weeks before the news was announced, a number of women protesters chose to drive around without licenses and were caught and arrested. Many feared that these actions would mean the ban would not be lifted after all. The reason why the prince chose to give women driving rights is because he has stated how he has outlined a ambitious plan to reform the Saudi economy by 2030, and part of his goal is to help women in the workforce.

Eight of the women who were arrested for protesting for driving were temporarily released, but the other nine were still in custody. Saudi Arabia has strict rules for women; if they chose to go somewhere or do something, they have to get permission from a male for almost everything they do. In May 2017, King Salman told the government to list services that women can do without telling any male as well as organized ways for transportation for female employees.

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SHS Achievements 2017-2018 https://shstigertracks.com/top-stories/2018/05/30/shs-achievements-2017-2018/ https://shstigertracks.com/top-stories/2018/05/30/shs-achievements-2017-2018/#respond Wed, 30 May 2018 11:45:16 +0000 https://www.shstigertracks.com/?p=12610

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2017-2018 News in Review https://shstigertracks.com/features/2018/05/30/2017-2018-news-in-review/ https://shstigertracks.com/features/2018/05/30/2017-2018-news-in-review/#respond Wed, 30 May 2018 09:59:11 +0000 https://www.shstigertracks.com/?p=12606

2017-18 Year in Review from SHS Tiger Tracks on Vimeo.

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