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  • Vaccine for the World by  Joseph Nofal  6/24/13   We see them everywhere: on the television, in the newspaper, and even on the streets on the way to work. Philanthropy suggests that impoverished people’s problems will all vanish with generous donations of a few dollars or even millions, but this is naïve and will not solve anything. Philanthropy needs to be based on instruction because people who are living in poverty must be self reliant to survive, need to learn how to produce on their own, and will learn how to contribute to society.     According to The New York Times, 49% of people living in sub-Saharan Africa are living in absolute poverty and are in desperate need of help. The Wall ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2014, 5:04 PM by Golden Knight
  • Insidious Chapters 1 & 2: Film Review by  Joshua Fredette 3/23/14We don’t often buy a ticket to a horror movie expecting to have our perspectives on life changed. We certainly don’t want to be inspired to make some change in the way we do things, or how we look at one another. Even the plot and the characters don’t have to be so unique and special. So long as there’s an antagonist chasing a frightened girl through a forest with a knife, we’ll be happy.  As someone who doesn’t often watch horror films, (in fact after some recollection it wasmy first horror movie at a theatre), I was pleasantly surprised with Insidious. In this movie depicting the ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2014, 5:05 PM by Golden Knight
  • NBC Gambles on Soccer by  Sean Arrieta-Kenna The English Premier League is the most watched sports league in the world.  However, it has only now been made easy to watch in the United States.  In my lifetime, coverage of this league has grown immensely.  I remember waking up early on Saturday and Sunday mornings, while my father ordered a Pay-Per-View game by phone.  Then followed a few years of different channels that bought the rights to show some of the games.  These channels were available to buy for a steep price and only from a few providers.  Finally, FOX decided to take control of the soccer situation in America and created FOX Soccer Channel, a channel devoted to showing games from ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2014, 5:05 PM by Golden Knight
  • Saint Francis Coding Club Interview  by  Sean Silva  Me: Albert, you’re the head of the coding club at Saint Francis, right?Albert: Yes I am, along with Arthur Ter-Zakarian.Me: Why did you decide to make a programming club?Albert: Well it came about as a whimsical thought. I practiced programming on my own and Arthur saw that and came up with the idea of a club. From there, we thought it would be great to make a friendly place in which people interested in programming could learn from more experienced people. Through a team we thought perhaps programing would be more productive.Me: What are some of the goals of the club, in terms of programming?Albert: We hope throughout the first ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2014, 5:06 PM by Golden Knight
  • Album of the Year Material Posted in MusicBy Sean Silva10/28/13 Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City is an incredibly elegant and enchanting collection of songs that shows off their usual intelligence while managing to be fresh and discernible from their two previous albums. It is their second consecutive album to reach the number one place in the U.S. Billboard 200 and has earned them dazzling acclaim on all fronts. But why? Vampire Weekend is at the top of their game with smart, thoughtful lyrics and a musical precision that could only be theirs. This album is riddled with religious themes and ideas of mortality. This give it a unique character not present Contra or Vampire Weekend (two other ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2013, 10:34 PM by Golden Knight
  • Foxygen Album Review Posted in Music By Tomas Gulbinas 5/21/13  With the release of their second studio album, Foxygen have finally found their own unique sound. “We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic” blends elements of 60’s psychedelic and dreamy lyrics to create an album that captures the essence and free-spirited nature of the early American counter culture movements. The two sole band members, Jonathan Rado and Sam France, who met in high school, grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles and started becoming multi-instrumentalists, after being influenced by “The Brian Jamestown Massacre”. After a series of EP’s and a first album, Foxygen finally gained wide recognition with the release of this second album ...
    Posted May 21, 2013, 4:10 PM by Golden Knight
  • Down the block Posted in Uncategorized By Robert Farewell5/21/13 Here I am, back at the corner of Glenoaks and Grandview. It is the spot adjacent to the park where I played little league baseball and across the street from that old, empty lot. I come here often, and by here, I mean Carl’s Jr. The fast food joint I call my library; the restaurant I call my second home. A lot has changed since I first brought my homework to Carl’s Jr. It was a refuge for me in the beginning, maybe an escape. My sister’s psychiatric issues have not made life easy on my family. Carl’s Jr. was somewhere I could go to leave the ...
    Posted May 21, 2013, 4:05 PM by Golden Knight
  • If My Home Could Talk Posted  in UncategorizedBy Robert Farewell5/21/13 Our conversation would be in front of the fireplace. We would wear our robes, and eat meatballs with plastic utensils. There would be no music, just the sound of our conversation. It would be a lot like my own home. It would say several things, some positive, others rather negative. It would probably speak in Spanish; it is an adobe home after all. Our conversation is genuine, easy. I don’t think it would give a diatribe on the latest political movement or pretend to like vinyl. I wouldn't expect it to praise H.L. Mencken.  We converse easily, agreeing that we dislike the torn-out front lawn. It would ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2014, 11:56 AM by Golden Knight
  • Lucid Dreaming Article Part 2: How to Induce a Lucid Dream and the Perpetuation of Consciousness Within One Posted in Uncategorized By Josh Fredette 5/21/13There are dreams, then there are lucid dreams. Some people don't even believe they have dreams to begin with. They fall asleep, and they wake up. Everything between is merely darkness. This is ludicrous. Everyone dreams, but not everyone remembers their dreams. Then, there is a higher level, and that is being able to induce lucid dreams. Dreams in which the dreamer has complete control over his actions, and thoughts within the dream. This opens up a world where there are no rules, boundaries, or physical limits. Suddenly everything is possible, and your common nights of sleep become much more exciting.Lucid dreams are ones in which the dreamer is ...
    Posted May 21, 2013, 3:55 PM by Golden Knight
  • Canaan Review   Posted in Television By Alex Sy 5/21/13 Canaan is an anime television series conceptualized by Type-Moon co-founders Kinoko Nasu, and Takashi Takeuchi. The was animated by P.A. Works. The television series was inspired by a scenario from the visual graphic novel 428: Fūsa Sareta Shibuya de. Canaan spans thirteen episodes each being twenty-five minutes long.The story centers around the title character, Canaan, who is a female mercenary stationed in Shanghai, China. The story also includes her friend Maria Ōsawa, whom she had previously met. Maria is visiting Shanghai to report the anti-terrorist convention with her friend Minoru “Mino” Minorikawa. During her free time at a festival, Maria is attacked by a group ...
    Posted May 21, 2013, 3:57 PM by Golden Knight
  • Progress  Posted in Technology By Robert Farewell 3/8/13Technological progress is a paradox. It makes our world safer, more violent, increasingly free, but it also makes us more dependent. Although social media and instant communication have enhanced our lives, they are also obstacles to self- reflection and insightful thought. Dependency on our latest technological devices comes with a huge sacrifice. With the growing need to stay connected, we seldom find ourselves separated from our computers or phones. We are increasingly interacting in this very impersonal and virtual world. Change will always be a constant. Just as the generations before us, we will adapt accordingly. Yet the problem lies in what progress removes from our daily lives. What we are ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2014, 5:03 PM by Golden Knight
  • On the Road – San Quentin Posted in Uncategorized  By Ricardo De la Torre 3/8/13 On February 19th, a Tuesday, I set out for Sacramento, and, ultimately, for the Bay. I was on the road, alone; for freedom, liberty, and experience. I wanted a break from the routine of school, it was a “school week” after all. I was to be in Sacramento, Oakland, and San Francisco for the next five days.Was my journey for the Ultimate Destination or was it about staying in between the white lines of the road? If I aimed for the Ultimate, it was a long and tiring journey, a journey in which I squandered the present for the prospect of a non-existent future. If I ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2013, 10:42 AM by Golden Knight
  • Lucid Dreaming Article Part 1: Dreaming and the Subconscious Posted in Uncategorized By Josh Fredette     3/8/13   Are you curious about your dreams? Do you wake up at least once a month with a look on your face that just says, "What was that?!" Of course you do. You're human. Of all the odd things that the human body does, dreaming ranks up pretty high.    Before we delve into your wacky nightmares and fantasies, let's take a look at your brain. In an extremely broad nutshell, you analyze everything in two ways: subconsciously and consciously. Because of your unique ideas and values, the way you perceive reality is much different than the way reality really is. (Or than the reality that someone else experiences)         In any ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2013, 10:49 AM by Golden Knight
  • Life of Pi Film Review Posted in Movies By Casey Shatraw 3/8/13 Being alone in the middle of the ocean with limited supplies, and no connection to civilization can really ruin your day. Want to top it? Throw in a hungry tiger and you have Pi Patel’s dilemma. After a powerful and devastating storm leaves Pi alone in the middle of the ocean, Pi has to not only survive to tell the story, but also keep a vicious tiger from making him dinner. This is our plot in Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. An epic, tasteful, and beautiful story that really tests the limits of the human spirit.One of the most notable qualities of this film is its cinematography. You ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2013, 10:48 AM by Golden Knight
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Recent Campus Articles

  • The Challenges and Celebrations of Senior Year  Posted in Campus By J.D. Kieffer 10/15/12  The class of 2013 has and will face continuing difficulties as well as surprises as it enters its final years ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2012, 1:23 AM by Golden Knight
  • A Visit That Was Out Of This World  By Joseph Nofal  10/15/12 Friday, September 21, Saint Francis High School and people all over California were in for a treat. The space shuttle, the Endeavor, took its ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2012, 1:09 AM by Golden Knight
  • Leadership Camp   By Brett Feehan   10/15/12    Saint Francis Student Council and ASB members attended a leadership camp this past summer. The camp was conducted by The Leadership Academy, a program ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2012, 12:33 AM by Golden Knight
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Recent Music Articles

  • Album of the Year Material By Sean Silva10/28/13Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City is an incredibly elegant and enchanting collection of songs that shows off their usual intelligence while ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2013, 10:30 PM by Golden Knight
  • Foxygen Album Review By Tomas Gulbinas 5/21/13 With the release of their second studio album, Foxygen have finally found their own unique sound. “We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace ...
    Posted May 21, 2013, 4:09 PM by Golden Knight
  • More Than a Genre By Jean Chung  11/10/11 Hip-hop is more than just a category, or a type of music, it is a lifestyle. Composed of music, dance, rap and djing ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2011, 9:39 PM by Golden Knight
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Recent Sports Articles

  • NBC Gambles on Soccer by Sean Arrieta-Kenna The English Premier League is the most watched sports league in the world.  However, it has only now been made easy to watch in the United ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2013, 12:28 AM by Golden Knight
  • Quarterbacks run deep: The Rising stock of Barkley Posted in Sports By Tyler Marona 1/7/12 Matt Barkley has impressed every NFL scout while at the same time has broken USC’s Quarterback records. Barkley has been ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2012, 10:16 PM by Golden Knight
  • Super Bowl Recap by the Knight Life StaffFebruary 9, 2011 Photo Courtesy: Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Sunday comes only once a year, and this one was set to be a good ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2011, 10:58 PM by Golden Knight
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Recent World Articles

  • Vaccine for the World by Joseph Nofal6/24/13  We see them everywhere: on the television, in the newspaper, and even on the streets on the way to work. Philanthropy suggests that impoverished ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2014, 6:55 PM by Golden Knight
  • Looking Ahead for Peaceful Coexistence By David Yoo 10/15/12 It has been over eight months since the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, (North Korea) Kim Jong-il's death ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2012, 1:15 AM by Golden Knight
  • Cultural-Lingual Interaction By JD Kieffer6/9/12Since the dawn of mankind, humans have interacted with one another peacefully, diplomatically, and, at times, violently. Though we have diverged incredibly in the ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2012, 1:03 PM by Golden Knight
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Recent SFHS Sports Articles

  • Demanding Success  By Chris Alle  10/15/12 Saint Francis High School is a place that makes the impossible dreams for so many people become true. In my opinion, Saint Francis was ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2012, 12:43 AM by Golden Knight
  • A Family of Knights By Tyler Marona 11-30-11 The Mission league always poses the toughest schedule for the Western Division; nevertheless, the Knights fought through to make it into the playoffs. Getting ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2011, 8:45 PM by Golden Knight
  • A Perfect 6 for the Knights By Tyler Marona10/21/11 Although the Knights have been far from perfect in the six wins the Knights have produced, they have something that even the most casual ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2011, 9:48 PM by Golden Knight
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Recent Technology Articles

  • Saint Francis Coding Club Interview by Sean SilvaMe: Albert, you’re the head of the coding club at Saint Francis, right? Albert: Yes I am, along with Arthur Ter-Zakarian. Me: Why did you ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2013, 11:57 PM by Golden Knight
  • Progress Posted in TechnologyBy Robert Farewell3/8/13Technological progress is a paradox. It makes our world safer, more violent, increasingly free, but it also makes us more dependent ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2013, 10:56 PM by Golden Knight
  • My iPhone: Is This Love? By Robbie Farewell 3/21/2011 Things get old. Whether it’s your family’s beloved cat or dad’s first Chevrolet, possessions that we loved and cherished at one ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2011, 11:04 PM by Golden Knight
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Recent Game Articles

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review By Alex Sy6/9/12Warfare 3 is a sequel to the outstanding game, Modern Warfare 2. However, the sequel fails to impress me.Modern Warfare 3 is a ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2012, 11:37 PM by Golden Knight
  • Review: Dead Space 2 By Mitchell Reslock 2/1/2011 You stumble awkwardly out of the sterile lighting of your padded cell, helplessly bound in an asylum straightjacket. The twenty or so hulking, deformed ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2011, 3:28 PM by Golden Knight
  • Review: Fallout New Vegas By Mitchell Reslock 10/25/10 Fallout is back, bringing with it another hopeless, barren wasteland to spend countless hours exploring. Your desperate quest takes place in the west of ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2011, 3:26 PM by Golden Knight
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Recent Television Articles

  • Canaan Review By Alex Sy 5/27/13 Canaan is an anime television series conceptualized by Type-Moon co-founders Kinoko Nasu, and Takashi Takeuchi. The was animated by P.A. Works ...
    Posted May 21, 2013, 3:43 PM by Golden Knight
  • TV Review: Gundam Unicorn By Alex Sy6/9/12Gundam Unicorn is the next installment to one of the best anime sagas in history, Gundam. Gundam Unicorn is a mecha series divided into ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2012, 11:31 PM by Golden Knight
  • The Good Ads Last year’s collection of Super Bowl commercials was awful, and while this year’s collection wasn’t totally impressive, it was a big step up creatively. The big winners ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2011, 3:32 PM by Golden Knight
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Recent Movie Articles

  • Insidious Chapters 1 & 2: Film Review by Joshua Fredette3/23/14    We don’t often buy a ticket to a horror movie expecting to have our perspectives on life changed. We certainly don’t want ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2014, 6:51 PM by Golden Knight
  • Life of Pi Film Review By Casey Shatraw3/8/13 Being alone in the middle of the ocean with limited supplies, and no connection to civilization can really ruin your day. Want to top ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2013, 10:47 AM by Golden Knight
  • Trouble with the Curve Film Review By Casey Shatraw  10/15/12   Aging is a very prominent theme in Trouble with the Curve, as our protagonist, Gus (Eastwood) battles not only his growing age, but his ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2013, 4:07 PM by Golden Knight
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Recent Spectrum Articles

  • Labor Battle in Wisconsin By Christian Romo 3/1/2011 Photo Credit: CNNIn the past two weeks, not even the United States avoided the rebellious mentality that has swept the Middle East. As ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2011, 10:48 PM by Golden Knight
  • President Obama Returns From Asia By Marc Magallanes 11/22/10 Photo Courtesy: Associated PressTo President Barack Obama, there is no place like home. He wrapped up a 10-day Asian tour on November ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2011, 10:43 PM by Golden Knight
  • The Propositions and Races By Marc Magallanes 11/09/10 Halloween came a bit late for the Democrats throughout the nation. But in California, it seems that the Tea Party never came.   After months ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2011, 10:42 PM by Golden Knight
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Recent Uncategorized Articles

  • Down the Block By Robert Farewell5/21/13 Here I am, back at the corner of Glenoaks and Grandview. It is the spot adjacent to the park where I played little league ...
    Posted May 21, 2013, 4:06 PM by Golden Knight
  • If My Home Could Talk By Robert Farewell5/21/13 Our conversation would be in front of the fireplace. We would wear our robes, and eat meatballs with plastic utensils. There would be no ...
    Posted May 21, 2013, 4:01 PM by Golden Knight
  • Lucid Dreaming Article Part 2: How to Induce a Lucid Dream and the Perpetuation of Consciousness Within One By Josh Fredette 5/21/13There are dreams, then there are lucid dreams. Some people don't even believe they have dreams to begin with. They fall asleep, and ...
    Posted May 21, 2013, 3:53 PM by Golden Knight
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Recent Book Articles

  • Mark Twain’s Autobiography Released After a Century of Waiting By Chris Ferro 12/6/10 “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is like the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” -Mark Twain Mark ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2011, 7:56 PM by Golden Knight
  • Book Review: Timequake By Chris Ferro 11/9/10 “You were sick, but now you’re well, and there’s work to do.” In short, this simple but elegant quote represents the novel ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2011, 3:35 PM by Golden Knight
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