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The next time the cicadas will emerge like this won’t take place until the year 2245. Photo used with permission from Sagar Vasnani via Unsplash.
Rare cicada emergence event occurs across the U.S.
Max Spiegel, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
2024: Summer playlist
2024: Summer playlist
Valentina Garcia and Mason ClineMay 31, 2024
Concerts are a central part of a night out upon which other events should be based off of.
Summer concerts to look forward to
Armaan Minhas, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
The next time the cicadas will emerge like this won’t take place until the year 2245. Photo used with permission from Sagar Vasnani via Unsplash.
Rare cicada emergence event occurs across the U.S.
Max Spiegel, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
2024: Summer playlist
2024: Summer playlist
Valentina Garcia and Mason ClineMay 31, 2024
Concerts are a central part of a night out upon which other events should be based off of.
Summer concerts to look forward to
Armaan Minhas, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
The next time the cicadas will emerge like this won’t take place until the year 2245. Photo used with permission from Sagar Vasnani via Unsplash.
Rare cicada emergence event occurs across the U.S.
Max Spiegel, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
2024: Summer playlist
2024: Summer playlist
Valentina Garcia and Mason ClineMay 31, 2024
Concerts are a central part of a night out upon which other events should be based off of.
Summer concerts to look forward to
Armaan Minhas, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
The next time the cicadas will emerge like this won’t take place until the year 2245. Photo used with permission from Sagar Vasnani via Unsplash.
Rare cicada emergence event occurs across the U.S.
Max Spiegel, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
2024: Summer playlist
2024: Summer playlist
Valentina Garcia and Mason ClineMay 31, 2024
Concerts are a central part of a night out upon which other events should be based off of.
Summer concerts to look forward to
Armaan Minhas, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events

Diving into NBA Playoffs

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Mason Dean
The NBA playoffs have started, and the anticipation is high.​ From buzzer beater shots to comebacks, the stakes are high, and teams are battling for a shot at winning the championship.

The NBA playoffs are underway, and there is plenty to anticipate after an action packed start to the postseason. The top four teams in each conference will meet in a seven game series to determine who will advance to the next round. The stage is set for the best basketball talent in the world and with electrifying plays, championship dreams are on the line. 

 No. 1 seed Oklahoma Thunder vs. No. 8 seed New Orlean Pelicans

In the first round of the playoffs, the Oklahoma Thunders played against the New Orlean Pelicans. Asserting an early dominance, the Thunders ended up winning 4-0. The Pelicans could not stop Oklahoma Thunders dynamic duo Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Chet Holmgren, whose offensive game was unmatched for the Pelicans; at the same time, Holmgren also provided great defense.  Holmgren ended up having 8.8 rebounds, cleaning up the missed shots. Despite a great effort from Pelicans shifty guard CJ McCollum, the Thunders proved to be too much for the Pelicans.

  No. 3 seed Phoenix Suns vs. No. 6 seed Minnesota Timberwolves  

Proving to be one of the most anticipated match ups, both teams had brilliant lineups filled with an all-star cast of Anthony Edwards, Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Karl Anthony Towns. This series was a high scoring thriller with clutch performances, such as Anthony Edwards’ slam dunk in game four which sent the Phoenix Suns home. After a four game series, the Minnesota Timberwolves took down the Phoenix Suns, with Timberwolves shooting guard Anthony Edwards, unstoppable. As the Timberwolves scored at all three levels, they took the league by storm. Grayson Cuffe (‘24) expressed how Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards performed against the Suns, “I have never seen such explosive athleticism and relentless drive that Anthony Edwards has. He reminds me of a young Michael Jordan almost. Despite being just in his second season, he plays with such maturity and comfort under pressure. I think Edwards’ versatile scoring ability is what caused the Suns to have such trouble on the defensive side. Whether it’s going to the rim, pulling up for a mid-range jumper or showing his ability to knock down threes from behind the arc, Edward’s scoring definitely showcased his superstar potential.”  After their striking game, The Minnesota Timberwolves are moving on to the second round against the Denver Nuggets.

 No. 4 Los Angeles Clippers vs. No. 5 Dallas Mavericks

The Los Angeles Clippers faced off against the Dallas Mavericks. The Clippers, led by James Harden, averaged 22.2 points per game (ppg), 4.0 rebounds per game (rpg), and 7.0 assists per game (apg). The Clippers asserted dominance in game one, but the Dallas Mavericks ended up winning game two in a nail-biting victory. Luka Dončić of the Dallas Mavericks showed to be a problem, putting up an astounding 30.2 ppg, 9.2 rpg, and 8.8 apg. The Dallas Mavericks are leading the series 3-2, and I believe they are going to win this series the way Luka Dončić is playing like a madman.

 No. 2 Denver Nuggets vs.  No. 7 Los Angeles Lakers

In a clash between two dynamic offenses, the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers both proved to be unstoppable teams. The Denver Nuggets swept the Lakers with their talent and experience from Jamal Murray, who averaged 21.2 ppg, 4.1rpg, and 6.5 apg.

Vishnu Boggala (‘24) smiles at a basketball game as electrifying cheers fill the atmosphere.
(Mason Dean)

Vishnu Boggala (‘24) touched upon the intense matchup between Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers, “This matchup was highly anticipated for me because I am a big Denver Nuggets fan. From the start, Nikola Jokic showed why he is the reigning MVP; his versatile play style and flashy passes make him my favorite basketball player. The support cast from Jamal Murray definitely was one of the reasons the Nuggets were able to beat the Lakers.” Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic proved to be a problem to the Lakers, averaging 26.4 ppg, 12.4 rpg and 9.0 apg. Despite a valiant effort from the Lakers, the Nuggets offensive prowess proved to be too much for the Lakers. The Nuggets will be playing against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second round.

Overall, I believe that the Dallas Mavericks will play against the Boston Celtics as the finals matchup, with the Mavericks winning the series. Both teams have rosters stacked with depth and talent, with stars like Luka Dončić and Kyrie Irving leading the Mavericks, and Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown leading the Celtics. These two powerhouses will provide a thrilling showdown in the NBA finals.

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Jason Huang
Jason Huang, Staff Writer
Jason is a senior at Green Hope High School and this is his first year on the GH Falcon staff. He is originally from Manhattan, New York. In Jason’s free time, he enjoys long walks on the beach, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and going on runs with his dog, Ruffles. In the future, Jason hopes to attain an MBA.
Mason Dean
Mason Dean, Staff Writer
Mason is a junior at Green Hope and this is his first year on the staff. He loves sports and is on the varsity baseball and basketball teams here at Green Hope. Mason has a knack for math and history. Outside of school, he plays on a club baseball team and spends time with his 2 dogs, Margo and Olaf. While on break, Mason loves to travel to new places with his family. He has 3 siblings and in the future, he plans to play baseball in college and attain a mathematics degree.
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