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Giovanni Machado

Giovanni Machado, Opinions Editor

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SKYROCKETING: Chess board sales increased over 200 percent in the month after the release of The Queen's Gambit, and daily online chess games played soared from 11 million to over 17 million.

The rise of chess

Published May 13, 2021
Jul. 20: As I completed my third year in the United States in February 2020, it seemed that I was getting, and would continue to get, more and more distant from my friends from my home country, Brazil. Brazil, however, had an incredibly similar, disastrous situation as the U.S. when it came to dealing with covid, which caused me and my friends from Brazil to be in lockdown and homeschooled at the same time. 

“If anything, we [my friends] talked less because we would see each other in class every day, but it was natural for us to FaceTime almost daily since we can’t survive without each other apparently,” said my friend Luiza (second from left at the bottom in the picture). “The good thing is that you could be included more frequently since the time zone difference didn’t matter that much since we were all home all the time.”

Today I can say I’m the closest to my Brazilian friends than I had been for a long time. It was nice having at least one good thing to take away from this useless year. - Opinions Editor Gio Machado

[Photo] 2020: Year in Pictures

Published December 31, 2020
STATE CHAMPS: Creek tennis has a 43rd state championship under its belt after an exciting win over Regis on Saturday, Sep. 26.

Tennis tops Regis

Published October 23, 2020
Jojo Rabbit Review

Jojo Rabbit Review

Published November 11, 2019

5 Underrated Netflix Shows

Published April 3, 2019
AN OUTSIDE PERSPECTIVE: Moving to the U.S. from Brazil as a teenager, Giovanni Machado was struck by what seemed to him to be tense race relations and a fair amount of segregation between black and white people in this country. While he grew up thinking that his native Brazil was free from such prejudice, he is realizing in retrospect that there was more racial tension back home than what he was aware of as a child.

Foreign to racism in America

Published April 2, 2019
Beatles Top 25 Songs

Beatles Top 25 Songs

Published February 8, 2019

Football: Creek vs. Pomona recap

Published September 18, 2018
BINGE-WORTHY: Netflix just released season two of Money Heist.

Eight thieves and a lot of money

Published April 19, 2018
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