Do you like the summer or winter Olympics more? Students at Griswold High School tend to lean toward the summer games. Twelve students from GHS were asked several questions about the Olympics this week. Surprisingly, 58.4% of the students surveyed said that they generally like the summer Olympics more.
Given the choice between a variety of Olympic events, including volleyball, gymnastics, swimming, archery, and weightlifting, 58.4% of the students said they would be most likely to participate in volleyball as an Olympic sport. Surprisingly no students were interested in swimming or weight lifting. However, 33.3% of the students would want to compete in archery and only 8.3% were interested in gymnastics. Archery’s participation rate was quite a bit higher than expected.
When it came to the winter sport they would want to participate in, 50% said they would want to snowboard. There was no interest in competing in hockey or bobsledding, and 25% each were interested in speed skating or doing the ski jump. It was surprising to see no interest in hockey or bobsled, but not as surprising to see a high interest level in snowboarding.
In the 2020 Summer Olympics, there will be five new sports added. These sports are skateboarding, surfing, karate, sports climbing, and baseball and softball. The Helix Grizzlies seem most excited to see surfing, with 58.4% of students taking an interest in seeing this sport in the 2020 games. No one took a particular interest in seeing karate added to the games. Sports climbing is being looked forward to by 25% of the students and skateboarding and baseball/softball hold 8.3% of the student’s interest each.
When asked what sport took the most practice, many had to stop and think. Between the choices of volleyball, gymnastics, weightlifting, snowboarding, speed skating, and ski jump, gymnastics was chosen as the most difficult sport by 50% of students. Volleyball and ski jump athletes were dropped to the bottom, with no students saying they thought it required the most practice. The second most popular vote, with 33.4%, was snowboarding. Weightlifting and speed skating fell into a tie at 8.3% each for the most-practiced sport. While getting to the Olympics takes hard work and a lot of practice no matter what event, gymnastics took the lead for how much practice is needed to get there.
Each student was also asked what their favorite sport to watch was. There were varying results from both season’s Olympics. Some sports fell into the students favorite season, while others said they found one season to be more exciting overall, but they had a favorite sport to watch in the opposite season. One example of this was a junior that said, “I really enjoy watching the winter figure skating! I do prefer the summer Olympics, since the events to me are generally more interesting, but the figure skating is super pretty to watch! I also suck at it as well, so maybe that’s why.” The sports that were mentioned as favorites were skeleton, volleyball, figure skating, basketball, snowboarding, couples skating, gymnastics, and speed skating.
This survey of students at Griswold High School had varying results, some of which were unexpected or humorous. Students tend to lean toward liking the summer Olympics more than the winter Olympics. In the 2020 Olympics, many students will be excited to see the surfing. The Grizzlies provided some surprising information on how they feel about the Olympics.
Watch your sushi roll being made at the construction station.
Small town Pendleton, Oregon is well known for their Pendleton Round-Up, which is a large event in the area. However, Pendleton has a lot more to offer than roundup and food trucks.
Momiji Sushi & Hibachi located on 210 SW 17th Street in Pendleton has some great sushi. It may not be the most popular place, but that helps with a quiet and peaceful meal. You can have your choice of sitting at a table or booth or sitting at the bar. Having done both, I would suggest sitting at the bar and enjoying the experience of watching someone make your delicious roll.
When you enter the room, it is fairly open and clean. Also, the tables are all ready as soon as you arrive so you can be seated quickly. Once you are seated, your waiter stays on top of making sure you are satisfied. They are attentive about checking on how you are doing, refill water glasses, and make sure you are happy with your food and don’t need anything else. The service is well groomed, very nice, and serve you with a smile.
Once you have ordered your sushi, you might look around a little bit at the place if you’ve never been there before. The room is split in half by large shelves full of hand fans. Each fan has its own design that makes it unique. I actually quite like the display. There are also several windows around the room helping it to be well-lit and feel open. Soft music with no words also plays in the background. The room design is simple and the room is quiet and peaceful, ready for a relaxed meal.
After you have received your food, you will be able to see the intricacy of your roll and the possible sauce design. All of the rolls that I have tried have been extremely good and I enjoyed thoroughly. I would highly recommend the Oregon Roll, Cherry Blossom Roll, and Cowboy Roll if you don’t know what to get. As a warning for anyone who thinks it sounds interesting, the Jalapeno Yellowtail Roll contains more jalapeno than yellowtail and packs a good punch, however if you like spicy foods, this may be the roll for you. The rolls are a decent size and costs match the average cost of sushi for a simple roll and a little bit higher for a specialty roll. The sushi here is definitely worth what it costs.
One con, which could also be a pro, is the menu size. The menu is very large, making it hard to narrow it down to a few good rolls. This is also a good thing because you know that they offer a wide variety of foods so you can find what you like. However, if you are indecisive about food like me, it makes it tough to choose what few rolls you want. They also offer a sushi boat with many different types of sushi if you don’t want to choose or want to experiment with different types of fish and sushi.
Overall, Momiji Sushi & Hibachi is a great restaurant. They offer a good variety, are very clean, and their food is great. You also get waited on by a great staff who serve you with a smile. This restaurant is a great place to enjoy a peaceful and delicious dinner and I would highly recommend it.
Hello! My name is Rylee Mann and I am a freshman. This is my first year in publications and I really like it. My hobbies include volleyball, singing, and photography. Volleyball is my favorite hobby. I have been playing for three years and I love it! I am really tall, 5’10”, which is great for the position I play, middle blocker. I also like to sing. I almost always have a song stuck in my head and I sing everywhere I go. Photography is another hobby of mine. I like to take pictures of nature and places I have been.