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The Hornet

Serving the Fullerton Community Since 1922

The Hornet

Around the Hornet: No Longer The Town

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The Hornet Staff Writers and Editors discuss a wide variety of sports on this episode of the Around the Hornet Podcast. Photo credit: Jake Rhodes

In this installment of the Around the Hornet Podcast, The Hornet staff writers Quinn Cisneros and Pedro Saravia join the Editor-in-Chief Gerardo Chagolla, Producer of the show and Managing Editor Sara Leon, and the host of the podcast, Sports Desk Editor Jake Rhodes, to discuss the wide world of sports. Topics in this episode range from the Lakers 1st round win over the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA Playoffs and a preview of their Western Conference Semi-final matchup with the Golden State Warriors, a Premier League and CONCACAF Champions League roundup, a recap of the 2023 NFL Draft, and a look into the MLB after a full month of play. For the debate topic, the group discusses the MLB’s new rule changes and dives into the failure that is the Oakland A’s.

Music Credit: Esperar by Dadalu from the Periodo album.

NBA- 1:12

Soccer- 11:37

NFL Draft- 16:46

MLB- 26:38

MLB Rule Changes/Oakland A’s failures- 33:02

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3VLL5mMvRNG89xmwjUX3KI?si=3io3t58AQNylcLvtYg-ZmA

About the Contributor
Jake Rhodes
Jake Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief
Jake Rhodes is the Editor-in-Chief for The Hornet Newspaper. He has been on The Hornet Newspaper for four semesters. He is an eight-time award winning journalist. He has received second place in Sports Game Story as well as Meritorious recognition in Enterprise News Story/Series for an investigation into Title IX concerns at Fullerton College from JACC. Jake is also a national CMA Pinnacle award winner, receiving first place in Sports Multimedia Story, second place in Sports Investigative Story, and Honorable Mention for Sports Game Story. In addition from CMA, he received an Honorable Mention for Best Web Sports Section while serving as Sports Editor in spring 2023. He has also received an honorable mention as producer of Around the Hornet for Audio Podcast and a third place finish as a contributor for Audio Podcast from JACC. While Jake has served as EIC, The Hornet secured its first ACP Online Pacemaker award, which has been referred to as the "Pulitzer of college media." The Hornet has also been recognized for "General Excellence: Online News Site" by JACC in both semesters Jake has served as EIC. He was also elected to be the new JACC SoCal Student Representative for all JACC members in Southern California for 2024-2025. Outside of The Hornet, Jake is an assistant coach with the Varsity Boys' basketball team at Fullerton Union High School and is also a bartender at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ. His end goal in Journalism is to be a beat writer for an MLB or NBA team, or a sportscaster. Jake enjoys spending time with his wife Alexis, daughters Samantha, Madison, and dog Cocoa.