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The student news site of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa, CA

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The Pearl Post

Super Bowl LVIII sparks student, staff excitement

Donovan Ochoa
Senior Alejandra Iniguez shows her team spirit in her San Francisco 49ers jersey. Iniguez is excited to watch her team at the Super Bowl along with the halftime performance on Feb. 11.

Some students, like sophomore Tobias Bechdholt, thought the Baltimore Ravens would be at the Super Bowl this year. Now, Bechdholt predicts the Kansas City Chiefs will win, as they did in 2020.

“Me and my friend were shocked that the Ravens lost,” said Bechdholt, who plays football on the Birmingham Community Charter High School junior varsity team. “I hope the 49ers win but I honestly believe the Chiefs will be the winners.”

Students and staff are eagerly awaiting the 2024 Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 11 as the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, who played against each other in the 2020 Super Bowl, will face off. For the first time in NFL history, Super Bowl LVIII will be held at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Students have already started predicting who the winning team will be.

Although students and staff may not all agree on who will win the Super Bowl, history teacher Brenda Helfing believes the Kansas City Chiefs should not be the Super Bowl 2024 winners.

“I hope Kansas City doesn’t win because they have won it twice and I would like it to go to a team that hasn’t won in a while,” Helfing said.

Some people enjoy staying at home and focusing on the game themselves. Others look forward to Super Bowl celebrations and family traditions.

Senior Andrew Romero is excited to indulge in certain foods his family makes every Super Bowl, like carne asada. Romero was introduced to football through his family and is excited to throw a Super Bowl Sunday party.

“I’m planning on hosting a party at my place,” Romero said. “It’s special to me because I like football a lot and it brings my family together.”

Others like to tune in to the Super Bowl just to watch the halftime performance. With his My Way Las Vegas residency ending this past December, Usher left many fans speculating he would perform at this year’s Super Bowl.

Usher will headline this year’s halftime show and plans to release his ninth studio album “Coming Home” on Feb. 11. Usher performed with the Black Eyed Peas at the 2011 Super Bowl but has not officially announced who will guest star with him this year. Some speculations for who will make an appearance on stage with Usher include Ludacris and Alicia Keys. Last year’s performance by singer-songwriter Rihanna left senior Alejandra Iniguez looking forward to this year’s show.

“I’m really excited for halftime because last year it was so good,” said Iniguez, who is rooting for the San Francisco 49ers. “I have a feeling it will be great.”

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Donovan Ochoa
Donovan Ochoa, Staff Writer
Donovan Ochoa is excited for his 11th grade year and his first year on the DPMHS Student Media staff as a staff writer. He hopes to improve his writing skills, learn how to communicate better with others and step outside his comfort zone. Some activities Ochoa enjoys outside of school include going to concerts and spending time with family and friends.  
Andre Arcilla
Andre Arcilla, Digital Media Editor
Junior Andre Arcilla is entering his first year on staff as the Digital Media Editor of The Pearl Post. Arcilla enjoys drawing art and editing videos. His goal this school year is to lessen his procrastination and to wear better outfits.
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