THE ROADRUNNER

Butte College's Editorially Independent Student Voice

THE ROADRUNNER

THE ROADRUNNER

A newspaper by students, for students.
Fluminese vs Vasco at the historic Matacana stadium 
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Beyond the Top Five: A Journey into the Heart of Brazilian Football

from passionate fans to questionable on-field antics, discover what makes the Brasileirão a must-watch for any soccer enthusiast
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief April 17, 2024

Football, or soccer as some may call it, is without a doubt the biggest sport in the world. Not only is it by far the most watched sport, but many would argue it is the most entertaining as well.  From...

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“Cuca” the Pedophile Coach

Athletico Paranaense announce Alexi Stival " Cuca" as their new coach--only problem is that he is a convicted rapist.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2024

March 4 marked a disgusting day for Brazilian soccer as Athletico Paranaense announced the signing of Cuca as their new head coach. The reason Cuca having a job is a shame for the whole country is because...

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Botafogo’s Road To Redemption

From a historical heartbreak to a hopeful horizon
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief February 29, 2024

From the depths of despair to the heights of ecstasy, Botafogo's journey over the last year reads like the script of an Oscar-winning drama.  The pain of Botafogo’s 2023 is still a shadow that looms...

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Palestine makes history with AFC win

The Lions of Canaan beat Hong Kong and secure their first win in AFC history
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2024

The AFC Asian Cup is a very prestigious tournament that showcases the best of the Asian Soccer scene. Held every four years, it brings together top national teams from across the continent to compete for...

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Beyond the Jersey

From Oakland to Dortmund, unraveling the true meaning of loving a sports team.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief January 18, 2024

The concept of 'support' carries different meanings across different cultures. This difference is evident when comparing the world of European and South American soccer to the American sports scene. Recently,...

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A tribute to the old wolf

Brazilian legend Zagallo dies at age 92
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2024

On January 5, 2024, football lost one of its most iconic figures. We're here to mourn and remember Mario Zagallo, better known as the "Old Wolf," who passed away this Friday at the age of 92. Mario...

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38 going on 54

At 38 years old, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 54 goals in 2023, more than any other player in the world.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief December 30, 2023

No one has scored more goals in 2023 than Cristiano Ronaldo. The 38-year-old maestro has shattered expectations tallying up a staggering 54 goals.  Cristiano Ronaldo's 2023 with Al Nassr has been nothing...

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Where Were You in 1999?

Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief December 23, 2023

Where were you in 1999? If you're reading The RoadRunner chances are you probably weren't even alive, so I’ll tell you a little bit of what the world looked like back then for two football teams in particular,...

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The Relegation Of Santos

2023: the year Pelé died, and it seems that his team has gone with him. 
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief December 19, 2023

One easy way to know who the soccer fan in the room it is by saying “Santos." That name probably makes most people think of George Santos, but any true football fan knows there’s only one true Santos...

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Inter Miami did it again

Luis Suárez, a man married to the goal, may help Beckham make history.
Carlos España, Senior Staff Writer December 11, 2023

David Beckham wants to make history in the next season for Inter Miami and have success in the MLS. He is aware that for this he needs quality reinforcements to improve the team, and that is why the team...

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From Ronaldo to Richarlison: The Downfall of the Brazilian National Team

How did the creators of jogo bonito, the kings of soccer, drift so far from their throne? And how do they get it back?
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief December 4, 2023

The year is 2002. The world holds its breath as Brazil faces Germany in the World Cup final. Under the Yokohama sky, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, and Ronaldinho dazzle the world, and Ronaldo's redemption arc peaks...

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BC Women’s Soccer

BC Women’s Soccer

Carlos España, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

Our Roadrunners remain unstoppable. The women continued their positive streak by winning at home against Shasta with a great score of 4-0. Then we continued with one of the team's best games this season...

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