Sports Briefs: 90’s Rap Takes Over the Super Bowl Halftime Show


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Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were among the performers at the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Nineties hit rappers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar joined R&B singer Mary J. Blige during the Super Bowl Halftime Show. This was the first halftime show to feature an all hip hop line-up of artists.

Dr. Dre rose up from the stage with a mock mixing board and performed “The Next Episode” with Snoop Dogg. Snoop Dogg entered the stage with his blue bandanna-themed sweatsuit.

Mary J. Blige was among the performers who joined Dr. Dre on stage. (Sandra Alphonse | CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Next, “California Love” is performed again by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. 50 cent dangled from the ceiling of one of the sets and sung “In Da Club.”

The crowd cheered as Mary J. Blige performed “Family Affair.” She then topped her side of the performance with “No More Drama.”

Kendrick Lamar started his performance surrounded by boxes that said “DRE DAY,” hinting at the halftime show primarily being about Dr. Dre. Lamar performs “M.a.a.D City.” Finally, after emerging from the boxes, Lamar ended his performance with “Alright.”

Eminem literally exploded from the side of the set while singing “Forgot About Dre” while Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre sang alongside him.

Finally, the halftime show ended with all of the singers coming together and singing “Still D.R.E.”

Senior Swimmer and Diver Makes It to Regionals

As winter sports are coming to an end, many athletes have been met with incredible endings. One of these is senior Maggie Fincher.

“My swim and dive season was the best comeback season ever. After missing last year due to my surgery, I wasn’t expecting anything special to come out of this season. Head coach Mike Shannon and dive coach Brittany Ely, along with assistant coaches Chris and Kim, had a different idea in mind. Mike and Brittany worked out an agreement to let

Senior Maggie Fincher is also a member of the Pep Club, where she runs their social media. (Courtesy of Tattler)

me split time between swimming and diving, and they pushed me to reach my full ability. Coming upon sectional, I didn’t expect to advance to diving regional. When I got runner up at sectional, I was overjoyed,” Fincher said.

Fincher ended up placing 18th at Regionals and although the girls’ swimming season is over, she couldn’t be more thankful for her time spent on the team.

“My last backstroke race of my high school career, I swam my best time in all 4 years of swimming this event. It was the best possible ending to both the sports I adore so much. I’ll miss everyone that I met this year and all the friendships I’ve built. LHS swim and dive will always be a huge part of who I am today. I can’t thank Mike, Brittany, Kim, and Chris enough for believing in me, regardless of the injuries I faced,” Fincher said.