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Abuse Plagues Sports

Elena Hubert, Writer

November 30, 2017

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By Elena Hubert Glory. Competition. Strength. Sports are viewed as beneficial activities for students by colleges and families. A student athlete who balances both schoolwork and practices is seen as an ideal candidate for colleges. However, the path to success for athletes is not as easy as it seems, as painstaking practices and coaches that push too hard can bring athlete...

Favoritism evident in sports

Zoey Phillips

November 30, 2017

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By Zoey Phillips They want to be unrivaled. With consistent practice this goal is attainable. The coveted number one in the world spot is something they wish to flaunt, holding their trophies high above their head and their metals proudly on their chest for everyone to see. To be the best of the best, an athlete has to be as close to perfect as humanly possible. The coache...

Abuse Plagues Sports

Elena Hubert

November 30, 2017

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By Elena Hubert Glory. Competition. Strength. Sports are viewed as beneficial activities for students by colleges and families. A student athlete who balances both schoolwork and practices is seen as an ideal candidate for colleges. However, the path to success for athletes is not as easy as it seems, as painstaking practices and coaches that push too hard can bring athlete...

Professional sports teams should be co-ed

Ellie Winer

November 30, 2017

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By Ellie Winer Basketball: Michael Jordan. Baseball: Jackie Robinson. Soccer: Lionel Messi. What do all of these famous players have in common? They will all go down in history as some of the best of their sport, and they’re all men. Society has loosened its reins on allowing women’s sports teams to even exist, but underlying sexism still exists. The solution? Co-ed pro...

Misuse of power needs to end

Misuse of power needs to end

November 29, 2017

Children in the 21st century, including myself, are growing up flipping channel to channel watching terrorist attacks, police brutality, shootings and...

School breaks unfairly based around Christian holidays

School breaks unfairly based around Christian holidays

November 20, 2017

By Jordan Killenberg Comment While American public schools are supposed to be secular, Christianity clearly prevails in most states, as evident thro...

Spelman now accepting transgender students: victory and controversy

Spelman now accepting transgender students: victory and controversy

November 14, 2017

By Rachel Price In Metro Atlanta, Spelman and Morehouse College are two of the most prestigious historically black colleges in Georgia. Founded in 1881 as ...

School should offer more real-life, practical classes

School should offer more real-life, practical classes

November 13, 2017

Dear Editors, High school is all about preparing you for college, which is ultimately preparing you for the real world. While many students know how to...

Senior fees prove too steep for students

Nafez Zohbi, Photo Editor

November 8, 2017

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Seniors are forced to pay dues that go to the overall graduation experience. However, some students cannot afford the fees and other expenses of senior year. This is denying students the well-deserved graduation experience solely based on financial status. Students pay $195 for senior dues, $65-plus for college application fees, $45-$60 for the SAT, $29-$43 for the ACT, abou...

Students disrespecting authority in school gatherings creates discord

November 7, 2017

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For a school to run successfully, it is necessary for respect between students and faculty to be ingrained in its culture. If either party breaks this contract of mutual courtesy, disciplinary action has to be taken to ensure that any disruptions do not dissipate into larger conflicts. However, neither students nor the administration followed these guidelines at an assembly...

Trump stands up while players sit down

Bram Mansbach

October 30, 2017

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Over the weekend of Sept. 23, President Donald Trump was able to spark drama in both of America’s most important professional sport leagues. Trump called out both NBA players and NFL players in a classic-style Trump Twitter feud. The feud started on Friday, Sept. 22 when Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry made comments about not wanting to visit the White...

Social-Emotional Learning needs to focus more on students

Alex Durham, Comment Assistant Managing Editor

October 30, 2017

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When I walked into advisement and Mr. Herrera told me the class would be starting the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) program, I was both frustrated and curious. Frustrated because I had calculus homework to finish, but curious because I had heard so much about this new program. I sat down, ready to learn about my emotions. However, when Mr. Herrera handed out a thick packet...

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