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Sports place a physical and mental toll on athletes

Sports place a physical and mental toll on athletes

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2019

When is it OK to quit? Is it when your passion for the game runs out, or is it when your body can not take the brutal six month seasons? Is it okay to give up on a fan base when you have had enough or when they feel satisfied? The truth is it’s okay to quit when you feel that you have completed...

When athletes’ careers run their course

When athletes’ careers run their course

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

Not all athletes make it to the professional level. So, what happens when they do not make it professionally? With 2% of all 492,000 collegiate athletes making it to the professional level, student-athletes should focus on life after sports. According to the document “NCAA Recruiting Facts” post...

Athletes influence the public

Athletes influence the public

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 9, 2019

From Colin Kaepernick, a former National Football League player, to Lindsey Vonn, a World Cup alpine ski racer, professional athletes can find their positions in the public lead to discussions about their political opinions. Whether for good or bad, Tanner Wright, a junior pitcher on the softball team, b...

Dating takes a page from the playbook

Dating takes a page from the playbook

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2019

Beyond balancing academics and sports, athletes’ schedules can find room for managing a social life, including dating. Anna Watkins, a senior psychology major, met Cole Stevens, a senior chemistry major on the rugby club, at Loranger High School, and they began dating in April of 2014. Watkins di...

Athletes’ social media represents more

Athletes’ social media represents more

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2019

To ensure student-athletes represent the university well, regulations are implemented for their social media usage. Rick Fremin, head coach of softball, advises his players to be cautious of what their social media represents. “Think before you post, try and be responsible, try to stay away from...