Varsity Track Team Under New Leadership

DAVID TAN Staff Writer After Coach Gerald De Santis became the athletic director last year, Andrew Shapiro took over as the head coach of the track team. Under Shapiro, the team has been working hard and staying organized during their practices in preparation for the new season. “We have a new coach this year [who] has been keeping [the team]

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Kevin’s Key: Moderation of Athletics and Why it Must be Stressed

KEVIN KONG Sports Editor Many athletes spend countless hours for whatever challenge lie ahead. However, when students place a stronger focus on sports over academics, the balance may tip. On Feb. 13, University of Southern California’s (USC) baseball Head Coach Frank Cruz was fired two days before the team’s season opener against Cal State Fullerton after knowingly breaking a National

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Kicking Up Self-Defense

Being a teenager is not the easiest thing in the world. Adolescents are often bombarded with activities such as academics, clubs and sports and, on top of all that, maintaining relationships with friends and family. With such hectic lives, some adolescents just need time for themselves to breathe. Taking a quick jog or a short walk are common options for

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Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s •If someone asks you for your property(i.e. purse, money or backpack)give it to them. •Run, preferably toward a well-lit, public area where there are people. •Use your environment; in survival confrontations, everything at hand can be used to help you escape. Throw your keys, purse, coins, sand, gravel or rocks at the attacker’s face. Use them as a distraction

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Sorry, I Don’t Talk to Strangers

Whether it’s karate, kung fu or hapkido, self-defense comes in various forms. Self-defense was originally taught and utilized for combat. According to the UCLA Recreation web site, the best self-defense technique is to avoid dangerous situations altogether. However, people can choose their own mode of self-defense when placed in such situations. For example, taking a martial arts class is the

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Behind the Crime

Think about people’s motives in life. Why would they do the things they do? Some would respond with “money,” “education” or “just because I have to.” However, have you ever thought about why kidnappers or scammers take advantage of people? What is their real motive? Some common reasons may include jealousy, control, revenge or profit. Kidnapping can be grouped into

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