Huang Dynasty: Athletic Responsibilities With Public Image

ERIC HUANG Staff Writer Uncle Ben once said “With great power comes great responsibility.” This phrase is often used to describe superheroes, teaching them to be humble and to use their powers for the greater good. To many kids, their “superhero” is their favorite athlete, someone who may seem to fly like Superman or run like the Flash. Accordingly, professional

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Moor vs Moor: Should College Athletes Be Allowed To leave Early For The Pros?

Yes ALEXANDER LIN Staff Writer If you were a college athlete, would you leave college early to join the pros? Many athletes such as Ray Lewis and Aaron Rodgers have done exactly that. According to the NFL, for athletes to qualify for the draft, athletes must have been out of highschool for 3 years and have fufilled their college eligibilty

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Fender Ben-Der: Athlete and Referee Altercations on the Rise, Coaches Share Responsibility

Benjamin Lange Staff Writer As of late there have been a couple fights with officials during games that have been very controversial and caused great distress. One such event was when 2 football players from John Jay High School, Michael Moreno and Victor Rojas, were witnessed blindsiding a game official. It was later discovered that the two athletes had been

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History

ERIC HUANG Staff Writer Every two years the Special Olympics occur, bringing together 165 nations and over 6,000 athletes to celebrate athletic accomplishment, unity and dignity. It all started in the 1960s when Eunice Shriver noticed the unfair treatment of children with intellectual disabilities. From a young age, she quickly developed a passion for sports. After graduating from Stanford, Shriver

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Competitions

ALEX LIN Staff Writer The most recent summer Special Olympics offered over 20 sports for athletes to compete in. Some of the sports included basketball, volleyball, soccer and many more. Others interesting events were sailing, bowling and powerlifting. In basketball, the teams were split up into many divisions to ensure that athletes got paired with other athletes with similar physical

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WILLPOWER: IMPROPER EDUCATION FOR COLLEGE ATHETES?

WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Every year there are high school seniors who receive athletic scholarships to attend a certain university. These students are usually given the offer because they have exceeded both academically and athletically, catching the interest of many collegiate teams and universities. Consequently, it is also assumed that the student will fulfill both of these standards at the

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SIMSANITY: Collegiate Athletics As We Know It

SIMEON LAM Sports Editor In our world today, professional leagues reign over sports because of their popularity and entertainment value. Yet, while many enjoy the highest level of professional sports, I find that college athletics bring a unique aspect that professional athletics rarely have. In professional sports, upsets rarely occur because the level of competition has a much larger scale;

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TSAIBERTRON SAYS: The Real Education Behind Athletics

WESLEY TSAI Staff Writer If you’re a student who craves to be better in sports, say no more. Your answer is not performance-enhancing drugs. According to Mayo Clinic, one in 20 athletes admit to using drugs that help an athlete’s performance. Some of the more popular enhancements used are creatine, anabolic steroids and steroid precursors. Creatine is a compound that

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Benefits of Enthusiastic Audiences

WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ BRIANA THAI Staff Writers Although some athletes are not comfortable with an enthusiastic crowd, many are, believing that the crowd is cheering them to victory. The crowd’s primary goal is to drive athletes to perform to their full potential. In sports like track and field or basketball, the crowd usually cheers throughout the match. The constant energy from

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