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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 …

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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 …

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Personal Experiences

JOSHUA MORELION Staff Writer The Special Olympics is an outstanding event that shows that a disability cannot stop one from dreaming big and doing astonishing things. These special athletes jumped over their obstacles and went for the gold. “After being a part of this event, I consider these the best …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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Alhambra to Embrace Special Olympic Games as Host City

Simeon Lam Sports Editor Briana Thai Staff Writer With the Olympics occuring every four years, the Special Olympics are held just as often. These aren’t just any Olympics; these are the Olympics for athletes with intellectual disabilities, giving them a chance to showcase their skills. The 2015 Special Olympics are …

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Anatomy Of An Athlete

WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Along with the daily routine of being inside the classroom and having practice after school, the life of a student athlete has its many responsibilities. Between homework and sports, it’s important that student athletes prioritize efficiently to be successful. Although difficult, athletes always have to stay …

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