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Play for Something Bigger Than Yourself

Aloera Ostermann, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Sports Column

As athletes we often times go to our games and just play. Sometimes we play for something, other times we just go through the motions. But I have no doubt that every time you play for something bigger than yourself, no matter...

Winning should come as a team

Kamryn Bussmann, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Sports Column

Dealing with losses is hard on anyone. Whether that’s for an athlete in a game, an adult and their job or a loved one gone. I’ve been fortunate enough to not go through much loss. I have though, gone through a soccer season of...

Double standard or public meltdown?

Javi Mercado, Staff Photographer

September 27, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Sports Column

A broken racket and an early-called match remained after Serena Williams threw a tantrum and made foolish allegations against chair umpire Carlos Ramos at the U.S. Open on Sunday June 17. Williams called Ramos "sexist" and a "thief," bl...

Kaepernick Nike ad bad, disrespectful to public

Javi Mercado, Staff Photographer

September 17, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Sports Column

With the 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” campaign, Nike is feature former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as their main focus. Kaepernick has had a lot of controversy around him due to his “take a knee” moveme...

Bodybuilding contests need more drug testing regulations

Micheal Simmons, Blue M Editor-In-Chief

August 24, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Sports Column

Bodybuilding competitions, like every athletic competition, provide stress on the competitors, some more than others. The International Federation of Bodybuilders holds multiple contests throughout each year to test the physique ...

NFL players paid excessively

Mason Alberto, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Sports Column

As the National Football League Draft is nearing, we’re going to see more players getting paid too much for their performances. For years, teams have progressively been giving more and more money to players who might not...

Good Sportsmanship makes a big difference

Aloera Ostermann, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Sports Column

As the month of March comes to a close so does the season of March Madness, the season of thrilling and intense men’s and women’s basketball tournaments hosted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. During March M...

Drug use in professional athletics affects future generations

Micheal Simmons, Sports Editor

April 3, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Sports Column

In professional sports it's a common debate of whether to allow performance enhancing drugs or not. Despite this, several athletes who experimented with PEDs are trying to justify using them or even  allow them. But th...

Show more support for girls sports

Kami Bussmann, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Sports Column

As a girl who plays sports, I’ve seen sports we play that aren’t liked as much or don’t have as big a number of people who are involved because it is played by girls. For example, at Manhattan High golf is a sport that usually does...

US Hockey needs NHL at Olympics

Jacob Clanton, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Sports Column

Growing up, I have loved watching the Olympics. It is an absolute joy to watch insanely good athletes compete on the world’s largest stage. I’m not your typical kid when it comes to Olympic sports though. While all the...

MLB games becoming boring with nets

Mason Alberto, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Sports Column

On Thursday all 30 teams in the MLB decided to extend their nets so foul balls wouldn’t leave the field of play and hit fans watching the game. I feel like this is good and bad on the MLB’s part. Expanding foul ball nets ...

NBA All Star draft needs to be televised

John Ostermann, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Sports Column

As the National Basketball Association All-Star weekend rolls around, the best players in the league are getting voted into the All-Star Game. This year the league decided to change the format of the teams. In past years th...

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