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High School sports are essential

Cole Schmitt, Online Editor-and-Chief

September 22, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has surrounded our world over the last months. Many high schools are having all online, and others are having a form of in-person class whether that be fully back to school or a hybrid model.  In ...

Different perspective on ‘extended’ spring break

Taryn Robinson, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

When I first heard of this virus weeks ago, I was babysitting two grade schoolers. They asked me, “Have you heard about the coronavirus?” and I was confused because I was sure it was a name of a beer and they were just be...

Physicality not definitive of sports

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

September 9, 2019

If you’ve said that golf, dance, cheer or bowling are not sports, this article is for your critical eye.  One may say that if an activity is not physically challenging, then it is just a game.  However, from...

Transgender athletes deserving of equal rights

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

May 6, 2019

In light of the new transgender guideline policy passed for the entirety of USD 383, parents and coaches alike took the opportunity provided by the Board of Education to publicly address what they consider to be the largest conc...

Popularity of soccer rises in U.S. for better

Cole Schmitt, Social Media Manager

April 29, 2019

Soccer in the United States hasn’t been the most watched or liked sport, but with increasing inclines in TV ratings, more cities are gaining teams and with the biggest sporting event in the world coming to the U.S. by 2026, the...

Most diverse final four in a long time

Cole Schmitt, Social Media Manager

April 8, 2019

This year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four Tournament in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was one of the most unique and unexpected ever because none of the great teams who are usually finalists were in the Final Four this year. Th...

Play for Something Bigger Than Yourself

Aloera Ostermann, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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