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With the establishment of Bay Area Slinging Club, practice sessions occurred more regularly, and more people started joining — attracted by flyers, posts online and the sessions themselves.

The sport of slinging revived in the Bay

Sarah Zhang, Staffer November 6, 2023

A chance encounter led senior Rasul Abdullayev to get involved with the sport of slinging. Bored during his winter break and motivated by memories of playing with slingshots in his childhood, he searched...

Junior Daphne Zhu’s origins in rhythmic gymnastics sparked from her dance lessons, dating back to when she was 3 years old.

Daphne Zhu leaps through rhythmic gymnastics

Emily Pedroza, Features Editor November 6, 2023

Junior Daphne Zhu dusts her fingers with chalk; apparati — colorful hoops, balls, clubs, ribbon and rope — are scattered around her gymnasium. As sunlight slips through Bravo Rhythmic Gymnastics’...

Diving presented Iams with numerous opportunities, and he received recruitment offers from several universities. Photos used with permission from Kenneth Iams.

Diving into AP Statistics teacher Kenneth Iams’ college years

Nicole Ge, Staffer November 6, 2023

Amid the deafening silence in the stadium, AP Statistics teacher Kenneth Iams positioned himself at the edge of the diving board. It was his turn to attempt his prepared dive: a front double with two twists....

Among professional athletes, injuries are considered to be one of the main deciding factors of the longevity and quality of their careers.

The detrimental impacts of injuries on the mind and body

Grace Zhu and Vidushi Upadhyay November 6, 2023

While many athletes experience injuries during their athletic careers and most of these situations result in a speedy recovery, if certain precautions are not taken, athletes can be prone to suffering...

Every sport has different criteria for what constitutes the ideal body image — each shaped by the unique demands of the particular sport. However, the constant pursuit by athletes to achieve the ideal body image may lead to more challenges than advantages.

The mental and physical toll of body idealization on athletes

Ashley Huang and Crystal Zhu November 6, 2023

This story contains references to content that may be difficult for those who have experienced body dysmorphia or are sensitive to topics concerning body image or eating disorders. In the dim lights...

Since becoming a professional in 2003, Novak Djokovic has made his mark in the tennis world.

Lynbrook’s views on the tennis legend Novak Djokovic

Lilly Wu, Opinion Editor October 10, 2023

“I want the same thing I've wanted since I was 7 years old,” professional tennis player Novak Djokovic said in an interview with New York Times in 2007. “I want to be No. 1.” Since becoming...

The most crucial electrolytes for main bodily functions in sport drinks are sodium, calcium, potassium, chloride, phosphate, bicarbonate and magnesium.

Electrolytes: Hydrating the dehydrated?

Qianzi Loo and Vihaan Patel October 10, 2023

The familiar, unwanted aches during an intense game can be an athlete’s worst nightmare. As Gatorade described in a 2023 comedic advertisement with basketball player Damian Lillard, it is as if athletes...

Coming back from the COVID-19 pandemic, cheer is rebuilding bonds among themselves and the crowd.

Cheer bounces back after the pandemic

Alexandra Wu, Staffer October 10, 2023

“Ready, One, Two!”  Coming back from the COVID-19 pandemic, cheer is rebuilding bonds: among themselves and the crowd and most importantly,  among each other. Motivated by their newly set goals,...

Having traveled the world to play soccer throughout high school, junior Preston Kao is a self-motivated and talented student athlete. Photo used with permission from Preston Kao.

Junior Preston Kao kicks his soccer journey up a notch

Eileen Zhu, In-Depth Editor October 10, 2023

Having traveled the world to play soccer throughout high school, junior Preston Kao is a self-motivated and talented model student athlete. He started playing soccer recreationally when he was just 8 years...

The JV girls tennis team is still looking for a coach. Norman Tsai has taken on the role of coaching both the JV and varsity girls tennis teams.

District solutions to coach shortage fall short

Yvonne Wu and Olivia Yuan October 10, 2023

Scant on-campus coaches, slim hiring windows and scarce external outreach: these are only a few of the many factors contributing to the ongoing district-wide shortage of available coaches. As a result...

Typically, Badger’s week consists of three two-hour practices and two one-hour training sessions. Tournaments occur one to three times a month, in which they take up whole weekends at a time.

Madison Badger commits to University of Puget Sound for volleyball

Maple Leung, Staffer June 2, 2023

Junior Madison Badger began playing volleyball in the sixth grade. Badger recently committed to the University of Puget Sound to continue her volleyball career. Although still only a junior, Badger is...

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