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Home workouts for the busy student

Workouts from popular fitness trainers Mary Helen Bowers, Pamela Reif and Chloe Ting and their rating out of five stars.
October 7, 2020

Quarantine has made it easy to succumb to a sedentary lifestyle and put off exercise. Scrolling through some old pictures made me realize how out of shape I was. I found a convenient solution to this problem...

2020 U.S. Open: A rare grand slam without Big 3

September 13, 2020

The 2020 U.S. Open Tennis Championships, which started on Aug. 31 with 128 professional tennis players from around the world, have been an unprecedented experience for both players and fans. This year’s...

My NBA playoff predictions

My NBA playoff predictions
August 17, 2020

The 2019-2020 NBA playoffs began on Aug. 17 with the league’s top 16 teams competing to win a single championship trophy. As an NBA fanatic, the following predictions for this year's playoff performances,...

Tennis made me more successful

April 16, 2020

It started out as a way to get more exercise outside of PE class. Often, I would play tennis with my brother to prepare for my upcoming tennis tournaments. I did not realize the importance of tennis until...

One door closes, but hundreds more open

April 16, 2020

Things always happen for a reason. While it might not seem so in the moment, they will help in the long run. Those were the words of wisdom from my mother that continuously resonated within me as I attempted...

Confessions of a Seahawks fan

Writer Bennie Chang holds a laptop displaying the logo of the Seattle Seahawks.
January 29, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers are moving on to the Super Bowl after winning the National Football Conference (NFC) Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers. For the first time since 2012, the team is...

The Warriors are fun to watch again

Writer Ron Aich shares his love for watching the Warriors.
December 11, 2019

The moment Steph Curry hit the hardwood, I knew it was over. Just like his hand, the Golden State Warriors’ slim playoff aspirations for the year were brutally crushed under Aron Baynes’ 260- pound...

NBA’s support of Morey is justified

How the NBA and China responded to Daryl Morey's tweet.
November 13, 2019

China has cut off numerous ties with the National Basketball Association (NBA) following a controversial tweet by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, through which he expressed support for the...

Joining a new sport as a senior

Joining a new sport as a senior
May 3, 2019

On Feb. 26, I winced as I heard the loud sound of the starting pistol mark the beginning of my race. I kept up for the first 10 seconds, but I found myself falling behind. One lap in, my shoelace became...

To quit, or not to quit?

To quit, or not to quit?
March 1, 2019

Why was I hesitant to rejoin the badminton team for my fourth and final season? I had made the effort to get my physical done ahead of time. I had spent an afternoon taking the baseline concussion test....

The NBA is not tea time

In My Opinion  | Why Kevin Durant’s tirade against the media is valid
Why Kevin Durant’s tirade against the media is valid
February 27, 2019

“Let us play basketball.” The moment Golden State Warriors’ All-NBA forward Kevin Durant uttered these words, sports networks rushed to dissect them, as well as the entirety of Durant’s post-game...

Dedicated or desensitized?: Athletes continue to train hard as smoke envelops California

Dedicated or desensitized?: Athletes continue to train hard as smoke envelops California
November 30, 2018

“Practice is cancelled again today! How will I race next weekend?” My sister bursts through the door, her voice laced with concern. We launch into a discussion, trying to decide the best workaround....

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