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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.

Claire Chiu

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 to be Youtube indoor workout videos. I convinced myself to commit to exercising for at least an h...

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

Elliu Huang

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 competition could not have been more unusual in terms of players, upsets and environment, and I a...

My NBA playoff predictions

My NBA playoff predictions

Ethan Lee

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, including who I think will win the conference and league championship. Although all eight seeds for each conference...

Tennis made me more successful

Elliu Huang

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 after disappointing losses during tennis tournaments. Tennis not only improved my physical stren...

One door closes, but hundreds more open

Audrey Wong

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 to cope with my new circumstances.    This journey started the summer before my se...

Confessions of a Seahawks fan

Writer Bennie Chang holds a laptop displaying the logo of the Seattle Seahawks.

Bennie Chang

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 advancing to the Super Bowl, eliciting excitement from local fans — but not me. Although I am conte...

The Warriors are fun to watch again

Writer Ron Aich shares his love for watching the Warriors.

Ron Aich

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 frame. Curry was out for three months, and I was devastated.  Bad luck has its peculiar way with the Warri...

NBA’s support of Morey is justified

How the NBA and China responded to Daryl Morey's tweet.

Ethan Lee

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 Hong Kong protesters. Many prominent figures in the NBA have shared dissenting views on Morey’s t...

Joining a new sport as a senior

Joining a new sport as a senior

Patricia Wei

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 untied. My chest was pounding; it was difficult to breathe, and I pushed myself to keep up. I suddenly...

To quit, or not to quit?

To quit, or not to quit?

Srinidhi Seshadri

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. I had been cleared by the trainer to play a spring sport. Deciding whether or not to go back to th...

The NBA is not tea time

In My Opinion  | Why Kevin Durant’s tirade against the media is valid

Anusha Kothari

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 rant directed at the press. In particular, Sports Illustrated’s distortion of this statement st...

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

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

Medha Upadhyay

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. Three hours later, we’re swimming indoors at our local YMCA, relieved to be able to continue practici...