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Please don’t take away my senior season

Please don’t take away my senior season

Sydney Rowe, Staff Writer/Photographer

April 9, 2020

I have always been an extremely competitive person.  Sports have always been an extremely prominent part of my life. Some of my fondest memories include when I was 5 years old, bouncing around trying to score on a soccer field, all the way to now, pole vaulting in places all across Texas and Arkansas. There...

Filling the empty throne of women’s professional tennis

Filling the empty throne of women’s professional tennis

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

After her stunning victory against Petra Kvitova in the finals of last year's Australian Open championships, Naomi Osaka took the No. 1 world ranking and high regard of the international tennis community. She became the first woman to win consecutive Grand Slam singles titles since Serena Williams i...

Pushed to the sidelines

Pushed to the sidelines

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

March 25, 2020

Google “female sports journalists” and look at the first page of results.  Of the nine results, four of them are about the struggles of being a woman in sports journalism. Two showcased female reporters who had made great strides for their gender in the world of sports, though each inevitably had a g...

How a positive mindset can empower female athletes

How a positive mindset can empower female athletes

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

During winter break, my brother and I attended a sports tournament my local church held every two years. I played volleyball, while my brother played basketball. It was a tournament where high schoolers came from all over the nation to compete for the championship. Both the volleyball and basketball competiti...

A few cards short of a full deck

A few cards short of a full deck

Yash Ravula, Staff writer

March 23, 2020

**Disclaimer: the following article includes discussions about sexual assault, which may be sensitive to some readers** With the rise in movements such as #MeToo in 2017, many women have come forward talking about their experiences with sexual harassment and abuse. Since, numerous popular sports figur...

Defining a sport

Defining a sport

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

Mainstream sports - football, basketball, baseball, soccer - are all common in that they are athletic competitions. The results of said competitions are due to the athleticism of the participants.  In hearing this, it should be clear that these are the defining traits of a sport; however, an alarm...

Will decade of mediocrity come to an end with new hire?

Will decade of mediocrity come to an end with new hire?

Arman Merchant, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

After a 3-0 start to the 2019 season, Dallas Cowboys fans were thrilled, as they hoped for the Lombardi Trophy. With one of the best rosters in the last two decades, I, along with other fans, was excited. However, everything turned south after three blowouts to what are considered some of the sorriest...

#StudentPressFreedomDay: Media rights breaking perceptual barriers in sports

#StudentPressFreedomDay: Media rights breaking perceptual barriers in sports

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

January 29, 2020

Along with the privilege of being part of the media, I also have the honor of covering sports and telling the stories of athletes. In doing so, my perception of these talented elite individuals has changed. Originally, the idea of speaking to student athletes, even interacting with them at all, wa...

Beyond the numbers

Beyond the numbers

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

December 19, 2019

The year after I was born, former quarterback Tony Romo signed for the Dallas Cowboys, launching his 13-year career in the NFL. He retired two years ago, taking on a new role as a sportscaster with CBS.  While his legacy is debated, some pointing to the numbers to show he was not a stellar quarterback and others using other statistics to show he was, my view of Romo is not based on data at a...

It’s time for equality for women in sports

It’s time for equality for women in sports

Claire Clements, Executive Editorial Page Editor

November 8, 2019

On Sept. 2, Sahar Khodaryi, an Iranian woman who snuck into a soccer game women were not allowed to attend, set herself on fire in front of the courthouse in Tehran where she was indicted. As news of her death spread, the world was set on fire with anger; how could something like this happen? Don’t we live in a time when things are supposed to b...

Pros/cons of pushing kids into sports

Pros/cons of pushing kids into sports

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

May 12, 2019

My hands gripping the yellow Head tennis racket, I squint at the clock across the courts - only five minutes left until the lesson would be over. Letting out a sigh of relief, I reluctantly pick up the nearest ball for my next serve. Throughout my childhood, many weekends were spent doing something...

Stop the clock

Stop the clock

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

April 2, 2019

There was a time in my life when I adored watching baseball. In elementary school, I would watch the Texas Rangers play in the afternoon with my dad, and even though I did not care about stats or rankings, the game itself was fascinating. As I grew up, I no longer had time to watch a full game. Over...