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Adam Rippon is the First Openly Gay U.S. Athlete to Qualify for the Winter Olympics

Within the last 10 years, there have been multiple LGBTQ+ athletes from the U.S., such as Jillion Potter, Kelly Griffin, Elena Delle Donne and Seimone Augustus at the Rio 2016 Olympics; Lisa Raymond and Megan Rapinoe at the London 2012 Olympics; Lauren Lappin, Vicky Galindo and Natasha Kai at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. However, Adam Rippon will be the first LGBTQ+ male athlete to represent the US, and one of few openly gay athletes to participate

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Stop Prioritizing Football and Money Over Students

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and by that, I mean football season. School has started, so high school, college, and professional football are all in full swing. For many Americans, the weekend is scheduled around football. High schoolers play Friday nights so families don’t miss the college football coverage Saturday. Then they relive it all over again and watch professional football on Sunday and Monday nights. It is a respected schedule in many


The Ugly Reality For Female Athletes

Female athletes — extremely talented, but for some reason, underrated. For as long as I can remember, I’ve participated in all kinds of sports, in schools and clubs, competitively and just for fun. And for as long as I can remember, I’ve watched male athletes being respected and praised for their strength and skill. The men in my life have had great influence on me, including when it comes to my love of sports, and


Athletes Must Be Held Accountable For Sexual Assault

*Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault & Rape Recent Baylor University football team allegations report multiple cases of sexual and domestic abuse from the athletes on the team. An Idaho high school football team case details the gruesome assault of a student from his teammates, explaining that a coat hanger was forcibly shoved into the student’s rectum then subsequently kicked in multiple times. These two upsetting news stories, not alone in their nature, represent an aspect of

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