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Everything You Need to Know About the Asian Para Games

After succeeding in hosting the 2018th Asian Games, Indonesia is once again honored to be the hosting country of the Asian Para Games, with the city of Jakarta being the hosting city of this year’s Para Games. What is the Para Games? Para Games is a sports competition for the disabled, much like the Paralympics which is a much older competition than the Asian Para Games. While the Paralympics is an international sports competition, Para

Op-ed

Opinion: the World Cup is Not Just About Soccer

The 2018 FIFA World Cup began yesterday night on July 14, and with it started one of my favorite times of the year. Although this year my country did not qualify, watching international football championships will always be interesting for a series of factors that go well beyond the game itself. As a European, football (or soccer) was always a big deal. On Sunday afternoons, every town in Italy would stop for a few hours, just

LGBT+

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

Real Life

So What If the NCAA Starts Paying Athletes?

On Monday night, college football fans everywhere watched the College Football Playoff National Championship game between Alabama and Georgia took off at 8:15 eastern standard time, to await the winner of the SEC. Taking place in the Mercedes Benz Stadium, the city of Atlanta could see an estimated profit of $100 million from this single game. Though this is good for the city of Atlanta, the athletes playing this game who have a less than

Real Life

4 Things Yoga Taught Me

I recently spent two months taking a yoga class at my school. Even though I only participated for a short amount of time, I learned much more than I expected from the experience. The fact the my instructor was so passionate about the sport definitely helped me get the most out of my experience, but I’m sure I would have still learned a lot practicing on my own.  I’m sharing some of the things I

Real Life

Hockey Is For Everyone

The NHL and the NHLPA partnered with the You Can Play organization to bring about Hockey Is For Everyone month. The You Can Play Project is a nonprofit committed to supporting the LGBTQ community and fighting homophobia in sports. All throughout February, teams hosted activities to bring awareness and diversity to their respective clubs. Every team hosted a Hockey Is For Everyone awareness night. This recognized hockey players of all ages, genders, and those from different backgrounds. This

Feminism

Jameis Winston Should Be “Silent” And “Polite”

In this new era of feminism, it is important for girls and boys to grow up with the mentality that they are equal. Yet Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston struck a nerve about gender roles during a speech at Melrose Elementary for kids when he encouraged the boys to be strong and encouraged girls to be silent and polite. The discussion of gender roles is heavily debated and has especially come to light within the past

Asia

Mohd Faiz Subri: The First Asian Footballer to Win Best Goal at FIFA Football Awards

Football, or soccer in some places, has been a part of Malaysian culture for as long as most can remember, dominating household televisions and captivating the eyes of all in living rooms and dinner tables where people gather to watch matches with their friends. Instead, on January 9th 2017, an entire village gathered to watch, not a game, but one of their own nab the Puskás award at the Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. On Monday

Mental Health

Your Mental Health Is More Important Than Your Sports Team

As the winter sports season arrives, high school athletic tryouts are going on, which means many teenagers are stressing about the competitive world of sports. Sports can be a wonderful thing and they can teach us a never ending list of valuable lessons, from dealing with failure to handling the pressures of competition. The teams formed through sports can create friendship bonds that last a lifetime. Pasta parties, car rides, inside jokes, and team bonding can be wonderful

Op-ed

Are NCAA Sports Modern Day Slavery?

On the outside, college football appears fine. When we think of college football, we think of home games with electric atmospheres and friendly rivalries–harmless enough. Yes, it may be a bit damaging to the body, but safety is often disregarded when it comes to such a solid part of American culture. However, there’s a much darker side to the green fields and brown pigskin that this country holds so dear in our hearts. Unsurprisingly, college

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