Forum for student expression since 1977

The Patriot Press

Forum for student expression since 1977

The Patriot Press

Forum for student expression since 1977

The Patriot Press

Academics versus athletics: should college athletes be paid?

Academics versus athletics: should college athletes be paid?

Margaret Baumgartner, Sports Editor March 21, 2020
They put blood, sweat, and tears into their sports and are compensated through scholarships for their skills. But is this enough for college athletes, or should they get paid as well?

Sports credits: ineffective and idiotic

Nathan Jackson, Editor In Chief March 21, 2020

PE credits are more nuisance than requirement. You do need 1.5, but you’re forced to complete a year of PE freshman year, which means you need only one semester after that. Easily completed through Team...

Fútbol or Football? MLS vs. NFL

Margaret Baumgartner, Sports Editor January 21, 2020

Fútbol? Football? What’s the difference? Soccer, or fútbol, is a game that anybody around the world can play, regardless of class or background. The only thing needed is a ball to kick around. In...

Flexibility: the most important trait of a dynamic athlete

Flexibility: the most important trait of a dynamic athlete

Elise Sickinger, Backpage Editor April 5, 2019

They’re age-old complaints: Why do we have to warm up? Stretching is a waste of time! The list goes on and on. While football, soccer, and other sports players may discredit the importance of flexibility,...

Hydration: every sip counts

Margaret Baumgartner, Sports Editor March 19, 2019

Water: it makes up most of our bodies, but do we drink enough of it? I carry a water bottle around on a daily basis, but I still find myself struggling to get an appropriate amount of water each day. But...

The art of being a multi-sport athlete

Siri Christopherson, Sports Editor May 9, 2017

Imagine getting done with your school day at 2:16, heading straight to the track and field meet, sweating it out in the heat through the evening, hightailing it to your club soccer practice at 8:00, toughing...

Finding balance: sleep, school, and sports

Felicia Yan, Staff Writer March 27, 2017

Imagine getting home from school after your club meeting at 4:15, then getting ready to leave for practice by 4:30 to get to practice on time by 5:00. You have practice until 8:15, but don’t get home...

Perpetuate that stick-with-it-ness for senior year

Siri Christopherson , Sports Editor November 4, 2016

When you hear about a senior quitting a sport they’ve practiced for years, it’s easy to say that it’s their choice, that they shouldn’t do it if they won’t enjoy it—YOLO, right? Maybe. Perhaps,...

School vs. sports: how do we prioritize?

Sean Bates, Senior Writer December 1, 2015

High school athletes around the world dedicate themselves to activities that go beyond the classroom, sacrificing their time, effort, money, and sleep in doing so. But is this sacrifice worth it? Do we...

Discrimination in sports needs to stop

Sam Kelderman, Sports Editor October 19, 2015

It’s the moment before game time. You hear the crowd cheering for your team. Excitement surges through your veins. You have visualized and analyzed every play and maneuvered through all potential issues...

Liberty coaches construct the perfect sports team

Boston Munro, Senior Writer October 19, 2015

WIN-- that’s what every sports team strives for. However, very few can do it consistently. What separates winners from losers? How do you build the perfect sports team? These are the two underlying questions...

Late release Wednesdays: an extreme burden on student athletes

Sam Kelderman, Staff Writer June 2, 2015

You wake up and it’s 8:30 in the morning on a Wednesday. You feel satisfied and relaxed that you were able to have at least one day out of the week to sleep in and get the needed rest that you deserve....

Load More Stories