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Calling all female coaches

Lexi Haskell, Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2017

Filed under Columns, Full Court Press, Sports

After high school, my mom lacked the funds to pursue higher education so she attended COD while working two jobs. With two years of COD under her belt, she then decided to attend Indiana University where she got her bachelor’s degree in biology. Post-college, my mom worked as a chemist until she got pregnant with me, and s...

When is negativity encouraged?

Lexi Haskell, Editor in Chief

March 29, 2017

Filed under Columns, Full Court Press, Opinions

My sister was 9. She was still in her clumsy stage, and she didn’t even know how to spell the word “specific.” Yet, she was on the soccer field, listening to a parent scream. Every time a foul was called, he would argue it, and he would ignore the referee’s requests for him to be quiet. Eventually, this dad got kicked...

Whose fault is sexual assault?

Lexi Haskell, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2017

Filed under Columns, Full Court Press

You sit in a courtroom. You have just been poked and prodded from head to toe, inside your most private areas. Photos were taken. Notes were written. Now, you face a judge, probably one of the opposite gender. You turn. You see a jury. Also your opposite gender. The lawyers are of the opposite gender too. “What were yo...

Commitment is imperative

Lexi Haskell, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Full Court Press

A long time ago, I tried to play tennis. Each day, I would lace up my “tens” shoes, put on a white skirt and step onto that green court. Immediately, I would be greeted by the sun’s merciless rays beating down on my back. However, with a half gallon container of water in hand, I would trudge on through practice. And boy di...

Who’s to blame?

Lexi Haskell, Editor-in-Chief

December 25, 2016

Filed under Columns, Full Court Press, Sports

Over my two (going on three) years writing this column, I have discussed many social issues relating to sports. From domestic abuse to blatant sexism, the sports world is not perfect. Yet, despite this, America still gathers faithfully around the television to watch sports. We all know that athletes are often the perpetrators of crimes, ...

It’s not 1945 anymore

Lexi Haskell, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2016

Filed under Columns, Full Court Press

This month, I’ve got some really big news for you. Mind-blowing, completely out-there news: America is racist. This racism permeates our society further than police aggression and ridiculous presidential candidates. It is so deeply ingrained that it is even embedded in our sports. About two weeks ago, the Chicago Cu...

My Ferris Bueller-esque day with the Chicago Cubs

My Ferris Bueller-esque day with the Chicago Cubs

November 5, 2016

After making perfect attendance thus far in senior year, I have finally succumbed to the pressures of s...

Cubs are World Series champs… and I spent two hours at Dick’s Sporting Goods

Cubs are World Series champs… and I spent two hours at Dick’s Sporting Goods

November 3, 2016

Imagine Black Friday on steroids: shirts being thrown around, people yelling and lines longer than a...

My experience at a #JWegStrong event

Lexi Haskell, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2016

Filed under Full Court Press

Rain pelted my car like a million tiny pebbles. My windshield wipers were working overtime. I could barely see. It was Aug. 12 and I was heading to the Aurora Sports Dome for a fundraiser for Justin Wegner, a Central graduate who played football and basketball and was recently diagnosed with cancer. I don’t personally know Just...

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