Evaluating the ethics of flopping in a game

May 25, 2017

It’s the end of the fourth quarter in the NBA championships, and as a player drives to the basket, he falls to the ground in agony. Although he was barely fouled, those free throw points he earned won him the game. This situation along with many others brings up a controversial question in sports: does flopping in a game really qualify as cheating?

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Chance the Rapper: Coloring outside of the lines

May 25, 2017

You probably have heard the name: it seems to be everywhere — on t-shirts, baseball caps and at award shows. And if you haven’t, you should. Chancellor Johnathan Bennett, more famously known as “Chance the Rapper,” only seems to be growing in fame. While his upbeat, distinctive sound may be responsible for his increasing popularity, there is another reason he has garnered people’s attention: he is challenging — and changing…

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Is two years of P.E. really too much to ask?

Every year, students and athletes alike dread the two-year physical education requirement. The two-mile runs, the fitness testing and the sweaty clothes guarantee countless complaints from students. But is this requirement really as awful as students think it is? Despite the negative stigma surrounding P.E., the school requirement has improved quite dramatically over the past 20 years. In the early 2000s, Aragon’s school day only consisted of six periods, while…

April 20, 2017
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Should cheerleading be considered a sport?

March 9, 2017

Forty years ago, cheerleaders were known for two things: sex appeal and dance moves. Squads cheered on football teams and provided entertainment through their performances at halftime, but these dances were nothing like the stunt-filled routines we see today. Over the past couple decades, cheerleading has transformed. In fact, on Dec. 6, cheerleading was given provisional status by the International Olympic Committee, giving the International Cheer Union the ability to…

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