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Arrest sparks calls for new skateboard laws

October 30, 2009


Filed under Sports & Fitness

Sophie Gilchrist Sports Editor San Francisco city law has prohibited skateboarding any place other than in a skate park since 1999, but this law was not well known until recently. In late September a video was released on YouTube of a group of teens who were fined for skateboarding in the city. ...

Volleyball team changes focus after a disappointing season

October 30, 2009


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Katy Hallowell Reporter The volleyball season has been disappointing for the players, making the win against University High School is the highlight of the season. “We push each other more, we make each other stronger, not only as individuals but as a team,” said captain Katherine Noakes. ...

Frozen yogurt can be healthy snack food

September 24, 2009


Filed under Showcase, Sports & Fitness

Isabelle Pinard Reporter Senior Meghan Choi walks out of class with a craving for an after school snack. She could go for a bag of Funions or a large Carmel Macchiato at Starbucks, but she walks to a shop with her sister for a small frozen yogurt. “I would choose frozen yogurt because it’s a...

Cannon inspires up-and-coming runners

Cannon inspires up-and-coming runners

May 21, 2009


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Emma Herlihy Reporter Track captain Claire Cannon runs year-round, with cross country in the fall, track in the spring and trains on her own in the winter and summer. “A lot of people always ask me ‘Why would you run?’ but my family all runs and I love doing it,” said Cannon, who is a sen...

Summer is time to train for fall sports

May 21, 2009


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Isabelle Pinard Reporter For most students summer marks a rest from academics, but for athletes it’s time to get back into the game and tune it up for next season. “Summer sports are important for athletes to stay in shape, and prepare them for the up coming season” said athletic director...

Expensive sports beverages increase flavor, not energy

May 21, 2009


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Caroline Hearst Reporter Sports drink manufacturers market their products as better alternatives to water, but they may impact your wallet more than your health. “It is better to have free water, and food, juice or smoothies made from whole foods, than to have the ‘designer’ drinks,” said Eri...

‘Healthy’ tans can prove dangerous

‘Healthy’ tans can prove dangerous

May 21, 2009


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Anjali Shrestha Reporter With the summertime frenzy for the perfect sun-kissed glow approaching, there is a fine line between a light tan boasting a return from a sunny spot and an orange faux-tan or peeling sunburn. Teens often overlook the dangerous effect of those fashionable summer tans...

Three elements make a champion

Three elements make a champion

May 21, 2009


Filed under Sports & Fitness

Sophie Gilchrist Sports Editor Determination, practice and desire are the necessary elements for a champion. These qualities are evident in all sorts of champions from Michael Jordan to Mia Hamm. Those three traits were most recently evident in the May 8 playoff game when the Los Angeles Lakers ...

High heels can lead to more than sore feet

April 3, 2009


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Anjali Shrestha Reporter Walking into the shoe section of Bloomingdale’s and spying racks of new high heels, sophomore Charlotte Coover selects a black satin pair of pumps with a small bow at the toe and a 3-inch heel. They feel comfortable for the few minutes when she tries them on, but weeks la...

Excessive vitamin intake can lead to serious illness, death

April 3, 2009


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Emma Herlihy Reporter Like many health conscious Californians, sophomore Nora Wilkinson takes an array of vitamins every day, but mixing them in the wrong combination or with prescription drugs can cause illness or even death. “I take a multivitamin, stinging nettle, fruit and vitamin suppleme...

Sports mix politics and entertainment

Sports mix politics and entertainment

April 3, 2009


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Sophie Gilchrist Sports Editor Sports are recreational games that should be an escape from political and social issues, not used as a pawn in diplomatic battles. Politics, however, conflicted with sports this February during Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships when Israeli player Shahar Pe’er was ...

Soccer team captains reach dream

Soccer team captains reach dream

April 3, 2009


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Sophie Gilchrist Sports Editor Seniors Michaela Figari and Gabby Tringali have achieved their goal of becoming varsity captains, a goal each say she dreamed of since freshman year try-outs. “When I first tried out for the soccer team, I remember the captains leading the stretches, always being first in line and just being...

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