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Cardio kickboxing provides alternative workout

Cardio kickboxing provides alternative workout

February 11, 2010


Filed under Showcase, Sports & Fitness

Anjali Shrestha Features Editor "Jab, punch, double time and ski, five, four, three, two, one,” the instructor yelled over the music in an upbeat and perky voice.” The class followed the instructor’s example by jumping up and down, punching the air and occasionally adding in a leg-kick. The cardio k...

Going to college strengthens pride for hometown teams

February 10, 2010


Filed under Sports & Fitness

Looking back on my 12 years of living in San Francisco, I have come to realize that I have not always been a dedicated San Franciscan. Although I love San Francisco as a city, sports-wise I’m not as loyal. I am a rabid the Golden State Warriors, but because most of my family lives in New York, I’d...

Diet sodas can harm teeth and kidneys

December 16, 2009


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Katie Ghotbi Reporter Calorie-free sodas have been a staple of the American diet for about 50 years, and many health-conscious teenagers replace their favorite sugary sodas with the diet versions, but popular drinks such as Diet Coke and Diet A&W Root Beer contain substances that may be as un...

Breast self-exam guidelines change, concerns women

December 16, 2009


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Aggie Kruse Reporter Revised guidelines suggesting cut backs on routine mammography screening are causing concern for many women as once standard detections for the second most lethal cancer in the United States now appear ambiguous. An article in the Journal of The American Medical Association in early...

Bikram yoga helps rejuvenate the body

December 16, 2009


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Anjali Shrestha Features Editor Just as I went into the second set of the seventh pose, “tuladandasana,” and the room reached 110 degrees Fahrenheit, I asked myself why I signed up for a Bikram yoga class. The gratification came hours later when I was home and had recovered from the experien...

Women continue to fight for equality

December 16, 2009


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Sophie Gilchrist Sports Editor It was one of the dirtiest plays in a match I’ve seen since Zinedine Zidane’s head-butt in the 2006 World Cup. In early November, the University of New Mexico’s defender Elizabeth Lambert was suspended indefinitely for foul play in a game against Birmingham You...

Economy has impact on college recruiting

Economy has impact on college recruiting

December 16, 2009


Filed under Sports & Fitness

TaLynn Mitchell Reporter With the recession creating a financial drain for both public and private colleges, student athletes looking to be recruited for collegiate sports are facing even more competition for scholarships. Student athletes such as Scarlett Kirk, who has been playing basketball since she...

Heavy backpacks may cause future problems for students

October 30, 2009


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Ava Martinez Reporter Nearly every student carries a backpack to school for convenience and organization, however many students are carrying so much weight that can cause serious back problems in the future. “On Mondays when we have all of our classes, my backpack is more uncomfortable because ...

Chocolate, in moderation, may have benefits

Chocolate, in moderation, may have benefits

October 30, 2009


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Anjali Shrestha Features Editor The consumption of dark chocolate and its affects on the heart may prove to be a sweet salvation for chocolate lovers. “Eating chocolate as part of a varied diet where intake is balanced with regular exercise is probably healthy for the heart,” said regist...

Volleyball captain Katharine Noakes inspires teammates

Volleyball captain Katharine Noakes inspires teammates

October 30, 2009


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Emily Bloch Reporter Volleyball captain Katharine Noakes practices year-round with club volleyball in the offseason and open gyms in the summer, where her team conditions and practices two times a week for two hours with their coach Kelly Patterson. “I played volleyball in elementary school and enjoy...

Freshman runners lead the team at the BCL Challenge

October 30, 2009


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Aggie Kruse Reporter Three freshman runners dominate the cross-country team, having placed well in recent meets. Jane Stephens came in 12th out of 80 runners at 22:20 in the Bay Counties League Challenge on Oct. 6 at Lindley Meadows. Claire Fahy came in next for the Cubs at 23:55, securing the 2...

Tennis team changes goals

October 30, 2009


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TaLynn Mitchell Reporter With two weeks left in the tennis season, the team has changed the focus and goals from winning at any cost to being a more cohesive squad. “Going into the season we were focused on winning as many games as possible, but we soon realized that we needed to be more fo...

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