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Racial controversies in sports spiral out of control

Racial controversies in sports spiral out of control
May 19, 2014

In an industry such as professional sports, where the majority of owners are white and the majority of workers are black, racial controversies often can spiral out of control through media hype and public...

The new Era of the NBA

The new Era of the NBA
April 2, 2014

If a diehard NBA fanatic traveled from the year 2010 to the present day and looked at the current standings, though his or her initial thoughts would likely be “Who the heck are the New Orleans Pelicans?”...

I want you to want me: Students share their recruitment experiences; Junior Lucy Srour-Track and Field

I want you to want me: Students share their recruitment experiences; Junior Lucy Srour-Track and Field
March 27, 2014

The college recruitment process began over a year ago for junior runner Lucy Srour, but only recently has the interest become more intense. While it was mostly assistant coaches who made contact with...

I want you to want me: Students share their recruitment experiences; Junior Louis Dubick-Boys Lacrosse

I want you to want me: Students share their recruitment experiences; Junior Louis Dubick-Boys Lacrosse
March 27, 2014

For junior lacrosse player Louis Dubick, the pressures of recruitment began before he even started high school when colleges started to contact him the summer before his freshman year. As a varsity athlete...

I want you to want me: Students share their recruitmen experiences; Senior Will Szamosszegi-Tennis

I want you to want me: Students share their recruitmen experiences; Senior Will Szamosszegi-Tennis
March 26, 2014

While some student-athletes have their lives controlled by the college recruitment process, senior tennis player Will Szamosszegi believes that he might have started caring about it a bit too late. As...

I want you to want me: Students share their recrutiment experiences; Junior David Fitzgerald- Track and Field

I want you to want me: Students share their recrutiment experiences; Junior David Fitzgerald- Track and Field
March 26, 2014

Colleges began to watch junior distance runner David Fitzgerald during his freshman year at CHS, when he ran a 4:09.52 1500-meter dash at the 2012 New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, NC. Since then,...

Keeping score: A look back at CHS track record holders

February 27, 2014

Anybody who frequently visits the CHS track knows that every year, runners leave behind impressive legacies. On a tall brick wall next to the concession stand hangs the list of track and field record holders,...

Wrestling

Wrestling
February 26, 2014

Despite its disappointing finish in the regional semi-finals of the regional team dual meet on Feb. 12, the Bulldogs made the regional dual meet as a team for the first time since 2001, capping an impressive...

A bulldog’s view of the shotput practice space

January 9, 2014

For six months of the year, in winter and spring, a shady, secluded spot at the far end of the CHS track becomes my home every day after school. There are weeds growing amidst forgotten gravel and long...

Being a basketball referee is not so black and white

January 9, 2014

They are present at every game, keeping a close eye on every player, every play and every second of action. If they do their jobs right, they are forgotten. If they do them wrong, they will be remembered...

Beyonce shocks with surprise release of new album

Beyonce shocks with surprise release of new album
January 2, 2014

In one of the most surprising moves of her career, pop superstar Beyonce released her fifth album, the self-titled Beyonce, Dec. 13 through the online iTunes stores without previous announcement of the...

Girls Basketball

December 4, 2013

The girls varsity basketball team looks to return to the playoffs once again after its first round defeat last season. CHS went 17-6 in the regular season and dominated with winning records both at home...

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