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[SPARTAN GALLERY] How to prepare during the offseason? Athletes weigh in

[SPARTAN GALLERY] How to prepare during the offseason? Athletes weigh in

Georgia Ross, Chief Visual Editor October 31, 2023
There are many ways athletes prep themsleves for a competitive season, see what some spartan athletes do.
BIG BLOCK. Senior Solvej Eversoll jumps and blocks a serve from the opposing team. Eversoll plays for the Northern Lights volleyball club when the high-school season is not in session.

Club sports build competitiveness, relationships, athletic success

Tommy Verhey, Director of RubicOnline January 30, 2023
In team sports, athletes play for the name on the front of the jersey. For some athletes, this means their club's logo.
Women work just as hard as men and devote just as much time. But they are constantly placed beneath the men by the IIHF. It is unfair to the many women that worked hard for their opportunity to represent their country. It is unfair to every female hockey player out there that constantly has to watch men being prioritized causing them to believe that their sport matters less just because of their gender.

[SPORTS OPINION] Equity for hockey players starts with IIHF

Charlotte Goings, Staff Writer March 12, 2022
The IIHF continuously shows their blatant sexism. It is time for the IIHF to start treating their athletes equally.
While targeting transgender people of any age is already cruel, to target children is downright sadistic. Trans kids are kids. Kids who are just trying to have normal childhoods. Kids who just want to play sports. Kids who just want to be kids.

Let trans kids play

Mimi Huelster, RubicOnline April 17, 2021
19 US states have proposed bills discriminating against transgender child athletes. Let kids be kids.
When thinking of a female athlete, the immediate thought goes to skinny, slim, girls. Women as athletes are encouraged to eat salads and keep their weight to the minimum.

Hold the same standards for female athletes

Tana Ososki, RubicOnline November 18, 2020
Men's sports have long been prioritized over women's sports. How can that change?
As an athlete, no matter what level they play at, their voices can be heard.

High school athletes can and should use their voices

Will Schavee, RubicOnline September 30, 2020
A team can raise up the voices of the individual members of the team through unity and support.
While some sports require helmets or other gear to minimize the risk of injury, these sports still carry a high ratio of player concussions. (Created in Canva)

[INFOGRAPHIC] Top sports for teen concussions

Sarah Oppenheim, Ibid Yearbook April 30, 2020
Sports concussions can impact student life in unexpected ways. These are the top 6 sports for head injury in the U.S.
Jack Biggs looks for his team mates to make a pass after making a save on his club team.

[10 QUESTIONS] Biggs’ big love for soccer

Will Schavee, RubicOnline April 1, 2020
On this month's 10 QUESTIONS, junior Jack Biggs talks about his experience playing soccer, a sport that takes up most of his life.
Interim US Athletic Director Rick Johns (pictured above) will spend the year at SPA during the search for Andrea Schmidts replacement.

New staff focuses on learning athletic culture

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline September 17, 2019
Rick Johns will serve as Interim US Athletic Director and a search is ongoing for a new assistant.
Driving to school with bad roads can cause after-school activities to be canceled.

Stop canceling after-school activities for snow

Charlie Johnson, Staff Writer March 14, 2019
After school practices are time to have fun and prepare for upcoming events, don't take that away for a little snow.
Both professional and student athletes stand up for their beliefs by taking a knee during the National Anthem

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Kneel down, stand up

Isabel Saavedra-Weis, Blogger September 24, 2017
There is a renewed discourse surrounding athletes kneeling during the National Anthem. Read this story from Fall 2016 about professional and student athletes who took a knee.
Gallery: Varsity Football wins against Spectrum High School, 25-22

Gallery: Varsity Football wins against Spectrum High School, 25-22

Hannah Johnson, Editor in Chief September 6, 2013

The Spartan football team remains undefeated after a 25-22 win over the Spectrum High School Sting. "It felt incredible," senior linebacker and tight end Bryant Carlson said. "We hope to try our best in...

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