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Activism in athletics ought to be respected

Activism in athletics ought to be respected

Michael Ball, Reporter

October 5, 2020

On September 1, 2016, Colin Kaepernick, the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, knelt during the national anthem to protest racial and social injustice as well as police brutality. Many applauded what he was trying to do, but most condemned him. Less than a year later, he was no longer...

Pack in action: Hwang and Carvalho join the CHS cross-country staff

Melina Tisopulos, Reporter

October 5, 2020

With the implementation of CIF’s new COVID-19 safety guidelines, cross-country athletes are preparing for a season with challenges unlike any faced before. Fortunately, the team will be welcoming two new coaches to help persevere through these unique circumstances: CHS cross-country alumna Sydn...

COVID-19 sidelines CIF fall season

Junior Xavier Ascencio (center right), freshman Nicky Venegas (center left), and other cross-country runners complete a core routine during their practice on Saturday.

Izzy Thomas, Reporter

October 5, 2020

The usual sounds of fall—the loudspeaker blaring into the evening sky, the roaring of an ecstatic crowd, and the clanging of the marching band’s instruments in the football stands—will not be heard this year; at least not in person, and not on the field. Due to recent CIF decisions regarding the...

Claremont Cross-Country Boosters create virtual event as a substitute for beloved Claremont Village Freedom 5K

The The Independence 5K website where participants can sign up and register themselves for events.

Rowan Orlijan-Rhyne, Assistant Sports Editor

May 12, 2020

It is almost surreal that a bundle of proteins and genetic code has brought the complex and far-reaching machinery of human civilization to a grinding halt, changing day-to-day life on Earth for humans, as well as many other species affected by human activity. Yet, the reality of the SARS-CoV-2 virus...

How are CHS upperclassman athletes adjusting to quarantine?

Angelo Thomas, Reporter

May 1, 2020

The pandemic spread of COVID-19 has disrupted all aspects of school and life in some way. While academic work from school continues online, other parts of school are harder to replicate in quarantine. All sports run through the school have come to a halt, leaving the decision to continue training or...

Sports Q&A: How are CHS underclassman athletes adjusting to quarantine?

Ady Bolinger, Reporter

May 1, 2020

Questions used: 1. Are you planning on playing your sport in college? If so, has your recruitment process been affected by the cancellation of your sports season? 2. Have you been trying to maintain your fitness and skills for your sport in some way at home? If so, how? 3. Have you heard of the #st...

With remote learning in place, students’ lifestyles have changed drastically

Stephen Nazareth, Reporter

May 1, 2020

School usually means a hectic and stressful schedule. Every student is familiar with the daily rhythms of waking up to a noisy alarm clock, rolling out of bed, and heading to school at what always seems to be too early of a time. This tiredness is not without foundation. Research has shown that sleep...

Thrown a curveball, Pack athletes are forced to adapt to the new normal

Kathryn Enriquez & Meghan Mason, Reporters

May 1, 2020

The life of a high school athlete normally consists of team practices, games and competitions, which involve close contact with teammates, competitors, and coaches. However, as of March 2020, everything changed. High school sports seasons were canceled and all gyms closed in an effort to slow the spread...

The surprising similarity between cheerleaders and football players: injury

Meghan Mason, Reporter

April 3, 2020

When one thinks of cheerleading an image comes to mind — that of popular high school girls with pom-poms on the sidelines of football games, cheering modestly through megaphones embossed with sparkly names. However, the reality for many cheerleaders looks much different. Cheerleading is often linked...

Sophomore Bella Sanvictores vaults to new heights on the totem pole

Sophomore Bella Sanvictores vaults to new heights on the totem pole

Kathryn Enriquez, Reporter

April 3, 2020

Track and field consists of a variety of events all of which require unique skill sets. Although every event is demanding, pole vaulting is one of the most complex and difficult. Pole vault requires technique and an advanced ability to vault over a crossbar set at various heights. To excel in pole vaulting,...

An analysis on the impact of weather on sports performance

Stephen Nazareth, Reporter

April 3, 2020

There are many factors in play during a sports match from the coaching staff to the players competing to home-field advantage to equipment. However, one oft-overlooked factor is weather conditions. While the ideal conditions for a game would be sunny skies at a comfortable temperature, athletes cannot...

International Surfers take over the podium at the North Shore in the 2020 Volcom Pipe Pro

International Surfers take over the podium at the North Shore in the 2020 Volcom Pipe Pro

Toby Jackson, Guest Reporter

March 20, 2020

Hello, CHS. I am a 2019 grad of CHS and I am currently taking a gap year before attending Boston University this fall. I will study finance and computer science and I will be on the swim team competing for BU. Currently, I am spending a couple of months on the north shore of Oahu doing an internship...

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