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June 28, 2022

 

Running With Purpose

In the article, “Running to Remember” (Upfront) it talks about Ku Stevens an 18 year old who was inspired by his great-grandfather’s repeated escapes from an indigenous boarding school, retraced the route, then was set himself in hopes to win a Nevada state title. A senior at Yerington High School in Western Nevada, Stevens ran the 5-kilometer race that stretched into the Reno, Nevada foothills, with no one by his side he pushed on. Stevens felt winning would honor his tribe and his ancestor especially his great-grandfather who suffered violent treatment at federal church-run boarding schools. Finally, Stevens was announced the state champion and the fastest cross country runner in all of Nevada. Once he won he received his gold medal and he covered himself in the flag of the Yerington Paiute tribe.

I think this is super incredible and touching. Running or doing anything for a cause that means a lot to you is always rewarding in the end. I think that Stevens did this for an extremely good cause, is is such an accomplishment that he was able to honor not only himself but the individual’s closest to him as well as his ancestors with his accomplishments.

What is something you would do to honor those who are dearest to you?


College Athlete Wages

In the article “College Athletes: To Pay or Not to Pay” it talks about how NCAA athletes are not getting paid for the revenue they are bringing in.  This raises a lot of questions on whether or not the college athletes should be getting paid.  THey bring in a lot of money for the school so they should be getting paid. A lot of athletes argue that they are being full time athletes and that they should be getting paychecks and benefits along. The NCAA announced that the only way athletes are getting paid is if they get sponsorships. 

I believe they should be getting paid because they get a lot of views on live tv.  This should be regulated because they are doing a lot of work for nothing.  Sometimes they get more views than actual professional athletes.  This is not fair for a lot of athletes doing sports in NCAA. All in all, this is tiring for them and they need to be an athlete full time and not worry about nothing else.

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