Ending the cycle

Alaina Getzenburg_online

Two events occurred this week that left Pac-12 football teams in the news for reasons that could not have been predicted just a month ago — two events that are linked because of the fact that they exemplify the birth of hope and how that very hope often burns out
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Sonny Dykes should have been gone a while ago

Sonny Dykes is gone. And despite his best efforts to find another job these last few years, he didn’t leave of his own accord. Instead, Dykes was fired Sunday, bringing an end to a tenure that can most charitably be described as tumultuous. Even with all the people thanking Dykes
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Michelle Lee_online

Farewell column: Nostalgia, ultra

I’ve been dreading this column for about two and a half years. With only 16 days left in my time as an undergraduate, it is my unfortunate turn to continue the tradition of the “former sports editor’s gratuitously long, convoluted farewell column.” Combing through sentimentality has never been my strong
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Adriana Ghiozzi_online

Sharks – 3, America – 0

On Nov. 8, I got two notifications on my phone. “Donald Trump will win the White House, making him the 45th US President”, one read. “Sharks beat Capitals 3-0”, said the other. Since that Tuesday evening, nothing about the political climate in the United States has felt the same. Words
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TaylorChoe_Online_ZainabAli

The concrete ceiling

Everyone has their embarrassing middle school emails — [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] But as cringeworthy as these are, I think mine takes the cake — [email protected] Sixth grade marked the beginning of my lifelong love for sports. I remember spending hours on nba.com researching different players’ stats and comparing players from
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TaylorChoe_Online_ZainabAli

Favorite child

In my junior year of high school, I wrote a scathing essay criticizing the preferential treatment received by athletes in the college application process. I was frustrated that the swimmers and lacrosse players were being recruited by schools that I wanted to attend. In my mind, I deserved it more
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What makes a team?

Why do we love sports? Why do we love sports teams? Or more importantly, as another column in The Daily Californian pointed out a few weeks ago, can we love the team in the same manner if the owners’ actions are contrary to our value system? The answer to this
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RachelFederOnline

Orlando Cepeda and me

When I was 18, a Hall of Fame first baseman ate French fries off my plate. Orlando Cepeda and I were seated at a long, dark table where I was by far the least important of all the fine diners at the restaurant. How I got the seat next to
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More to be done

Sports with Sophie

Of the 233 countries and dependent territories in the world, only 56 of them have populations greater than 21.3 million. Regardless of their population, though, what all 233 of these countries and dependent territories have in common is a place — a stretch of land to call their own. By
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TaylorChoe_Online_ZainabAli

Like Mike

I was 7 years old, sitting on cheetah print chairs and giggling with my family the first time I heard the name Michael Phelps. Little did I know at the time that he was destined to become the greatest Olympian of all time. Nothing gets me more spirited than the
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