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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Who is the greatest Olympian of all time?

With the Olympics having recently come to a close, two athletes once again dominated the quadrennial event: Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps. The two have a combined total of 32 gold medals over the course of their careers. Our staff decided to ask: Which one is the greatest summer Olympian
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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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Little Miss Sunshine

After Missy Franklin became the darling of the United States in the wake of the 2012 Olympics, she made an unusual decision: Turn down millions of dollars in endorsements in order to swim at Cal. Now, she continues to dance through life.

Missy Franklin always has a smile dancing at the edge of her mouth. Even when she’s just talking, she looks like she’s smiling, ready to burst out into a laugh. When she laughs — which is often — she doesn’t sound like Tinkerbell, as the name Missy might suggest. She
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