Measuring Success

The Victory Lap

An underdog story can never be told too many times. Someone getting an opportunity that seemed improbable is the oft-told tale that never gets old. Athletes seem to be the perfect examples for these stories to be told. We’ve all heard about the “Cinderella-like” student-athletes being “saved” or given a
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Get off the bench

The Victory Lap

If you haven’t watched the video of Geno Auriemma talking about the importance of body language, you should change that. Share it with someone who has decided they hate sports, or someone who loves sports but claims that women’s basketball is pointless. It’s an important message bolstered by the fact
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A Necessary Evil

The Victory Lap

Nobody likes getting asked what their post-graduation plans are. Coming up with an answer to this panic-inducing question is not appealing, yet it is ultimately an inevitable part of being a senior in college. Similarly, Cal Athletics Director Mike Williams doesn’t want to answer a question about which sports are
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Student comes first

The Victory Lap

It’s officially March. While for a select few this means that we are that much closer to National Frozen Food Day or Manatee Appreciation Day, for most it’s all about March Madness. It’s almost time to give those couple dollars to your acquaintance Andrew, fill your bracket with Cinderella upsets
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Keep reading the back page

In the past six months I have lived in three different places all around the country. While nothing permanent is ever put up, I always reserve one spot on the wall. Not for pictures, although they go up too. But the biggest spot goes to the collection of quotes I
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It’s time to act

A girl, no older than seven, walked in front of me down the streets of San Francisco. Supplied with a pink umbrella and rain boots, she was far more prepared than I was for the weather that that Saturday evening provided. And as we marched and the words protesting the
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