Category Archives: Sports

Mix-Up Mix Dance

The Middle School Mix dance course is designed to provide students with opportunities to explore different forms of dance through class research, discussion, and physical movement,” says Sloan Kearney, the instructor for the dance section of Middle School Mix. Middle School. This new offering in the GFS Middle School was meant to give students art education that most had not been receiving before, but is it working?

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Tyrod Taylor- The Greatest of All Time?

Have you ever heard of Tyrod Taylor? Probably not. Eight out of the ten people I interviewed did not know who Tyrod is. If you watch football you might have an idea. That scrappy quarterback for the Bills. Or the quarterback who only completed 46% of his passes in a playoff game against Jacksonville. The guy who got outdueled by Blake Bortles, of all people. But I believe that Tyrod is better than you may think, even the greatest player of all time. To do this I will compare him head to head with who many think of as the GOAT, Tom Brady. Continue reading Tyrod Taylor- The Greatest of All Time?

The Best and Worst of Super Bowl LI

Every February, American television is taken over by the Super Bowl frenzy. Some people get swept up by the game: they criticize the referees, yell at the tv, and go crazy when their team scores a touchdown.  I interviewed Middle Schoolers and asked them, “Did you enjoy the game, or not?”
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So You Want To Be An Olympian? – The Real Lives of Kid Athletes

Chances are if you’ve sat down to watch even a few minutes of the Olympics, you’ve seen the “inspiring” ads. You know the ones.  A little kid is shown falling down on their skies or slipping along the ice in fake home-video quality scenes. 20 seconds later a montage fills the screen with clips of this clumsy youth growing into an Olympic athlete and standing on a podium. But we all know that it isn’t that easy. Kids in the GFS in Middle School tell the truth about what it’s really like being a sport-loving-and-pursuing kid in 2018.

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Take a Stand by Sitting Down

By Luke L and Addison A

In August of 2016 Colin Kaepernick did something that surprised America. He stood up by sitting down.  A preseason football game, a song, a flag, a bench, and a man who sat down. 

The first time Kaepernick protested (what he is now so infamous for doing), there was an uproar. People in the crowd were calling him a “coward,”  “someone who should be banned,” “not a true American,” but then Kaepernick explained why he knelt: to show more respect to the flag. Continue reading Take a Stand by Sitting Down

GFS and Sports

As many of you know, middle schoolers are required to do two seasons of sports each year. GFS’s website says that sports are an important part of the curriculum and help “develop fundamental skills and and game strategies in an engaging and challenging atmosphere”. However, while GFS makes quite a convincing argument, there are still kids who don’t enjoy sports, who view having to go to sports as the worst part of their day. So, where is the right place to draw the line so that children are happy and get a good amount of exercise?

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5 Obscure Controversies of 2016

2016. What is the first thing it makes you think of? Harambe? The Dab? The Election? Whichever it is, most were important. The dab shaped American society. Harambe caused a major meme. The election changed the future. But what other, more obscure controversial events were influential last year?

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The Promised Land: Will the Eagles Pull Through?

This is week ten in the NFL season, and all of the teams are thinking about the playoffs.

The Philadelphia Eagles are currently 4-4. Which is playoff potential. On the other hand, they have a very hard schedule for the rest of the year. They are in last place in their division, though it is not by much.

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