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Olympic Committee Works Towards Revoking USA Gymnastics’ Status

Olympic Committee Works Towards Revoking USA Gymnastics’ Status

Abby Marks, Features Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

The US Olympic Committee (USOC) is making strides to revoke the USA Gymnastics’ (USAG) status after all of the sexual misconduct by the team doctor, Larry Nassar, coming to light early this year. The CEO of the USOC, Sarah Hirshland, has offered for the team to voluntarily give up their status, saying that the challenges they have faced may be just too much to overcome at this point. USA Gymnastics responded by announcing that they will be considering whi...

Michael Phelps Set for a Huge Comeback in Rio

Michael Phelps Set for a Huge Comeback in Rio

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The crowd erupted with energy as Michael Phelps began to close in on the Serbian star, Milorad Cavic, in the Beijing Aquatic Center. As the Olympians neared the wall, the tension in the aquatic center boiled over.  In a split second decision, Phelps took a short stroke into the wall just as Cavic finished...

Pollution Still a Concern for 2016 Olympics

Pollution Still a Concern for 2016 Olympics

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

April 28, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

As the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro rapidly approaches, there are still many concerns about the pollution levels in the Guanabara Bay. All of the outdoor water sport events will be held there, and when Rio was chosen six years ago to host the 2016 Olympic Games, the Rio committee promised to...

“Unbroken” Review

“Unbroken” Review

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015


Filed under Movies, TV, & Games, Showcase

Unbroken is an uplifting, family-friendly movie with an enthralling storyline and an even more inspiring message. Unbroken, which hit the theaters on Christmas day, had the potential to add to the holiday spirit for millions of families across America - and it did just that, becoming the third biggest...

Terrorism Threats in Sochi

Terrorism Threats in Sochi

Sam Dobrotka, Staff Writer

January 27, 2014


Filed under Friday Links, News, Showcase

The 2014 Winter Olympics are to be held in Sochi, a Russian city near the volatile Caucus region. On December 29 and 30, there were two suicide bombings in Volgograd, a Russian city 400 miles northeast of Sochi, killing over 40 people. These attacks raised fears of a terrorist attack on the Olympic Games themselves, as Islamic te...

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