"It's a crazy world, so sports and athletics and music can be a form of escapism."
― Eddie Vedder
President Trump Against Athletes
by Zach Wargo '20
It is not a normal, everyday event that the President criticizes our professional sports and athletes. During a speech on September 22nd, he stated that every football player or professional athlete should be fired if they kneel or don’t stand for our National Anthem. President Trump also called out every professional football player by calling them a “Son of a B****.” The President also uninvited the NBA Champion, Golden State Warriors after star point guard Stephen Curry said he was not going to visit the White House. President Trump stated that kneeling or not standing for our flag was disrespectful and every athlete who does not stand should be punished.
Are You a Student Before an Athlete?
by Lucy Martinez '18
Many have heard stories of athletes not being able to play due to grades, or not going to division one schools because of bad GPAs. Some say this occurs due to coaches being too lenient, or schools not caring enough, however the only people that know the bottom of this topic are athletes themselves. Other factors can occur during the failing of athletes in academics, like stress, and constant missing of school. To get a better inside look interviews were done with 4 athletes that all play or participate in different and multiple sports in their high school career.
Zach Wargo who is a sophomore at Gallup High and has been participating in cross country and track for two years now. Wargo’s academic average is a 3.8.
Jacob Ramirez and Johnny BlueEyes are both sophomores at Gallup High and have both participated in multiple sports. BlueEyes has and continues to participate in football, basketball, and baseball. Ramirez is involved in football and basketball. Both students average a 3.0 GPA.
Kendall Toadlena is a senior at Gallup High who has participated in volleyball, and softball; she participated in softball for 3 years and volleyball for 5. Her average GPA is a 3.8.
Although these students have excelled and continue to in their academics or sports it's obvious that it’s all up to the student. Every single athlete claimed that they are students before athletes, showing that there is a standard they must meet here in Gallup High school sports. Hopefully this continues for the younger athletes that were interviewed, and that it is a widespread idea for all who participate in sports in Gallup High and worldwide.
by Rubi Reyes '21
I had the chance to talk to a former Cross Country runner Mikaela McCraith and asked her a few questions. I asked Mikaela “How do you like running for the Gallup High Cross Country team?” She answered with, “It’s good, fun, and exciting being able to run for Gallup High.” Mikaela says she has been running for three years now. She also says that she is a Junior Varsity runner. When asked “Why do you like to run?” Mikaela answered, “Running is fun. It gives me something to do. I also just like running a lot and to me it is really fun.” I asked her one last question, “Do you feel you have improved over the three years you have ran?” She said, “Yes definitely I've improved my running over these three years.” The next Cross Country meet is on October 7th 2017 at Los Lunas and starts at 8am. Be sure to support our cross country runners at their next meet if you can make it.
Lucy Martinez '18
Gallup High's Cheerleaders.
Zach Wargo '20
Track runners at Gallup High.
Alizay Chavez '21
Girls Soccer Team at Gallup High School.
Rubi Reyes '21
Gallup High's Dance Team.
Gallup High's Volleyball Team.
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