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By Chase Mardis
March 1st, 2018
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Having the opportunity to be a college athlete is the dream for most high school student-athletes. The sad reality of that dream is that for most student-athletes, it will only be a dream. Nearly eight million students currently participate in high school athletics in the United States. More than 480,000 compete as NCAA athlete and an even smaller percentage will move on to the professional or Olympic level. Read more…

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The average high school baseball and softball season fifteen exhibition games and two tournaments equaling around twenty-five games in total for the season. Out of that fifteen exibition game span, about half of them are away. The time spent traveling to and from these games is usually two hours in total, and the games are generally in the middle of the afternoon. Read more…

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As a person who struggled with math on a daily basis, I can relate to anyone who is having a hard time right now. Math never came naturally for me so I would have to put the extra time in just to understand the material. The problem with doing this was I never really wanted to put in the extra time focusing on math if I could be doing something else. Read more…

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The Winter Olympics start up on this Friday and people cannot be more excited. The reason why we love the winter Olympics so much is because math has a big influence on almost every event. Everything in the Olympics is measured using the metric system and many Americans will have to convert meters to feet in order to better grasp on the distance. Read more…

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It’s no big surprise that athletes at every level have to travel quite often. From little league all the way to the pros, they will be on the road for almost half of their season. Road trips start to become more of a hassle when you get into middle school just because traveling can take away from school work. Read more…

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We all know the struggle of having to study in the car. Sometimes it’s a product of procrastination, and sometimes you just want some extra time to review because you want to crush that test. Either way, it can still be a tough task. Read more…

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Almost everyone in school now is apart of extracurricular activities. With more activities that means less time. Student-athletes have to work their school schedules around their busy football schedule. For example, in the season they might have weights at 6:00 AM and then class after until 3:00 PM with film and practice right after until around 7:00 PM. Read more…

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We all know the saying “when will I ever use this in the real world?” but have you actually ever thought of all the real uses of math? The truth is math is all around you. Everywhere you look, everywhere you go, everything you do, math is involved. When you pay cash you use math. Read more…

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It’s National introduce a woman to engineer day. Being a mathematician and being involved in STEM this is a big deal. However, days like today have an extra special meaning because of a little-known secret. Read more…

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Curling has quickly become one of the most exciting sports to watch during the Olympics because of how unique the game is. The athletes often go through a lot of jokes due to the manner of the game. The truth about curling is that it’s full of science, angles, endurance, and precision. Read more…

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For a fact, math is the most hated subject there is. It’s always the same story, a student will be in class and not understand what the teacher is talking about but is too afraid to ask the teacher for help because they don’t want the other students getting annoyed. Read more…

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As many of you know. The STAAR test is the proverbial “Big bad wolf” of high school. The numbers were not good for students the first couple of years mainly because of the difference between the STAAR test predecessor, the TAKS test. Numbers are getting better with the test and that saying, here are our top five steps to pass the STAAR test.  Read more…