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Economic divide subtracts from the value of the game

Matawan has an average household income of $83,146 according to Data USA, leaving Matawan Regional High School with $760,394 in sports funding.
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Mia Gallo and Meredith Prud'homme

May 10, 2019

High school athletics are a nationwide phenomenon. With many students all vying for the same scholarships, the need to train harder and more frequently arises, a discipline that does not come for free. CHS students aren’t free from this burden just because the school lacks sports. Junior Coli...

Athletes face body image issues

Division I NCAA athletes found that over one-third of female athletes reported symptoms placing them at risk for anorexia nervosa.
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Mia Gallo and Meredith Prud'homme

May 10, 2019

The pressure to succeed athletically manifests differently depending on the sport: the fastest times, the longest jumps or the highest scores. Sometimes, this compulsion extends outside of the sport and into the way athletes view their bodies. Eating disorders and unhealthy body comparisons remain common am...

Seniors lean towards colleges with strong athletics

Clemson University won the 2019 National Championship.
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Michael Rau

January 25, 2019

Deciding on a college is no easy task. But for some students, the tailgating, football games and athletic environment of a college can sway their decision. Junior Caelin Burgi of Matawan, who is currently looking for colleges, said that she wants to go to a college with a football team. “I think ...

Do colleges value academic achievements over academics?

Survey of 138 students from Dec. 12 to Dec. 15, 2017.

Meredith Prud'homme

January 12, 2018

According to the Huffington Post, 60 percent of the University of North Carolina’s football and basketball players read below the eighth grade level, and 8 to 10 percent read at or below a third grade level. This statistic begs the question of whether colleges value athletic accomplishments more than...

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