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Sex has no place in sports

Sex has no place in sports

Benji Wilton, sports editor

February 26, 2019

Filed under Columns

It’s an easy sell: sculpted supermodels posing in exotic locations wearing little to no clothing, right at the fingertips of anyone willing to fork over a few dollars. Every year, Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition brings in about 7 percent of revenue for the renowned publication, according to F...

Where are they now: Geri Caldwell Phillips

Where are they now: Geri Caldwell Phillips

Adler Bowman, features editor

November 13, 2017

Filed under Features, Where are they now

Geri Caldwell Phillips never failed to surprise people. In 1969, she became the first black cheerleader in KHS history. She describes herself as crazy and ambitious, always wanting to try every sport and take every class. As a runner, a soccer player, a tennis player, a gymnast and a swimmer, she be...

KHS annual cheerleading clinic

Abby Carpenter, news writer

September 16, 2015

Filed under Features, Photo Galleries

82 aspiring KHS cheerleaders filed through the doors of David Holly Assembly Hall on Sunday, Sept. 13. The participants, ranging from kindergarteners to eighth graders, attended the annual KHS Cheerleading clinic. Current KHS freshmen, junior varsity and varsity squads helped plan and run the clinic...

I think I found myself a cheerleader

I think I found myself a cheerleader

Camille Baker, features writer

September 5, 2015

Filed under Sports

Before school year performances, Isabelle Chan, senior and varsity cheerleader, and her 21 other teammates spend three months practicing. However, Chan said, “The behind-the-scenes preparation and work that goes into cheerleading events are not always acknowledged. People don’t think it is that...

Walking the line

Walking the line

Erin Kelly, features writer

October 8, 2014

Filed under Features

Nerves before a performance are felt by every player of the 250 member Pioneer Pride Marching Band. It is noticeable in the little details of the band room’s pregame frenzy: the shaky hand pulling on a marching uniform or the jittery straightening of a hat, the last-minute cramming session on the ...

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