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No Wrestling Team In My High School

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By Fernando Bustos

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I am passionate about wrestling. I remember watching it on TV and on the Olympics. By seeing these athletes toss and grapple each other I developed an interest in the sport. Since then I have started to wrestle with my brothers and then gotten yelled at by my mom for making too much noise in the house. I have always liked sports with physical contact I like using my body as a way to perform moves that seem impossible to do. It’s the rush and contact you get that gets me pumped up and ready to wrestle. I started out with wrestling in the 8th grade. When I came to high school I was so excited about getting onto the wrestling team, since I heard competition is more serious there and people are more committed to becoming better. I knew that that’s the place I wanted to be so that I could grow and become a better wrestler. Unfortunately when I talked to the director of athletics at our school I found out that we didn’t have a wrestling team, and we haven’t had one in a long time. I was disappointed that there was no team because I was really pumped up to start a higher level of sports where I would become a better wrestler.

My high school has not taken any actions to bring back the wrestling team. I think it’s really important to have a bigger variety of sports in high school since its one of the reasons why students are in involved in school. There are many students who have a passion for sports and use high school sports to become better and develop skills in life.

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Stress for less

Are you someone who participates in many activities in or outside of school? Do you feel overwhelmed or stressed out by all the work you have to do every day? I feel like this all the time. I participate in many activities. Not only am I on the track and tennis team, but I am also in the building with books club, Lasallion student leaders, which is like a student government, and a student of youth radio. After tennis practice, I am usually too tired to do my homework or school projects. I am also a procrastinator so I always do my homework till late at night which makes me get very little sleep. This makes it even harder to get through the day. Since I am only a sophomore in high school, I know that there is much more chaos ahead of me. I have to get my drivers license, a job, and apply to college. I am trying to figure out the most efficient way to accomplish everything that I want without getting really stressed out and having my grades drop. To get some of my energy back, I will take a nap before doing my homework and to wake myself up, I will listen to music. I will also do my homework in the morning or at lunch if necessary. These little things have helped me finish my homework, which not only reduces my stress, but it also makes my parents extremely happy and proud of me. I also tell myself that going through all of this stress will benefit me in the long run because colleges will be impressed with my application if I am part of many activities and get good grades. For youth radio, I am Kali Thomas. You can hear this commentary and more on the web at www.youthradio.org

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