• Opinions

    Make sports mandatory

    Like many other high schools across the country, East offers students the chance to participate in sports at the varsity and club levels. Between basketball, field hockey and even fencing, Wildcats are able to try out for a wide variety of teams over the course of the school year. However, the vast majority of students at East fail to take advantage of this opportunity, a trend that ought to change. Although some Wildcats may be less athletically gifted than others or may be disinterested in playing altogether, participation in sports should be made mandatory for all students due to the motor skills and teamwork experience that they provide. In this…

  • Sports

    The NCAA bribery scandal

    by Kate Beisner The corrupt underbelly of college basketball was exposed late September, when multiple NCAA basketball coaches were arrested under charges of fraud. An FBI investigation of the coaches began in 2015, and is currently still in effect Investigators were able to observe coaches accepting money to send NBA players to specific sport agents and business managers. The major sports apparel brand, Adidas, was also found paying potential students to attend Adidas sponsored schools and sign with the company later in their careers. There are more than ten coaches who are currently receiving this charge, including Chuck Person, from Auburn, Mount Evans, from Oklahoma State, Emanuel Richardson, from Arizona,…