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Snow, Sports

Stayin' alive

by Christine Herrin

Mammoth lakes — The weekend goal: stay alive. I’ve tumbled, landed on my knees (on the wonderful spot where I skinned my knee earlier this week), landed on my butt, eaten snow. Around me, people speeding by effortlessly. Teens. Kids. Pros. Kids with GoPros. It’s not my first time on a snowboard (in fact… my fifth. Oh god. Like I learned nothing tumbling down the snowy mountains in Japan!) I just need more pr...

Sports, sociology, grocery store

I don't understand sports.

by Colin Wright

Columbia — I understand the social importance of sports. The theory of it, at least. Sports are a modern iteration of our historical battles and territorial scuffles. A way to tribe-up and compete, with slightl...



by Marcus Hammerschmitt

Tübingen — Sports - a world of dumb. Pointless exercises, bordering on deliberate self harm more often than not. Obnoxious group narcissism. Macho attitudes and behavior, crowds of spectators behaving like monke...

Travels, Sports


by Jon Low

Sunderland — Football (or soccer) in the United Kingdom is more than just a sport. It’s a community, a chance to draw closer to your community by focusing on rivalries, yet still a quaint way for everyone to exhib...

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