Heading into an industry of emotional abuse

As I watched the video showing men reading tweets to female journalists, all I could think about was that this is what I’m getting myself into. These women are sports journalists, exactly the occupation I want to have. It was extremely sad, frustrating, disappointing, and appalling knowing that people say these terrible things. Most of…

Athletes’ reputations on social media

Topic: sports media/athletes and social media My project will be exploring media in the sports industry, how it works today, where it will go in the future, and athletes’ use of social media. An ethical issue I might encounter in this project is covering a wide range of perspectives from athletes. I will need to…

Blind trust

An article entitled, “Tethered by a string and trust, a blind sprinter and his guide make history,” profiles a Paralympic blind runner and his guide after setting a world record for totally blind sprinters in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.92 seconds. The article describes how they started running together and how they…

Play like a girl

It’s 2016; it’s about time women can play sports in men’s leagues, right? Wrong. Men and women have separate leagues for multiple reasons, so let’s not ignore them. The biggest issue in this debate is gender equality. America is becoming more accepting of equality between men and women, whether in the workforce, the military, the…

Murderer in Santa Cruz County gets sentenced after five years

Back in 2011, a man named Marcos Chavez killed a fellow military veteran, Ronald Carpenter, at Chavez’s home and is now being sentenced to 30 years in prison. After eating out one night and hearing that Carpenter had just sold his truck for $2,600, Chavez beat and killed him for the money. The author of…