Mustang Wrestlers to Open Season vs. Top Notch Opponents
The Morningside Mustangs wrestling team begins their 2013 dual season on Friday, November 15th at 3pm. Joining the Mustangs in Sioux Falls are the Air Force Falcons and the Augustana Vikings.
While both teams present an impressive challenge, several of the Morningside grapplers are looking forward to the duals.
When asked about the level of competition, Redshirt Sophomore Isaac Olson said the following: “It’ll be a great opportunity because Air Force is a Division One school, Augustana is a Division 2 school. We’ll be able to show our talent, get some good matches. It’ll be a tough meet.”
He also added, “We don’t get the opportunity to wrestle big schools like this, so it’ll be a great opportunity to show what the NAIA is capable of.”
The Mustangs will get a true test of their Horsepower on Friday.
School Shootings Raise Eyebrows on Campus
A recent string of college shootings has raised a question of student safety on campuses around the United States. The most recent incident took place at Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, Pensylvania. Other notable incidents include the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, and the imfamous Columbine shootings in Colorado.
Kyle Nikkel, a junior on the Morningside campus, offered his opinion in the following statement. “You think about, uh, what you would do if there was a shooting on Morningside’s campus here, and how it would effect the community and the people around us.”
When asked about the his opinion on the reason for these attacks, Nikkel pointed to the past. “You know, a lot of the students that do school shootings are ones that might have been bullied.”
The solution may not be far off, according to Nikkel. “Respect goes both ways.”
Trust and support are also important in the struggle against school violence.
Flu Season Strikes
It’s that time of year again. The noses are running, and the hallways are filled with sniffles.
Attendance may be important, but Morningside junior Meghann Pucelik prefers to fight her battle at home rather than in the classroom. “When I’m sick I really don’t feel like doing anything, and I’d rather sleep.”
Rest is important, and so is staying hydrated. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids.
When asked about her opinion on braving sickness to go to class, Pucelik commented, “I just think if you’re sick you should stay home so you don’t get other people in class sick. Take care of your homework and email your professors, and get your homework that way.”
This may be the one time of year that students actually get eight hours of sleep.
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