Jamie Cashman, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
Student athletes at MTHS often prioritize athletics above all else, sacrificing a lot in order to fill a spot on a team. School athletics demand far too much from students and the resulting pressure needs to be diminished.
Sports are a very large part of students' lives. Usually, teams will practice...
NEED TO SUCCEED: Grieving his son Taylor's suicide in Plano, Texas, Don Hooton looks over his son's belongings. Taylor, a baseball player and athlete, dreamed of becoming starting pitcher for Plano West High School. He committed suicide due to depression brought on by taking anabolic steroids. The lure of performance-enhancing drugs is likely caused by the pressure in highly-competitive sports environments.