Thursday, April 24, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 7

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The Benchwarmer: Are students athlete or employee?

Student-athlete—not so long ago, I once defined myself as such. It is a title that demands being able to successfully operate in two worlds, one that requires just as much work as the other. As the saying goes, we were always told to “be students first and athletes second.” But I can decidedly say from personal experience that it’s a position that’s tough to maintain. Balancing a full load o... [ Read More ]