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Focusing on Sports, Not Arts

The importance of keeping our high school pure

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Having an identity crisis is fairly common to the multifarious students attending La Costa Canyon, but it happens to be that the school itself is having its own crisis. We are slowly drifting away from what makes this school stand out as an individual because of the multitudes of munificent peoples that are changing our school for the worse.

Our sports programs are what make La Costa Canyon the high school it is, but why do we insist on becoming something that we are not? I am clearly referencing the absurd amount of attention we are giving the performing arts, and the lack of a spotlight we have been giving the majority of sports games that are occurring almost on a weekly basis. We are not San Dieguito Academy but it sure seems like we are trying to be. I have had so many times where friends are having a game with a rival of ours and it is given almost no recognition to the outside people. On the other hand, we have had a lot of the school fundings being given to new, failed, programs such as Biomed, which is being shut down next year, and the new appliances for the Home Economics class. Stick to the basics for extracurricular arts because this failure like Biomed will only continue. Most people don’t go to this school for the best theater program or the band, we go to play soccer or baseball. So why is it that this school neglects any heads up when other, not so popular, sports are having a game?

    Last year when I played boys water polo, only a few students would ever show up for an outside game and sometimes the parents wouldn’t even be there for lack of any knowledge of what is happening. As a school, we need to be there for more than just the football games, to support each other for what makes this school great, sports. There is no specific group responsible for this lack of communication, but there is a clear route to take. There are posters and papers spread across this campus like smallpox over the Indians, so why not start adding schedules for sports games, that way others who are interested can at least see it in more than just a couple places. It is a humble idea and at the end, we can always say we tried.

In the end, we can not completely turn a blind eye to our arts programs because they have a place in this school too, but it shouldn’t be so heavily focused on like it is now. The things that succeed know what they succeed at the most, so they continue to work on it, instead of focusing on what is ultimately not their strong suit.  

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La Costa Canyon High School's News Source
Focusing on Sports, Not Arts