High-Risk Sports Begin, Non-Athletes Participate in Risky Academic Behaviors

With athletes finally getting to participate in their high-risk sports seasons, many non-athletes are feeling left out. In response, many of these students have started participating in their own set of daring behaviors, except rather than doing so on the field, they’re doing them during the school day.

“I’m tired of athletes getting to take all the risks,” an anonymous freshman told Yampage, adding cockily, “So yeah, I went to the bathroom in the middle of my global Zoom without asking for permission. Take that, athletes.”

Meanwhile, Yampage caught sophomore Hailey Webber walking against the flow of traffic in the four corners during peak rush hour (aka in between fifth and sixth period) with her eyes closed. When we finally caught up with her (a good three minutes after the final bell rang), she told us giddily, “I don’t know what came over me, but what a rush! I finally understand what it’s like to be a varsity mini-golfer.”

Teachers are getting worried though. Math teacher Mrs. Wood said, “The number of students submitting their assignments right at 11:59 p.m. and 59 seconds is truly alarming. And I don’t feel like I can say anything since they are technically turning in their assignments on time. I don’t know what to do.”

“I can’t get away from this newfound haughtiness of my students,” Honors Biology teacher, Mrs. Raicht, told us nervously. “They’ve gone from begging for extra credit to nonchalantly mentioning the fact that they haven’t studied yet, the day before the test! We’ll just have to see how those Modern Genetics tests turn out… That should fix this odd behavior.”

And odd behavior it is indeed. Yampage got an exclusive interview with County Executive Ryan McMahon impersonator, Ryland MacMann, who said, “What are the four corners? I thought Country Executive Ryan McMahon… I mean, I worked in Connecticut, not Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico simultaneously. But, umm, yeah. What odd behavior.”

We will keep you updated as this story unfolds. Will Honors Biology students pass their Modern Genetics test? And, most importantly, when will varsity mini-golf get to have its 2020-2021 season?

Josephine Dupuis
Josephine Dupuis was born in the late 1910s (she forgot which year) as Helen Smith. World-renowned for her work as a human statue in New York City, she decided to change her name in order to fully embody the heritage of her muse, The Statue of Liberty. After losing her job during the Great Depression, she tried a wide variety of occupations, ranging from potato farmer to bounty hunter, but none of them brought her the same passion as being a human statue. She’s hoping that her new job in journalism will spark a flame in her 100-and-something year old heart. She is dedicating all her articles to her two favorite great-great-grandchildren, Yammy and Paige. She is a long-lost cousin of Madie Phillips (’23).