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Sportsball for Dummies: A Guide to Surviving a Baseball Game

Issue:
July 11, 2020

I’m here to guide you through the unbearable and excruciating… I mean, FUN AND ACTION-PACKED opportunity of being dragged…BROUGHT to a bases of ball game.

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3 to 1: Summer Break

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June 15, 2021

Summer break, some find it too hot, some find it too short, others don't care cause they're stuck in their cubicles during it. Let's see how teachers and students feel about it and why it is important.

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Perks of Being a Rock Climber

Issue:
June 16, 2022

There’s a lot to love about this sport that may seem extreme, silly, or inaccessible from the outside. And while I don’t intend to turn anyone into a hardcore climber from this article alone, maybe you’ll be inspired to get a day pass at your local gym the next time a friend invites you along!

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DnD - Dice Advice

Issue:
November 16, 2021

Inspired by our Roll for Initiative article, we wanted to share a beginner's dice guide! We went to our resident DM, Mariko to learn more and get recommendations.

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Roll for Initiative! Let's talk Id(&d)entity

Issue:
June 28, 2020

Dungeons & Dragons is back and its players are more diverse than ever. In this article we explore how Japanese American players navigate the fantasy world, D&D's problematic past, and what they've learned about themselves along the way.

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What A Time To Be Alive (for an Asian American Sports Fan)

Issue:
November 24, 2020

It has been a dream year for Asian Americans in global sport.

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Found in Translation at the 2020 Olympics: What it's like to translate at the Olympics

Issue:
April 26, 2020

He was there! Explore the experience of translating at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Quiet Support or Loud Disapproval: Thoughts on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games

Issue:
June 11, 2020

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games has been riddled with controversy since the start of the global pandemic, and yet in the eyes of a number of governing bodies, the show must go on. So now what?

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Bark in the Park

Issue:
September 4, 2020

Dogs love to go outside. Some may be fortunate to have a yard so that your dog can run around. But if you’re like me and live in an apartment, getting outdoors means walking your dog up and down a street so they can pee and poop. But sometimes, your dog just wants a little more.

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Allez Allez Allez!

Issue:
June 15, 2021

Whether you learned to ride yesterday or have been riding for decades, own a beach cruiser, BMX, fixed gear, road or recumbent bike, are 10 or 60, I hope to inspire you to get out and ride.

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Sea You Underwater!

Issue:
June 15, 2021

As COVID shut down businesses and prevented us from laying out at the beach, I turned to spearfishing in Hawaii.

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Forest Bathing in 105F Heat

Issue:
June 14, 2020

Me and my group of friends did some unintentional forest bathing when we went camping in Joshua Tree, ten minutes outside of cell reception.

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Machu Picchu Was Beautiful, I Think

Issue:
June 15, 2021

An iconic destination, a world wonder, and a treasure trove of memories. What's it like climbing the Andres on the Inka Trail to get to the breath-taking Machu Picchu? Read on to learn more!

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Bringing Sports into Little Tokyo with Terasaki Budokan Director Ryan Lee

Issue:
June 14, 2020

The long awaited Little Tokyo Recreation Center, aka the Terasaki Budokan, is finally going to open. Read our interview with Director Ryan Lee to learn more.

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Into the World of Esports

Issue:
April 8, 2021

Access to streaming platforms has brought esports to the forefront of competitions worldwide. Check out one sports fan's journey into the late nights, fierce competitions, and growing community.

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Life as a Non LA Sports Team Supporter (LAANLASSS)

Issue:
April 8, 2021

LA Sports? more like LA shmorts. Read on to hear an interesting perspective on rooting for the true underdogs.

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To All the Non-Athletic Athletes

Issue:
May 1, 2020

To all the workouts that I never loved.

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What Sport Should You Play Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

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September 4, 2020

Different sports fit different personalities. Ready to see what sport you should play (or watch) based on your zodiac sign?

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Escaping Camp Through Sports

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May 23, 2020

Japanese Americans suffered greatly during WWII, but sports was one outlet that they relied on to escape their circumstances.

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What Kind of Among Us Player Are You?

Issue:
September 4, 2020

Suddenly the most popular casual online game. But what's your style? Honorable? Saboteur? Poor Sport?

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5 Drinking Games You Can Play At Home

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September 4, 2020

If you miss having some fun drinking games with your pals, fear not! We've got some fun games you can play at home with your quarantine buds, or virtually! Cheers! Content for ages 21 and up.

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From Los Angeles to Tokyo: Communities are Saying NO to the Olympics

Issue:
August 8, 2020

With any Olympic Games comes community displacement, expansion of police militarization, environmental degradation, financial waste, and corruption. Learn about the Nolympics movement.

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Identity Crises for the Gold

Issue:
July 11, 2020

Though deciding which team to cheer for during the Olympics may seem like a no-brainer to some, it can be more complex if your family is tied to multiple countries. One mixed-race writer shares his story.

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Angeleno Magic: A Retrospective of the 1984 Olympics

Issue:
May 20, 2020

No traffic in Los Angeles during a time when the entire world converges on the city?! Explore a retrospective on the wonder and mystery of the 1984 Olympic Games hosted by the greatest city on earth.

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The Best (and Worst) Tokyo 2020 Merch

Issue:
June 11, 2020

The good, the bad, and the really not so great. Check out some of the best (and worst) Tokyo 2020 Olympic merchandise - let's see what the judges have to say!

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Hotlympics

Issue:
April 26, 2020

You love watching them compete, and I just like watching them! Come check out my list of hot Olympians.

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3 AM Olympic Events

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June 14, 2020

Congratulations! You're an Olympian! But your family and friends have to wake up at 3 a.m. to watch you compete.

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Visiting the Largest Japanese Stadium in Peru

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April 26, 2020

Imagine the Little Tokyo Budokan. Now imagine that with a school, four restaurants, and many more sports courts. I spoke with the president of one of the most well-known Japanese Stadiums in Peru to learn about its history and the strength of the Nikkei Community in Peru.

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