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Inquiring Minds: Extreme sports: not such an extreme idea

We need to get a little more extreme.

Extreme sports have been increasing in popularity these days. Some colleges, like Boise State University, even offer extreme sports.

Eastern should consider doing following suit.

Imagine a giant rock climbing wall looming over Doane Hall. Students would have the ability to free climb and feel the exhiliration of cliff hanging. We all know skateboarding is not a crime, and it would be nice to be able to do it somewhere other than the railings outside NCH.

It would be nearly impossible to create a good enviroment for whitewater rafting or canoeing. However, Eastern could offer trips to places where this would be possible.

However, if Eastern really wants to be a part of the extreme sports world, we must build a curling rink. It doesn’t get much more extreme than that.

These sports are not considered normal or traditional. And maybe that is why they are not on very many college campuses, but that is also precisely why they should be.

By doing so, Eastern will boast a wider variety of sports that will appeal to more students.

An instiuition, where learning and experiencing new things is the goal, would be the perfect atmosphere for different sports. It would also allow students to be more active and have a healthier, fitter lifestyle.

Inquiring Minds is the collective opinion of the editorial staff and not necessarily representative of the entire staff. It is written by the managing editor and the editor-in-chief.

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