Putting heads first, banning cheerleading's double down

Madison DiGioia loves to fly. She is 15, strong and trim, and her face lights up when she talks about how she loves to go airborne, to be tossed 15 feet in the air, nearly three times her height, to kick out, twist around twice, and land in the arms of her fellow cheerleaders. Full Story »

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Angelina Duckett
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by Angelina Duckett - May. 9, 2012

This article is good journalism because it provides its readers with interesting, sufficient, factual, and relevant information. Readers become aware that it isn't just sports like football and soccer that are prone to injuries, but recently, cheerleading poses serious increasing risks to its athletes. It provides scientific evidence that there has been increases in the number of concussions due to a dangerous cheerleading stunt and that women tend to be more fragile and prone to injuring themselves. The article also briefly discusses that there are new technologies, methods and precautions being put forth today in order to prevent concussions in athletes, but there is still a need to further prevent serious concussions from happening. The article is trust worthy as it cites reliable sources and facts. More importantly, this article is news worthy as it brings up a rising issue that most people will find important and significant everywhere (considering the fact that almost everyone is prone to a concussion) and not just exclusive to one community (considering that almost everyone is at risk of a concussion in their daily lives).

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