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Cheerleading, But a Different Way


Just like many of the sports currently going on right now, the upcoming Cheer season is going to look a little bit different for the cheerleaders. In past years, the Cheerleading team was able to practice with no problem. Now they can’t.

Many of the cheerleaders have been doing cheer for countless years. “I’ve been cheering since I was around six or seven when I did [recreational] cheer for Northview,” sophomore Emily Smothers said. Even though they have been cheering for so long, this style of practicing is very new to them, like the many other sports teams at Northview.

In order to comply with the current Covid-19 regulations, the cheerleaders are required to wear masks at all times during practices. Social distancing is in place except for when the girls are stunting, thus limiting exposure to one another. 

“We now have optional zoom calls,” sophomore Summer Oliver said. If anyone is quarantined at home or feels uneasy being at practices, they can log into the call and still practice with the team. 

The Cheer team is unsure of what this season is going to look like. Competitions are limited and performances at basketball games are not set.  Even with these confusing times, everyone is keeping their hopes high and practicing harder than ever. 

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Maggie Schmitt
Maggie Schmitt, Co-Editor-In-Chief
Maggie Schmitt is a senior and has been on The Student Prints newspaper for three years. She is currently the co-editor and oversees the newspaper process to make sure everything runs smoothly. In addition to newspaper, Maggie has leadership positions in the marching band as well as being a member in Science Olympiad, National Honor Society, and a teacher in martial arts. After high school, Maggie hopes to expand on her passion for baking by pursuing food business management and entrepreneurship.  

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