Category Archives: Learning through Doing

Playing with the Gaze

My family is filled with football fans, ever since I can remember I’ve been surrounded by the culture of football. My cousin played and I went to almost all of the high school football games. However, my closest interactions with … Continue reading

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Back to Old Habits

The sport I decided to participate in was tennis. I began playing tennis at the age of four, when my parents would put me in the group clinics at the local country club. At the age of ten, I decided … Continue reading

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Feeling disabled

Running, this is for me one of the hardest things. As an athlete, I often dread all the times that I have to run. I chose running because I wanted to change my whole perspective on it. It has been … Continue reading

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Back on the field

I engaged with softball through participation. I joined a weekly pick up game that I found on meetup.com. The slow pitch softball game takes place every Sunday in the La Jolla area and group varies from singles and couples ranging … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Stands

To this day, I have yet to play actually ice-hockey. The closest I have ever came to professional ice-hockey is going to the ice-skating rink with my 7 year old cousin. Although a much softer form of the sport, it … Continue reading

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Experiencing and Spectating the Culture of E-sports

This is me playing Starcraft at Geisel Library. What I’m doing below is not illegal; my E-sports UCSD Starcraft club members practice often in Geisel. I have officially uninstalled the game (due to addiction in the past) in my laptop, … Continue reading

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Initially Inadequate at Indoor

I have played field hockey for eight years, but I have never played indoor field hockey.  This year a new indoor league was created in San Diego for players to keep their skills up in the offseason.  Initially the intention … Continue reading

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“Wait, Let Her Take The Shot…”

The sport that I have been participating in is soccer. I have played soccer for quite some time, but this time is I have been playing on a co-ed team. I have never played in a soccer co-ed team, so … Continue reading

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You’ll Never Know Until You Try!

Rhythmic Gymnastics has always been a “rare” sport that has interested me. It’s “rare” to me because it’s one of the only sports that I have ever wanted to learn. As discussed in my first entry, I never actively sought … Continue reading

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Playing a New Sport = Frustration

To a person who has never seen Ultimate being played, the sport looks pretty confusing. As a fairly new player, I still find myself getting confused sometimes. When I first started playing, this sport was incredibly frustrating because I did … Continue reading

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