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Potter’s Point of View: Playing by the Rules

Potter’s Point of View: Playing by the Rules

By Emily Potter

April 27, 2018

Getting into college can be difficult. The decision of where to go and how to pay for tuition also looms over applicants’ heads. Student-athletes of Division I institutions who have earned a scholarship don’t often have to worry about the financial aspects of college. This financial aid leaves them...

Potter’s Point of View: The Extended Ute Family

Potter’s Point of View: The Extended Ute Family

By Emily Potter

April 25, 2018

Just hearing people say “Go Utes” as I walk by gives me a sense of community. Whenever I’m traveling with the team or by myself wearing a Utah sweatshirt, people often come up to me and ask about the University of Utah. Some of these people are alumni or fans, and it reminds me of how family orientated...

Potter’s Point of View: Embracing the Change

Potter’s Point of View: Embracing the Change

By Emily Potter

April 23, 2018

When change occurs in life, there are two options: accept it or fight it. I have done my fair share of fighting change throughout my career at the University of Utah. Sometimes it can be scary leaving behind the comforts of home and facing the unknowns of school. Attending the U was the first time I...

Potter’s Point of View: Risks of Social Media

Potter’s Point of View: Risks of Social Media

By Emily Potter

April 4, 2018

Who would have imagined we could share our every thought and action with everyone on the internet? We have dozens of social media websites to connect ourselves with people from around the world. The one catch with sharing, though, is there are no take-backs and no do-overs. Once a tweet, Instagram picture,...

Potter’s Point of View: The Student vs. Athlete Decision

Potter’s Point of View: The Student vs. Athlete Decision

By Emily Potter

March 29, 2018

The term student-athlete has had its name run through the mud a bit recently in the basketball world. The trending upswing of one-and-done players in men’s basketball, as well as scandals involving schools doing player’s homework for them or paying athletes large sums of money to secure commitments,...

Potter’s Point of View: Rising from the Ashes

Potter’s Point of View: Rising from the Ashes

By Emily Potter

March 13, 2018

In the moment I lay on the ground right after an injury, there are so many thoughts going through my head. Is this serious? Is this season ending? Am I overreacting? Anytime I get hurt, I tell myself to stay calm down and breathe. Breathing is how I get through the tough times. If it feels like everything...

Raising Attendance, Awareness for Women’s Hoops

Raising Attendance, Awareness for Women’s Hoops

By Emily Potter

March 8, 2018

When I think of my basketball games, I don’t imagine screaming fans and stardom. I only see the lights, my team and my coaches — that’s it. I do not envision the fans because for most of my career at the Univeristy of Utah, there haven’t been that many. My reality as a Utah women’s basketball...

Potter’s Point of View: Interviewee to Interviewer

Potter’s Point of View: Interviewee to Interviewer

By Emily Potter

February 23, 2018

Sometimes things in life fall perfectly into place. Maybe it’s how somebody met their significant other or landed an interview for their dream job. For me, it’s when I became a sports writer for The Utah Chronicle. College goes by quick. I can attest to that as I am in my fifth year as a Ute. I f...

Potter’s Point of View: My Battle with Mental Health

Potter’s Point of View: My Battle with Mental Health

By Emily Potter

February 20, 2018

 I have been struggling with whether or not to write this — to say anything at all. The thing about mental health is that people still stigmatize it, and people are still afraid to talk about it. I admittedly am one of those people, but when I was presented with the opportunity to write about mental hea...

Potter’s Point of View: Experiencing White Privilege in Sports

Potter’s Point of View: Experiencing White Privilege in Sports

By Emily Potter

February 13, 2018

Most people know what privilege is — according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, privilege is a special right, advantage or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people — however, fewer people know what white privilege is. Some people believe because it has the word “white”...

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