Monday, December 26, 2016

Budget Cuts Force Athletes To Dig Into Their Own Pockets At Sporting Events - Melissa Driver, New School Free Press

The cross country running team had just arrived to The Harry Murphy Cross Country Invitational — a 5-kilometer run that occurs in the Bronx every fall. Each athlete paid their own $70 participation fee and transportation costs, which in past had been paid for by The New School’s Department of Athletic and Recreation. Nonetheless, they were eager to finally represent the university. After 3 miles and a bucket of sweat later, the exhausted athletes crossed the finish line and returned to their tent. Usually, the tent would be supplied with water and snacks that are vital for the health of runners after a meet. However, this time, it was empty. The athletes would have to wait until they made the trek back home to eat.

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