Joining a Sports Team: The Pros and Cons
By: Jacob Noel/Pop Culture Editor
The Pros of being on a sports team:
You can make more friends. You are both interested in the same thing because you are on the same sports team. So it is easy to relate with them and have conversations with them about the sport. Health is a big one. You will be more active and move around more than you would have if you did not joined that team. Also being active is good for you and can benefit you later in life! Sports can also teach you life lessons like always try your hardest, work hard to achieve your goals and to not give up and keep going! Being on a sports team can also help you with people skills. You have to work with people sometimes you have to be the leader and lead the team. Responsibility is a big one. The team has to work together to achieve their goals and that means everybody is counting on everybody to do their job to the best of their abilities. So you have to be reliable and always try your best because your team is counting on you to perform
The Cons of joining a sports team:
Time if you don't have time to practice or go to the games how can you play? Especially if you are a student and you have homework and need to study. It takes time to become good at a sport and you need to put in work into your sport to do your best. Counting on others! Like I said before you need to be responsible and do your part and try your best. If your teammate is not ready to perform at their best level then they are letting down the rest of the team because everybody needs to do their best for the team to do the best.
Pineapple on Pizza: A Fruitful Debate
By Alexis Jorgensen/Pro-Con Debate Editor
While some wars are fought on battlefronts with guns and tanks, some, like the pineapple pizza debate, are fought behind computer screens with hashtags and a maximum of 140 characters. Starting in January of 2017 after the president of Iceland made a joke about banning pineapple on pizza, a debate sparked and has gone on for months without any resolution in sight. The two sides of the debate stand very divided. Let’s take a look at the reasons why.
If you find yourself on #TeamPineapple you may be in the majority for according to Time Magazine, a poll in Britain showed that 53% of the participants were in favor of this food combination. Another Poll by Refinery29 found that 47% were in favor while 32% disapprove of the topping with the remaining 21% remaining indifferent. Many lovers of pineapple on pizza have explained that the mix of the sweet pineapple with the savory taste of the pizza is what makes the flavor their personal pizza preference. It is also a nice topping to make you feel justified in eating an extra slice since it’s fruit and fruit is healthy. Right? Another plus is that if you’re sick, this topping could serve as a good excuse to order pizza since pineapple has been found to build immunities and help eliminate that nasty buildup in your throat from colds. Pineapple could also be seen as a good topping because it doesn’t go bad very fast and is still good when eaten as leftovers.
On the other hand, if you find yourself on #TeamNoPineapple, you have Gordon Ramsay to back you up after he commented on The Nightly Show about his dislike for the combination and then later tweeted: “Pineapple does not go on top of pizza...” in response to someone confronting him about it. Part of why pineapple is so disliked by many may be because it is hard to pick off of a pizza without any flavor seeping into the cheese or crust. Many comment on the use of fruit on pizza as just wrong. Some may even say that they don’t mind the flavor of pineapple on pizza, but feel limited in what other toppings they could put with it since not many toppings would mix well and, in turn, pass on the fruity topping all together.
A few more celebrities have commented on the placement of this tropical fruit on pizza including Justin Bieber who said, “Pineapple on pizza is good, you guys don't like that?" Depending on your views of the young celebrity, however, this may be used to support either side of the argument.
In the midst of this heated debate, there are some who find it to be of little importance compared to other pizza monstrosities such as the mayo and pea pizza, the Swedish banana pizza, and the “Peepza.” So that begs the question: What topping do you find immoral?
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