Emily Kuhn, a former gymnast and current physics PhD student at Yale University, explains all the math behind the amazing flips and turns we see during the Olympic gymnastics competitions. Emily explains why "The Biles" tumbling routine is so difficult as well as the types of forces acting on these gymnasts every time they use the uneven bars.
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- In The Know
Being a teacher is hard enough as it is.
School districts view the mask mandates as a matter of life or death.
Biles' withdrawal shows how attitudes have changed, says former USA gymnast Dominique Moceanu.
Teen gymnast lands China's first gold in women's gymnastics since 2012, defeats her hero Simone Biles
Guan Chenchen took home China’s first gold in women’s gymnastics since 2012 and defeated her hero, Simone Biles, in the finals. The victory: Guan, 16, won her first Olympic medal in the balance beam final on Aug. 3. The young gymnast took the lead for first place and scored 14.633 points while her teammate Tang Xijing scored 14.233 points and earned the silver.
- Southern Living
Haley Joy strikes again!
- Associated Press
In the darkest days of the pandemic, Evita Griskenas was stuck practicing in her parents’ Illinois basement, occasionally breaking lightbulbs as she tossed clubs and hoops through the air and cartwheeled to catch them. Griskenas, a rhythmic gymnast, doesn’t so much hear music as she sees it: melodies become hoops spinning across the floor; drumbeats bounce like balls. Often the forgotten genre of Olympic gymnastics, her sport is like combining its more famous cousin, the artistic gymnastics practiced by superstars like Simone Biles and Sunisa Lee, with ballet and a circus.
- Raleigh News and Observer
First-amendment group accuses UNC of ‘chilling’ a free exchange of ideas by questioning faculty critics while probing who shared a big donor’s contract.
- LA Times
Gymnasts who shined at the Tokyo Olympics will need to adjust to NCAA rules as they join college teams following the Games.
- Yahoo Sports
With the NCAA finally allowing athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness, the sport’s young stars now have an alternative to the cutthroat world of international gymnastics.
- The Week
Over Gov. Ron DeSantis' objections, Florida school districts are imposing mask mandates
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) announced Wednesday that the state would institute a mask mandate for preschool through high school students and staff and a vaccine mandate for some state employees.Why it matters: The move comes as surging COVID-19 cases driven by the Delta variant in Illinois have led to rising hospitalization, ICU occupancy and ventilator use rates, per the governor's press release.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.State of play: All st
Florida's second-largest school district on Monday said it will no longer impose a mask mandate after Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) threatened to withhold funding from districts that require face coverings. Driving the news: Broward County Public Schools announced last week that it would require mask use after the CDC issued new guidance recommending universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to K-12 schools this incoming school year, regardless of vaccination status.Stay on
USA gymnast and Tokyo Olympics all-around champion Suni Lee told NBC she wears acrylic nails for "good luck," but also to help her while competing.
- Raleigh News and Observer
The lawsuit alleged that the injury was the result of lack of supervision of students in the class. “It was just a recipe for disaster.”
Jonathan Owens sent a sweet shoutout to his girlfriend Tuesday.
- Business Insider
A civil war within the Democratic Party over canceling student debt is hurting millions of borrowers
Who has the authority to cancel student debt? Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi say it's Congress. Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer say it's the president.
- USA TODAY Sports
Biles won bronze in the balance beam on Tuesday after withdrawing from four individual events in Tokyo.
- The State
There are 9,917 dead South Carolinas who are no longer with us because of COVID-19, our editorial board writes.
- CBS News Videos
Children across America are getting ready to begin another pandemic school year, but alarming new numbers from the American Academy of Pediatrics are raising concerns. The organization says nearly 72,000 pediatric COVID-19 cases were reported last week, up more than 30,000 from the week before. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten spoke with CBSN's Tanya Rivero about preparations for the new school year.
- Kansas City Star
Hundreds of students are in quarantine at a school district in Arkansas, where local mask mandates were banned.