Cheerleading Dangers

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“As Cheerleaders Soar Higher, So Does the Danger” points toward the dangers of cheerleading, and at the same time the author reports “the number of serious injuries is low when

compared with the number of current participants” (Pennington). This comparison indicates the

author has kept an open mind with a clear personal opinion while writing this article.

Cheerleading is obviously viewed differently today than it has been in the past. The writer

describes modern cheer as “performances are a blur of tumbling bodies, executed to loud,

pulsating music. The stunts are breathtaking.” (Pennington). His points are convincing and allow

the reader to reevaluate their perception of cheerleading. The author has shown the dangers

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