Skateboarding at all costs

Other Staff

As Jake Sharpe’s, ’03, skateboard slid out from under his legs, he hit the sidewalk with an awkward crunch. When he got up his arm had snapped and he would spend the next three agonizing hours in the emergency room.

“That was a hard time in my life,” Sharpe said. “I couldn’t skate and I couldn’t play baseball, because of my injury. Besides all that I will never stop skating.”

Asides from the fear of falling and injuring oneself, another predator lurks on the streets of skating, policemen and “Rent A Cops”.

“I was skating at Kastner on a Saturday,” Nate King, ’05, said. “I was having a lot of fun. Then this cop came out and told me if I didn’t leave, he would take me to Juvy. So I left.”

However with the disappointments, many skaters find the risks by far worth taking for a few exciting hours of skating on property that is not allowed.

“I started skating to relieve my stress,” Anthony Pellouso, ’02, said. “Skating is a challenge, but it is also really run and can be relaxing. Basically skating is a rush.”

Many students spend their lunchtime skating instead of eating. Die