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Staff Writer Eli Achtzehn recounts the horrors of the FitnessGram Pacer Test.

Avery Greenaway

Staff Writer Eli Achtzehn recounts the horrors of the FitnessGram Pacer Test.

Eli Achtzehn, Staff Writer

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The FitnessGram Pacer Test is a multistage aerobic capacity test that has had lasting impacts on the psyches of today’s high schoolers. Many students at Baldwin High School were required to participate in this physical assessment, which better suits Guantanamo Bay than Harrison Middle School, and most still have flashbacks. Today, a sub two-hour marathon is seen as the seemingly impossible next great barrier in running, when truthfully it should be reaching the end of this test. In a time filled with changing hormones, this stressful and difficult physical evaluation is the last thing that struggling pre-teens need.

About the Contributors
Eli Achtzehn, Staff Writer

Eli Achtzehn is a junior and second-year staff writer. He enjoys playing the drums and can be found on the lacrosse field or in your heart.

Avery Greenaway, Multimedia Editor

Avery is a senior and this is her third year on the Purbalite. She’s always in the mood for some quality sushi, and is very adamant about her preference...

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