The NFL and the Anthem

The NFL and the Anthem

Posted by on Sep 13, 2021 in Current Events, People and Culture | No Comments

The National Football League (NFL) kicked off the 2021 season on Thursday, September 9. Some people who viewed the pregame ceremonies may have been surprised to hear two pre-game anthems. Yes, plural. The NFL has pledged to play “Lift Every Voice and Sing” in addition to performing the traditional “The Star-Spangled Banner” during pre-game ceremonies […]

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Posted by on Aug 18, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

California School Vaccination Requirement As schools start again across the United States, school districts are deciding how to keep students and staff safe during the surge of COVID-19 delta variant cases. While several districts across the country have mandated mask wearing, the state of California has taken precautions a step further. Beginning October 15, 2021, […]

A New Name for Cleveland Baseball

A New Name for Cleveland Baseball

Posted by on Aug 4, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

In recent years, the names and mascots of several professional sports teams have received criticism for their racist overtones. Now, one team–the Cleveland Indians–is doing something about it. Starting in the 2022 season, the Cleveland Indians will now be known as the Cleveland Guardians. This follows the change the team already made in 2018 when […]

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Posted by on Jul 7, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Florida Condominium Collapses On June 24, 2021, a high-rise condo building in Surfside, Florida, collapsed in the middle of the night. Champlain Towers South stood for nearly forty years along the waterfront. The cause of the collapse has not yet been determined. It has been reported that in 2019 five members of the  Champlain Towers […]

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Posted by on Mar 31, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

#StopAsianHate The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone in the United States. But each group has had its own experiences. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have faced the job losses and economic hardships that many Americans have felt, and also were the target in a rise in anti-Asian racism. Former president Trump’s insistence on calling […]

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Posted by on Jan 8, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

The Slow COVID Vaccine Rollout You may have seen photos of people on social media receiving their coronavirus vaccine, often with the hashtag, #ThisIsOurShot. The vaccine is an exciting development in the battle to fight the coronavirus and return life to some kind of “normalcy.” Here in the U.S., the number of new cases–and deaths–is […]

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Posted by on Aug 20, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Goodbye Fall Sports Bad news for college sports fans: both the Big 10 and the PAC-12 have announced that they will be suspending all fall sports, including football, due to fears surrounding the COVID-19 epidemic. This includes any sports that begin before 2021, even winter sports such as basketball. Spokespersons for both conferences indicated that […]

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Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

An Incomplete Count? The U.S. Census happens once every ten years. But what is the Census, and why is it so important? The Census is a complete count of every person living in the United States (and its territories). The information is used to determine funding for public services, such as schools and fire departments. […]

College Athletes: To Pay or Not to Pay?

College Athletes: To Pay or Not to Pay?

Posted by on Nov 4, 2019 in Current Events, Economics, You Decide! | No Comments

They bring in billions of dollars in revenue and tons of recognition for colleges, yet they themselves are not allowed to profit from their skills in any way. This has always been the role of college athletes, even at Division I schools that can make thousands or even millions by using the athlete’s image for […]