One Country, Two Systems

January 4th, 2015
8 months ago

By Acadia Otlowski Hong Kong is in turmoil following protests Sunday night that have finally boiled over after tensions have built all summer. The recent protests are a result of Beijing’s controversial plan, which would allow citizens to vote for their representatives, but would restrict candidates to those approved by a committee. Politicians opposed to […]


Farewell Captain

January 4th, 2015
8 months ago

by Sean Begin The very first time I watched baseball was in 1998. It was the first sport I ever got into. No one in my family had any interest in it, my curiosity was piqued by a family friend. So when I decided to pick a team to root for, the decision was easy. […]


U.S. Judge Denies Detriot Right to Water

January 4th, 2015
8 months ago

by Sean Begin Imagine a city of 700,000, filled with empty, light-less streets and dozens of abandoned buildings and warehouses. Homes fall apart around the families that live there. Poverty is increasingly high. Families go without fresh, running water. This could be an accurate description of a third-world country. But it’s actually closer to home: […]


Hello Ello

January 4th, 2015
8 months ago

by Brooke Karanovich   Social media has become insanely popular in the past few years, with Facebook leading the pack. Facebook has over one million active monthly users, making it the most popular social media platform in use currently. As Facebook has progressed, the platform has changed in a variety of ways. It has become […]


How to Cause a Racquet

January 4th, 2015
8 months ago

by Ariana D’Avanzo The game of tennis is not just winning and losing, keeping score or having an amazing serve, but outsmarting your opponent. The fundamentals of tennis are extremely important; this sport is one of accuracy and being able to always think one step ahead of your rival. There are many factors that play a role in […]


Put The Cell Phone Away

January 4th, 2015
8 months ago

By Acadia Otlowski Look up. No, really. Click the power button on that glowing little screen of yours and join the present. Be it a cell phone, a laptop or a tablet, Americans spend far too much time caring about the things that are happening on their various devices. According to the PEW Internet Research […]


Alabama Wrongly Denies Player Transfer

January 4th, 2015
8 months ago

by Sean Begin College sports has once again shown why the “student-athlete” concept is a myth, at least when compared to the people who run the athletics programs. The University of Alabama recently denied women’s basketball player Daisha Simmons a transfer to Seton Hall because it would leave Alabama without a scholarship. For those unfamiliar […]


Supreme Court Passes on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

January 4th, 2015
8 months ago

by Sean Begin The Supreme Court made a momentous decision on Monday without hearing a single argument in court. The court decided not to make a ruling on whether or not states can ban gay marriage, which means that five states (Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana) will now allow the unions to take place. […]


Let’s Say Goodbye to Columbus Day

January 4th, 2015
8 months ago

by Sean Begin Many public school systems had Monday off for Columbus Day. It’s hard to find anyone not familiar with the singsong history of Christopher Columbus; “In fourteen-hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” The rhyme is meant to help elementary school students remember the year Columbus “discovered” America. It’s also an example […]


A Racquet Brand for You

January 4th, 2015
8 months ago

by Ariana D’Avanzo While the first two columns here discussed the physical properties that go into selecting the racquet, this week will look at something equally as important: the racquet brand. Currently, there are a total of 17 brands on the market that you can choose from but the top three competing tennis brands are Wilson, […]


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