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Let’s talk about St. Petersburg

Russian Primer Minister, Vladimir Putin, lays down flowers at makeshift memorial for the St. Petersburg metro bombing victims.

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

April 15, 2017

Many citizens of the United States are wary about the country of Russia. There’s a good reason for that. Russia has been in the news a lot, due to connections with President Donald Trump, and members of Trump’s inner circle. There was also talk of Russia hacking the 2016 presidential election. Russia...

United Airlines debacle: Are leggings really a problem?

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Melissa Petruzzi, Staff Wrtiter

April 11, 2017

A gate agent at United Airlines stopped two young girls from getting on a plane to Minneapolis with their family last week—because their leggings were deemed to be inappropriate attire. More interestingly, people actually cared about this. Maybe I’m being wildly insensitive and completely ignoring...

Colin Kaepernick’s free agency woes

Photo of Colin Kaepernick courtesy of  Scott Cunningham/Getty Images.

Steven Shrenkel, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

Free agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the subject of extreme controversy throughout the 2016-17 season. Kaepernick could be seen kneeling during the national anthem throughout the pre-season and regular season. That controversy has carried on for Kaepernick into the offseason as he looks...

U.S. Soccer mandates players to stand – right or wrong?

United States Men's National Team captain Michael Bradley (center).

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

April 3, 2017

Michael Bradley has never had a problem making his voice known for U.S. Soccer. Bradley, a midfielder for the United States Men’s National Team and Toronto FC in the MLS, isn’t one of those “shut up, and just play your sport” athletes. Bradley doesn’t mind commenting on issues that others...

Horizon Zero Dawn: A Month Anniversary Review

Horizon Zero Dawn: A Month Anniversary Review

Joshua Hershey, Contributor

March 30, 2017

Horizon Zero Dawn premiered for PS4 on February 28th, 2017. The game was developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. With a 9.3 out of 10 rating from IGN, this game has the potential to win game of the year. With many comparisons to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild...

Roll Over, Beethoven, and tell Tchaikovsky the news

Roll Over, Beethoven, and tell Tchaikovsky the news

James Rudolph, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

It’s hard to imagine being considered one of the greatest of all time in whatever world you are involved in, it’s even harder to imagine witnessing your greatness impact the world in your lifetime. Surely, Charles Edward Anderson Berry, born on October 18th, 1926, in St. Louis, Missouri, did not beli...

An Ode to March Madness II

An Ode to March Madness II

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

March 4, 2017

Prepare yourselves- and your brackets. March Madness is back. Last year, I wrote an “Ode to March Madness” at the end of the tournament, licking my wounds and lamenting my poor bracket. Once again, if someone would remind me to not always root for the underdog that would be really helpful. However,...

Destiny Product Review

Destiny Product Review

Joshua Hershey, Contributor

February 16, 2017

Destiny is a must-buy video game. In the past I have played many video games, dating back till I was four on the Nintendo 64. I currently own a PS4 as my primary console and recently purchased this video game. Some similar games to Destiny would include the Halo series, which is created by the same...

Trump Travel Ban: For and Against

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Rachael McKriger and April Pfrogner

February 15, 2017

Editor In Chief Rachael McKriger and staff writer April Pfrogner talk why their either against (McKriger) or for (Pfrogner) the travel ban proposed by President Donald Trump. McKriger Against: Think about humanity for a minute I want you to close your eyes and picture this: One night, you go to...

Super Bowl LI: Top Five Best Commercials

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Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

February 6, 2017

I almost didn’t watch Super Bowl LI this year. Why? The Pittsburgh Steelers, my team, weren’t in the Super Bowl. I didn’t really care that much about who won, although I openly picked the Atlanta Falcons to win over the New England Patriots. However, I did watch. Not just because of Lady...

Who will win the Super Bowl? The Patriots

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Jon Hershey, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017

The Super Bowl takes place Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on Fox. The big game is located at NRG Stadium, the home of the Houston Texans. The Atlanta Falcons, who went 11-5 this season, take on the New England Patriots, who went 14-2, for Super Bowl LI. The Patriots have won 24 playoff games since 2001, as...

Grayson Allen and lax NCAA suspensions

Grayson Allen and lax NCAA suspensions

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

February 1, 2017

The Duke Blue Devils Men’s Basketball Team has had the spotlight on them for a while now. This time, the spotlight isn’t around legendary coach Michael Krzyzewski, commonly known as “Coach K.” The spotlight is around one of their players: junior guard Grayson Allen. Allen, in late December, tr...

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