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All Star games waste player’s talent

By Jacob Dillard All the players in All-Star games will al- ways tell you, “You have to be there” to get the full experience of it. But really, what is there to experience? This “full experience” includes watching the best players in the league participating in meaningless skill challenges, and a game in which you could get the same experience […]

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Fans Want and Enjoy All Star Game

By Alex Langan Ever since July 6, 1933, the day the first All-Star Game in Major League Baseball was played, fans have enjoyed All-Star games and their festivities in all four major professional sports leagues in the US: the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NHL. Despite a growing sentiment against All-Star games with many fans calling for their elimination, the […]

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Corporal punishment paddles down public education

It seems like something out of a Victorian-age movie. A child is pulled out of class for spitting on another student and is taken to the principal’s office to be paddled. He screams and cries as he’s beaten in a manner protected by Georgia laws. That’s exactly what happened in April last school year in Jasper County Primary School. A […]

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Fans want and enjoy the All-Star games

Ever since July 6, 1933, the day the first All-Star Game in Major League Baseball was played, fans have enjoyed All-Star games and their festivities in all four major professional sports leagues in the US: the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NHL. Despite a growing sentiment against All-Star games with many fans calling for their elimination, the games remain excellent […]

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John Lewis takes stand on new President

January was a busy month in the media. We got a new president, numerous protests broke out across the country and some politicians decided to take a stand. John Lewis’ appearances at the protests happening in downtown Atlanta were all over local media platforms. Lewis is a great man. He worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and organized countless […]

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All Star games need a purpose

All the players in All-Star games will always tell you, “You have to be there” to get the full experience of it. But really, what is there to experience? This “full experience” includes watching the best players in the league participating in meaningless skill challenges, and a game that you could get the same experience in a backyard football game. […]

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The unnecessary commercialization of Valentine’s Day

Saint Valentine: the man, the myth, the legend. There are varying accounts of countless Saint Valentines, with no one knowing who they really were and what they did. One such tale involved a Saint named Valentine who confessed his forbidden love before being put to death. Another Saint was a kind-hearted Roman priest who married young couples against the orders […]

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Betsy DeVos should not be confirmed as secretary of education

President Donald Trump began the process of appointing members of his cabinet soon after he won the November election. One of his most controversial nominations is Republican education activist and billionaire Betsy DeVos, whom Trump chose for Secretary of Education. Soon after the nomination, there was a rush to examine her experience in education, and in the end she had […]

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Scott Pruitt should not be confirmed as head of the EPA

By Alex Durham A world with Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt at the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a world that frightens me. For those of you who do not recognize the name, just do a quick Google search, sift through the articles talking about his nomination, and you’ll discover all of the stories regarding his lawsuits […]

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Social media: the next stop on Trump’s rise to the top

One of the major draws of supporters to President Trump is his openness, largely facilitated by his use of social media. The number of twitter followers amassed by the president has allowed his blunt tweets to circulate the globe. And therein lies the problem with both the president’s tweets and the rise of social media. A single tweet can be […]

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