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Column: Politics Invading the NFL

Column: Politics Invading the NFL
October 30, 2017

The National Football League (NFL) has been in a lot of turmoil over the last few weeks due to protests against the national anthem. This turmoil was raised even more when President Trump made comments...

Kaepernick was the Catalyst

Kaepernick was the Catalyst
Racial Equality: A Conversation for All
October 30, 2017

The summer before sophomore year, my interest in the criminal justice system was sparked by a book my mom gave me, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. The book recounts Stevenson’s personal experience as...

Standing up — or sitting or kneeling — for what’s right

Standing up -- or sitting or kneeling -- for what’s right
Pro athletes’ actions affect students, faculty, and coaches at Watertown High School
October 30, 2017

“They are standing up for the right that people have died for, but, as long as they don’t turn their back, I have no issue with it,” Deborah Johnson said. Ms. Johnson, the foods and nutrition...

Students Kneel and Display Flag During National Anthem

Students Kneel and Display Flag During National Anthem
October 30, 2017

A movement that has spread across the nation arrived at Iowa City High Friday night before the varsity football game. Earlier that week, Amelia Morrow, Mary Liebig, Bihotza James, and Kawther Rouabhi decided...

Column: Land of the brave can’t behave

Column: Land of the brave can’t behave
October 30, 2017

As broad stripes and bright stars gallantly stream in the air, NFL football players link arms in solidarity and bow their heads. This past week, players and owners joined one another on the field to kneel...

Column: Domestic violence in sports needs to be punished more harshly than kneeling

Column: Domestic violence in sports needs to be punished more harshly than kneeling
October 30, 2017

It’s always uncomfortable to talk about sports when it becomes more than just a game. It’s hard to talk about a game when it crosses over into reality. This is especially true when it comes to domestic...

Editorial: Go Ahead and Take a Knee

Editorial: Go Ahead and Take a Knee
High school athletes have the right to peacefully protest during sporting events, and they should not be removed from their teams for taking a knee.
October 30, 2017

After Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players began kneeling during the national anthem, President Trump said that NFL team owners should force players to stand for the anthem, and fire them if they don’t. So...

In a league where players have gone silent, A’s Bruce Maxwell makes his voice heard

In a league where players have gone silent, A’s Bruce Maxwell makes his voice heard
October 10, 2017

Just four months ago, Oakland Athletics rookie catcher Bruce Maxwell was a minor leaguer hoping to get another crack at the big leagues. Today, he’s making national headlines after becoming the first...

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