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Kaepernick: The Saga Continues

We are all familiar with Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem in 2016. In the two years since, he is more well-known for his protesting than his career as an athlete. Recently, Kaepernick has become the face of Nike’s 30 year anniversary campaign. In the advertisement, Kaepernick ...

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OPINION: Freedom of expression is never free

This year has been an exceptionally diverse year, with police shootings, people shooting police, Gabby Douglas not putting her hand over her heart and now Colin Kaepernick sitting down during the National Anthem. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that ...

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Sports unite a city going through nightmares

It’s hard to understand why people want to cause harm to others. On Monday, April 15, two suspects set off bombs near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. Lives were lost, hundreds were injured, and a nation was struck at one of its most vulnerable positions: a public event ...

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I’ve got 99 problems, but my pitch ain’t one

»Ronniesia Reed –rreed24@my.apsu.edu Recently, pop singer Beyoncé Knowles-Carter sang the national anthem at the presidential inauguration. Not long after, the internet began to buzz about her lip-syncing the anthem. The idea of a Grammy award- winning artist lip -syncing the national anthem during the inauguration is disrespectful to some, and ...

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