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“I stand with Kyrie”: The Debate Around Vaccination Requirements

“I stand with Kyrie”: The Debate Around Vaccination Requirements

Ruth Assefa, Editor-In-Chief March 4, 2022

With almost 95% of NBA players vaccinated against COVID-19, seven-time NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving stands out amongst his teammates and opponents due to his vaccination status. Players were given a choice...

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Remembering Kobe Bryant

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter March 3, 2020

On January 26, 2020, nine people, including former NBA star Kobe Bryant, died in a fatal helicopter crash in Calabasas, California enroute to a youth basketball game. Bryant had profound success in...

From a Teen To A King: Part Two

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter November 26, 2018

Entering the 2010-11 season, James was the most highly coveted free agent, being contacted by multiple teams around the league. On July 8, ESPN hosted a national television special called “The Decision”,...

From a Teen to a King: Part One

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter November 9, 2018

Sixteen years ago, a young man from Akron, Ohio arrived at Madison Square Garden for the NBA draft. Eighteen year old LeBron James was the world’s highest ranked high school basketball player, accumulating...

Warriors Big-Three after acquiring elite forward Kevin Durant.

Chasing The Championship

Michael Chambers, Reporter March 27, 2018

The 2016-2017 NBA Finals ended with the Golden State Warriors winning their second title in three years, trumping LeBron James and the Cavaliers 4-1, leaving many to wonder how could they could ever be...

Atheletes should not be considered role models because of fame

Ryan Fort November 26, 2013

Honestly, athletes shouldn’t be considered role models.  They should only be people that you admire and like; not someone you would like to aspire to be.  Dating back a few months ago in June, three...

Athletes and Social Networking

Ryan Fort November 26, 2013

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Myspace are all social networks that athletes use to catch up with friends and family, or vent frustration. And then you have the few athletes that use it as a...

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