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Column: Politics Invading the NFL

Column: Politics Invading the NFL

Jalen Andrews, Thayer High School

October 30, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Protests in Sports

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 about the players, saying that they should be "fired" if they did not stand in respect for the anthem....

Kaepernick was the Catalyst

Kaepernick was the Catalyst

Peyton Barish, Green Hope High School

October 30, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Protests in Sports

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 a lawyer working in the Alabama criminal justice system in horrifying detail. He focuses specifically on the r...

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

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

Staff Reports, Watertown High School

October 30, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Protests in Sports

“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 teacher at Watertown High School, served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard and is known throughout...

Students Kneel and Display Flag During National Anthem

Students Kneel and Display Flag During National Anthem

Reese Hill and Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos, Iowa City High School

October 30, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Protests in Sports

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 to organize a time for City High students to partake in the act of  kneeling during the national...

Column: Land of the brave can’t behave

Column: Land of the brave can’t behave

Cassie Valdez, Southwest Career and Technical Academy

October 30, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Protests in Sports

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 during the National Anthem. Although this demonstration was influential in its own respect, the...

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

Carter Landis, Portage Northern High School

October 30, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Protests in Sports

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 violence, an unfortunate commonality in NFL athletes. It’s been happening way too often in the...

Editorial: Go Ahead and Take a Knee

Editorial: Go Ahead and Take a Knee

Editorial Board, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

October 30, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Protests in Sports

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 what does this mean for us as public school students? It means it’s time to review our...

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

Matthew Bradford, Newsome High School

October 10, 2017


Filed under Assignment Desk, Protests in Sports

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 Major League Baseball player to protest racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. He...