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Decisions: Big and Small

Decisions: Big and Small

Jess Brandt, Sports Editor

November 9, 2017


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Decisions are a big part of our lives. We make small decisions every day, like, what should we eat or what should we drink. Then there are those times where we have to make big decisions that could impact the rest of our lives. I know that sounds extreme, but it’s true. Some decisions we make impact o...

My Hero

My Hero

Jess Brandt, Sports Editor

October 26, 2017


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This week, there is no joke on anyone. This week, I want to tell you about my hero, and the journey that changed my life. In June 2011, my life changed and so did my family’s. I remember the day like it was yesterday. I came downstairs all ready for the family swim. I grabbed the towels and rus...

Meritocracy Doesn’t Apply Here

Meritocracy Doesn’t Apply Here

Jess Brandt, Sports Editor

October 17, 2017


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Its 2017… aren’t we past unequal rights between men and women? Guess not when it comes to the United States Soccer Federation. As young athletes, our dream is to play professionally in the sport that we love. For the most part, playing professionally provides a stable income. Unfortunately, this...

Karen Meets “Kyrie Irving”

Karen Meets “Kyrie Irving”

Jess Brandt, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


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In my family, you live, breathe, and sweat sports. With a father who played football for Penn State, and two older brothers who played sports, I inevitably followed in their footsteps. Ever since I could walk, there was either a ball in my hand or at my feet. Everyday consisted of school, homewor...

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