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Pulling On Your Heartstrings

Pulling On Your Heartstrings

Jess Brandt, Sports Editor

February 8, 2018


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This past Sunday, a big event aired on television. Yes you might be thinking it was the Super Bowl, but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about what aired after the Super Bowl, and that was an episode from This Is Us. Over the past year, This Is Us has taken over the television world. Peopl...

An Anthem For the Dismissed

An Anthem For the Dismissed

Jess Brandt, Sports Editor

January 25, 2018


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Musicals. Are they a thing in the past? Have they come and gone? Well, recently, one musical in particular has brought back that spark. Every once in a while, a movie can tug at your heartstrings. As I sit here with tears in my eyes, I can’t help but hold back my emotions when it comes to the new hit mu...

Dream Accomplished

Dream Accomplished

Jess Brandt, Sports Editor

December 7, 2017


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“Look around the room. Look to the person on your left, and look to the person on your right. Each and every single one of you will go down in history as probably the best team to ever play for Mercy College.” My coach said those words to us after we won the fourth round of the NCAA Tournament...

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 Father, The Hero

My Father, The 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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