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What the MVP Award Really Means

What the MVP Award Really Means

Michael Panteleo, Sports Editor

April 20, 2020

Being the MVP of the NBA season is a great honor and very difficult to achieve. Great NBA players such as Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant have won this award. No one is arguing that these guys are not great NBA players, but the word "valuable" is sometimes misunderstood. This concept should not...

The End of an Era, But the Start of Something New

The End of an Era, But the Start of Something New

Michael Panteleo, Sports Editor

April 8, 2020

My time at Mercy College is coming to an end. I thought I was really going to be excited to finally finish school and go out into the real world, but truthfully, it scares the hell out of me. School might be a drag at times, but it's for my own benefit. I did not expect much going into Mercy because I fe...

Video Gaming at Its Finest

Video Gaming at Its Finest

Michael Panteleo, Sports Editor

March 31, 2020

I have played many video games in my day. I used to be up all night playing, basically until the sun came up. I was obsessed and probably had a real problem. I enjoyed playing video games so much that nothing else mattered and I was content waking up at 3 p.m. Video games nowadays are fun, but not the...

NFL Off-Season Reactions

NFL Off-Season Reactions

Michael Panteleo, Sports Editor

March 18, 2020

The NFL has certainly been busy as of late, and trade acquisitions have been booming. The two biggest names traded so far has been Deandre Hopkins and David Johnson. Deandre Hopkins and a fourth round pick will be sent to the Cardinals in exchange for David Johnson and a second round pick. The Texans...

Zion vs. the Point God

Zion vs. the Point God

Michael Panteleo, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The Rookie of the Year race is getting down to the wire and it's going to be a close one. Ja Morant was the clear front runner all season, but a late bloomer named Zion Williamson is starting to close in on him. Since coming back, Williamson is averaging 24 points and six rebounds per game. He has...

We Won’t Forget the Smoke

We Won't Forget the Smoke

Michael Panteleo, Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

On Feb. 19, the world lost another good one. Pop Smoke was killed at 4:30 a.m., when the home he was renting in Hollywood Hills was invaded. Four suspects broke in and shot Bashar Barakah Jackson, which was his real name. Pop was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, but died a few hours...

Legends Never Die

Legends Never Die

Michael Panteleo, Sports Editor

January 30, 2020

I want to start off by sending my condolences to the Bryant family and also the other families affected by the tragic helicopter crash that occurred this previous Sunday. It started off as a normal day, I woke up did not think much of it and lounged around. Then I got a text from one of my friends...

Purple Pickles Take Over Leewood

Purple Pickles Take Over Leewood

Michael Panteleo, Sports Editor

November 20, 2019

Over the past three months, it has honored me to be a part of the greatest basketball organization in the world. House of Sports in Ardsley has a basketball league that consists of three divisions. The three divisions are A,B, and C. The Purple Pickles are in the C division and they dominated with a...

Young Thugger Put On A Show

Young Thugger Put On A Show

Michael Panteleo, Sports Editor

November 11, 2019

About a month ago, I finally went to my first concert. It is a little ridiculous that I am 21 years old and still had never been to a concert, but I decided it was time to end that. I was at work scrolling on my phone and I saw that my favorite artist Young Thug was going on tour with Machine Gun...

Are the 49ers Just Fool’s Gold?

Are the 49ers Just Fool's Gold?

Michael Panteleo, Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

This may be a stupid question given that the team has a 7-0 record overall. I know I am not the only one who remembers that San Francisco's record was 4-12 a year ago. In their defense, the Niners were a different football team a year ago. They did not have newly drafted defensive lineman Nick Bosa,...

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