Throwing Heat In Heaven: The Story Of Jose Fernandez

By Brandon Liguori When the Florida Marlins drafted Jose Fernandez in the first round of the MLB draft back in 2011, the organization believed that he was the ultimate answer for a pitching staff with a lot of holes. His much anticipated debut came two years later, on April seventh, 2013, against the New York…

Kickers Are People Too

By Harrison Larner Recently one of my friends asked me, “If you are a four-star kicking prospect as a sophomore, doesn’t that mean you could be a scholarship kicker at any school you want?” If only it was that simple. Another one of my friends, a former soccer teammate, asked me, “If you can kick…

The Divided States of America

The United States 2016 Presidential election will go down in history as one of the most controversial, crazy, and tumultuous elections of all time. Both party’s nominees, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, had very low public approval ratings, and most Americans were wondering how those two were able to even win their primaries. In the…

Advice for College Applicants

by Adam Dreyfuss The college application process is one that can be described with a nice plethora of words. I have heard people use the words stressful, nerve-wracking, and exciting amongst others. Personally, I agree with all three words as good descriptions of this process. ● Stressful: The college application process can be very stressful….

When Will It End?

by Brandon Liguori I want to focus on a major issue today that I feel everybody needs to be paying close attention to daily: racism. What is racism? Racism is a term used to discriminate or antagonize against someone of a different race, in the beliefs that one’s own race is superior and rises above…

Pay for Play: It’s all about Perspective

By: Paige Cunningham There is a growing debate in college sports about whether  athletes should be paid to play, especially at the NCAA Division 1 level where both the NCAA and the university bring in millions of dollars some say on the backs of the athletes.  When I first started thinking about this issue, I…

Anarchy

by Evan Oscherwitz Though only theorized by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon in the 1800s, and not quite conventional in modern society, Anarchism has existed in practice for a substantial period, spread out across time and space, from Indigenous societies the world over, to more recent examples like Syndicalist Catalonia, Makhnovia, Shinmin, and Chiapas. Anarchism has withstood the…

Four Years Later

by Brandon Liguori High school is said by numerous of people as four unforgettable years that can be positive, negative, or a combination of both. Looking back, throughout my four years, I have experienced drastic changes: from making new friends to losing old friends, new activities, and a new attitude. We always find ourselves looking…

Life as a Ballboy

by Adam Dreyfuss Whether you notice it or not, there is a constant to every tennis match played on the ATP World Tour. That constant is ballboys. For the past six years, my hometown, Winston Salem, NC, has had its very own ATP tournament, the Winston Salem Open. For the past four years, I have…

Transition Period

by Justin Spaeth High school for me was filled with some of the best memories in my life. I had made friendships with people that will surely last a lifetime. During my first years of high school, it was truly a tough time for me. I felt like an outsider I still felt like I…

#BerryStrong

by Peyton Gallaher “Eric Berry has lymphoma.” A mother tells her son that his childhood idol and all-time favorite football player has been diagnosed with cancer. This is what defined my Monday, November 24, 2014. When I heard the news, I was shocked. One minute I had this image of a perfectly tuned, athletic human…