As I’ve made clear before, it can be really difficult. The cards are clearly stacked against you, and anything remotely right of center is against the grain — there are a whole lot of liberal college students out there, a whole lot of Obama voters in very confined spaces. And many won’t keep quiet, making […]
Why watch sports? There are those who will tell you that athletic competition is meaningless, that the running and jumping and shooting don’t really hold any weight beyond base pleasure – the timeless it’s-just-a-stupid-game argument aimed at marginalizing the dedicated athlete.
Easter Sunday is finally upon us, and with it an ideal time for reflection. Today is reserved for, first and foremost, a glorious celebration — a mindful commemoration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection just hours after prolonged, brutal suffering and one final gasp of breath on the cross. We honor the Son of God’s unshakable perseverance in […]
I wrote a pretty controversial column – by this school’s standards, at least – for The Miscellany News, calling for some common-sense reform of the apartment draw system. In my humble opinion, student-athletes should be afforded a degree of preferential treatment when it comes to the student housing process – my point being that living […]
Apartment draw has now come and gone, with living arrangements scouted and decided upon. As is always the case, those leaving the dorms to try out the Town Houses, the Terrace Apartments, and the like have been partitioned into different locales spread out across campus – some will be situated right by the soccer fields, […]
March Madness is, unfortunately, nearing an end and college basketball will officially be in the books come early Tuesday morning. We’ll have to wade through the boredom of summer baseball until Duke and Kentucky and Kansas are back at it, sporting up-and-coming superstars and athletic freaks of nature alike.
The springtime is (finally) upon us, or at least it’s supposed to be on paper. The days are still chilly and the nights can get downright freezing in Upstate New York, even in early April, but baseball, lacrosse, and the rest are already in full swing. New teams are taking the playing field, hoping to […]
Television leaves such a visible imprint on all of our lives, whether we choose to admit it or not. Just recalling my own personal experiences, I spend hours upon hours dissecting some random new mystery series – HBO’s True Detective is really, really good, by the way – or merely catching the end of the latest […]