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The Toss: Back to Basics

February 16, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The players in the NBA are flashy and are always trying to be the ‘big play guy,’ but they seem to forget about the fundamentals of the game. For starters, the emergence of “the big three.” The most notable team is the...

Everything I learned about the press I learned from a musical

February 12, 2012

Filed under Opinion

“The power of the press is the greatest power of them all. I tell the city how to think, I tell the city how to vote, I shape its future.” So says newspaper owner Joseph Pulitzer to ragabond newsie Jack Kelly in the 1992 Disn...

The best schools in the world

January 27, 2012

Filed under Opinion

While you are sitting in school and thinking about how difficult your classes are, students in other parts of the world would think your courses are the easiest thing they have ever done. Studies say that where you go to school...

College Bowl predictions: Brady Klein and Connor Thompson

December 24, 2011

Filed under Opinion

AdvoCare V100 Independence: Missouri (7-5) vs. North Carolina (7-5) Dec. 26 Brady Both North Carolina and Missouri have had a lot of disappointing losses this year, as they both came close to toppling top ranked teams. No...

The case of the missing phone

December 14, 2011

Filed under Opinion

I came to an ugly realization as I walked into the boys’ locker room after basketball conditioning. Something was wrong; something had changed. My backpack was completely unzipped, my cellphone — gone. The item I relied on dai...

The Chiefs can’t do it after losing Cassel

December 12, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The Kansas City Chiefs need to protect their players from injuries and try again next season. It sounds negative, but it’s true. The recent loss of starting quarterback Matt Cassel for the remainder of the year, due to a hand...

The next one to make it

December 7, 2011

Filed under Opinion

I have a theory. I call it a theory because I haven’t had enough life experience to say that it works every time. My theory is this: If and when you legitimately put forth your best effort, you will eventually succeed. I’ve...

Just give it time

September 5, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The first few weeks, or even the first year of high school, can be difficult. But with time, it gets better. Coming from a private Catholic school of about 90 kids that I’d grown up with (pretty much the only people my age ...

The wonder of sunshine

The wonder of sunshine

April 24, 2011

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