Cinderella takes the pumpkin all the way to the Final Four

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Contributing Writer Cinderella made herself known this year in a dominating fashion. Each year, the NCAA Tournament produces a story that cannot be made up — a story that drives college basketball fans absolutely mad, which got the tournament coined March Madness. This year’s Cinderella story starred Loyola-Chicago. Loyola-Chicago came into the first round as an 11 seed matched up against ACC-vetted, No. 6 seed Miami, who featured many top recruits. The game was an absolute nail-biter, where both teams were trading tough baskets the entire game. In the end, Loyola-Chicago came out victorious with a buzzer-beater … Continue reading Cinderella takes the pumpkin all the way to the Final Four

Is it relationship abuse?

Sydney Shuler | Staff Writer Women ages 16 to 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence, about three times the nation average in the U.S. As young people, identifying signs of abuse in a relationship can be difficult. The National Domestic Violence Hotline defines domestic violence, also referred to as dating or relationship abuse, as “a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another in an intimate relationship.” These behaviors are not at all limited to physical abuse. Victims of relationship abuse often experience emotional and verbal abuse such as serial cheating, … Continue reading Is it relationship abuse?

A peek at top NBA Draft prospects

Roderick McLean | Staff Writer A peek at top NBA Draft prospects With the NCAA Tournament over, it’s time to focus on the next step for a select few college basketball players: the NBA Draft. There are a large number of bright NBA prospects. Here are players who could have a big impact. DeAndre Ayton Arizona freshman center DeAndre Ayton is considered by many to be the best player in this year’s class. Ayton, a 7-0 big man, weighs 260 pounds. For his size, the former Arizona center has great coordination and runs the floor well. The player he is … Continue reading A peek at top NBA Draft prospects

Super Bowl or bust in Los Angeles?

Harrington Gardiner | Contributing Writer Two years ago, the Los Angeles Rams were a franchise in disarray. They were suffering with a 4-12 record under head coach Jeff Fisher. Their first round draft pick Jared Goff had not played most of the season, and once he actually got playing time, he looked like a disappointment. Another downside was the underwhelming performance of running back Todd Gurley, who finished 27th in rushing after finishing in the top five in 2015. Things weren’t looking good in L.A. However, the Rams organization looked to turn things around when it decided to hire former … Continue reading Super Bowl or bust in Los Angeles?