Category Archives: Opinion

Life with Lo E6 “How I’m Determined to Conquer 2016”

By Lauryn Froneberger
This week’s Life with Lo is all about bringing in the new year. I’ll share some advice for getting off to a great start by setting goals for yourself, staying motivated and leaving behind friends that may slow you down. I’ll also explain why I hate New Year’s Resolutions and the whole #newyearnewme craze. Check it out below!

Why We Need to Talk Seriously About Those Ayesha Curry Tweets! (Opinion)

by MARYAM OUTLAW

Ayesha Curry, Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry’s wife, was dunked in scalding hot water Saturday night after tweeting controversial comments regarding women’s fashion and clothing as it pertains to male attention.

While flipping through lifestyle magazines, the 26-year-old wife and mother of two was inspired to say that when it comes to style she would take “classy over trendy any day,” opting to dress more modestly in public and save the “good stuff” for her husband.

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Of course Twitter, being the “clap back” community that it is, immediately voiced its displeasure, placing Curry’s tweets under an ever-broadening canopy of political correctness and shouting feminism in the process. Continue reading Why We Need to Talk Seriously About Those Ayesha Curry Tweets! (Opinion)

Diamond Stone Is Still Adjusting To The College Game, And That’s OK

by JUSTIN FITZGERALD

“At center, a 6-foot-11 freshman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, number 33, DIAMOND STONE.”

This was an introduction Maryland basketball fans thought they would hear every game this year, as Stone was thought to be the dominant big man who rounded out the starting lineup of a national championship contender. His offensive game garnered high praise from coaches and scouts alike, and he was named to the preseason watch list for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award for the nation’s top center. Continue reading Diamond Stone Is Still Adjusting To The College Game, And That’s OK

Trump May Transcend the Truth But He Doesn’t Transcend Stupidity (Opinion)

by KATIE BEMB

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has had a lot to say lately and a good chunk of it isn’t making any sense.

Trump recently stated if he is elected president, he wants mosques under surveillance in light of recent terrorist attacks by ISIS.

In an interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe a few weeks ago, Trump stated: “You’re going to have to watch and study the mosques, because a lot of talk is going on in the mosques.”

In addition, Trump plans to force out Syrian refugees that have settled in the U.S., according to a speech he gave to voters during a campaign stop in New Hampshire. Continue reading Trump May Transcend the Truth But He Doesn’t Transcend Stupidity (Opinion)

Return of the Rock: SEC Preview

by JUSTIN FITZGERALD

The story line in the SEC remains the same: Kentucky, and then everyone else. The Wildcats reloaded after last year’s 38-1 season and are once again national title contenders. Everyone is chasing John Calipari, but the gap may close in the next few years. Many teams in the conference have made a splash with their coaching hires, showing that they’re serious about taking college basketball to the next level. This is still a football conference, but SEC basketball is slowly on the rise. Here is my preview for this year, with last year’s record in parentheses.

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Return of the Rock: Pac-12 Preview

by JUSTIN FITZGERALD

Since Sean Miller took the Arizona head coaching job in 2009, the narrative of the Pac-12 season has been the same. Miller and the Wildcats have dominated the conference the past two seasons, and have had top 4 conference finishes four of the past five years. His teams have been a high point in what has been a disappointing stretch for the conference. Last season the Pac-12 sent just four teams to the NCAA Tournament, and its reputation as a premiere basketball conference continued to fall. The conference lacks depth, with its cellar dwellers being some of the worst in a Power Five Conference. This year teams are still looking to chase Arizona, but the Wildcats aren’t the obvious choice to three-peat. Here are my predictions for how the conference shakes out, with last year’s records in parentheses.

When you’re done, be sure to check out my ACC, Big East, and Big 12 previews. Continue reading Return of the Rock: Pac-12 Preview

Shia LaBeouf Live Streams Himself Watching His Movies for Three Straight Days

by MARYAM OUTLAW

Just when America thought child actor/former blockbuster starlet/ art freak basket case Shia LaBeouf’s decision-making could not get any more peculiar, he decided to stream himself watching the bulk of his filmography for three days straight, a performance art project named #ALLMYMOVIES.

Yes, for 36 consecutive hours, we can all watch LaBeouf watch himself… in a frigid New York City movie theater…with buttered popcorn and Coca Cola…for no apparent reason.

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Remember that ‘90s Jim Carey movie The Truman Show, in which Carey played this super nice, super normal guy unaware that every single second of his life has been filmed and broadcast to the entire world since before he was even born? This is pretty similar. Except that film was awesome and this is…different.

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Witch hunt for Carson? Questions arise about Carson’s past (Opinion)

by KATIE BEMB

Over the last few days, one presidential candidate in particular has received extensive media attention: Ben Carson.

Carson’s campaign manager has mentioned that it seems that some journalists are on a witch hunt for Carson, digging into his past and looking for anything they can find to discredit him.

On Friday, Politico published an article detailing Carson’s supposed “fabrication” of information concerning the alleged scholarship that he was offered to West Point Military Academy. In Carson’s autobiography, Gifted Hands, he briefly mentions that a general involved with his high school ROTC program offered him a scholarship to West Point. Continue reading Witch hunt for Carson? Questions arise about Carson’s past (Opinion)

Return of the Rock: Big East Preview

By JUSTIN FITZGERALD

After the breakup of the original Big East in 2013, fans wondered what would be left of the conference that changed college basketball. The conference retained classic basketball powers, but also added unproven mid-majors. It was not known whether the latter would add depth or wilt against stiffer competition. The identity of the new Big East remains to be decided, but it looks like it will remain nationally relevant. Last year the conference sent six teams to the NCAA Tournament, but only Xavier made it to the Sweet 16. Here’s the outlook for this season.  Continue reading Return of the Rock: Big East Preview

Halloween: To Appropriate Or Not To Appropriate

by DEEPA RAMUDAMU

Halloween is a time to eat lots of candy, watch scary movies and sometimes, wear racist costumes.

In recent years, the term “cultural appropriation” has gained traction and is especially relevant during this popular holiday when dressing up and being someone else is the point.

But can one have fun, be a different person and not offend anyone? Or are people being too sensitive to what’s “politically correct”?

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