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“Kneeling” loses its focus

“Kneeling” loses its focus

Britney Yarbrough,
Contributor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Those in opposition are unhappy with players kneeling during the national anthem at sporting events. This all began over a year ago when Colin Kaepernick, then a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, chose to kneel during the national anthem. Kaepernick chose to kneel in protest against police brutality...

Colin Kaepernick stands against oppression

Colin Kaepernick stands against oppression

Jamal Ingram,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

During a preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara on Aug. 26 2016, Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem as a way to stand up for people being oppressed in America. "This is not something that I am going to run by anybody," Kaepernick addres...

National Anthem protests lose focus

National Anthem protests lose focus

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

During week three of the National Football League season, every team, players, and coaches included, peacefully protested the national anthem by kneeling, locking arms or staying in the locker room at halftime. The origins of this protest go back to last season when former San Francisco 49ers quarter...

Colin Kaepernick: Remain yourself

Colin Kaepernick: Remain yourself

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

August 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Another day has passed, totaling 165 since quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been an NFL free agent. On top of that, the Baltimore Ravens just signed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Thad Lewis, whose last football impression was being placed on the 49ers’ injured reserved list at the end...

49ers general manager, head coach fired

49ers general manager, head coach fired

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 6, 2017


Filed under Sports

It only lasted one year, but the Chip Kelly experiment is officially over for the San Francisco 49ers. On Monday, San Francisco Owner and CEO Jed York announced that the team let go head coach Kelly and also the team’s general manager Trent Baalke. “The performance of this team has not lived...

49ers are more rust than gold

49ers are more rust than gold

Benjamin Conroy,
Contributor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Sports

Halfway through the football season, the San Francisco 49ers are struggling to keep it together. Bad coaching decisions and sub-par performances on the field have likely sabotaged any chance the Niners of making it to the playoffs. After starting the season off with one win, the 49ers have ...

As 49ers, Colin Kaepernick head to San Diego, safety becomes an issue

As 49ers, Colin Kaepernick head to San Diego, safety becomes an issue

Cam Inman,
East Bay Times

August 31, 2016


Filed under Metro, Sports

Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest has made him a lightning rod for criticism, but that doesn’t have him fearing his safety when the 49ers visit the San Diego Chargers for Thursday’s exhibition-season finale. “No, because if something happened, you’d be proving my point,” Kaepernick sa...

Kaepernick trade not likely for 49ers

Kaepernick trade not likely for 49ers

Shomari Block,
Contributor

April 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

If you believe the reports, the San Francisco 49ers traded quarterback Colin Kaepernick to the Denver Broncos every day for the last two weeks. This occurred after the 49ers traded Kaepernick to both the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets. At this point, a Kapernick trade report should have as much credibility as a we...

Kaepernick departure the right call for 49ers

Kaepernick departure the right call for 49ers

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer

April 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

In 2013, I condemned the 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh for his decision to bench the game manager-type quarterback he had in Alex Smith, for the run-and-gun style quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick proved my assumption to be foolish when the 49ers hosted the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round ...

NFL offseason commands attention

NFL offseason commands attention

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For sports fans, this time of year has a great feeling. The NBA playoffs are right around the corner, March Madness is here for the NCAA, MLB spring training is underway, but the NFL is still king. Despite the record-breaking season by the Golden State Warriors and all of the off-season moves made by...

Baalke to blame for 49ers struggles

Baalke to blame for 49ers struggles

Shomarl H. Block,
Contributor

October 15, 2015


Filed under Sports

Looking into my crystal ball to see what the future holds for the 49ers, here’s what I see: Colin Kaepernick jerseys on clearance racks at Ross stores across the country, endless streams of sports talk radio callers condemning CEO Jed York for his ineptitude as an owner. “How could he fire Harbaugh...He’s...

Niners in flux? Not a chance

Niners in flux? Not a chance

Alex Boucher,
Contributor

July 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As football fans know, the San Francisco 49ers’ 2015 offseason was somewhat tumultuous. Jim Harbaugh, the head coach who led the Niners to three straight NFC championship games and a Super Bowl, left to coach the University of Michigan. Shortly after Harbaugh’s departure, talented players such a...

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