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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...

Back off of QB Cam Newton

Back off of QB  Cam Newton

Shomari Black,
Contributor
March 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The Denver Broncos’ top-rated defense repeatedly sacked Carolina Panther’s quarterback Cam Newton during Super Bowl 50. His receivers dropped important passes and his offensive line did not protect him. Huge Bronco defenders knocked him down more than 20 times, which caused Newton to fumble the ba...

Peyton Manning has nothing left to prove

Peyton Manning has nothing left to prove

Erik Khan,
Contributor
February 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, 39, solidified his legacy after he won his second Super Bowl ring. It is time for him to ride off into the sunset and retire a champion. Those who watched Super Bowl 50 saw Manning in the twilight of his career. Manning had arguably the worst Super Bowl pe...

Pride through peaceful resistance

Pride through peaceful resistance

Marissa Marshall,
Contributor
February 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Beyoncé Knowles told the world that she loves her blackness and the world should love it back when she released her new music video and performed at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. On Feb. 6, she released a new music video and song called “Formation,” which she debuted a day later at the Supe...

Super Bowl creates big business in the Bay

Super Bowl creates big business in the Bay

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor
February 18, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Super Bowl can be a very lucrative event for many cities: New Orleans made a profit of $480 million when the final tally came in, as reported by Mark Waller of nola.com. It allegedly saved the city from a complete financial and political collapse following Hurricane Katrina. Dallas was also reported to have made a profit of $28 million when...

Bay Area’s plan to combat sex-trafficking at Super Bowl

Bay Area’s plan to combat sex-trafficking at Super Bowl

Elizabeth Avalos,
Contributor
February 4, 2016
Filed under Features

While the debate continues on whether the Super Bowl generates enough revenue to outweigh the costs for hosting cities, the sex-trafficking industry sees dollar signs without need for deliberation. For football fans all across the nation, the Super Bowl is the most anticipated sporting event of the...

Attention Bay Area: The Super Bowl is coming

Attention Bay Area: The Super Bowl is coming

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor
January 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Despite the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers’ absence from the 2016 NFL postseason, the Bay Area will feel the impact of Super Bowl 50. The big game will be at the home of the 49ers, Levi’s Stadium, on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, which brings with it a unique set of situations. With the entire...

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