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Dancing queen

My shoulders as limp as my sweaty hair and my limbs as heavy as that dark craft beer I couldn’t afford but bought anyway, I slumped on the couch. I felt like a tree branch, but I had snapped off the trunk and had fallen…

One-on-one: The Scout’s way too early Super Bowl picks

Reaghan Wharff – Kansas City Chiefs The Kansas City Chiefs have had a good track record in the regular season during Andy Reid’s tenure, but that hasn’t translated to success in the playoffs … until this year. Last season the Chiefs finished with a 10-6…

Protest Predicaments

After San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat and later kneeled during the national anthem in August 2016, it triggered a plethora of other protesting players, as well as a non-stop political discussion that has been associated with the National Football League since. Earlier this…

Not my Athlete of the Year

I came across an interesting article from “Forbes” a few weeks back. The article was titled “Athlete With Heaviest Social Interaction Is An E-Sports Gamer Named Ninja.” I was in complete shock. I probably read the title five times just to try and wrap my…

Students and faculty impact beyond the Hilltop

Preparing students for future careers should go beyond the brick and mortar. Prior to recently passed Illinois House Bill 4643, patients were required to visit a physician and get a referral to a physical therapist. But now patients can have direct access to their physical…

A work in progress

It’s a very liberating feeling to not care about what others think of your appearance; to simply wake up in the morning and go to school or work without needing to check the mirror and create a whole routine in order to feel presentable. I…

One-on-one: Which new NFL head coach will have the biggest impact this season?

Cameron Irwin: Frank Reich – Indianapolis Colts Frank Reich was not the first choice for the Indianapolis Colts to replace former head coach Chuck Pagano. Like most of his career as a quarterback, Reich was the backup plan. Now, he finds himself back in Indy…

My dreams are scarred

If you see me on the street in the early months of the school year, you may ask me how my summer was. Unlike the regular answers of “fine” or “fun,” my summer forced me into a vacation I didn’t want to take. In late…

Frolf giveth, Frolf taketh away

When I came to college three years ago, I had a faint idea as to what the sport of disc golf (now referred to as Frolf) was. I had a few friends who caught the Frisbee fever in high school, but I didn’t understand the…

2018’s Biggest Fantasy Football Sleepers

Quarterback – Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders: After coming off a fantastic 2016 season, Derek Carr regressed in 2017 by having one of the lowest passing touchdown totals in the league (22) and tying his career high for interceptions (13). High-quality quarterbacks such as Carr often…