Level the Playing Field

Athletes in the NBA, MLB and NFL are rewarded with a higher average annual salary than any other profession in the United States. ¬†While Cam Newton was paid¬†41.1 million dollars by the Carolina Panthers in 2016, some government employees including police officers, firefighters and public school teachers struggled to provide for their families. In an…

A Passion Explored

Two jet-black grand pianos marked Boston and Steinway and Sons are shoved against the wall of his cluttered office, which recite Andre Gribou. Endless sheets of scores pour out of the binders underneath his desk. Those sheets represent time, passion, knowledge and demonstration. Each could be a synonym for Gribou himself. Gribou stands tall, slender,…

A Path Through Purity

Athens County, tucked away in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio has a beauty that has never failed to astound me. I have trekked through the graveyards buried in the woods behind the Ridge, I have seen Athens to its entirety after conquering the muddy odyssey of Bong hill and Strouds Run is a weekly…