Halloween Countdown with Molly Weir: Day 14

Oct. 14  In my previous articles, I explained the history of jack-o’-lanterns, trick or treating, and costumes. However, I realized that I never explain the actual history of Halloween itself. This article will explain just that. To begin, the word “Halloween” actually means “hallowed evening.” In early European celebrations, it was known as All Hallow’s…

“Shut up and Dribble”: A Demonstration of Thinly Veiled Racism and its Prominence

As most have probably seen by now, Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham recently made headline news for attacking LeBron James over the comments he and co-superstar Kevin Durant made in an interview with broadcast journalist Cari Champion. LeBron’s comments, though polarized, were not excessively inflammatory. In fact, they were not even an attack on any…

Baseball: Ohio wins home-opener over Shawnee State, 9-1

Bob Wren Stadium — The Ohio Bobcats (9-6) scored six runs during their first three rounds to the plate and coasted the rest of the way towards a home-opening win over Shawnee State, 9-1, in Athens on Thursday. OHIO center fielder Spencer Ibarra set the tone early for the Bobcats, knocking a two-run home run (his second…

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…