#TakeAKnee: Are athletes role models or entertainers?

“Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their country.” These were the words of President Donald Trump, criticizing the ongoing National Football League protests. Athletes had taken up kneeling or raising a fist, in an act of defiance against the traditional ‘right hand over chest’ during the anthem. Such protest first began in 2016, when former … Continue reading #TakeAKnee: Are athletes role models or entertainers?

World to Blame for Syrian Refugee Crisis

By Jun Woo Kang, News Writer Before anything, I would like begin with an old saying often attributed to the great expert of human evil, Joseph Stalin. “When one man dies, that’s a tragedy, when a thousand men die, that’s a statistic.” Large numbers can often feel cold and distant, and even kind of comforting because they do not feel like “people.” I think that … Continue reading World to Blame for Syrian Refugee Crisis

Various views of Lionel Messi’s Ballon D’or

On Jan. 12, 2016 a historical event was held at Swiss Chirii Congress House. One of the top soccer players in the world, Lionel Messi, won his fifth Ballon D’or award of his career. Various opinions about whether Lionel deserves this award circle around soccer enthusiasts within the GSIS community. Dash Lee believes that Lionel Messi deserves the award, “I love it because I personally … Continue reading Various views of Lionel Messi’s Ballon D’or