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Real Heroes Wear Badges, Not Ball Caps

Jon Perez, Sports Editor

April 24, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Sports

In what was the worst week in American history since September 11th, 2001, the United States showed why it’s the greatest country in the world. This week we were all Bostonians, we were all residents of Waco and we were all once New Yorkers. Most importantly, we are Americans and we are all bonded together...

Ortiz and Sox: A Source of Healing

Michael E. Cunniff, Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus

April 24, 2013

Filed under Opinion

The concept of a hero athlete, a player that becomes a city icon, loyal to one team, was outdated long before LeBron James left his home state to take his talents to South Beach. The concept of the athlete as a role model left town way before Luis Suarez sank his teeth into Branislav Ivanovic in a game...

Confessions of a frustrated Sox fan

Mike Cunniff, Editor-in-Chief

April 18, 2012

Filed under Off campus, Opinion, Sports

As a sports fan, I usually love the month of April.Between the NHL and NBA playoffs starting, the NFL schedule being released and baseball season starting, it’s a unique crossroads of the major sports. But this April is a little different. See, I’m from Massachusetts. We’re accustomed to...

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