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A Buffalo Bills player is injured after a big hit by the Washington Redskins earlier this season. (Keith Allison/Flickr)

Everyone Is to Blame for Violence in the NFL

January 28, 2016

By THOMAS O’CALLAGHAN Staff Writer At a time in which the character of the participants in the National Footba...

Ahmad Brooks played nearly a month after facing criminal charges. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK GAIL/VIA TNS)

NFL’s Integrity Challenged – A History of Violence

September 16, 2015

By MATTHEW MCCARTHY Sports Co-Editor On Aug. 26, Ahmad Brooks was charged with sexual battery. On Se...

Ray Rice was one of many NFL players involved in high-profile violence cases in the last two years. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/MCT)

The NFL’s Violence Problem and How I Enable It

September 25, 2014

By DYLAN PENZASports Co-EditorPublished: September 23, 2014 It seems ridiculous to say that the NFL has a violence problem.  My apologies for the l...

Why Not Michael Brown?

September 14, 2014

  By GABRIELLE SAMBOY Staff Writer Published: September 13, 2014 This past summer, the wrongful shooting of a young African American male by a white police officer grabbed the nation’s attention. I am, of course, talking about the wrongful shooting of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson, although it’s certai...

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Should The U.S. Get Involved In Ukraine?

February 26, 2014

By DYLAN REILLY Staff Writer Published: February 26, 2014 After three months of civil unrest and government oppression, many people worry the crisis in Ukraine has the potential to escalat...

Protesters need to create attention again, but without resorting to violence or inciting police brutality. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Occupy Wall Street Must Make Headlines Again

February 22, 2012

The Movement Has Lost Attention, But a Clearer Focus, Not Violence, Could Bring It Back By SARA AZOULAY Photo...