The name game

January 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

When you break it down sports are a name game. I pity the announcers that are faced with the tall task of pronouncing the daunting last names of foreign athletes.

Our most viewed stories of 2014

January 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

1. 19 Going on 20 20-years-old is an awkward age. It’s that year between being a teenager and being able to drink legally. Trevor Squire writes about transitioning from teenager to adult.     2. Music Profile: Drew Ailes, Vocalist for Brain Tumors In this Q&A with an MCTC student musician, Drew Ailes talks about his experiences with his band, his work for City Pages and his thoughts on the Twin Cities music scene.     3. Would an on-campus daycare benefit students? A mother herself, Amira Masri looks into whether having a daycare on MCTC’s campus would benefit the student body. According to her article, 17.4% of MCTC students report providing care for dependents for more than 30 hours a week.   4. The Real Minneapolis Dating […]

The Goldmine: Johnny NFL Sunday Ticket?

December 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Nothing beats watching exciting football in the winter. I have noticed multiple advertisements promoting NFL Sunday Ticket during my recent viewing sessions. This enticing television package enables the viewer to escape regional boundaries. I wasn’t previously intrigued by this opportunity. A life alerting announcement was recently released by popular television channel Fox sports.

Johnny Manziel will make his first career NFL start Sunday in Ohio on Fox. This groundbreaking event alerted the game’s television coverage. Announcers originally tasked with covering the Packers/Bills were given the opportunity to visit Ohio instead. The league’s regional coverage will prevent Midwesterners from experiencing the same luxury. Spending large sums of money on services you will only use once isn’t smart. There are exceptions to the rule. If you’re from Ohio, have an affiliation to Texas A&M or cheer for the Browns, I recommend purchasing NFL Sunday Ticket.

The Goldmine: Can Seattle save the Sonics?

December 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

The Seattle Supersonics were once the pride and joy of their city. In 2008 Clay Bennett’s ownership group relocated the team to his native Oklahoma City. The Seattle Seahawks’ recent Super Bowl victory has overshadowed Seattle’s attempt to bring back the Sonics.

Athletes should be able to play where they feel most comfortable

December 10, 2014 // 1 Comment

By Trevor Squire/ News Editor The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL), the governing body and organizer of high school sports in Minnesota, became the 33rd state to approve a formal transgender policy Dec. 4, that will allow trans athletes to play for the gender-specific team that they themselves identify as. For an athlete to play in the opposite sex’s sport, they need to submit an appeal to the MSHSL including signed parental and medical statements regarding the athlete’s sexual identity. When the independent hearing officer reviews the given materials they also have the ability to consult with experts in gender identity and health care professions. A group called the Minnesota Child Protection League bought two full-page ads in the Star Tribune over the course […]

R.I.P. professional sports

December 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Professional sports were once viewed as an affordable form of entertainment. Kids had the opportunity to witness local heroes perform in the same uniform every night. Every morning civilians scanned newspaper box scores. I recall witnessing balanced teams duke it out every night. These activities have become a scarcity in the modern world. I believe professional sports are going through a global warming crisis. The difference is it isn’t preventable.

The Goldmine: Confessions of a former Dallas Cowboys fan

December 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

A family member lost a bet when I was baby forcing me to become a Dallas Cowboys fan. I experienced consistent heartbreak over the next 20 years. My love-hate relationship with the team continued to torment me. Huffington Post Author Akira Robinson recently listed her five reasons why you should break up with your significant other.

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