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Chandler Foster

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Trump voices thoughts on kneeling during anthem

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It all started last season when former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to take a knee during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” As Kaepernick continued to kneel during the national anthem, it was his inspiration to publicly cite the injustices on minorities. It was his way to shed light on something he believed was not right in our amazing country. This phenomenon caught fire as it inspired and spread throughout not only with NFL players (past and present) but also athletes across the globe. Athletes such as U.S. women’s national soccer team player Megan Rapinoe, three volleyball players from West Virginia Tech, three football players from Withrow High School and many more. The kneeling has become so controversial that President Donald Trump has decided to take a stand against what he believed to be disrespectful to our great country. Going as far to say “Get those sons of bitches off…

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“Hitman’s Bodyguard” shows comedy-drama balance

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The “Hitman’s Bodyguard” is the type of movie that you see when your first or maybe even second film option at the theater is sold out, that you are shockingly surprised that you enjoyed. The formula for the film is pretty basic one rule-breaking wildcard character (Samuel L. Jackson’s hitman Darius Kincaid) and the other an uptight, by-the-book character (Ryan Reynolds’ bodyguard Michael Bryce). So as you could guess the film forces the two opposite personalities together, and they must find a way to get along to make it to the end of the film. Bryce a former top bodyguard who slips from the top option after he allows a high-profile client died on his watch. Kincaid a criminal that is temporarily released from jail to be a case winning witness in a trial against Vladislav Dukhovich (Gary Oldman). A corrupt dictator of Belarus. Bryce is given the job of…

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Cars 3: Lap of Honor

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Cars 2 was completely awful – I think we can all agree on this. As most of the people who spent their time and money on this film left the theater confused and disappointed. Thankfully, Pixar listened to our disappointment and took the time to give Cars a quality third act that could lead to multiple sequels or end the franchise with a great story. Cars 3 conveniently forgets that Cars 2 ever existed (thankfully) and takes us back to what we originally loved about the first film – racing. We get to see Lightning McQueen doing what he loves to do best which is leaving his opponents in the dust. Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) now a seven-time Piston Cup winning legend is suddenly overshadowed by a newcomer named Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), who’s cutting-edge technology and statistical analysis allows him to be faster and stronger than any other car.…

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Patience Yalartai takes One Last Jump

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Patience Yalartai, a senior jumper at St. Cloud State University placed seventh against all competitors to become a NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field All-American, in the triple jump for the first time in her collegiate career. “It’s a great feeling, I have reached the height of my profession as a Collegiate athlete, and it is absolutely an amazing feeling,” Yalartai said when asked how it felt to be an all American. “Really wanting it contributed to my success. I like my sport and I really wanted to reach that point of All-American status, so I kept at it until I reached it,” she said. When talking about her experience at nationals she commented: “I think my performance at Nationals was good compared to the other times at Nationals. In the past things just didn’t come together and I didn’t perform my best. Yet this time it was all…

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A Mighty Morphin Reboot

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The iconic “Power Rangers” series started back in 1993, has been watched by generations of countless children, and just made a return to the big screen – bringing back the nostalgia of what many have grown up watching. The Breakfast Club meets The Avengers in this film. Combining superhero issues with everyday teenage problems we all have gone through. Jason (Dacre Montgomery), the school’s star football player meets Billy (RJ Cyler) and Kimberly (Naomi Scott) in Saturday detention. Billy is a technical genius — who also is on the autism spectrum, while Kimberly is a cheerleader fighting with her squad. The protagonists are later joined by Zack (Ludi Lin), a reckless student who barely goes to school, and Trini (Becky G), the new girl – also a lesbian outsider in Angel Grove. The first half of the film centers around the group getting to know each other. As they’re chosen…

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“Logan” The Wolverine We Always Wanted

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Both Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart give heartfelt, incredible performances in their last ones as Wolverine and Professor X. For every comic book loyal fan who has dreamt of one day watching a bloody, violent, “perfect” Wolverine movie, this delivers it and so much more. Giving old fans and new fans of the X-Men franchise a movie they can all enjoy – with an “R” rating no doubt.  In this film, we see a different Logan than we are used to seeing. The year 2029 has come and mutants have all but gone extinct. Logan is much older, a drunken mess, not healing the way we are used to seeing him heal, and the very thing (Adamantium) that makes him – is breaking him. Each scene Logan is in you can see the pain he endures. The discomfort that he feels. The anger that is boiling over – you can…

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NBA’s All-Star weekend

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All Star Weekend is something every basketball and or sports fan looks forward to every year. Yet this year we all who have watched have become witnesses to the decline in the quality we receive from the All Star game. With the recent increased attention and notoriety that the skills challenge, celebrity game, and three point contest have received, the dunk contest has suffered immensely. The three point contest has become the new dunk contest. All of the hype surrounds this one event as has for at least the last three years. Stars such as Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Eric Gordon, James Harden, Kyrie Irving and more have made the three the new dunk. Everyone has fallen in love with the three point shot like never before. This year the three point contest did not disappoint. With big names such as Kyrie Irving and James Harden we received the show…

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Forgotten Black Leaders: Remembering Medgar Evers

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When Black History Month comes around we often hear about the same great activist Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks. Yes, these individuals have helped fight racism and changed our perception on what African Americans and truly all communities can do when we come together, and demand a change. However, we rarely hear about other activists such as Medgar Evers who was an activist in Jackson Mississippi and was fatally shot outside of his home in 1963. Yes you read this correctly. He was assassinated by segregationist Byron De La Beckwith. Evers, a World War II veteran and later college graduate, became active in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s. Evers also married his fellow classmate, Myrlie Beasley, whom he stayed with until his death. Together they had three children: Darrell Kenyatta, Reena Denise, and James Van Dyke Evers. Later joining the National Association for the Advancement of…

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Best Batman Ever?

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Who was the best Batman? Michael Keaton, Christian Bale or Ben Affleck? I think Will Arnett takes the cake as the greatest Batman ever, and “The LEGO Batman Movie” might just be the best Batman movie ever.Somehow, this animated delight manages to lovingly capture the ridiculousness of the Caped Crusader, in all his incarnations. It’s a giant, hilarious love letter to Batman that is stunning in how well it works. This LEGO form of the legendary superhero seems to capture just how ridiculous and yet captivating Batman can be. Reaching fans from past, current, and future generations. It magically seems to all come together and it just works. The LEGO take on “The Bat” weighs heavily on the fact that he is alone and longs to be loved and to replace his family that was taken from him. Yet this version works hilariously. Eventually our hero realizes that he needs…

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