Tues. April 16 is a day that will live in infamy in the New River Valley, especially among the Blacksburg and Virginia Tech community. On this day six years ago, Seung–Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people on the Virginia Tech campus during their morning classes.
With all the blood, sweat and tears in practice and games, athletes at the high school, collegiate and professional levels continually take mental and physical abuse from staff and coaches.
Most of the abuse is mental; coaches appear to control every aspect of athlete’s lives from how much they eat to who they see. A majority of the time players are rejected by their coaches if they don’t follow their rules and are punished, which can include sprinting for long periods of time, pushups, sit-ups and sometimes physical and emotional abuse.
Radford University is home to over 200 clubs and organizations; however, most of those recognized and those praised clubs and organizations are a part of Greek life. It has seemed to be the tradition throughout campus as well as in the surrounding areas until now. More clubs and groups are now beginning to get recognized for their hard work and activities throughout campuses such as ours. One in particular is the Men of Standards (M.O.S). Continue reading Men of Standards: A gentlemen’s club→
The first anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death leaves many unanswered questions about the gun control debate as well as the “Stand Your Ground Law” which was showcased in Martin’s death.
Correspondent of Bet Jonathan A. Picks conducted a question and answer segment with Martin’s mom, Sybrina Fulton. Some of the questions pertained to her attempts to amend Florida’s well-known “Stand Your Ground Law,” which she says, “allows you pursue, chase, follow someone, be the aggressor and then say you were standing your ground when you shoot and kill someone.” She is calling this the Trayvon Martin Law because this is what led George Zimmerman to kill Martin. Continue reading Trayvon Martin case: One year later→