• WrestleMania 36, two nights, 20 matches, no crowd

    WrestleMania 36, two nights, 20 matches, no crowd

    This past weekend World Wrestling Entertainment held its biggest event of the year – WrestleMania 36 – in Orlando and other locations. It was a pay-per-view event which was the only way you were able to watch. And, it was strange to watch. How many big events – sports events – have you seen with

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  • Fantasy baseball sure beats no baseball at all

    Fantasy baseball sure beats no baseball at all

    I cannot believe it. It just should not have happened. On the Major League’s Opening Day, San Francisco Giant first baseman Willie McCovey – an Alabama native – went yard on another Alabama native Tim Hudson, who also played for the City of the Golden Gate. The blow came in the bottom of the first

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  • Marian Carcache: No shrinking violets

    Marian Carcache: No shrinking violets

    My son’s yard is covered in wild violets, one of my favorite flowers. When I was a child, I begged for a bedroom with violet wallpaper. I saw one in a catalogue and longed for it even into adulthood.  Even though I was in graduate school, teaching as a Teaching Assistant, living at poverty level,

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  • Austin Harris: Island Hopping during an Outbreak

    Austin Harris: Island Hopping during an Outbreak

    When I began this school year, I knew that I’d be graduating this Spring. What I didn’t know was that our country would be experiencing a pandemic. When I first heard about COVID-19, I was concerned, but it wasn’t near America. All I could hope was the outbreak would be contained before it spread more

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  • Editorial: Staying calm  in the pandemic

    Editorial: Staying calm in the pandemic

    Two weeks ago, I refused to write about the corona virus that has circled the globe. I read reports from local and national news outlets, scientists, and more only to decide for our newspaper that I didn’t want to fuel panic. Besides, everyone was saying that washing your hands and staying away from sick people

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  • Marian Carcache: Art is a silver lining on a dark cloud

    Marian Carcache: Art is a silver lining on a dark cloud

    Boccaccio wrote The Decameron ten years after watching Italy lose thousands of lives, including those of his own father and stepmother, to the Black Plague. The premise behind his story collection is that a group of seven women and three men are in seclusion in the countryside to escape the Plague. Each day, different members

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