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The NFL apology for its handling of Kaepernick’s peaceful protests, far too little too late

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Keegan West, Reporter

June 23, 2020

It took nearly three and a half years, the highly publicized murder of George Floyd and a public plea from players for the National Football League to formally acknowledge that they were wrong, they should not be lauded for meeting the bare minimum.  Colin Kaepernick, former 49ers quarterback, first peacefully pro...

What lies beneath the Black Lives Matter endorsement

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Ashonti Ford, Reporter

June 19, 2020

Big American brands are getting in formation to support the Black Lives Matter movement.  Even Roger Goodell, the National Football League commissioner said, "We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people. We admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL...

“The Mind of Aaron Hernandez”: a dark dive down into a murderer’s thoughts and your own values


Annalise Freimarck, News Editor

January 23, 2020

Watching the original Netflix documentary series, “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez,” feels like standing in his desolate jail cell with him, consumed by his violent emotions over being accused and convicted of murder, separated from his family and football career. In order to pinpoint...

Colin Kaepernick deserves another shot in the NFL

Daniel Arriaga, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2019

Colin Kaepernick is one of the most notorious names in the NFL due to his stand against the NFL that cost him his career as a quarterback in the league. I believe if the league were to give Colin Kaepernick another chance it would be very beneficial and bring in more fans and views. Upon watching ...

Star quarterback praises family and football

Starting quarterback Oliver Svrsky, 22, credits his family for his success.

Nathalia Moran, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

His parents put him on the soccer team as a child, but another parent suggested to his mom that football seemed more suited to his energetic and rough playing style. So began the football career of De Anza College’s quarterback, Oliver Svirsky. Svirsky, 22, social behavioral science major...

Opinion: NFL kneeling ban unfair

Jeffrey Windham, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2018

The National Football League’s attempt to stop its players from kneeling during the national anthem is nothing less than unfair bullying meant to appease its predominantly white fanbase. Starting in 2016, NFL players peacefully protested social injustice and police brutality in the United States b...

Domestic abuse victims should be the focus of new NFL policy

Geena Gonzales, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

The National Football League started and ended with controversy this past season. Last February former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked his then fiancée unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator. The altercation was caught on video surveillance, and was released to the media in July. Just...

Not time to hit the panic button on 49ers season

Not time to hit the panic button on 49ers season

Jacob Sisneros, Managing Editor

November 11, 2014

To say the first half of the season has been turbulent for the San Francisco 49ers would be a vast understatement. With Ray Mcdonald’s arrest on suspicion of domestic violence, the suspension of defensive tackle Aldon Smith, and various reports of locker room unrest, the Niners have already equaled...

It’s time to end hazing

Chris Padilla, Staff Writer

November 18, 2013

The recent alleged harassment of NFL player Jonathan Martin by fellow Dolphins teammate Richie Incognito brings to light an institution that is as old as it is ugly: hazing. Hazing has an odd place in our society, simultaneously treated as a fine tradition and hushed secret. It is such a...

Washington Redskins owner’s refusal to change team name more stubborn than wise

Cole Yamamura, Staff Writer

November 4, 2013

Think of all the racial slurs that you have ever heard. Does “Redskins” come to mind? Redskins is a name that has evolved over time from being a racial slur against Native Americans, to a term more closely identified with Washington, D.C.’s NFL franchise. Every time we say Redskins, whether...