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ANGLES: America’s favorite pastime or biggest waste of time: Are sports beneficial?

REBEKAH TUCHSCHERER rjtuchscherer16@ole.augie.edu As leaves begin to fall and a soft wind breathes through the chainlink fence, people from across a sleepy town in northeast South Dakota gather in a small, aging stadium for the first home football game of…

ANGLES: America’s favorite pastime or biggest waste of time: Are sports beneficial?

No, consumers overfund sports and  over-idolize athletes   JACOB KNUTSON jaknutson15@ole.augie.edu Flip through any magazine and you are bound to find a sports story about overcoming the odds and achieving an exemplary feat—think Michael Oher, Yasiel Puig, and the 2016…

Forgotten godmother of rock n’ roll

JESSICA RUF jnruf15@ole.augie.edu What did Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Elvis Presley all have in common? They shared the same idol: a queer black woman from Arkansas who knew her way around the electric guitar—Sister Rosetta Tharpe. I…

ISIS affiliates attack Sufi mosque, killing 305

GRACE WALLIN gmwallin17@ole.augie.edu The terrorist attack on a Sufi mosque in Northern Sinai marked the deadliest attack on the country’s soil, as well as the first major attack committed by militants on a Muslim congregation. As of now, the death…