Transfer Eligibility Shows the NCAA is Not For its Athletes

Cassandra Twining@cass_twining

According to the home page of the NCAA’s website, they have three main priorities when it comes to their student-athletes. Academics, well being, and fairness. Although, based on recent events; it seems to bring into question if they truly care about the well being of their student-athletes. The NCAA continues to claim that they are here to keep college sports safe. “Today, we work hard to promote safety, excellence, and physical and mental well-being for student-athletes.” They also boast their emphasis on fairness and that every student “deserves a fair shot.” Actions speak louder than words though. Issues with Brock Hoffman’s transfer eligibility waiver shows how the NCAA does not quite put their mission statement into practice.

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Tesla Profit Loss Shows Faults of Government Incentives

Sanders Jett-Folk | @sjettfolk

The electric car giant Tesla had a tough break in the first quarter of 2019. The company announced Wednesday that it had lost a stunning $702 million.

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A Populist Battle in the 2020 Election

Jack Parkos | @Laissez_Faire76

As of now, there are 18 Democrats running for the primaries in the 2020 election. Furthermore, Bill Weld has announced that he will challenge Trump in 2020. Although it’s early, it appears that the big candidates for the election are Donald Trump for the Republicans and Bernie Sanders for the Democrats. Both Trump and Sanders have been labeled as “radical” and “anti-establishment” by many in the “establishment”.  The establishment, which, is dying. The old politics of neoliberalism and neoconservatism are being replaced by a new generation. This generation is embracing a new ideology-populism. This is happening on both the left and right sides of the political spectrum.

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Politicians are Afraid of Acknowledging Christian Persecution

Romy Haber | @romyjournalist

Sunday’s bombings in Sri Lanka marked the country’s deadliest violence in a decade, leaving more than 320 dead and more than 500 injured. The terrorist attack targeted Christians, a religious minority in the country, on one of Christianity’s holiest days: Easter. Two local Islamist radical groups were allegedly involved: National Thowheeth Jama’ath and Jammiyathul Millathu Ibrahim.

Yet, despite Christians being the clear victims of the attacks, mainstream media and politicians around the world have decided to focus on the perpetrators rather than those that lost their lives.

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Overpopulation Does Not Threaten Your Life

Ryan Lau | @RyanLau71R

The theory of overpopulation has been around for centuries. Since then, the rationale has, astonishingly, remained relatively constant; as the population increases exponentially, food production only increases in a linear fashion. As a result, the Earth will ultimately exceed its alleged carrying capacity. Food shortage, war, and general trauma will follow if we do not do something to keep the population in check. But under serious scrutiny, do these doomsday predictions have merit?

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