Alecia Gortsema

Alecia Gortsema

The NRA Convention Following Uvalde Shooting

Just days after the shooting that took the lives of 19 elementary students in Uvalde, Texas, the annual NRA convention took place as planned. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the convention had been canceled multiple times within the last 3 years.

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Sleep is the Most Essential Tool in the Wellness Toolbox

As someone who frequents the 5 AM shift, this is more of a personal lecture. However, it’s a lecture that I wholeheartedly believe. I may be a hypocrite, but at least I’m self-aware, right? We all know that sleep is important. Point blank. But do we emphasize just how important it is in modern-day hustle culture? No. Go-getters everywhere brag about how they can “run just fine off of 5 hours of sleep.” It’s me, I said that. I absolutely cannot run “just fine” off minimal sleep, I just tell myself that while yawning through my teeth.

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Kyrie Irving

Athlete of the Month for June 2022 Instagram Bio Highlights Bio Born March 23rd of 1992 in Melbourne, Australia, 30-year-old Kyrie Irving now plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA. The American professional basketball player was named “Rookie of the Year” back in 2011 after his selection by the …

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Henrik Lunqui

Flashback Athlete of the Month for June 2022 Instagram Bio Highlight Bio After his 15-season career with the New York Rangers of the NHL, Swedish hockey goaltender, Henry Lundqvist, retired on January 28 of 2021. Lundqvist is 40 years old, born on March 2nd of 1982 in Are, Sweden. Since …

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Celtics Win Game 7 Against the Heat

The Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat on Sunday, May 29th, in game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Florida, thereby clinching the series. The Celtics took the final game Sunday evening 100 – 96 with Jayson Tatum of the Celtics leading his team with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists. Marcus Smart’s efforts were equally impressive with 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. Jaylen Brown also scored 24 points, with 6 assists and 6 rebounds.

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After 212 Mass Shootings in 2022, US Citizens and Politicians Beg for Gun Reform

In the first 145 days of 2022, there have been at least 212 mass shootings in the United States. Yesterday, at an Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, an 18-year-old male killed at least 19 children, making it the second-deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook and the 27th school shooting this year alone. In the ensuing 10 years since Sandy Hook, gun laws in the United States have changed little to address the steady rise in school shootings and in some states have become more lax.

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Op-Ed: Why Kids Should Play Sports Competitively

In a culture obsessed with technology and second place trophies, I believe all children should play sports, and they should do so with the intent of winning. Sound cutthroat? Maybe. But hear me out.

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The Rise of Popular Denim Brand: EB Denim

Beginning her vintage sales in high school on the locker room floor back in 2016, Elena Bonvicini has grabbed the attention of denim lovers everywhere with her unique line, EB Denim. Bonvicini’s brand was built on the foundation of “exclusive upcycled vintage” and is now thoughtfully manufactured in Los Angeles, California.

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Are You Working Out Too Much?

While physical exercise is an essential element of a healthy mind and body, resting is of equal importance. Adequate rest is crucial for achieving fitness and physique goals, and over-exercising may lead to injuries, a suppressed immune system, and even addiction.

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Illinois Bans ‘Ghost Guns’

Ghost guns, those without a serial number that cannot be easily traced, have been banned in Illinois, making it the first Midwest state to do so. Ghost guns are to be assembled at home and leave no record of their ownership.

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PGA Championship Ends in a 3-hole Playoff

Country Club from May 19 to May 22. Although the event was supposed to take place at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, it was moved to the Southern Hills Country Club after the storming of the US Capitol. The PGA Championship is 1 of 4 men’s professional golf major championships.

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Pete Davidson and Kate McKinnon Leave ‘SNL’

After their lengthy careers on Saturday Night Live, comedians Pete Davidson and Kate McKinnon said goodbye to the show during the season finale this past weekend. Pete Davidson started his career with SNL at the age of 20 in 2014, making him one of the youngest cast members, and admitted that he, “had no idea what I was doing” when he first began. Despite his fair share of controversial comments, Davidson has remained a fan favorite and is sad to be leaving his SNL family.

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