David Wilderotter

David Wilderotter

Bio: David Wilderotter is originally from northern New Jersey and has lived there his whole life. He is currently a rising senior at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey majoring in Communications, with a concentration in Media Studies and Production. His main interests are music, television, and sports. He is a big fan of TV sitcoms, and loves watching them any chance he can. He also loves basketball, and prides himself as a Knicks fan. He also enjoys writing about a wide range of topics, and hopes to be able to continue to write in some capacity upon graduating. In his free time, David enjoys going on walks, playing basketball, listening to music, and spending time with his family.

Men Win 4×100 M Final, Katie Ledecky Takes Silver Medal in Shocking Loss

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were in full swing this weekend, with a large number of athletes winning medals. On Sunday, there were a slew of events for swimming, with multiple Americans winning medals. In a major upset, Australian Ariarne Titmus beat out arguably the greatest female swimmer of all time, American Katie Ledecky, in the 400 M Women’s Freestyle Final.

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Pelosi Appoints Anti-Trump Republicans to January 6 Committee

After Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two Republican nominees from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for the Committee to investigate the January 6 Capitol Attack, he retaliated by pulling all of his Republican choices, making it a mostly partisan committee. Now, however, Pelosi has appointed a Republican of her own to sit on the panel, Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger. Kinzinger is a long, outspoken critic of former President Trump, even calling for his removal from office the day after the deadly attack on the Capitol from his supporters that he helped incite.

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US Will Not Lift Travel Restrictions Amid Surge of Delta Variant

The White House has announced that the US does not intend to lift travel restrictions put in place because of COVID, due to the surging Delta variant of the virus that is taking over. In an interview with CNN Monday, a White House Official said, “Given where we are today with the Delta variant, the United States will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point.” The Delta variant has become the dominant strain of the coronavirus, and the large amount of people who aren’t vaccinated make up most of the infected with the more contagious, and more deadly, strain.

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2021 NBA Lottery Mock Draft

With exactly a week until the 2021 NBA Draft, I thought I’d try my hand at doing a mock draft of the lottery, which are the first 14 picks. These picks are owned by the teams that missed the playoffs this year, although a team like the Orlando Magic, for example, has two picks in the lottery because of a trade made with the Minnesota Timberwolves. There will likely be trades before, or during, the draft next Thursday, July 29, but for the purposes for this mock, I’m going to assume that all the picks stay the same.

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GOP Removes All Republican Members from January 6 Investigation Committee

After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two Republicans from joining the panel to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol, Minority House Leader Kevin McCarthy pulled all of the GOP members that were set to serve on the committee as a form of protest. McCarthy was given the opportunity to select five members to join the committee, but Pelosi also has the power to reject any of those selections, which she chose to do after two of McCarthy’s choices. He selected Rep. Jim Jordan, of Ohio, and Rep. Jim Banks, of Indiana, who have long been outspoken supporters of former President Trump and his egregiously false claims of voter fraud that prompted the insurrection on January 6.

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Most Entertaining Summer Olympic Events

With the Olympics officially starting in less than 48 hours in Tokyo, the excitement and anticipation is starting to build. Hundreds of athletes from all over the world will be on the biggest stage fighting their hearts out to win a medal. I personally love watching the Summer Olympic Games, mainly because I find all of the unique events entertaining and I love watching so many things going on at the same time.

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Q&A with Luis Castillo: “Life is going to throw you curveballs, you’ve got to learn how to hit them.”

Baseball is more than just a game; it has the ability to change lives. Luis Castillo knows that better than anybody else. NYC Tastemakers had the pleasure of sitting down and talking to the best batboy in MLB history, Luis Castillo, who goes by nicknames, “Luigi,” and “Squeegee,” to discuss his amazing eight-year tenure with the Yankees, his love for baseball, and his continued effort to give back.

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The Milwaukee Bucks are the 2021 NBA Champions!

After a long and grueling nine-month NBA season filled with health and safety protocols and injuries, we have finally crowned an NBA Champion! The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in Game Six of the NBA Finals on Tuesday to win the franchise’s first championship in 50 years.

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Big Time Rush Reuniting for Shows in December

2000s Nickelodeon kids unite!!! On Monday, the amazing boy band known as Big Time Rush announced on their official Twitter account (didn’t know they still had one) that they would be reuniting for two shows in December.

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What is Damian Lillard’s Future in Portland?

Damian Lillard made headlines all weekend. The only thing is, he actually didn’t do anything. On Friday, a report came out on the NBA website TrueHoop that alleged that Lillard, the superstar of the Portland Trailblazers, was planning to request a trade in the coming days. Twitter, as it does, when absolutely insane over this development, but Lillard himself didn’t hear about any of this nor was he able to respond until Friday afternoon.

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Bucks Storm Back and Even NBA Finals Series 2-2

Wednesday night marked a crucial game for both teams in the NBA Finals, with the Phoenix Suns looking to take a 3-1 series lead and put the Bucks in a position where they’d have to win three games in a row, and the Milwaukee Bucks were looking to tie up the series 2-2 and shift the entire momentum their way. Ultimately, the Bucks prevailed, winning by six in a 109-103 result.

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Bodega88 is the Best Place for Sports, Drinks, and Great Food!

There’s nothing like the energy of watching a game, match, or fight at a sports bar. The tension between fans of different teams and players, the endless amount of food, and, of course, the ability to drink offers a great experience for all (unless your team is losing). But to …

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