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Take a knee

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

The Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars. All of these football teams chose to take a knee on Sunday, Sept. 24 after President Trump had tweeted that players who take a knee during the National Anthem should be fired.     President Trump was likely referring to Colin Kaepernik who first took a knee during the National Anthem last season in protest of police violence and racism.     “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder,” Kaepernik said to NFL Media.     Though many teams are getting recognized for the number of players who are kneeling, some teams are responding to the tweets in other ways. The Greenbay Packers chose to stand and link arms, as a symbol of the unity of the football community. Meanwhile, other teams such as the Pittsburgh Steelers chose...

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Recent hurricanes are unnatural disasters

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Feature Slider, Perspectives | 0 comments

Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Jose. Hurricane Irma. This fall season owes it to these storms for becoming a season characterized by unnatural disasters. The emergence of so many severe storms in a row has made the threat of climate change very well understood by many of those living in the southeast.   Hurricanes brew in warm oceans. With human activity warming the Earth, the ocean temperatures have also risen, making storms like Hurricane Harvey and Irma more severe. After Harvey, “The Atlantic” magazine reported the temperature in the Gulf of Mexico as between 2.7 to 7.2 degrees warmer than normal. This means that more water evaporated into the storm that would later be named Harvey. Harvey dropped copious amounts of rainfall in Texas because more water from the Gulf was evaporating due to the significantly warmer temperatures. Dr. David Unger,...

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