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BURSTEIN: Eliminate the stigma, just say “vagina”

BURSTEIN: Eliminate the stigma, just say “vagina”

This weekend, I’ll be lucky enough to see a performance of “The Vagina Monologues” right here at Boston University. I’m crazy excited to see this show, and not just because I have a few friends who are in the production. “The Vagina Monologues,” according to playwright Eve Ensler’s website, is a “whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone” and “introduces a […]

By Sarah Burstein· · 0 comments · Columnists, Opinion
Going For Two: Drawn-out retirements miss their mark

Going For Two: Drawn-out retirements miss their mark

As the 2016 MLB season gradually nears, the sports world and Boston Red Sox faithfuls will soon have to say goodbye to David Ortiz, a living baseball legend. Big Papi joined the team in 2003 when owner John Henry signed him after he was released from the Minnesota Twins. Since, Ortiz has been one of the most important and influential […]

By David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish and Chipps: Athletes are not gods

Fish and Chipps: Athletes are not gods

It’s hard to look at today’s popular athletes and think of them as equals. Every day, we personify and admire them with gratitude as we debate their greatness on TV shows and at bars. We think about them when we’re playing video games and pray for them before we go to sleep. We revere them and call them “legends” as they […]

By Isaac Chipps· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: The Europa League is irrelevant

Indirect Kick: The Europa League is irrelevant

On Thursday afternoon, I had the pleasure of indulging myself in the world of soccer. With the UEFA Europa League entering its knockout round, I had a plethora of games to choose from. While matches like Krasnodar versus Sparta Prague seemed intriguing, I opted to watch the more enticing Shakhtar Donetsk versus Schalke 04 encounter. My match of choice ended […]

By Dan Shulman· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports
Sports Comedy Corner: A hardo’s guide to Madden

Sports Comedy Corner: A hardo’s guide to Madden

We’ve reached the dead season of sports, folks. Football is over, spring training has just begun and hockey and basketball are months away from the playoffs. March Madness doesn’t even start till mid-March (they always get me with that). So how do sports fans pass the time during this February hiatus? Do we find a new hobby? Try out bird […]

By Zach Halperin· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports
The Blue Line: 2016 MLB outlook

The Blue Line: 2016 MLB outlook

With football season officially over and winter sports entering their mid-season doldrums, it is now time to open the book on baseball season. USA TODAY recently released its full season projections for every team and rose more than a few eyebrows in the process. Below, I’ll break down each division in addition to what I agree with and disagree with […]

By Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: MLB players to watch for

Going For Two: MLB players to watch for

With pitchers and catchers reporting to warm-weather states all across the United States for the beginning of spring training, baseball is officially starting up again. Last season, the Kansas City Royals finally went the distance and won their first World Series title since 1985. That squad featured the likes of big-name players such as Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon. However, […]

By David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish and Chipps: Winning isn’t everything

Fish and Chipps: Winning isn’t everything

As opening day approached, the 2005 Reds were talked about as the odds-on favorites to win the New Albany Little League World Series in Ohio. The team was stacked with young talent, and somehow the head coach put on his “Billy Bean hat” and drafted a multitude of kids who, on paper, could do a little bit of everything and hit […]

By Isaac Chipps· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: Sports ticket prices are too high

Indirect Kick: Sports ticket prices are too high

If you were watching the German Cup last week, not only would you have seen four road victories, but another spectacle just off the field. In the game between Borussia Dortmund and VfB Stuttgart, tennis balls began to rain down onto the pitch just about 25 minutes into the match. The littering of the pitch was done in protest of […]

By Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: From player to fan, ice to stands

Going For Two: From player to fan, ice to stands

Why do we love the sports we love? What is it about a specific game or activity that captivates us so much? For me, hockey has always been an immovable part of my life. From the first time I put on skates on a frozen rink in nearby Wilmington with my dad pushing a black milk crate, I have always […]

By David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports