Tagged Opinion

Apple Music fails as a streaming alternative

By Jason Herring, September 17 2015 — As I near the end of my three-month trial period on Apple Music, I’ve started to consider whether or not I want to buy a subscription for the service. I like Apple Music a lot — the app is cleanly laid out and easy to use, the auto-suggested…

Players’ Tribune revolutionizes sports media

By Sonny Sachdeva, July 30 2015 — Derek Jeter is, without question, one of the greatest athletes in history. Over the course of 20 seasons with the New York Yankees, Jeter put together what was arguably the finest career of his generation. But despite his historic accomplishments on the field, one of Jeter’s most noteworthy contributions…

Taking ladies out of women’s professional sports

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, July 30 2015 — Women’s high-performance sport has made great strides over the last decade, but there’s one archaic ideal that has been hard to shake — the expectation that female athletes remain “lady-like” in their pursuit of greatness. When women were first allowed to compete in the Olympic Games, their events were…

Kanye West doesn’t deserve to be vilified

By Jason Herring, July 27 2015 — The 2015 Pan American Games finished on Sunday with closing ceremonies capping off the two-week Toronto sporting event. The ceremony featured music from Canadian rocker Serena Ryder, Cuban-American rapper Pitbull and the ever-controversial Kanye West. After the musical acts for the closing ceremonies were announced, an immediate backlash…

Music streaming undercompensates artists

By Jason Herring, May 28 2015 — When online music streaming service TIDAL launched in late March, it was accompanied by a press conference featuring 16 of the most popular musicians today, who are ‘artist shareholders’ of the company. Jay-Z, Kanye West, Beyonce, Daft Punk, Arcade Fire and Jack White were just some of the…

We should care more about fashion

By Chase Little, April 2 2015 — When we look at the world of fashion, we should see a realm of possibilities, inspiration and creative freedom. Fashion is a refuge. It’s more than a way of presenting ourselves to the world, it’s a way of channeling how we feel about ourselves. Clothing is an extension of our…

Vegas heat brings cold prospects for the NHL

By Stephane Arnault, March 12 2015 — Once again the National Hockey League’s commissioner, Gary Bettman, is talking expansion. He reportedly wants to add two more teams to the league’s already bloated list of 30. Why expand? There are 16 teams in the Eastern Conference and 14 in the West — an imbalance Bettman wants…

Stop hating on the New Year’s gym crowd

By Sonny Sachdeva, January 29 2015 — Jan. 1 is a dreaded day for gym regulars. It marks the first day the New Year’s resolution crowd fills the gym in an effort to turn their year into one of personal growth and physical improvement. The sudden rush of gym-goers can be annoying. According to Men’s…

Jon Jones wasting his opportunity for greatness

By Sonny Sachdeva, January 15 2015 — January was a tumultuous month for Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Jon “Bones” Jones. Just three days after defeating bitter rival Daniel Cormier via unanimous decision on Jan. 3rd, defending his Light Heavyweight Championship for the eighth consecutive time and further solidifying his place as the best pound-for-pound fighter in…

Flames building strong core through unconventional methods

By Sonny Sachdeva, November 27 2014 — The standard model for success in the National Hockey League is a combination of high first-round draft picks, smart coaching and a few strategic trades sprinkled on the side. The Calgary Flames, who have raised themselves into contender status with their surprisingly strong play, have taken a different…

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