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(Credit: Sean Adair/Reuters/Corbis) By Jesse Fuerte For those who stand watch for the U.S. Coast Guard Station New York, life can be predictable. Two days on, two days off, and sliding weekends. Carlos Perez was a Boatswains Mate third class for the Coast Guard and a newly minted...Read more →
(PHOTO: Associated Press) Calumet College of St. Joseph has a special connection to the historic march depicted in the 2014 movie Selma, which will be screened at 3:30 PM, Monday, Apr. 2, Room 315 as part of CCSJ's annual Humanities Festival. The running time of the film is 2 hours. Trip to Montgomery,...Read more →
In 2004, I joined the United States Coast Guard because I wanted to raise $5,000 for a down payment on a house, not because of some of sense of patriotism or patriotic duty. During my time in the Coast Guard, I learned values that have formed the man I am today. When those values are violated--such...Read more →
It all began on August 26, 2016. That’s when the San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick’s began kneeling for the National Anthem. A photo of the All-Pro quarterback was shot of him kneeling. His reason? He didn’t want to stand for a country that oppresses people of color. More than a year...Read more →
Johnathon Short and Timothy Jones have a lot in common. Both are from Chicago’s South Side. Both consider themselves men of God. Short is a deacon and Jones a pastor at the same Baptist church. But in the ongoing debate over whether NFL football players should stand for the National Anthem,...Read more →
For Mikyl “Mickey” Fleming, there’s no doubt what he would do if given the opportunity: He would kneel during the national anthem. “I am very passionate about this issue. I wouldn’t do it to disrespect the flag, I just want to take a stand in something I believe in to raise awareness,”...Read more →
In recent months, NFL protesting has become prevalent and many have added their opinion. I can see the reasoning behind the protests but the prominent conflict within myself is whether the environment, where the protests took place, was the appropriate setting. To gain some clarity, I sought the opinions...Read more →
With the controversy of kneeling for the national anthem at a fever pitch, it made me think about other people who never stood for the national anthem. For decades, religious groups such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses have never stood for the national anthem, and it has never caused the type of controversy...Read more →
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