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The Politics of Sports Lockouts

The Politics of Sports Lockouts

Curtis Rheingold

January 23, 2013

Last week marked the first games of the 2012-13 National Hockey League (NHL) season after a four-month long strike reduced the season to only 48 games. The lockout originated after a dispute between the team owners and the NHL Players’ Association concerning the league’s collective bargaining agreement. Since 1990, there have been ten...

Wanted: Effective U.S. Gun Policy

Wanted: Effective U.S. Gun Policy

Curtis Rheingold

January 16, 2013

Six months after the mass shooting in Aurora, CO, and a month removed from the Newtown, CT, massacre, the Obama administration is finally considering legislation to improve federal gun control laws in the United States. A task force led by Vice President Joe Biden has been discussing options such as i...

President Clayton Spencer’s Speech Signals a Promising Future for Bates

President Clayton Spencer's Speech Signals a Promising Future for Bates

Curtis Rheingold

November 7, 2012

To be completely honest, I had no idea what to expect from President Spencer’s inauguration ceremony. It was taking place in the middle of a Friday afternoon (a time when people were probably either in class or getting ready to start the weekend), and was located in Merrill gymnasium – a building ...

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