Washington Square News

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Washington Square News

The upcoming Fall season brings with it a new Fantasy Football season as well. The classic football fan hobby is full of strategy and jargon. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Intro to fantasy football

A crash course on the basics of fantasy football and comprehending its foreign phrases.
Mitesh Shrestha, Sports Editor August 25, 2021

To most, late August represents the start of school or the changing of the seasons. For some, it also marks the start of a new fantasy football season: an opportunity to defend...

Stop the Rushed Reporting

Stop the Rushed Reporting

In light of the sensationalization surrounding Kobe Bryant's death, we need to recognize the importance of preserving the truth in sensitive issues and promote discussion.
Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor February 5, 2020

The death of former basketball player Kobe Bryant left the world in utter shock and grief last Sunday. Celebrity news tabloid, TMZ, was the first to publicly announce his death...

Athletes Are Human Too

Athletes Are Human Too

The recent outrage over Kyrie Irving’s Instagram post showcases the problems with the discourse surrounding sports and mental health.
Kevin Ryu, Contributing Writer December 3, 2019

Last Wednesday, the Brooklyn Nets faced the Boston Celtics in Boston, marking Kyrie Irving’s first return to Boston since signing with the Nets. Though Irving was out for the...

Unionize College Sports

Unionize College Sports

California’s new bill for college sports is a good first step, but unionization should be the goal.
Jun Sung, Deputy Opinion Editor September 17, 2019

California Governor Gavin Newsom will soon sign into law the “Fair Pay to Play Act,” which would let a college athlete profit off of their name, image and likeness. The law...

The Importance of Conscious Athleticism

The Importance of Conscious Athleticism

The conscious athlete is an important and accessible form of celebrity that can be utilized to bring attention to issues and foster social and political dialogues.
Cole Stallone, Staff Writer November 14, 2018

This weekend is the finale of the Showtime documentary series “Shut Up and Dribble,” which focuses on the intersectionality of sports and politics through the lens of the NBA,...

This Is How Tennis Treats Black Women

This Is How Tennis Treats Black Women

Sayer Devlin, Managing Editor September 10, 2018
Serena Williams's loss at the U.S. Open is one example of how a white-dominated sport treats black women.
Adam Rippon Is a Marketable Gay

Adam Rippon Is a Marketable Gay

Joel Lee, Staff Writer April 16, 2018
Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon has become a gay icon due to his outgoing personality, and I can't help but feel like he is being celebrated because he embodies the ideal way to be gay.