Olympics 2020

By: Tzivia Kleinbart In the last few weeks, the International Olympics Committee had to make 3 major decisions. The first was the final vote for the host city of the 2020 Summer Games. The second was the vote for which sport should be added to the Olympic program in 2020. And the third was the…

Lance Armstrong’s legacy: Drug pusher or American hero?

Just one year ago, Lance Armstrong was an American hero. Whenever his name was heard it was in conjunction with, “true American hero,” “a man to look up to,” and “that guy with the one testicle”. He was a promising young athlete who survived a horrible fight with cancer to win many cycling tournaments. Today,…

Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympian Ever?

When the people of ancient Greece came together in the 8th century B.C. to institute the Olympic Games, they simply had the desire to promote competitive athletics on a more lofty and dignified stage. Little did they know that many centuries later the Olympic Games would evolve into something much more than just a bunch…

From Wealth to Poverty: The Athlete’s Dilemma

By: Adam Wegh The myriad of articles revealing the financial problems that professional athletes encounter late in their careers or after retirement has continued to grow. In today’s world, we often hear of players who squander their earnings and find themselves in complete financial disarray. After living pretentious lives that only few people are fortunate…

Soccer Wars: Part Three

Dear Anonymous (real classy) letter writer, First off, I’d like to thank you for your letter last issue. I was looking for something to line my birdcage with, and your letter really did the trick. You began your letter to the editor by saying that free speech does not prevent you from “pointing out some…

Soccer Wars: Part One

You’re watching what? The hooligans are coming. That’s right. Hooligans. By land, by sea, or simply by infiltrating from within, they have arrived, and they will not leave. For the confused bunch of you, I’m not writing about the ordinary thuggish adolescents we might see in the street, but rather hooligans of a different sort,…

Soccer Wars: Part Two

The Rebuttal: Letter to the Editor To whom it may concern, I believe that it is only prudent for me to begin in a positive sense by commending the editors of Night Call on succeeding in actually having me read their paper. The general tendency for myself and, if we are being honest, many students…