Author: Holden Velasco

Sports

Queens College follows Pennsylvania’s State Athletic Conference and cancels winter sports

Queens College (QC) was one of the many schools that made the tough choice to cancel all winter sports amid spiking COVID-19 numbers. It was a tough decision considering all that was lost for both students and faculty, but one that wasn’t without precedence to justify it. The Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania State […]

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Queens native Kim Ng becomes first female general manager in North American history

The Miami Marlins have hired Queens native Kim Ng as their new general manager. This hiring makes Ng the first female general manager in Major League Baseball (MLB) history. Also, she is the first female hired to fill a general manager role in any of the professional men’s sports teams across North American major leagues, […]

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OP-ED: I was a poll worker for the 2020 Presidential Election

Prior to this year, I’ve never even voted in any election in my life. However, in what turned out to be one of the controversial elections in United States history, I had cast my first ever ballot to make my voice heard. To me, however, that wasn’t enough. That’s why I decided to work at […]

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Why are sports seeing a historic dip in ratings and viewership?

As is the case with all broadcasted content, ratings are extremely important for the survival of sports. They can tell a story about the viewers’ and society’s perception of any given sport. This year, however, viewership for such prominent sports leagues as the NBA, NHL and NFL has come under fire for numbers that strikingly […]

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NFL sees dangerous rise of COVID-19 cases that question their protocols

The National Football League is starting to see a rise in the amount of COVID-19 cases league-wide. As of Nov. 6, half of the league’s 32 teams are dealing with at least one case of COVID-19. That means at least 16 teams have either had a player contract the virus or had to shut down […]

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The Los Angeles Lakers win most significant NBA Championship in recent memory

On Oct. 11th, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the 2020 National Basketball Association Finals; a feat that seemed impossible in March. When the world was put on hold due to COVID-19, NBA fanatics wondered what would happen to their beloved sport. After a positive COVID test from Utah […]

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How social justice protests have found their way into sports

2020 has been a turbulent year. Though comparatively small in relevance compared to other fields such as the health care system, sports took a huge hit throughout this hell-stricken year. From the passing of the National Football League’s all-time winningest coach Don Shula, the tragic death of National Basketball Association legend Kobe Bryant, and the […]

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